Amsterdam works its fairy-tale magic in many ways: via the gabled, Golden Age buildings; glinting, boat-filled canals; and especially the cosy, centuries-old brown cafes, where candles burn low and beers froth high. Add in mega art museums and funky street markets, and it’s easy to see why this atmospheric city is one of Europe’s most popular getaways.
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