Stadspoort Amsterdam:Redeveloping Amsterdam Centraal Station as a New Urban Center Ritsaart Marcelis
Journey to the center of Amsterdam in the Netherlands! We invite you to come explore the eclectic city of Amsterdam, and see what surprises you! Passport to European Travel Guides offers this comprehensive, yet quick and concise, five-day guide to Amsterdam - one of Europe´s most visited cities! Have no idea where to start? Or maybe you have some idea but could use a treasure trove of great insider tips? Well, read on! You see, we know your trip begins long before you even book the flight, so this guide is chock full of dynamite tips on everything you need to know before you go - and much, much more you´ll thank us for! Passport to European Travel Guides features: Dynamite insider tips - we give you the scoop on everything from local etiquette to saving money Five-day suggested itinerary - cover the best spots the city has to offer in five magical days Luxury sleeps, luxury eats - our best recommendations for ultimate luxury in Amsterdam Budget sleeps, budget eats - best spots for travelers on a budget Map of Amsterdam City snapshot - language, currency, airports, country code, + more Before you go - there are some things you need to know Getting in the mood - with a few great films and books to enjoy before you go Local tourist Information - where to find it once you´re on the ground in the Netherlands Overview of Amsterdam Dutch Phrases for emergencies 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054413/bk_acx0_054413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Other Amsterdam guide books will tell you how to see the sights, get a good hotel room, how to avoid bad weather, and then it will have a blushing section at the end about the infamous red light district and how to more-or-less avoid it. With this Amsterdam travel guide for men, we know exactly why you are going to Amsterdam and we´re here to help you plan your trip and make sure you don´t end up bottoming out in a darkened Dutch alleyway. Amsterdam is the true city without sin, where adult freedoms and sexuality are celebrated and treated with common sense. To ignore this sense of freedom would be to ignore Dutch culture and one of the most vibrant parts of the city. We´ll start by helping you get to the Venice of the North. Find out what time of year you can party the cheapest, how to get to the city for under €100, and how to get around without being ripped off by the sneaky taxi drivers of Amsterdam. We´ll take you around the city and give you a history of Amsterdam - looking at how the red light district fits into that. We´ll show you some of the best budget accommodation around the city center that will put you in walking distance of the windows. In part two of this Amsterdam guidebook it´s time to get ready to party. Whether you are planning a trip with your friends to partake in Amsterdam´s famous libations or just looking for good spots to take a date or meet new people we´ve got you covered. Find out some of the best restaurants, bars, nightclubs, pub crawls, and coffee shops going in the city. From some of the most beloved eateries in all of the Netherlands, to kitsch Dutch cafés and watering holes, to some bastions of the party capital of Europe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sydney Myles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072958/bk_acx0_072958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt´s glorious portraits. But the deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on Earth, is bound up in its unique geography - the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered. Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, ´´craziness is a value´´. But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism, one that profoundly influenced America: political and economic freedom. Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world´s first great global corporation. In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a 16th-century wine-tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch - and world - history. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through its brutal struggle for independence, its golden age as a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under siege. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Shorto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003614/bk_rand_003614_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a young Jewish man in 17th century Amsterdam, Baruch de Spinoza excelled as a theological student; but as he encountered free-thinking Protestants, atheists, and radicals in this relatively tolerant city, he began to question his religion and the nature of God. As a result, he was branded a heretic and faced excommunication. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Matthew Wolf as Baruch de Spinoza; Edward Asner as Abraham van Valkenburgh; Richard Easton as Saul Levi Mortera; Andrea Gabriel as Clara; Arye Gross as Ben Israel; Amy Pietz as Rebekah; James Wagner as Simon de Vries. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Asner, Richard Easton, Andrea Gabriel, Arye Gross, Amy Pietz, James Wagner, Matthew Wolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000319/pf_latw_000319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today. In the late 1960s, an archivist in the New York State Library made an astounding discovery: 12,000 pages of centuries-old correspondence, court cases, legal contracts, and reports from a forgotten society - the Dutch colony centered on Manhattan, which predated the 13 ´´original´´ American colonies. For the past 30 years, scholar Charles Gehring has been translating this trove, which was recently declared a national treasure. Now Russell Shorto has made use of this vital material to construct a sweeping narrative of Manhattan´s founding that gives a startling, fresh perspective on how America began. In an account that blends a novelist´s grasp of storytelling with cutting-edge scholarship, The Island at the Center of the World strips Manhattan of its asphalt, bringing us back to a wilderness island - a hunting ground for Indians, populated by wolves and bears - that became a prize in the global power struggle between the English and the Dutch. Indeed, Russell Shorto shows that America´s founding was not the work of English settlers alone but a result of the clashing of these two 17th-century powers. In fact it was Amsterdam - Europe´s most liberal city, with an unusual policy of tolerance and a polyglot society dedicated to free trade - that became the model for the city of New Amsterdam on Manhattan. While the Puritans of New England were founding a society based on intolerance, on Manhattan the Dutch created a free-trade, upwardly mobile melting pot that would help shape not only New York but America. The story moves from the halls of power in London and The Hague to bloody naval encounters on the high seas. The characters in the saga - the men and women who played a part in Manhattan´s founding - range from the philosop 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Shorto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004693/bk_rand_004693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.