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.
The Netherlands beat Germany for the first time in 16 years as Joachim Löw's side produced another dismal performance, slumping to a 3-0 defeat in Amsterdam. The loss ramps up the pressure on Germany's beleaguered coach.
A strike by one of Zaventem International Airport's baggage handling partners has resulted in widespread flight disruptions. This weekend is traditionally busy for air travel because of several holidays in Europe.
Authorities cordoned off areas of Amsterdam's central rail station after people were wounded in a stabbing incident. The two injured were US citizens who were in Amsterdam on holiday.
Amsterdam is taking emergency measures to handle the strains of mass tourism. These measures will allow authorities to go after even minor infractions and collect fines immediately.
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