Amsterdam

An Amazing Digital Archive of Amsterdam's Past

Historical videos inspired by “Game of Thrones,” photos of long-lost neighborhoods, and maps of the best old buildings still standing today. What more could you ask for?

A cargo cyclist in Amsterdam

Dutch Cyclists Feel the Squeeze

With cargo bikes gaining popularity, cyclists say it’s time to rethink how much road space is given to cars.

Designs for Amsterdam's Central Station

Amsterdam Is Flooding, On Purpose

Widened canals—and underground bike parking—will bring the city’s Central Station a little closer to nature and history.

How Industry Can Create Snow

Credit the “Wegener-Bergeron process” for making this rare blotch of human-induced snow.

Amsterdam's New Housing Frontier: The Unused Space Above Stores

The city is offering up to $26,000 to store owners to convert empty rooms into homes.

Amsterdam Designers Plan a Greasy 'Fatberg' for the Waterfront

A small island made entirely from grease would attract hungry seagulls and delight (disgust?) all in sight.

Amsterdam Road Tests a Pollution-Zapping Flower

The “supercharged” honeysuckle called the Green Junkie could be a part of the Dutch city’s scheme to rid its air of carbon emissions.

The Outdoor Office Revolution Has Arrived Just in Time for Summer

Pop-ups in the U.S. and Amsterdam are bringing the workplace into the sunshine.

Which European Cities Will Grab London's Post-Brexit Business?

There are many contenders, but no clear winner.

The Netherlands Wants to Solve Its Middle-Class Housing Crisis With Smaller Apartments

But cities like Amsterdam are responding: What middle-class housing crisis?

A 'Night Mayor' Is Transforming Amsterdam After Dark

The Dutch capital’s concept is already spreading to other major cities.

The Dutch Love Cycling So Much That Their Bike Lanes Can't Cope

The Netherlands’ cycle lanes are overcrowded, says a new report.

The 'Tree Bag' Makes for Fully Compostable Fashion

The Dutch accessory uses coconut fiber, natural rubber, and bees wax.

A Stealthy Amsterdam Artist Is Turning Clunkers Into 'Supercars'

Max Siedentopf is “improving” cars in the depth of night, one paper spoiler at a time.

6 City Instagram Accounts to Follow

These feeds offer a cleverly curated peek into cities around the world.

Learning to Live in Amsterdam by Learning to Ride Bikes

The director of a moving new documentary, Mama Agatha, talks about immigration, identity, and hope.

A Comprehensive Map Archive of Everything Amsterdam

The collection covers a range of topics from the city’s historical development to the nearest public barbecue spot.

'Bikes vs. Cars' Wages the Wrong War

A review of Fredrik Gertten's new documentary.

Here Are the Tools to Hack into Your City's Public Advertising

But you probably shouldn't do that, says the artist making them.

The Netherlands Gets the World's First Solar-Powered Bike Lane

Leave it to the Dutch to make cycling even greener.