Welcome to Amsterdam - a city where the past and present collide.
Whether you want to cruise the reflective waterways, wonder at the works of the Old Masters in the Rijksmuseum, or cycle through the Bulbfields, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Amsterdam has to offer.
Rich in heritage, Amsterdam's perfectly preserved 17th-century mansions invoke the wealth and majesty of the city's Golden Age. But Amsterdam is much more than it's opulent past. Bubbling with creativity and liberalism, the streets are awash with cutting-edge art, theatre, and food. And while night owls flock to the infamous Red Light District, families will find a huge mix of attractions and activities that won't fail to keep the kids entertained.
Our updated guide brings Amsterdam to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights, trusted travel advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the city's iconic buildings and neighbourhoods. We've also worked hard to make sure our information is as up-to-date as possible following the COVID-19 outbreak.
-our pick of Amsterdam's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems
-the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay
-detailed maps and walks which make navigating the city easy
-expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe
-colour-coded chapters to every part of Amsterdam, from the Central Canal Ring to the Museum Quarter, Plantage to Noord
-our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go
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