The west belt of concentric canals--with its brick buildings and cobbled streets--is the best distinguishing feature of the capital of the Netherlands, one of the liveliest cities in the world. Amsterdam offers an exciting cultural scene that you can tour with this comprehensive guide's 13 walking and driving tours: See the paintings of the Dutch Masters on display in the renovated Rijksmuseum and the exclusive Van Gogh Museum. Amble through the largest historical district in Europe, full of cafes facing the canals and bizarre boutiques. Take a trip back in time through the narrow streets of celebrated Jordaan, full of art galleries, antique shops, gardens, and charming bars and restaurants. And don't miss visiting Prinsengracht house, where Anne Frank hid for two years. Finally, plan a few hours to get lost in the largest flea market in Europe, IJ-hallen. Find all this and more in this beautifully illustrated and easy-to-navigate guide to one of the greatest cities in Europe.
Updated edition Aug 2021