The Rough Guide to Amsterdam

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Practical travel guide to Amsterdam featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Amsterdam. The Rough Guide to Amsterdam also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Amsterdam, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Amsterdam covers: The Old Centre; The Grachtengordel; The Jordaan and Western Docklands; The Old Jewish Quarter and Plantage; The Eastern Docklands and Amsterdam Noord; The Museum Quarter and around; The outer districts; Day-trips.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences selection for every kind of trip to Amsterdam, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Koninklijk Paleis to family activities in child-friendly places, like Van Gogh Museum or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Anne Frank's Huis.


Essential pre-departure information including Amsterdam entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Amsterdam give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for going on a canalboat tour or exploring the city's stunning architecture and art galleries.


Rough Guides' rundown of the Grachtengordel, the Jordaan, the Eastern Docklands and Amsterdam Noord's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Amsterdam, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Amsterdam, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Amsterdam, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Oude Kerk and the spectacular Brouwersgracht.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in the Grachtengordel, the Museum Quarter and many more locations in Amsterdam, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789194081
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 2/28/2019
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.6 out of 5, 9 global ratings

Amazon Customer

It has good information

Reviewed on May 25, 2022
Paperback | Verified

The book is very good and there is lots of information. The maps are good as well and I particularly liked the tram map with all the tram number routes, very helpful. With hindsight we were staying in Noord area but the book didn't cover this area which was a bit disappointing as there is a lot going on now in this area. Overall a good guide.

Amazon Customer

Easy to ready - contains helpful information

Reviewed on July 29, 2021
Paperback | Verified

Arrived on time in good condition

Amazon Customer

Useful City Guide

Reviewed on August 30, 2019
Paperback | Verified

Very useful City guide. Where detail provided this is so useful to highlight places to go,off the beaten track nd provides a range of places to eat and stay over. Can be very patchy though.

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