The Rough Guide to Amsterdam

Author: Martin Dunford,Jack Holland,Phil Lee

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858288987

Category: Travel

Page: 291

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'The Rough Guide to Amsterdam' is the most established and authoritative guide to this vibrant and ever-popular destination. A full-colour section introduces the city's highlights from the Van Gogh museum to the bustling Noordermarket. There are lively accounts giving insight into the well-known sights such as Anne Frank's house and lesser-known attractions, from Indonesian restaurants to art-deco hotels. There are thorough and critical listings on the best places to stay, from hostels to houseboats to upmarket hotels. And the final section of the guide includes incisive articles on Amsterdam's history, arts and literature.


A brief life of the city

Author: Geert Mak

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409000850

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5174


A magnet for trade and travellers from all over the world, stylish, cosmopolitan Amsterdam is a city of dreams and nightmares, of grand civic architecture and legendary beauty, but also of civil wars, bloody religious purges, and the tragedy of Anne Frank. In this fascinating examination of the city's soul, part history, part travel guide, Geert Mak imaginatively recreates the lives of the early Amsterdammers, and traces Amsterdam's progress from waterlogged settlement to a major financial centre and thriving modern metropolis


A History of the World's Most Liberal City

Author: Russell Shorto

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385534582

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1922


An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits. But the deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique geography-the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered. Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, "craziness is a value." But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism, one that profoundly influenced America: political and economic freedom. Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world's first great global corporation. In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth-century wine-tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch-and world-history. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam.


Author: Insight

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780395661864

Category: Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Page: 241

View: 8367


One small step for Hammond, one giant leap for road maps. Hammond enters the International Travel market with a line of road maps and atlases born of a century of cartographic excellence. Printed on quality paper and bound in attractive durable covers, these maps, deliver Hammond's renowned standard of cartography to the discriminating international traveler.

Ethnic Amsterdam

Immigrants and Urban Change in the Twentieth Century

Author: Liza Nell,Jan Rath

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641688

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 6108


"May this book contribute to a better understanding of the role of immigrants - coming from more than 170 countries of the world - during the last century in making Amsterdam the diverse city it is."Job Cohen, Mayor of Amsterdam --

Legal Issues of the Amsterdam Treaty

Author: David O'Keeffe,Patrick M. Twomey

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841130028

Category: Law

Page: 425

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Originating in the June 1998 joint conference of the United Kingdom Association for European Law (UKAEL) and the University Association for Contemporary Studies (UACES) and edited by David O'Keefe and Patrick Twomey, this book brings together a collection of essays that offer critical insights into the institutional and substantive changes to the European Community and Union resulting from the Treaty of Amsterdam. With a preface by Lord Slynn of Hadley, the collection includes essays based on the conference presentations of Joseph Weiler, Anthony Arnull, Alan Dashwood, Franklin Dehousse, Hans Ulrich Jessurun d'Oliveira and Laurens Jan Brinkhorst and some twenty other essays offering the reflections and criticisms of leading academics in the field as well as the unique insights of contributors working within the Community institutions.

Murder in Amsterdam

Author: Ian Buruma

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782395652

Category: History

Page: 300

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It was an emblematic crime: on a November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man shot and killed the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the anti-Islam politician Ayaan Hersi Ali. After shooting van Gogh, Mohammed Bouyeri calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a curved machete. The murder horrified quiet, complacent Holland - a country that prides itself on being a bastion of tolerance - and sent shock waves around the world. In Murder in Amsterdam, Ian Buruma describes what he found when he returned to his native country to try and make sense of van Gogh's death. The result is Buruma's masterpiece: a brave and rigorous study of conflict in our time, with the intimacy and control of a true-crime page-turner.