Welcome to Amsterdam – a city where the past and present collide.
Whether you want to cruise the narrow waterways, wonder at the works of the Old Masters in the Rijksmuseum, or cycle through the bulbfields, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Amsterdam has to offer.
Rich in heritage, Amsterdam's perfectly preserved 17th-century canal-side mansions invoke the city’s former wealth. But Amsterdam is so much more than it's past. Bubbling with creativity and liberalism, the streets are awash with cutting-edge art, theatre and food. And while night owls flock to the buoyant bars and performance art venues, families will find a huge mix of attractions and activities that won't fail to keep the kids entertained.
Our newly updated 2023 guide brings Amsterdam to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights, trusted travel advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations, which place you inside the city's iconic buildings and neighborhoods. DK Eyewitness Amsterdam is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.
Inside DK Eyewitness Amsterdam you will find:
- A fully-illustrated top experiences guide: our expert pick of Amsterdam’s must-sees and hidden gems.
- Accessible itineraries to make the most out of each and every day.
- Expert advice: honest recommendations for getting around safely, when to visit each sight, what to do before you visit, and how to save time and money.
- Color-coded chapters to every part of Amsterdam, from Central Canal Ring to the Museum Quarter, Plantage to Noord.
- Practical tips: the best places to eat, drink, shop and stay.
- Detailed maps and walks to help you navigate the region country easily and confidently.
- Covers: Nieuwe Zijde, Oude Zijde, Central Canal Ring, Museum Quarter, Eastern Canal Ring, Jordaan and the Western Islands, Plantage, Noord, Beyond Amsterdam.
Touring the country? Try our DK Eyewitness The Netherlands. Want the best of Amsterdam in your pocket? Look out for our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Amsterdam.
About DK Eyewitness:
At DK Eyewitness, we believe in the power of discovery. We make it easy for you to explore your dream destinations. DK Eyewitness travel guides have been helping travelers to make the most of their breaks since 1993. Filled with expert advice, striking photography and detailed illustrations, our highly visual DK Eyewitness guides will get you closer to your next adventure. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations, from pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. Named Top Guidebook Series at the 2020 Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, we know that wherever you go next, your DK Eyewitness travel guides are the perfect companion.