Frommer's Amsterdam day by day

Frommer's Amsterdam day by day

Sacha Heselstine

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 1628871261

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Though the architecture of its central district is unchanged since the 1700s, Amsterdam is one of the most modern cities of Europe in terms of its lifestyles and public policies. This 184-page Day by Day Guide, profusely illustrated with four-color photos and maps, carefully guides you to the most absorbing, the most revealing, of the city's attractions. While its main emphasis is on wisely allocating your time in Amsterdam (day by day itineraries), the book otherwise deals with practicalities: hotels, meals, museums, shops and nightlife.

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to the Hollandse Schouwburg before being deported to labor camps, Bergen-Belsen in Germany, or Auschwitz in Poland. Of the 140,000 Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews who lived in Amsterdam before World War II, less than 30,000 survived until Liberation on May 5, 1945. The most famous Dutch victim of the Holocaust was Anne Frank, whose tragic story is told at the Anne Frank Huis (see p 11) on Prinsengracht. Portuguese Synagogue. Across the street from the Jewish Museum stands Europe’s largest synagogue

www.travelassistance.com) or Travelex ( 800/228-9792; www.travelexinsurance.com), insurers that can also provide trip-cancellation, medical, and emergency evacuation coverage abroad. For U.K. and Irish citizens, insurance is always advisable, even if you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC, see “Emergencies,” above). The website www.moneysupermarket.com compares prices across a wide range of providers for single- and multitrip policies. Internet Access Most hotels in Amsterdam offer WiFi

Most kiosks sell English-language newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune, USA Today, and British papers such as The Times and The Guardian. Passports If your passport is lost or stolen, contact your country’s embassy or consulate immediately (see “Consulates & Embassies,” above). Before you travel, you should copy the critical pages and keep them separately from your passport. Police Call 112 for emergencies or 0900/8844 to report a theft. The most central police station is at

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the bar. 90 min. Stadhouderskade 78. 020/523-9435. www.heinekenexperience.com. Admission 18€ adults (includes 2 beers), 13€ kids 12–17. Sept–June Mon–Thurs 11am–7:30pm, Fri–Sun 10:30am–9pm; Jul–Aug daily 10:30am–9pm. Tram: 16 or 24 to Stadhouderskade. Visitors examine a copper brewing kettle at the Heineken Experience. Miss Korea Barbecue. De Pijp is known for its multi-ethnic restaurants, so try something new. Barbecue your choice of meats, seafood, or poultry at the table and add side dishes

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