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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: 2017-09-19
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Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam includes the following walks and tours:

  • Amsterdam City Walk
  • Red Light District Walk
  • Jordaan Walk
  • Rijksmuseum Tour
  • Van Gogh Museum Tour
  • Anne Frank House Tour
  • Amstelkring Museum Tour
  • Amsterdam Museum Tour

Lonely Planet Amsterdam (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Abigail Blasi

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-05-15
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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.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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Top 10 Amsterdam (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-08-30
Paperback (128 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.

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.

The Monocle Travel Guide to Amsterdam

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Monocle reports from around the globe. As its Edited bys and correspondents dart from city to city, they get to know the best places to rest their heads, stretch their limbs, and kick back with a contact in a hard-to-find cocktail bar. That information is now available in The Monocle Travel Guide Series: a line-up of titles that speaks to readers in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night bars to early-morning markets. Designed to be compact and collectible, these books go beyond the traditional tourist beats to make sure visitors get the best out of a city ―no matter how short their stay. The guides are also discerning: they will not list a hundred places to eat, but they will focus on what is best for any occasion.

Lonely Planet Amsterdam (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Karla Zimmerman

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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. Cycle along tree-lined canals, stroll among the Dutch masters, or explore coffee shops and bars; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Amsterdam and begin your journey now!

Inside the Lonely Planet 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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, museums, galleries, shopping, drinking, nightlife, canals, Dutch painting, architecture, contemporary Dutch design and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Amsterdam map (included in print version), plus over 35 maps
  • Covers Medieval Centre, Red Light District, Nieuwmarkt, Plantage, Eastern Islands, Western Canal Ring, Southern Canal Ring, Jordaan, Vondelpark, the Old South, De Pijp, Oosterpark, South Amsterdam and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Amsterdam, our most comprehensive guide to Amsterdam, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Amsterdam? Check out Pocket Amsterdam, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet The Netherlands for a comprehensive look at all the region 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.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Amsterdam Pocket Map and Guide (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

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This handy pocket-sized guide is packed with ideas for things to do in in Amsterdam, and includes a sturdy pull-out map to help you navigate with ease: everything you need for a perfect day out. From strolling along the Prinsengracht to exploring world-class art in the magnificent Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum - discover the essential sights of Amsterdam with this great-value, concise travel guide and map. Inside Amsterdam Pocket Map and Guide: - Compact format - about the size of a mobile phone - means you can slip it in your pocket on a day trip or short stay - Easy-to-use pull-out map shows Amsterdam in detail, and includes a transport map - Colour-coded area guide makes it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Illustrations show the inside of Oude Kerk and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Colour photographs of Amsterdam's museums, architecture, shops, cathedrals and more - Covers Oude Zijde, Nieuwe Zijde, Western Canal Ring, Central Canal Ring, Museum Quarter, Plantage and more On a longer break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam for a more in-depth guide to the city. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.


 
 
 

 
 
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