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Amsterdam's Latest Quest to Tame Legalized Prostitution

The city is tightening the rules governing its famous red light district. Will the efforts cut down on sex trafficking or make the problem worse?

Prank of the Day: The Easiest Way to Punk a Driver

Pretend there's a huge rock in their path, obviously.

Joe Flood

How to Build a Better Bike Lane (and Get More People Out on Bikes)

More and more city planners are seeing bike lanes as "a rational part of the mobility picture."

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Odd Places to Spend the Night

Haven't you always wanted to sleep in a rusty car lofted over Amsterdam?

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Bike Accessory of the Day: The Hotel Bell

Are you signaling a turn or calling the concierge?

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Watch These Traffic Lights Slowly Take Over a City

Amsterdam never stood a chance.

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Mega-Art of the Day: A Face the Size of 2 Football Fields

Art for airplane travelers.

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Real-Life George Costanza Caused the Bomb Scare at Pittsburgh's Airport

The unnamed cleaning contractor had built a secret napping nest inside an airport bathroom.

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High-Fashion Bags Inspired by Third World Filth

Danielle van Lunteren's "Infected" bags spread pestilence into the ultra-clean cities of the Netherlands.

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In Amsterdam, a Tale of Love and Killer Robots

Nerds crowdsource a sci-fi adventure that imagines the city as a post-apocalyptic wonderland.

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The Netherlands' Awkward Intersection of Drugs, Tourism, and Local Culture

An effort to ban marijuana sales to foreigners threatens more than just the economy.

Public Art by Satellite

An event is documented by a Google satellite, creating a new and unnerving lens through which to view public space.

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What Real Respect for Bicyclists Looks Like

Take a ride on this floating roundabout for cyclists, in the Netherlands of course.

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The Uncomfortable Politics Behind the History of Urban Fires

A new book offers a sweeping look at how fire – and the way we’ve responded to and manipulated it – has shaped cities in every part of the world.

Columbia Pictures

The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

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European Bikeshare Rankings: Who Comes Out on Top?

The Dutch are in dead last, and one program stands above the rest.

8 Truly Embarrassing City Souvenirs

From a Lady Liberty comb to 'I Heart London' nail clippers.

Take a Guided Tour of Amsterdam's Tourists

A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, turning the watched into the watchers.

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A BBQ Grill Designed to Unify Estranged Neighbors

The "Buurbecue" acts as the food-grade grease that gets friendly chitchat rolling.