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Amsterdam


Anne Frank House:
Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Located on the banks of the Amstel and Schinkel rivers and the IJ bay, Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Netherlands. As of 2006, Amsterdam 743,027, with 1,021,870 people living in the metropolitan area.

Amsterdam is of course famous for its system of concentric canals, which is a result of 17th century city planning. There are four main concentric half-circles of canals, with ther ends resting on the IJ bay,

There are many places to see in Amsterdam, but perhaps the most moving place to visit is 263 Prinsengracht, and the museum at 265 to 267 Prinsengracht, better known as the "Anne Frank House". This is where the Jewish diarist, Anne Frankhid with her family and four friends to escape Nazi persecution between 1942 and 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands. Sadly after two years in hiding, the group was betrayed, and taken to concentration camps, where all died with the exception of Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank.

There are a number of other museums in Amsterdam that you will want to see including the Rijksmuseum (arts, crafts and history), the Stedelijk Museum (modern art), and the Rembrandt House Museum (Dutch: Museum het Rembrandthuis), which is the house where the famous painter, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, usually simply known as "Rembrandt", lived and worked for a number of years. You will also surely want to visit the Van Gogh Museum, a museum dedicated to the 19th century Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh (and his artistic contemporaries), which has the largest collection of van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world.

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Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2019-05-14
Paperback (185 pages)

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Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Amsterdam:
  • City walks and tours: Six detailed tours and walks showcase Amsterdam's essential sights, including the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank House, plus neighborhood walks through the Red Light District, Jordaan, and the historic city center
  • Rick's strategic advice on what experiences are worth your time and money
  • What to eat and where to stay: Sample pickled herring and friets with mayonnaise, chat with locals over a pint of pils, and cozy up in a canalside hotel
  • Day-by-day itineraries to help you prioritize your time
  • A detailed, detachable fold-out map, plus museum and city maps throughout
  • Full-color, portable, and slim for exploring on-the-go
  • Trip-planning practicalities like when to go, how to get around, basic Dutch phrases, and more
Lightweight yet packed with valuable insight into Amsterdam's history and culture, Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam truly is a tour guide in your pocket.

Expanding your trip? Try Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands!

Fodor's Amsterdam: with the Best of the Netherlands (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-12-12
Paperback (304 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor’s Amsterdam is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Amsterdam travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting cities in Europe.

Amsterdam's greatest charm may also be its greatest enigma: how can such a gracious, historical treasure house also multitask as the most offbeat metropolis in the world? From Rembrandts to rock and roll, the city has always been a mesmerizing mix of old and new. Fodor's curated coverage includes the best of the country beyond Amsterdam, including Haarlem, the Hague, Delft, and Rotterdam.

Fodor’s Amsterdam includes:

    •PULLOUT MAP AND DETAILED MAPS: A handy PULLOUT map noted with top attractions and nearby dining will help you navigate on the go. Four nifty neighborhood walks are also included. Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan each day and make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The "Top Attractions," "If You Like," and "With Kids" features make planning a snap. "Best Bets" for restaurants and hotels help travelers find the top options by price and experience. A new section on bicycling in Amsterdam includes tips on bike-route etiquette; listings for the best rental and tour companies; and a route map.
    •COVERS: Centrum, the Canal Ring, the Jordaan and the Leidseplein, the Museum District and the Pijp, as well as sidetrips to Broek-in-Waterland, Marken, Volendam, Kinderdijk, and much more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting other destinations in Europe? Check out Fodor’s Essential Italy, Fodor’s Essential Spain, and Fodor’s Essential France.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Amsterdam (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-07-17
Paperback (160 pages)

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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Amsterdam covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Amsterdam will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, from the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House to the city's most scenic canals.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Amsterdam.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Amsterdam.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the city's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Amsterdam.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Amsterdam: 2020 (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-09-17
Paperback (240 pages)

DK Eyewitness Amsterdam: 2020 (Travel Guide)
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Welcome to Amsterdam - a city where the past and present collide.

Whether you want to cruise the reflective waterways, wonder at the works of the Old Masters in the Rijksmuseum, or indulge in the city's extravagant nightlife, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Amsterdam has to offer.

Rich in heritage, Amsterdam's perfectly preserved 17th-century mansions invoke the wealth and majesty of the city's Golden Age. But Amsterdam is much more than it's opulent past. Bubbling with creativity and liberalism, the streets are awash with cutting-edge art, theater, and food. And while night owls flock to the infamous Red Light District, families will find a huge mix of attractions and activities that won't fail to keep the kids entertained.

Our regularly updated guide brings this picturesque city to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our trademark illustrations.

You'll discover:

- our pick of Amsterdam's must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
- the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
- detailed maps and walks make navigating the city easy
- easy-to-follow itineraries
- expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
- color-coded chapters to every part of Amsterdam, from the Central Canal Ring to the Museum Quarter, Plantage to Noord
- our new lightweight format, so you can take your guide with you wherever you go

Have less time? Try our pocket-friendly Top 10 Amsterdam for top 10 lists to all things Amsterdam.

Streetwise Amsterdam Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Amsterdam, Netherlands (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

Michelin
Released: 2019-03-07
Map (1 pages)

Streetwise Amsterdam Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Amsterdam, Netherlands (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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REVISED NOV 2017

Streetwise Amsterdam Map is a laminated city center map of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The accordion-fold pocket size travel map includes tram lines, metro lines, and water bus. You can find a list of the points of interest, cultural sites, hotels, parks, museum boat stops and tram lines in the index.

Coverage includes:
Main Amsterdam Map 1:14,500
Central Amsterdam Map 1:9,000
Amsterdam Surrounding Area Map 1:80,000

Dimensions: 4" x 8.5" folded, 8.5" x 28" unfolded

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful small scale cities in the world. Before or after a journey through the Netherlands, spend some time here and enjoy the atmosphere of a beautiful European city without the jarring intensity of a larger urban environment. From the winding waterways to its world famous museums, there's much to see and do in Amsterdam, though finding your way around the canal system can be confusing, so don't forget your STREETWISE® Amsterdam city map.

The STREETWISE® Amsterdam Map will enable you to visit all the cool and cultural sites. Walk among the 17th and 18th century architecture, join with the fleets of bicycles to tour the city or just meander through leafy Rembrandt Park to experience the funky mix of locals and foreign backpackers. Whether you want to walk or take public transport to the famous Rijksmuseum, the STREETWISE® Amsterdam Map will help get you there. Dam Square, about five minutes' walk south of the main station, is the center of town and much more is within walking distance. Leidesplein, with much of the city's cultural life and nightlife, Rembrandtplein and Musemplein are just a few of the special places that make Amsterdam a joy to explore on foot or bike.

A complete index of hotels, points of interest, cultural sites, and parks, are clearly listed, as well as tram lines and museum boat stops. Our pocket size map of Amsterdam is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. For a selection of the best restaurants and hotels in Amsterdam, pick up a copy of the MICHELIN Main Cities of Europe.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam: 2019

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-10-02
Paperback (240 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam: 2019
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DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks

Find your corner of Amsterdam with this essential travel guide to this historic city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there
before you’ve even packed your case – stroll along atmospheric canals, reflect
at the Anne Frank House, explore the Rijksmuseum, or relax in Vondelpark. The
DK Eyewitness Guide to Amsterdam covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won’t miss a thing.

Gorgeous, all-new color photography so you can imagine yourself there
• Reasons to love Amsterdam: world-class museums, canal cruising and funky street art – what will yours be?
See Amsterdam from a different angle - 22 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city
A year-long calendar of events in Amsterdam gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons
Sturdy, laminated pull-out city map gives transport information
• Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe
Detailed, color maps help you navigate the city with ease
• Expert tips to make memories that last – where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds
• The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop
• Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.
Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Oude Kerk, Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, and the Museum Willet-Holthuysen
• Covers Nieuwe Zijde, Oude Zijde, the Central Canal Ring and Eastern Canal Ring, Museum Quarter, Jordaan and the Western Islands, Plantage, Noord, plus sights beyond the city.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.

DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.

Planning a shorter break? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Amsterdam guide.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK’s beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more.  DK is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Lonely Planet Amsterdam (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Abigail Blasi

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-05-01
Kindle Edition (320 pages)

Lonely Planet Amsterdam (Travel Guide)
 
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Amsterdam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Soak up centuries of artistic masterpieces, cycle through the city's canal-woven core, and get gezellig in a brown cafe - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Amsterdam and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Amsterdam Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, literature, music, architecture, Dutch design
  • Over 34 maps for easy navigation
  • Covers Medieval Centre & Red Light District, Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands, Western Canal Ring, Southern Canal Ring, Jordaan & the West, Vondelpark & the South, De Pijp, Oosterpark & East of the Amstel, Amsterdam Noord, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Amsterdam is our most comprehensive guide to the city, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for just the highlights of Amsterdam? Pocket Amsterdam is our handy-sized guide featuring the best sights and experiences for a short break or weekend away. Want more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's The Netherlands guide.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Insight Guides Pocket Amsterdam (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)

By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Paperback (144 pages)

Insight Guides Pocket Amsterdam (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)
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Insight Guides Pocket Guide Amsterdam

Travel made easy. Ask local experts.
The definitive pocket-sized travel guide, now with free app and eBook.

Part of our UEFA Euro 2020 guidebook series. If you're planning to visit the Johan Cruijff Arena to watch Amsterdam for Euro 2020 matches, then this pocket guidebook provides all the information you need to make the most of your trip, from ready-made itineraries to help you explore the city when you're not at the game, to essential advice about getting around.    

Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal on-the-move guide for exploring Amsterdam. From top tourist attractions like Anne Frank's house, the Oude Kerk and the Van Gogh Museum, to cultural gems, including the picturesque courtyard and quaint architecture of the Begijnhof, the ornate Koninklijk Paleis in the Dam and more than 4,000 species of plants to explore at the Hortus Botanicus, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. 

Features of this travel guide to Amsterdam:
Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography
- Historical and cultural insights: delve into the city's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions
- Practical full-colour map: with every major attraction highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy
- Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered
The ultimate travel tool: download the free app and eBook to access all this and more from your phone or tablet
Covers: The Centre; The Southeast; The Southwest; The Northwest; Excursions

Looking for a comprehensive guide to the Netherlands? Check out Insight Guides the Netherlands for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



 
 
 

 
 
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