Amsterdam (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness trip advisor: Amsterdam will lead you directly to the simplest points of interest this nice urban has to provide, together with the Van Gogh Museum and the city's so much scenic canals. stopover at the city's best paintings galleries, museums, and landmarks, and notice the flavors of Amsterdam — from neighborhood cheeses and clean fish to comfortable cafés and connoisseur eating places. You'll locate actions and itineraries to slot all tastes and budgets during this absolutely up-to-date consultant.

The pull-out urban map, in actual fact marked with points of interest from the guidebook, contains specified highway perspectives of all of the key parts. Transportation maps assist you navigate public transportation, with details on how top to get round the urban. There's even a chart displaying the jogging distances among significant attractions and attractions.

What's new in DK Eyewitness go back and forth Guides:

• New itineraries in accordance with size of remain, neighborhood locations, and themes.
• Brand-new lodge and eating places listings together with DK's selection recommendations.
• eating place destinations plotted on redrawn quarter maps and indexed with sights.
• Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the courses even more uncomplicated to read.

With enormous quantities of full-color photos, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: Amsterdam really exhibits you this urban as nobody else can.

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Most tourists flock into the city from April to September, when temperatures are mild. Amsterdammers, however, are undaunted by the weather and maintain Spring Spring begins in late March when daffodils and crocuses blossom overnight all over the city. Flower lovers descend on Amsterdam, using it as a base for day trips to Keukenhof, the Netherlands’ 28-hectare (69acre) showcase for Dutch bulb growers (see pp182–3). March Stille Omgang (second or third Sat), Rokin. Silent night-time procession celebrating the Miracle of Amsterdam (see p24).

1648) Artus Quellien’s statue is in the South Gallery of the Koninklijk Paleis (see p76). Cargo unloaded by cranes Turkish traders Giving the Bread The painting by Willem van Valckert shows the needy receiving alms. A rudimentary welfare system was introduced in the 1640s. 1650 Death of Stadhuis (Koninklijk Paleis) Stadholder William II 1665 New Stadhuis completed 1650 1652 Stadhuis burns down 1648 Amsterdam achieves supremacy over Antwerp on the maritime trade routes 1660 1672 William III is 1685 Huguenot stadholder.

Moored alongside is a replica of the East Indiaman, Amsterdam. Nieuwe Zijde Tropenmuseum On display here are exhibits from former Dutch colonies in the tropics, including this wooden Nigerian fertility mask portraying a mother and twins. Oude Zijde Plantage Eastern Canal Ring 0 metres 0 yards Museum Willet-Holthuysen An impressive collection of furniture, silverware and paintings is housed in this beautifully preserved 17th-century canalside mansion. Joods Historisch Museum Four adjoining synagogues are linked to form this museum.

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