New 2015 edition completely updated by the authors, January 2015.
The Amsterdam and Beyond Travel Guide is a pocket guidebook to the best of Amsterdam, written by two award-winning travel experts. It is published in the Beyond Travel series, a series of city guides published by the Beyond London Travel website. Other titles in the series include city guides to Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier, all available for the Kindle. Contents The book describes the best sights to see in Amsterdam, with dozens of colour photographs to help bring the city to life. All the top Amsterdam attractions are here: The Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and many more. The book is 25,000 words long, the equivalent of a printed pocket guidebook of about 120-130 pages. Take a 'Look Inside' to see the extensive Table of Contents. The guide also has sections on the best shopping, and recommends a range of hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets. There are colour maps showing the attractions in each part of Amsterdam, and also Rotterdam and The Hague. There are online interactive versions of the maps too, if you have an internet connection. The lengthy Practical Information section tells you everything you need to know to plan a visit to Amsterdam, whether travelling by air, road, rail or ferry. It covers currency, the cost of living, annual events, public holidays, opening hours, crime and safety, health, phones, the internet, useful phrases - everything from embassies and consulates to public toilets. Beyond Amsterdam If you have time to make a day trip from Amsterdam, the guide also covers the two most popular options: to Rotterdam, with its fabulous modern architecture, and to The Hague, for its old-world charm and great museums. For both cities we cover the things to see, suggest some hotels if you plan to stay overnight, pick out a few restaurants, and in Rotterdam we also cover the shopping options. The Authors Mike Gerrard and Donna Dailey have won several awards for their travel writing, including a Benjamin Franklin Award for a guidebook to Paris. Among their other guidebooks are the National Geographic Traveler Guide to Greece, The Top 10 Paris Guide for Dorling Kindersley, the CityPack Guide to Nice and the Cote d’Azur, Paris by Metro, and the Bloom’s Literary Guides to both Paris and London. They have written guidebooks for almost every major travel guide publisher, including National Geographic, Dorling Kindersley, Michelin, AA, AAA, Fodor's, New Holland, Berlitz, Insight, and many more. Mike in particular has specialised in writing about Amsterdam, a city he knows well: •He wrote a podcast about Amsterdam, on the theme of ‘Walking on Water’, which was commissioned by American Express for their website. •He has written newspaper and magazine articles, and done website city guides for Amsterdam, and has worked on several guidebooks too. •He wrote and photographed the guide to Amsterdam in Thomas Cook’s ‘Time for Food’ series. •He updated the AA’s CityPack guide to Amsterdam, and their Essential Spiral Amsterdam. •He co-wrote the Amsterdam Smart Guide for Insight Guides. •He wrote the CitySpots Guide to Amsterdam for Thomas Cook and also updated the Thomas Cook Travellers Guide to Amsterdam.