Rick Steves' Pocket Amsterdam, Paperback Book
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Rick Steves' Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket." This colourful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending one or seven days in a city.

Everything a busy traveller needs is easy to access: a neighbourhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Rick Steves' Pocket Amsterdam includes the following walks and tours:Amsterdam City WalkRed Light District WalkJordaan WalkRijksmuseum TourVan Gogh Museum TourAnne Frank House TourAmstelkring Museum TourAmsterdam Museum Tour


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages, colour photos throughout, Maps
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
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  • Category: Travel & holiday guides
  • ISBN: 9781598803846

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This is an excellent shorter version of Steves' book on Amsterdam, which is packed with practical information about the city, walking tours and maps, descriptions and photographs of the major neighborhoods and museums, and guides on where to stay and to eat. I was mildly annoyed at his somewhat condescending and heavy handed view of the city's Red Light District and the legal marijuana shops, and I felt as if I was a potentially wayward teenager getting advice from a church elder. Ignoring that, this is an excellent guide book to the Amsterdam, and I'll refer to it frequently when I go there.