Go Dutch: the newly re-opened Rijksmuseum

48 Hours In: Amsterdam

The Dutch capital is back in full swing this summer, thanks to the reopening of its top museums. Simon Calder joins the celebration

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From dive bars to rooftop clubs and cult restaurants, the Big Apple is still on top, says Mark C O'Flaherty

Bay watch: the ancient walls look over the city

48 Hours In: Thessaloniki

Friendly, beautiful and with a wealth of cultural attractions, Greece's second city is better connected to the UK than ever before, says Simon Calder

48 Hours In: Basel

As Switzerland's artistic hub prepares to host its renowned fair, Anthony Lambert explores a city rich in culture, cuisine and architecture

High and mighty: charming Ibiza Town and Dalt Vila

48 Hours In: Ibiza

Enjoy the White Isle's boutiques, bars and beaches before the crowds descend, says Lucinda Baring

Flag up: Bodnath Stupa

48 Hours In: Kathmandu

Sixty years after the first successful ascent of Everest, Sue Watt finds ancient temples, royal palaces and rooftop restaurants in the Nepalese capital

Go for gold: gilded domes poke out from the skyline

48 Hours In: Kiev

Spring has arrived in the Ukrainian capital, shining fresh light on the city's cache of cathedrals, museums and glorious green spaces, says Nick Boulos

48 Hours In: Tokyo

Visit Tokyo in the springtime and enjoy the city's colourful festivals, buzzing markets and impressive temples, says Emma Love

Flowered up: spotsof colour along a Petite-France canal

48 Hours In: Strasbourg

Spring has come to France's Alsatian capital, whose mix of Germanic and Gallic charm is now easier to reach with new flights, says Margaret Campbell

48 Hours In: Dresden

The Baroque beauty of this eastern German city has become easier to reach thanks to a new air link – just in time for the advent of spring, says Chris Leadbeater

48 hours in: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The largest Canary Island is soon to gain more UK links. Andrea Montgomery enjoys its capital city

Calm reflection: the Pegnitz river flows through the city

48 hours in: Nuremberg

Spring is bringing a warm glow to this Bavarian city, which is about to get even easier to visit thanks to the arrival of new budget flights, says Simon Calder

48 hours in: Genoa

The birthplace of Columbus was once the centre of a medieval empire – and right now its glories are bathed in the early glow of spring

48 hours in: Toulouse

La Ville Rose is emerging from winter, making this the ideal time to enjoy the hub of south-west France – as well some exceptional cuisine

48 hours in: Shanghai

This bustling Chinese metropolis, with its soaring skyline, delicious dim sum and colonial relics, can now be visited on a visa-free stopover

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