3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I can't imagine what Mr. Turner was thinking when he devised this travel guide. It's larger than the more popular and useful guides like (Rough Guide, Lonely Planet or Time Out) making it difficult to stash in a pocket or bag, and the pages are so thick. This guides 128 pages are the equivalent to 194 pages of a Lonely Planet guide (for example).
The whole projects looks amateurish...with not very professional looking layouts. It seems to be pumped with a lot of extra space as well...to make it unnecessarily bigger too. Why? The book really smells of chemicals...strongly.
But perhaps the idea was to step back in time...when people had porters to carry your steamer… Read more
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
This is a review of the 2011 edition. The other reviews for this book was made in 2008 and 2009...so clearly they're in the wrong place.
I think this guide is excellent...and I live in Amsterdam. It still has that open and positive style that really digs beyond the regular tourist traps.
The only quibbles I have with this book are the photos and captions. Most of the time they are fine but sometimes they don't exist; are too general; or are wrong or misleading. For example, the caption on the photo on page 121 says it's the Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum when it is actually houses built in the Eastern Docklands. It doesn't say on page 111 that that it is a rendering of… Read more