Amsterdam -


A brief life of the city



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A delightful journey through time and through the streets of one of the greatest cultural capitals in Europe. 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

Product code: 9781860467899

ISBN 9781860467899
Publisher Vintage Publishing
No. Of Pages 352
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS22
In this examination of Amsterdam's soul, part history, part travel guide, the Dutch writer Geert Mak depicts the lives of the early Amsterdammers and traces the city's progress from a little town of merchants, sailors, farmers and fishermen into a thriving metropolis. He also provides his own insights into the psyche of Amsterdam's citizens.