Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A city of bicycles, boats, and tulips, Amsterdam shares its "gezellig" the warm,
cozy atmosphere imparted by the brown cafes, displaying its contentment and welcoming its visitors. As houseboats nod along the river, the streets of Amsterdam are full of cyclists commuting to work or out for pleasure.

Masterpieces by Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt are on display

at the Rijksmuseum, while the Hermitage Amsterdam houses three million treasures. Interesting, compact shops line the streets, selling a cacophony of wares like velvet ribbons, books, cheese, paper goods, and toothbrushes. Ancient buildings, three-hundred year old bars, and modern museums are tucked into the rich visual, displaying the city's historic past along with its progressive future.