Globetrotter’s The best of Amsterdam provides an attractive, handy pocket guide to this eternally popular destination.
The book features well-presented, to-the-point sections on the highlights of the city, places of interest, activities, accommodation, where to eat out, entertainment and excursions. It features travel tips, a general index and also a separate index for the places of interest. Each entry is cross referenced with the fold-out maps. The Highlights chapter features an introduction to each of the 19 featured highlights, information on its location and how to get there, contact details, opening hours, entry fees and tour details where applicable. The Sightseeing chapter features historic buildings, galleries and museums, parks and gardens. The chapters are arranged in directory form, with contact details, nearest metro stops, opening hours, and entry fees for each featured site. The Activities chapter features sports, activities for children, unusual activities unique to the city, suggested routes for walking tours (including map grid references, distance and duration, where to eat and drink) and organized tours, while the Shopping chapter covers shops and markets. Accommodation includes listings by area and price category. Eating out covers the cuisine of the region, as well as listings of suggested venues by area and price. Entertainment includes nightlife, music, theatre, festivals, casinos, pubs and clubs, and spectator sports. Excursions are cross-referenced with the excursions map, and includes transport options, distance, contact details, highlights and where to eat and drink. A handy Travel Tips section handles everything from transport and money to personal safety and etiquette.