Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Amsterdam

Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Amsterdam

by George McDonald

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471773375
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/03/2006
Series: Irreverent Guides Series , #43
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 114.30(w) x 203.20(h) x 15.20(d)

About the Author

George McDonald is a former deputy editor of and current contributing writer for Holland Herald, the in-flight magazine of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He has written extensively about Belgium and the Netherlands for international magazines and travel books such as Frommer’s Amsterdam and Frommer’s Europe.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

Maps.

Map 1 Amsterdam Maps Overview.

YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW.

1 ACCOMMODATIONS.

Basic Stuff.

Winning the Reservations Game.

Is There a Right Address in Amsterdam?

The Lowdown.

Maps .

Map 2 Central Amsterdam Accommodations.

Map 3 Southern Amsterdam Accommodations.

The Index.

An A to Z of places to stay, with vital statistics.

2 DINING.

Basic Stuff.

Only in Amsterdam.

Van Dam vs. Iens.

Still Holland’s Best Ice Cream.

How to Dress.

When to Eat.

Getting the Right Table.

Celebrity Chefs.

Dining in Cafes.

The Lowdown.

Maps.

Map 4 Amsterdam Dining Orientation.

Map 5 Central Amsterdam Dining.

The Index.

An A to Z list of places to dine, with vital statistics.

3 DIVERSIONS.

Basic Stuff.

Getting Your Bearings.

King of the Culture Vultures.

The City of the 7,000 Gables.

The Lowdown. 

Maps.

Map 6 Amsterdam Diversions Orientation.

Map 7 Central Amsterdam Diversions.

Map 8 Southern Amsterdam Diversions.

Map 9 Eastern Amsterdam Diversions.

The Index.

An A to Z list of diversions, with vital statistics.

4 GETTING OUTSIDE.

Basic Stuff.

The Lowdown. 

5 SHOPPING.

Basic Stuff.

What to Buy.

Target Zones.

The Spirit of Amsterdam: Distiller Cees van Wees.

Outdoor Markets.

Bargain Hunting.

Trading with the Natives.

Hours of Business.

Sales Tax.

The Lowdown. 

Maps.

Map 10 Central Amsterdam Shopping.

Map 11 Southern Amsterdam Shopping.

The Index.

An A to Z list of places to shop, with vital statistics.

6 NIGHTLIFE & CAFES.

Basic Stuff.

Cafe Society.

Tap Houses.

Smoke Houses.

House of Ill Repute with a Great Reputation.

Sources.

The Lowdown. 

Maps.

Map 12 Central Amsterdam Nightlife & Cafes.

Map 13 Eastern Amsterdam Nightlife & Cafes.

The Index.

An A to Z list of nightspots, with vital statistics.

7 ENTERTAINMENT.

Basic Stuff.

Info Sources & Tickets.

The Lowdown.

Maps.

Map 14 Amsterdam Entertainment Orientation.

Map 15 Central Amsterdam Entertainment.

Map 16 Southern Amsterdam Entertainment.

Map 17 Eastern Amsterdam Entertainment.

The Index.

An A to Z list of venues, with vital statistics.

HOTLINES & OTHER BASICS. 

GENERAL INDEX.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

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