And these kinds of dishes and spices came from Indonesia? Rick: Eleven euros. Coffeeshop worker: Yep. How to choose? Rolinka: Yeah. Above: Rick Steves atop the bike garage in Amsterdam. Rick Steves Audio Europe will hopefully make your European travels more meaningful and more fun. Then, once you've done some preliminary research, come back here with more specific questions, and you can get answers. Europe's best-preserved 17th-century city, Amsterdam is quaint and jarring, traditional and modern. And eating well in the Netherlands today includes enjoying cuisine from some of its former colonies. Haarlem Cozy, quiet burg with its own top attractions, plus easy access to big-city Amsterdam. And you can also watch a video clip related to this story: Just visit Rick Steves Classroom Europe and search for polder.) For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, Holiday Sale: Save 30% on all guidebooks and phrase books through 12/10/20 or while supplies last! Amsterdam still looks much like it did in the 1600s — the Dutch Golden Age — when it was the world's richest city, an international sea-trading port, and the cradle of capitalism. Learn more about the Rick Steves Audio Europe app or download the app now: Prefer podcasts? We have about a hundred canals, and they were all dug out in the 17th century, entirely by hand — took them about 30 years. Inside Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Amsterdam and the Netherlands Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites As guide Rolinka Bloeming explains to Rick, the suffering was horrific — many starved, and many others barely survived on a diet of tulip bulbs. Posted on August 2, 2012 December 7, 2016 by Rick Steves The Jordaan: My Home Away from Home in Amsterdam While in Amsterdam, I always rent a bike for the duration of my stay and lock it to a “staple” (as the bike hitching racks here are called) in front of my hotel. In this, one of his last works, the canvas is a wall of thick paint, with roads leading nowhere, and ominous black crows taking flight. That original design still works today. The community that gathered here was named for that Amstel dam — eventually, "Amsterdam.". This student, wanted by the Nazis, disguised himself as a woman. For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, Rolinka: It's my favorite canal, Rick. But, rather than the standard stiff pose, this one bursts with energy. And you can also watch a video clip related to this story: Just visit Rick Steves Classroom Europe and search for polder.) Sep 19, 2017 - Explore David G Wilson's board "Rick Steves Visits to the Museum", followed by 182 people on Pinterest. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Prepare for some differences: curbside urinals, prostitutes who are unionized, taxed, and regulated…and "coffeeshops" that sell marijuana. This unique church — embedded within a townhouse in the middle of the Red Light District — comes with a little bonus: a rare glimpse inside a historic Amsterdam home straight out of a Vermeer painting. Read "Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands" by Rick Steves available from Rakuten Kobo. Rolinka: Grandparents starved so that children could live, and that entire generation of people is actually shorter than their countrymen. Rolinka: Well, the soil is very swampy. Rick: Beautiful. It's a progressive place invigorated by a time-honored spirit of live and let live. …and there's a proper way to try each of the 28 dishes. But hard drugs are strictly forbidden. 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