ONE OF THE PREMIER DESTINATIONS in Europe is the great capital Amsterdam. While most of the stories you hear about it tend to focus on the legal pot and prostitution, the city’s far more than that: brilliant, centuries-old architecture, canals cutting through the medieval center, and world-class art and history museums.
It’s hard to get a feel for the city when you’re in a generic hotel or hostel room. It’s much better to spend your time in an actual Dutch domicile. A ton of the Amsterdam homes available on Airbnb are located in the tops of buildings with terraces overlooking the old city, or on houseboats down in the canals.
Here are some of the best we were able to find.