Moon Amsterdam (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
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Moon Travel Guides: See the City with a Local
Tulips blossom between cobblestones and there's a frosty Heineken around every corner. Moon Amsterdam shows you the best of this bikeable, walkable, and incredibly charming city.
- Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow a guided walk through Amsterdam's most interesting neighborhoods
- See the Sights: Soak up the incredible colors of a master at the Van Gogh Museum, or walk through history at the Anne Frank House. Cruise serene canals, bike down narrow brick roads past baroque architecture, or lounge in the grass among the tulips
- Get a Taste of the City: Sample aged cheeses or craft beer (brewed per an 800-year-old recipe)or try modern Indonesian and Dutch cuisine
- Bars and Nightlife: Dance at the hippest clubs, relax in cannabis coffee shops, and explore the infamous Red Light District
- Trusted Advice: Expat Audrey Sykes shares insider tips on her beloved Amsterdam
- Itineraries and Day Trips: Explore the best of Amsterdam's many neighborhoods, including the Old Center, the Red Light District and Nieuwmarkt, Canal Belt, Museumplein, De Pijp, Jordaan, Plantage, and IJ River, all accessible by bus, train, or public transit
- Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps
- Handy Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of Amsterdam, and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your backpack
City-hopping in Europe? Check out Moon Dublin, Moon Rome, Florence & Venice, or Moon Paris Walks.
About the Author
Audrey Sykes hopped across the Atlantic pond in 2005 to pursue a master's degree in international journalism... and never returned. European travel offered endless inspiration and many hats to wear: sportswriter in the Alps, music critic in England, nightlife reporter in Berlin, beer blogger in Belgium. But she found her true calling in Amsterdam. As a broke grad student, she began giving walking tours for tips. This led to her first writing gig for EuroCheapo, offering advice on living on a shoestring in the Dutch capital. Then came SPIN magazine and PartyEarth assignments to write about the city's sultry nightlife and endless music scene. To avoid being pigeonholed as a party reporter, she also works as a features journalist and editor for expat news sites and magazines. In the summers, Audrey still gives Amsterdam tours, both by foot and by boat--when she can commandeer one.