Amsterdam: more than just sex shops

A tourist boat passes under a bridge next to the Westerkerk church.

It is no longer a place of prostitutes and booze cruises, but a city of farmers' markets and art museums.

Carnivals poke fun at Trump

A carnival float featuring an effigy of US President Donald Trump pictured in Mainz, Germany. Political satire is a ...

Trump as an elephant, Trump as a schoolboy: There's one political figure taken centre stage in Europe's parades.

World's most remote location video

Literally translated as "suspended in air", the stone spires of Meteora were formed 60 million years ago.

Translated as "suspended in air", the stone spires of Meteora give "getting away from it all" a new meaning.

Hotspot of the week: Venice

A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy.

 Dress-up fiends and drama queens must pay a visit to Venice's famous Carnevale.

Italy's 9000-year-old city

"Sassi" cave dwellings cascade in gravity-defying fashion in Matera.

With its limestone cave dwellings dug in the hillside, this is one of the Italian cities that time forgot.

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10 things you shouldn't do in France

If there's one place you don't want to make a cultural faux-pas, it's the country that invented the word.

If there's one place you don't want to make a cultural faux-pas, it's the country that invented the word.

France opens replica of Lascaux caves

It cost millions to recreate copies of the richest collection of paintings from the Paleolithic era

Life in a Beaujolais chateau

Kiwi lives the dream in French village stuff nation

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Italy's 9000-year-old city

"Sassi" cave dwellings cascade in gravity-defying fashion in Matera.

With its limestone cave dwellings dug in the hillside, this is one of the Italian cities that time forgot.

Ten days in Italy

A10 day jaunt is like a tasting platter, providing a delicious sample of some of the country's highlights.

Winter is misty and moody and the sun, low in the sky, casts deep, dramatic shadow.

When's best to visit Venice?

You might need a coat but you can avoid the crowds and experience Carnevale in winter.

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What US wall would look like

Miniatur Wunderland says its representing the state of society with a wall around its US display.

Complete with barbed wire, a wall has appeared around the US - at a popular miniature world attraction.

Bicycle turns 200 in 2017

In June 1817 a visionary took his two-wheeled invention out for a spin to the suburbs.

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg opera house by Merzog & de Meuron 16.1.17

New Hamburg landmark wows gallery

It boasts a concert hall and apartments, and sits on a river - this is the stunning new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

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