Amsterdam

Watch Out, EasyJet: Europe's Newer, Faster Trains Are Gunning For You

European rail travel is often more expensive and harder to book than cheap, no-frills plane tickets. But that's about to change.

Say Hello to Solar-Paneled Clothing That Charges Your Phone

This "Wearable Solar" clothing allegedly can restore half of a phone's power when worn in bright sunlight.

In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

The World's Top 20 Cycling Cities

No American cities made the annual ranking, put together by Copenhagenize Design Co.

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.

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."

Odd Places to Spend the Night

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

Bike Accessory of the Day: The Hotel Bell

Are you signaling a turn or calling the concierge?

Watch These Traffic Lights Slowly Take Over a City

Amsterdam never stood a chance.

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

Art for airplane travelers.

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.

High-Fashion Bags Inspired by Third World Filth

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

In Amsterdam, a Tale of Love and Killer Robots

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

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.

What Real Respect for Bicyclists Looks Like

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

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.

The Geography of James Bond

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