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RICK STEVESEUROPE: Amsterdam

Airs Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, March 25 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Rick Steves atop the bike garage in Amsterdam. The Basilica of St. Nicholas is in the background.

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America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside.

Blog Gone Europe

Follow Rick as he travels through the U.S. and Europe, sharing his candid opinions — and whatever else is on his mind!

In the eighth season of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, Rick rediscovers some of his favorite destinations in France, Italy, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Germany, and further abroad in the multicultural crossroads of Turkey, Israel and Palestine.

Each episode contains Rick's valuable insights on art, culture and history, and his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.

Europe's best-preserved 17th-century city, Amsterdam is quaint and jarring, traditional and modern. Filled with history and happy-go-lucky, it’s a delight to explore. Uniquely entertaining Amsterdam shows us Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffee shops — all under tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers.

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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE: Amsterdam

Filled with history and happy-go-lucky, Amsterdam is a delight to explore. This uniquely entertaining city shows us Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffee shops — all under tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands: Coffeeshops and Red Light District

Amsterdam has plenty of examples of their progressive approach to subjects many people consider unsavory: curbside urinals, prostitutes who are unionized, taxed, and regulated…and “coffeeshops” that sell marijuana.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands: The Anne Frank House

At the Anne Frank House, visitors learn how the Frank family hid from the Nazis for 25 months.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands: The Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum houses the 200 paintings owned by Vincent’s younger brother, Theo — laid out as the story of Vincent's life.

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Season 8 Preview

Every two years Rick Steves produces a new series of travel shows exploring his favorite European destinations. Season 8 premieres on public television this fall, with 12 new, vivid episodes covering Turkey, France, Israel, Palestine, Italy, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Germany in delicious, wide-screen, hi-def.

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