•Fresh, cool aesthetic
•Featuring recommendations from the city's coolest chefs, writers, artists and bloggers
•Contains new photography
Built around a maze of canals, a legacy of the city's humble beginnings as a fishing town, Amsterdam is a city that bustles with culture, trade and tourism. Described by locals as a big village, Amsterdam certainly packs enough into its winding streets and bridges for a city twice its size. With an artistic legacy that includes Rembrandt and Van Gogh, the city is an architectural hodgepodge of old and new, with windmills and flower markets contrasting with a neon-tinged nightlife. Whether you choose to travel by foot, bike or houseboat, the tips in this book, provided by locals, help to shine a light on the hidden secrets of this vibrant city.