Walking Amsterdam

Walking Amsterdam

The Best of the City

Book - 2014
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See the best of Amsterdam with this streamlined walking guide, complete with 15 step-by-step itineraries and maps, to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Amsterdam is full of information about the city and its people. The guide is divided into the following sections-
THE WHIRLWIND TOURS section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sites will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond.
THE NEIGHBORHOODS section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a walking tour to the best sites in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods--from Niewe Zijde and Oude Zijde to the Museum District and New South. Each itinerary includes such special features as "Distinctly Amsterdam...," highlighting quintessential aspects of the city (canals, van Gogh, Indonesian heritage, Golden Age); "Best Of," providing specific thematic groupings of sights, such as gardens, bike trails, and farmer's markets; and "in-depth" spreads that take a deep dive into a major museum or other iconic sight along the route.

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around once you're there, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.

Walking Amsterdam is part of an exciting pocket-guide series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities. Travelers will find top-notch, streamlined, and useful local knowledge that goes beyond the Internet basics to ensure a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2014
ISBN: 9781426212703
Branch Call Number: 914 .92352 FAR
Characteristics: 192 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,18 cm


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Apr 05, 2016

Commentary is divided according to the Amsterdam zones. Map for the zone is given showing main street names to help with orientation. Sights in that section and the start and end points of the walk are clearly marked. Maps annoyingly are printed in the middle of the map making p/c of them too difficult to bother with. Each area is easy to find in the book by using the labels printed on the side of the pages. The sights, numbered on the map, are given a brief summary along with info like address, web info, tram info, Lightweight, made for larger pockets this book would be easy to consult on the go. I liked how certain cafes where highlighted for each walk. Tram routes on the back page and on the front pages a larger map of the city of Amsterdam. R Steves, Pocket Amsterdam, is just more detailed and would fit into a pants pocket.

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