These 14 Instagram-Perfect Places in Europe Will Get Under Your Skin

Amsterdam, Netherlands

It’s impossible to resist Amsterdam’s magnetic pull. A picturesque maze of canals and streets, the libertine Dutch capital has inspiring 17th century architecture, leafy parks, and world-class museums filled with Golden Age treasures.

Its once infamous Red Light District is now a hipsters’ enclave, and the long neglected industrial buildings in the city’s up-and-coming neighborhoods are finding new life as funky independent galleries or cutting-edge design studios.

As weird as it might sound, in Amsterdam is not that bad to embrace the clichés. Take boat rides along the historic canals, drink (or smoke) like a local in cozy brown cafés, marvel at Vermeers and Rembrandts in the outstanding Rijksmuseum, and buy colorful tulips at Bloemenmarkt – the world’s only floating flower market.