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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.

Rijksmuseum:
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2017-09-19
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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.

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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.

Lonely Planet Amsterdam (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Abigail Blasi

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-05-15
Paperback (320 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one 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.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam: 2019

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-10-02
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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.

Amsterdam: By Locals - An Amsterdam Travel Guide Written In The Netherlands: The Best Travel Tips About Where to Go and What to See in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Welcome to a city that is exciting, beautiful, historic, fun and fascinating. Welcome to the beating heart of a country that though small, for a long time managed to be a world power, beating such countries as England, France, Portugal and Spain. Welcome to a city that for a time was the most liberal place on earth. Welcome to Amsterdam. Throughout the seventeenth century, when most of the center of Amsterdam was built, the city was a global center of innovation. Most people don’t know this, but it was, in fact, the seat of the very first industrial revolution – one not powered by coal, but by wind. It was also here that stocks and joint ventures were invented, with the city being home to the oldest stock exchange in the world. More recently, after it lost its position of global power and was no longer the wealthiest city in the world, the city managed to reinvent itself as a center of liberal policies and open-minded ideas. For most people the word ‘Amsterdam’ was, for a long time, synonymous with pot, parties and prostitution. But it went much further than that. Amsterdam was one of the first cities to offer free Methadone to its heroin addicts, to wean them of their addiction and to start up a needle exchange program to prevent the spread of AIDS. For a long time was the gay capital of Europe, and had ‘a table, a chair and a bed’ policy, which meant that any empty building, could be squatted (or occupied legally, but without needing to pay rent) if you put a chair, a table and (you guessed it) a bed inside. All these policies made it a Mecca for artists, free thinkers and the kooky, which all left their indelible mark on the city and its people. Though it is no longer quite as liberal as all that, it is still an open-minded and open-hearted place, which has the dual advantages of both being adventurous and safe, modern and ancient – making it suitable for the young and old, mainstream and offbeat alike.

Lonely Planet Pocket Amsterdam (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet Pocket Amsterdam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sleep in a houseboat on the city's canals, ponder the small world of Anne Frank Huis, or ride a bicycle through Vondelpark; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Amsterdam and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Amsterdam:

  • Full-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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Amsterdam map (included in print version), plus over 18 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers City Centre, Jordaan, Western Canals, Southern Canal Belt, Vondelpark, Old South, De Pijp, Oosterpark, Nieuwmarkt, Plantage, Harbour, Eastern Docklands, Westerpark, Western Islands and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Amsterdam, a colourful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Amsterdam's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Amsterdam.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet The Netherlands for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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