Amsterdam Museumguides

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Five museumguides

The series Amsterdam Museum eBooks consist of lavishly illustrated, accessible museumguides, written by experts in the field, art historians and historians. They are a great way to fully prepare your visit to Amsterdam.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is the essential guide to the highlights of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam that re-opened in 2013 after a major renovation. The book is fully up-to-date and contains many color images of the wonderful works of art in this greatest treasure trove of Holland. Since the museum contains too many works of art to digest in a day, it is best to concentrate on its highlights so you can maximize your viewing experience.

The lavishly illustrated Van Gogh Museum guide is your no-nonsense guide to one of Amsterdam’s most popular museums. The Van Gogh museum guide provides all you need to know about Van Gogh. It contains a biography of the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and describes and lllustrates the work of many of his contemporaries. You will learn a lot about the Van Gogh’s  pictures, and the way he worked. A useful and pleasantly written guide that is useful if you want to enjoy the marvellous works by Van Gogh and his contemporaries in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

The Anne Frank House is a brief guide to the world famous hiding place of the Jewish girl Anne Frank during the Second World War. And the Hermitage Amsterdam gives an introduction to this satellite of the St Petersburg Museum. Should you wish to read all of them, they have now been compiled into one practical guide: Things To Do in Amsterdam: Museums.

We have made a selection for you of the most important Amsterdam Museums. Unfortunately the Stedelijk Museum could not be included in this series of museumguides for Amsterdam museums because of copyright on modern art.

You are invited to download one museum guide for free!

As an ‘appetizer” you get the introductory guide to the Hermitage Amsterdam for free. You can download it from Amazon (only for US customers), Apple iTunes, Kobo, Nook, Scribd and Tolino.

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These guides to Amsterdam museums have been written by Marko Kassenaar and Liesbeth Heenk. Marko Kassenaar has a vast knowledge of art, art history and the history of Amsterdam. He writes in a very engaging way, and refrains from using jargon. This is a great pro – usually museumguides are too boring to be true. Liesbeth Heenk is a Dutch art historian and publisher, specialized in Van Gogh.

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NEW! The Haarlem Walk

Just outside of Amsterdam there is the lovely city of Haarlem. Should you be interested in a great walking guide of this city full of history, you may want to download The Haarlem Walk by Glynis Ann Cooper.

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The Haarlem Walk covers over 65 places of interest, both large and small, and is the best way to get a comprehensive view of the beautiful and well-preserved city center of Haarlem. With 150 photographs and a selection of classic paintings from the Frans Hals museum, this book could be read before you walk; as you may want to spend more time on the items that interest you most on your visit to Haarlem.

Haarlem is in an ideal location for any visitor to the Netherlands. It is situated approximately 20 kilometers west of Amsterdam, as well as close to the beautiful beach of Zandvoort, where there are fun events and activities for children and youth from spring to summer.

From Haarlem, you can easily cycle through the flat landscape to the Keukenhof through the tulip fields (in season). Haarlem is also well connected by public transport. The train is an efficient and reliable way to get you from Haarlem to The Hague or any other destination on your visit to the Netherlands. Haarlem also has direct bus links to and from Schiphol Airport.

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