Amsterdam umbrella sites
ABOVE: Amsterdam canal houses, as seen in a canal.
city's official English-language site has information for tourists, business
travelers, and current or propective residents.
You'll find a little of everything at this first-rate site, from hotels and
restaurants to "redlights" and user reviews.
This is a good introduction to Amsterdam, with plenty of information on all the
Amsterdam Appreciation Project
The Prinsenhof, a
budget hotel, prepared this guide for younger travelers.
XXX - The Walletjes
This guide has general advice plus an extensive
section on Amsterdam's "naughty bits."
Hip Guide to Amsterdam
The site that once positioned itself as a guide to "hippyland" seems less
countercultural than it was in its heyday, but it's still useful for business
listings, maps, and a user forum.
Steven Pemberton and Astrid Kerssens wrote this straighforward, succinct, and informative guide.
This independent site (not to be
confused with the country's official tourism site, Holland.com) covers the
basics with a short guide and related articles.
The Netherlands Board of Tourism invites you to discover Holland with its
"16 million people and 16 million things to do."
Photo: Mr. Eckhart.
"Best of the Web"
- Forbes and
The Washington Post
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