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Lonely Planet Amsterdam (Travel Guide) [Paperback]

Lonely Planet , Zimmerman , Chandler
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10 Feb 2012 Travel Guide

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Amsterdam is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise the curved passageways of the city's canals, treat your eyes to the world's largest Van Gogh collection, or ride a bicycle through the windmill-dotted countryside; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Amsterdam and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Amsterdam Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, music, architecture, eating, drinking, entertainment, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Amsterdam map (included in print version), plus over 35 colour neighbourhood maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Travel with Children, and Day Trips
  • Coverage of Nieuwmarkt, Medieval Centre, Red Light District, Western Canal Ring, Southern Canal Ring, Jordaan, Vondelpark, Old South, De Pijp, Plantage, Eastern Islands, Oosterpark, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Amsterdam, our most comprehensive guide to Amsterdam, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Amsterdam? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Amsterdam, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's The Netherlands guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman, and Sarah Chandler.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Product details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 8 edition (10 Feb 2012)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1741799031
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741799033
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other --New York Times

... definitely the best guide out there for Amsterdam --Amazon customer

... definitely the best guide out there for Amsterdam --Amazon customer

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
The information contained within was extremely helpful, top marks to the writer. I found some marvellous places to eat out based on her suggestions (and also some not contained within the book if I may add!). Places to visit were well researched and the suggestions for days out were very good, although a map of Alkmaar would have been useful, given there were maps provided for Haarlem and Leiden, etc.

Lonely Planet's new design is continuing to cause issues but not as much. There has been progress from their Berlin Guide, which was one of their most awkward to use.

Thankfully, in this new Amsterdam edition, they have abandoned their new concept, as seen in the Berlin Guide, of splitting the chapters into headings such as 'Sleeping', 'Shopping', 'Eating Out' etc and within them, listing all the areas. It did sound straightforward on paper but in practice it wasn't!

For this Amsterdam edition, they have gone back to listing the areas one by one, and then having all the suggested sub-sections like 'Eating Out', 'Sights and Attractions' etc, within them. This is much more like it and easy to use.

However, the issue of the maps has not really been resolved.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is there any other guide...? 18 April 2012
By John P. Jones III TOP 500 REVIEWER
Lonely Planet guides remain in a class by themselves. Their first offering dates from the early `70's, and was mimeographed. Its audience was a "new breed" of tourists, backpackers, traveling overland, through Asia, from Australia to London, back in the days when it would not be suicidal. They built on their initial success, and have become the premiere guide for those who truly want to experience all that this good earth has to offer. I recently reviewed Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Lonely Planet National Parks). True to their origins, much of the guide concerns the trails you can (and should!) hike. In this guide, Lonely Planet uses its same outlook... see the joys of the world, and obtain value for the money spent... and applies it to one of the most enjoyable cities: Amsterdam.

The museums are a key reason to go, notably the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. The problem is the crowds, particularly in the summer, as the guide says, and the authors do present the optimums ways to minimize the troubles associated with maddening crowds, which includes purchasing e-tickets in advance (of course, going in the middle of winter helps too.) But then, that makes biking a bit more unpleasant, and which is another prime reason for me to go.

Amsterdam is known for its tolerance... and regrettably, that, at times has been abused. There are now restrictions on foreigners partaking in their favorite vehicle for enhancing a tolerant mood. Of course, there is still plenty of alcohol, and the guide provides an ample selection of restaurants and pubs that serve it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful guide 1 Nov 2012
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This is a useful guide to the main attractions in the city, and pretty up to date. Colourful and informative.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 20 Mar 2013
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I have been to Amsterdam many, many, times but this book was invaluable to us for the six days we were there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet standard 19 Mar 2013
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I always buy lonely planet travel guides and love them, this one is up to the standard I am used to!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exellent book 20 Nov 2013
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the book guided us everywhere, it showed us the best to the worst, only improvement would be that the venues need to be place on the map clearer. thanks it was a fast delivery and extremely handy.
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