[Image Source] Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands,although Amsterdam is not the seat of the Dutch government which is The Hague.
A river cruise down the Loire Valley to visit the chateaux and sample the wines of the region. Aerial view of Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France (by Baloulumix). I so badly want to go to the loire valley!