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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE: Amsterdam

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

Airs Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + PBS Video App

America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside. Each episode contains Rick Steves' valuable insights on art, culture and history, and his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.

This episode features Europe's best-preserved 17th-century city, Amsterdam. It is quaint and jarring, traditional and modern. Filled with history and happy-go-lucky, it’s a delight to explore.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Coffeeshops and Red Light District

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.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: The Van Gogh Museum

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Past episodes and clips are available for streaming on demand on the series website.

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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE: Amsterdam

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About Season 8:

On RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Season 8, 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.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Season 8 Preview