The best way to discover the Dutch capital is to travel along the city's network of 160 canals. In the 17th century, shipping and trade helped to make Amsterdam wealthy.
Researchers have deciphered two pages of Anne Frank's diary that she had pasted over with masking paper. Four jokes she considered "dirty" and a candid explanation of sex, contraception and prostitution were revealed.
Amsterdam announced it will impose a new 30-day curb on renting out private homes via websites like Airbnb from next year, seeking to stem a deluge of tourists flocking to its famous canals.
The Dutch capital is now pushing back in an attempt to keep the city attractive to visitors and residents alike. But some say it's not going far enough.
The UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges is known for making visitors redefine their concepts of romance and tranquility. DW's Eesha Kheny took a trip to northwestern Belgium to experience this magic in person.
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