DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Netherlands: The Netherlands

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Penguin, Aug 1, 2011 - Travel - 480 pages

This beautifully illustrated, updated, and expanded Eyewitness Travel Guide shows The Netherlands as the land of contrasts that it is, from the Frisian Islands in the north to Zeeland in the south, with fine sandy beaches, picturesque villages, and vibrant towns. Amsterdam is one of Europe's great cities of art, and the 3D aerial views are the perfect aid to exploring Amsterdam's canals and squares, while cutaways and floor plans ensure you don't miss anything in the major museums and churches.

The guide also provides a wide-ranging selection of restaurants, shops, and nightlife venues, plus sights, festivals and markets are listed town by town. Whether your interests lie in cycling the remarkably flat countryside, seeing Delft porcelain being made, or visiting the tulip fields or flower markets, this guide will help you to get the most our of you trip to The Netherlands.

Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to The Netherlands.

 

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Contents

Putting the Netherlands on the Map 10
10
Discovering the Netherlands 12
12
A Portrait of the Netherlands 16
17
The Netherlands Through the Year 32
32
The History of the Netherlands 38
39
Introducing Amsterdam 62
62
Oude Zijde 70
71
Nieuwe Zijde 82
83
West Frisian Islands 264
265
Groningen 276
277
Friesland 290
291
Drenthe 302
303
Overijssel 312
313
Flevoland 322
323
Gelderland 330
331
Introducing Southern Netherlands 348
348

Canal Ring 94
95
Museum Quarter 116
117
Outside the Centre 130
131
Shopping and Entertainment 144
144
Street Finder 150
150
Introducing Western Netherlands 162
162
North Holland 170
171
Utrecht 192
193
South Holland 208
209
Zeeland 242
243
Introducing Northern and Eastern Netherlands 258
258
North Brabant 354
355
Limburg 366
367
Where to Stay 384
384
Where to Eat 406
406
Shopping 424
424
Entertainment 430
430
Practical Information 440
440
Travel Information 450
450
Index 458
458
Phrase Book 479
479
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