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DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: Amsterdam will lead you immediately to the simplest points of interest this nice urban has to provide, together with the Van Gogh Museum and the city's so much scenic canals. stopover at the city's best paintings galleries, museums, and landmarks, and become aware of the flavors of Amsterdam — from neighborhood cheeses and clean fish to comfortable cafés and gourmand eating places. You'll locate actions and itineraries to slot all tastes and budgets during this absolutely up to date advisor.

The pull-out urban map, sincerely marked with points of interest from the guidebook, comprises distinctive road perspectives of the entire key parts. Transportation maps assist you navigate public transportation, with info on how top to get round the urban. There's even a chart exhibiting the jogging distances among significant attractions and attractions.

What's new in DK Eyewitness go back and forth Guides:

• New itineraries in response to size of remain, local locations, and themes.
• Brand-new lodge and eating places listings together with DK's selection recommendations.
• eating place destinations plotted on redrawn sector maps and indexed with sights.
• Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the courses even more uncomplicated to read.

With countless numbers of full-color pictures, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor: Amsterdam really indicates you this urban as nobody else can.

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The university’s roots lie in the former Atheneum Illustre, which was founded in 1632 in the Agnietenkapel. Beyond Damstraat, the bustling Red Light District meets the Nieuwmarkt, where the 15th-century Waag evokes a medieval air. South of the Nieuwmarkt, Museum Het Rembrandthuis gives a fascinating insight into the life of the city’s most famous artist. The sex industry brings billions of euros to Amsterdam every year. A W G R A C H T E R B U R G W A L V O O R B U juana Hemp Museum Marijuana through the ages is the theme here.

Flower lovers descend on Amsterdam, using it as a base for day trips to Keukenhof, the Netherlands’ 28-hectare (69acre) showcase for Dutch bulb growers (see pp182–3). March Stille Omgang (second or third Sat), Rokin. Silent night-time procession celebrating the Miracle of Amsterdam (see p24). Opening of Keukenhof (21 Mar). an active programme of festivals and outdoor pursuits throughout the year. Crisp autumn days invite long walks along the city’s stately canals, followed by a cosy chat in one of Amsterdam’s brown cafés.

Amsterdam’s ships became commercial cargo carriers and by the mid-18th century, the city was the world’s financial capital. Tolerance prevailed and the city was flooded with immigrants, including Jews from all across Europe. Dissatisfaction with the ruling House of Orange intensified; althougsh Prussian troops crushed a Patriot uprising in 1787, the Patriots established a short-lived republic, with French backing, only to see Napoleon take over, making his brother Louis king of the Netherlands.

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