Frommer's Amsterdam

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Wiley, Jul 15, 2013 - Travel - 320 pages
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  • Insider advice on the prettiest canalside walking and cycling routes, liveliest nightlife, finest gin-sampling houses, and headiest marijuana “smoking coffeeshops.”
  • Explore the city’s 1,200 bridges; the De Wallen’s red light establishments; the Spiegelgracht antiques quarter; and Vondelpark, the city’s green enclave.
  • Where to find the freshest herring, tastiest Rijsttafel, most innovative contemporary Dutch cuisine, or the most romantic dinner cruise.
  • Insightful commentary on the city's wealth of Dutch painting, from Vermeers and Rembrandts at the Rijksmuseum, to the world’s largest collection of Vincents at the Van Gogh Museum, to modern art at the Stedelijk.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

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somewhat dated

User Review  - guidoii -

Generally good resource; well organized, well written, includes topics of interest. Drawback is that it is somewhat dated (especially the featured, fold-out map). Read full review

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User Review  - memasmb - LibraryThing

Wonderful book, easy to read, lots of information and found everything I need for my next trip. Read full review

About the author (2013)

George McDonald is a former deputy editor of and currently contributing writer for "Holland Herald," the in-flight magazine for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Now a freelance journalist and travel writer, he has written extensively about Amsterdam and the Netherlands for international magazines and for travel books that include "Frommer's Amsterdam; Frommer's Portable Amsterdam; Frommer's Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg; Frommer's Europe; Frommer's Europe from $70 a Day;" and "Frommer's Europe by Rail." He is also the author of "Frommer's Brussels & Bruges with Ghent & Antwerp.

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