Marco Polo Amsterdam: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all of Amsterdam’s attractions with this up-to date, authoritative guide, complete with ‘Best Of’ recommendations. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city’s trendiest places and night spots, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place in the Dutch capital. Also contains: Perfect Day, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Dutch phrasebook and index.Narrow houses leaning against each other at slightly crooked angles, a cyclist crossing a bridge on a squeaky bicycle, people sitting out in the sun in front of the corner café and enjoying their coffees; in the distance the jolt of a tram lumbering along the Leidseplein. The charms of Amsterdam attract millions of visitors each year.MARCO POLO Amsterdam reveals a colourful city spread out across almost 100 islands. Its defining features are its countless canals, its wonderful museums and a centre that is entirely under a preservation order. Amsterdam is youthful and traditional, exciting yet relaxing, active and leisurely, a world city and village all at the same time.The Insider Tips reveal where you can find an organic restaurant under glass and where you can enjoy a free lunchtime concert. The Perfect Day takes you on a tour showing you various facets of the city: from breakfast at Koffie Verkeerd on the Leliegracht to a stroll along Utrechtestraat with its exciting little shops, and winding up at the Club Trouw where you can dance the night away.The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Amsterdam, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and chill out. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you’re on a tight budget and where you might pick up some real bargains. Amsterdam is a great place for strolling around and the City Walks lead you to Hofjes, islands in the harbour and trendy spots right by the water. Finally, the Dos & Don’ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the city. MARCO POLO Amsterdam provides comprehensive coverage of the city. To help you find your way around there’s a detailed street atlas inside, a useful public transport map in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.