Let's Go Amsterdam

Let's Go Amsterdam

by Let's Go Publications Staff

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Overview

Once again, Let's Go's young and budget-savvy researchers have left no stone unturned to bring you the real deal on Western Europe's most controversial city. Completely revised and updated, Let's Go Amsterdam blends sensory pleasures with cultural sophistication. With a new user-friendly format, tips on how to navigate the city's labyrinthine bike paths, and explanations of the subtlest local customs, this year's guide is the perfect travel companion for first-timers and veterans alike. So whether you're keen on roaming the Red Light district or find work as a Dutch chef, Let's Go can show you the way to what's fun, what's fresh, and what's free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312374549
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Series: Let's Go Travel Guides Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Discover Amsterdam1
When to Go1
Neighborhood Overviews2
Oude Zijd2
Red Light District3
Nieuwe Zijd3
Scheepvaartbuurt4
Canal Ring4
Canal Ring West ("Nine Streets")5
Central Canal Ring5
Leidseplein5
Rembrandtplein6
Jordaan6
Westerpark and Oud-West6
Museumplein and Vondelpark7
De Pijp7
Jodenbuurt and Plantage8
Biking and Walking Tours8
Suggested Itineraries10
Essentials15
Planning Your Trip15
Safety and Health25
Getting to Amsterdam30
Getting Around Amsterdam35
Getting Around The Netherlands37
Keeping in Touch39
Accommodations41
Specific Concerns42
Additional Resources47
Life and Times51
History of the Netherlands51
The Netherlands Today59
Culture61
Transgressive Amsterdam72
Commercial Sex72
Drugs74
Beyond Tourism79
A Philosophy for Travelers79
Volunteering79
Studying86
Working90
Practical Information97
Tourist and Financial Services97
Local Services99
Emergency and Communications102
Accommodations105
By Price105
By Neighborhood106
Oude Zijd106
Red Light District108
Nieuwe Zijd109
Scheepvaartbuurt112
Canal Ring West112
Central Canal Ring114
Leidseplein115
Rembrandtplein116
Jordaan117
Oud-West117
Museumplein and Vondelpark118
De Pijp120
Jodenbuurt and Plantage121
Food123
By Type124
By Neighborhood123
Oude Zijd123
Nieuwe Zijd126
Scheepvaartbuurt128
Canal Ring West129
Central Canal Ring131
Leidseplein133
Rembrandtplein134
Jordaan135
Westerpark and Oud-West137
Museumplein and Vondelpark139
De Pijp141
Jodenbuurt and Plantage143
Sights147
Oude Zijd147
Red Light District149
Nieuwe Zijd150
Scheepvaartbuurt154
Canal Ring West154
Central Canal Ring155
Leidseplein156
Jordaan156
Westerpark157
Museumplein and Vondelpark160
De Pijp160
Jodenbuurt and Plantage161
Greater Amsterdam164
Museums167
Oude Zijd167
Red Light District168
Nieuwe Zijd169
Canal Ring West171
Central Canal Ring176
Jordaan178
Museumplein and Vondelpark179
Jodenbuurt and Plantage182
Greater Amsterdam185
Galleries185
Alternative Art Spaces187
Entertainment189
Arts189
Classical Music, Opera, and Dance189
Live Music191
Jazz, Contemporary, and World Music191
Theater and Comedy192
Film193
Sports and Gambling195
Coffeeshops and Smart Shops196
Oude Zijd and Red Light District196
Nieuwe Zijd197
Scheepvaartbuurt202
Canal Ring West203
Central Canal Ring204
Leidseplein206
Rembrandtplein206
Jordaan207
Oud-West208
Museumplein and Vondelpark209
De Pijp209
Jodenbuurt and Plantage210
Saunas and Spas210
Shopping213
By Type213
By Neighborhood214
Oude Zijd214
Nieuwe Zijd215
Canal Ring West216
Central Canal Ring217
De Pijp218
Jodenbuurt and Plantage218
Jordaan219
Museumplein and Vondelpark220
Nieuwmarkt220
Shipping Quarter220
Westerpark and Oud-West221
Sizes and Conversions221
Nightlife223
By Type224
By Neighborhood225
Oude Zijd and The Red Light District225
Nieuwe Zijd228
Scheepvaartbuurt230
Canal Ring West230
Central Canal Ring231
Leidseplein232
Rembrandtplein235
Jordaan239
Westerpark241
De Pijp241
Jodenbuurt and Plantage243
Daytrips245
Aalsmeer245
Lisse248
Haarlem250
Zandvoort-aan-Zee257
Bloemendaal-aan-Zee258
Zaanse Schans259
Noordwijk-aan-Zee260
Leiden262
The Hague (Den Haag)270
Scheveningen279
Delft281
Rotterdam287
Gouda296
Utrecht297
Arnhem304
Apeldoorn306
De Hoge Veluwe National Park306
Groningen308
Kamp Westerbork314
Maastricht314
Wadden Islands (Waddeneilanden)321
Texel322
Vlieland325
Terschelling327
Appendix331
Climate331
Measurements331
Language331
Map Appendix333
Index346

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