Travellers Amsterdam has been completely revised and updated and now includes a free weblinks CD. Travellers are best-selling compact guidebooks containing clear maps, essential destination facts and special features. In addition each title offers invaluable practical information on transport, geography, sightseeing, history and culture.
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Amsterdam has its own distinctive culture which embraces the extremes of tradition and the avant-garde. On the one hand, Amsterdammers are wedded to the old-world charm of brown cafés lit by schemerlampen, twilight lamps that cast a golden glow. Crowds gather around streetside herring stalls in spring to sample the mild nieuwe haring, the first of the season, while all over the city bright ornate barrel-organs pump out old-fashioned fairground music. On the other hand, this is a city that loves the experimental. Theatres mount productions in which cast consists entirely of barking Alsatian dogs. Galleries host 'events' where participants transform each other into living works of art by daubing their naked bodies with paint. Amsterdam could never be accused of dreariness.
Table of Contents
(1) Background (2) First steps (3) What to see (4) Getting away (5) Directory (6) Index