Rick Steves Amsterdam the Netherlands

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 9781631216084
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Travel

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Amsterdam. With this guide, immerse yourself in the culture of Amsterdam as you stroll along canals and saunter through the red light district. Bike through historic streets to grand museums where you will marvel at the works of the great Dutch Masters. For dinner, sample fine fresh seafood, or stop at a coffee shop for some extra local flavor. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Amsterdam the Netherlands

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781631216084
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Travel

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Amsterdam. With this guide, immerse yourself in the culture of Amsterdam as you stroll along canals and saunter through the red light district. Bike through historic streets to grand museums where you will marvel at the works of the great Dutch Masters. For dinner, sample fine fresh seafood, or stop at a coffee shop for some extra local flavor. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Amsterdam the Netherlands

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781631210679
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Travel

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Amsterdam. With this guide, immerse your self in the culture of Amsterdam as you stroll along canals and saunter through the red light district. Bike through historic streets to grand museums where you will in the work of the great Dutch Masters. For dinner, sample fine fresh seafood, or stop at a coffee shop for some extra local flavor. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket. This first edition guide replaces Rick Steves' Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels, ISBN 9781612385433.

Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 9781631216282
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Travel

Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood 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 Walk Red Light District Walk Jordaan Walk Rijksmuseum Tour Van Gogh Museum Tour Anne Frank House Tour Amstelkring Museum Tour Amsterdam Museum Tour

Rick Steves Amsterdam Bruges and Brussels

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub
ISBN: 1566918502
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Travel

Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best ways to meander around Amsterdam's Van Gogh museum, explore its maze of canals, and find the tastiest breweries and restaurants? With Rick Steves’ Amsterdam, Bruges and Brussels, travelers can experience everything Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels have to offer – economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, this guide includes: opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights, friendly places to eat and sleep, suggested day plans, walking tours and trip itineraries, and clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot. America’s #1 authority on travel to Europe, Rick’s time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European travel experience.

Rick Steves Best of Europe

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 9781631211782
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Travel

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you need to know to experience the Best of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of England, France, Germany, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. You'll find a mix of big cities and inspiring landscapes, including: London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, and Barcelona The Cinque Terre, Provence, the French Riviera, the Rhine Valley, and the Berner Overland Rick Steves Best of Europe features: Everything in Full-Color—Dazzling photos and helpful planning maps. Best of Europe Itineraries—Suggestions for planning the perfect trip, based on Rick's expert advice for what's worth your time and what you can skip. Rick's Tips—Helpful hints for key sights and experiences, organized so you quickly learn what you need to know. You'll love how much these simple tips help make your trip smooth and stress-free! Authentic Experiences—Leave the tourist traps behind and enjoy real, cultural experiences and opportunities to connect with local people. Plus Practicalities—Essential eating, sleeping, and transportation information is neatly arranged to be ready when you need it.

Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 9781631211133
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Travel

In this guide, Rick Steves focuses on some of the grandest sights in Northern Europe. As always, he has a plan to help you have a meaningful cultural experience while you’re there—even with just a few hours in port. Inside you'll find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or near the major Northern Europe ports of call, including: • Southampton and Dover (London) • Le Havre (Paris and Normandy) • Zeebrugge (Bruges and Brussels) • Amsterdam • Oslo • Copenhagen • Warnemünde/Rostock (Berlin) • Stockholm • Helsinki • Tallinn • St. Petersburg Rick Steves Northern Europe Cruise Ports explains how to get into town from the cruise terminal, shares sightseeing tips, and includes self-guided walks and tours. You'll learn which destinations are best for an excursion—and which you can confidently visit on your own. You'll also get tips on booking a cruise, plus hints for saving time and money on the ship and in port. You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when cruising through Northern Europe.

Rick Steves Paris 2018

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 9781631216879
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Travel

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light-Paris. With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles, or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims. Then grab a café crème at a sidewalk café and listen to the hum of the city. You'll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You'll learn how to navigate the Paris Métro, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Switzerland

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 9781631213045
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Travel

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland. This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the Matterhorn, relax in Lugano, and take an unforgettable swim in Bern. Cruise Lake Geneva and savor the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell. After a day of sightseeing and hiking the Alps, treat yourself to a glass of local wine, cheese fondue, and delicious Swiss chocolate. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in cities, villages, and resort towns. You'll learn how to plan scenic rail journeys, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Eastern Europe

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 9781631216145
Release Date: 2017-07-03
Genre: Travel

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Eastern Europe—including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Explore Eastern Europe's top cities, from the romantic spires of Prague and the steamy thermal baths of Budapest to charming Kraków and laid-back Ljubljana. Enjoy the imperial sights of Vienna and walking tours of exotic Dubrovnik. Then delve into the region's natural wonders: hike through the waterfall wonderland at Plitvice Lakes National Park, drive the winding road to the Julian Alps, and watch the sun dip slowly into the Adriatic from the Dalmatian Coast. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around by train, bus, car, and boat. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door 2017

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 9781631214349
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Travel

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when planning a Grand Tour of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. You’ll find a healthy mix of big cities, small towns, and exciting regions, including: London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, and BarcelonaRothenberg, Siena, Toledo, Hallstatt, and GimmelwaldProvence, the French Riviera, the Romantic Road, the Berner Oberland, and the Cinque Terre Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You’ll learn how to find the right bus in Rome, an inexpensive crêpe in Paris, and which museums and sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Germany 2018

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 9781631216893
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Travel

From fairy-tale castles and alpine forests to quaint villages and modern cities: with Rick Steves on your side, Germany can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Germany 2018 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through Germany Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the towering Zugspitze and jagged Alps to rustic villages and perfect strudel How to connect with local culture: Wander a Kristkindlemarkt full of artisan holiday gifts, chat with fans about the latest fussball match, or strike up a conversation over a glass of berlinerweisse Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, German phrasebook, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Annually updated information on Munich, Bavaria, Tirol, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Baden-Baden, the Black Forest, Rothenburg, Würzburg, Frankfurt, Rhine Valley, Mosel Valley, Trier, Cologne, Nürnburg, Lutherland, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Germany 2018. Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Germany. Staying for a week or less? Try Rick Steves Pocket Munich & Salzburg.

Why the Dutch are Different

Author: Ben Coates
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 9781473645295
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Social Science

Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good. In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world's smallest countries is also so significant and so fascinating. It is a self-made country, the Dutch national character shaped by the ongoing battle to keep the water out from the love of dairy and beer to the attitude to nature and the famous tolerance. Ben Coates investigates what makes the Dutch the Dutch, why the Netherlands is much more than Holland and why the color orange is so important. Along the way he reveals why they are the world's tallest people and have the best carnival outside Brazil. He learns why Amsterdam's brothels are going out of business, who really killed Anne Frank, and how the Dutch manage to be richer than almost everyone else despite working far less. He also discovers a country which is changing fast, with the Dutch now questioning many of the liberal policies which made their nation famous.

Rick Steves Pocket Paris

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 9781631211362
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Travel

Rick Steves' Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending one or seven days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood 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. Included in Rick Steves' Pocket Paris— Sights: the Orangerie Museum, Rodin Museum, Army Museum and Napoleon's Tomb, Left Bank Walk, Cluny Museum, Champs-Elysees Walk, Marais Walk, Pompidou Center, Carnavalet Museum, and Picasso Museum Walks and Tours: the Historic Paris Walk, Louvre Tour, Orsay Museum Tour, Eiffel Tower Tour, Rue Cler Walk, and Versailles Day Trip

The Hiding Place

Author: Corrie ten Boom
Publisher: Chosen Books
ISBN: 9781441269386
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The True Story of a Real-Life Hero It's World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness. In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a "hiding place" that they built in the old building. One day, however, Corrie and her family are betrayed. They're captured and sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camps to die. Yet even in that darkest of places, Corrie still fights. This is her story--and the story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.