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9 of the most beautiful places in the spring

By: Shea Gunther on April 25, 2011, 2:47 p.m.
view of streets from canal boat

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Amsterdam is another place that's worth packing an extra sweater on your springtime visit. Compared to summertime, you'll find cheaper prices now as the city shrugs off winter. The weather in May is beautiful and the air is sweet with the scent of the blooming trees and tulips the city is known for. May is also when both National Windmill Day and National Cycling Day take place, which is a great excuse to schedule a bicycle tour of Netherlands' windmills.