Books about Netherlands

Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands
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Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Amsterdam.

With this guide, immerse yourself in the culture of Amsterdam as you stroll along canals and saunter through the red light district. Bike through historic streets to grand museums where you will marvel at the works of the great Dutch Masters. For dinner, sample fine fresh seafood, or stop at a coffee shop for some extra local flavor.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Netherlands
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Netherlands

This beautifully illustrated and updated DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Netherlands shows off this country region-by-region, from the Frisian Islands in the north to Zeeland in the south, with fine sandy beaches, picturesque villages, and vibrant towns.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Netherlands provides a wide-ranging selection of restaurants, shops, and nightlife venues, plus sights, festivals, and markets, listed town by town. This guide will help you get the most out of your trip, whether your interests lie in cycling the remarkably flat countryside, seeing the craft of Delft porcelain, or visiting the tulip fields and flower markets.

The guide includes detailed coverage of Amsterdam. Illustrated maps will help you explore Amsterdam’s canals and squares, and 3-D cutaway illustrations and floor plans ensure you won’t miss the best of the city’s major museums, churches, and architectural sights. A pull-out city map with street finder index tucks into the back flap.

With hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and maps, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Netherlands shows you what others only tell you.

Lonely Planet The Netherlands (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet The Netherlands (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet the Netherlands 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 passages of Amsterdam’s canals, admire Dutch masterpieces by famous artists including Van Gogh, or bike by tulip fields and windmills; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Netherlands and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet the Netherlands 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 customs, history, art, architecture, politics, landscapes, and cuisine
Free, convenient pull-out Amsterdam map (included in print version), plus over 53 local maps
Useful features – including What’s New, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel With Children
Coverage of Amsterdam, Haarlem, North Holland, Utrecht, Central Netherlands, Friesland, Northeast Netherlands, Rotterdam, South Holland, Maastricht, Southeastern Netherlands, Middelburg, Texel, Rotterdam, Delft, and more


Fodor’s Amsterdam: with the Best of the Netherlands (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Amsterdam, including its charming canals, Museum District treasures, and the latest hotels, restaurants, and shops. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.

MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from NEMO to the Van Gogh Museum
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
SCENIC SIDE TRIPS to Delft, the Hague, and Rotterdam
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip


Culture Smart! Netherlands (Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture)

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do’s, don’ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken