The Holland Handbook 2018-2019

For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting this moment, the time has come once again for the annual update of The Holland Handbook. Over the years, this book has grown and developed: it has been expanded upon to include topics that have gained in importance and relevance since the book first appeared, and … Continued


ABC Tips for the Winter

Fiction   Promises of Blood by David Thorne Rather than leave his fortune to his three children, William Gove has chosen ten random people as his beneficiaries. After his death, Lawyer Daniel Connell begins the job of tracking them down, but an offhand comment reveals the shocking possibility that each of the recipients is connected … Continued


ABC Tips For the Spring

In 1972, a couple of young enthusiastic Americans came to Amsterdam, the city where anybody, anything and everything goes, and decided to open a store with American erotic magazines and book remainders bought for 10 cents a pound dry weight. Today the American Book Center has grown into one of the biggest, maybe even the … Continued


ABC Tips for the Summer

FICTION   Seven for a Secret by Lyndsey Faye When a terrified woman staggers into Timothy Wilde’s office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her reply is, “My family”. The search for her mixed-race sister and son will plunge Wilde into the world of the Blackbirders, who, under the legal business … Continued


Learn to Cycle in Amsterdam

Whoever thought that riding your bicycle could be so complicated? That it required not just motor skills and traffic awareness, but also social and emotional skills? If you grew up riding your bike in some other less-bicycle-friendly country, then you will almost certainly experience some challenges as you attempt to navigate the traffic snarls in … Continued


ABC Tips for the Spring

In 1972, a couple of young enthusiastic Americans came to Amsterdam, the city where anybody, anything and everything goes, and decided to open a store with American erotic magazines and book remainders bought for 10 cents a pound dry weight. Today the American Book Center has grown into one of the biggest, maybe even the … Continued


ABC Tips For The Summer

In 1972, a couple of young enthusiastic Americans came to Amsterdam, the city where anybody, anything and everything goes, and decided to open a store with American erotic magazines and book remainders bought for 10 cents a pound dry weight. Today the American Book Center has grown into one of the biggest, maybe even the … Continued


ABC Tips for the Fall

In 1972, a couple of young enthusiastic Americans came to Amsterdam, the city where anybody, anything and everything goes, and decided to open a store with American erotic magazines and book remainders bought for 10 cents a pound dry weight. Today the American Book Center has grown into one of the biggest, maybe even the … Continued


Is There Such a Thing as a Typical Dutchie?

When is someone considered a real Dutch person – or Dutchie as they sometimes call themselves? Do you need to know the whole national anthem by heart? Or do you have to have visited the Rijksmuseum at least once? No, of course not. A real Dutchie is someone you can recognise by their behaviour, their … Continued


Atlas of Amsterdam

The Atlas of Amsterdam presents the Dutch capital through hundreds of maps, countless graphs and dozens of photos. It tells you all about the 180+ nationalities that live and work in the city, expats from all corners of the world and the thousands of tourists who flock there every year. It also covers bicycles and … Continued


ABC Tips for the Autumn

Fiction   City On Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg New Year’s Eve, 1976. Teenager Sam clings to life after being shot in Central Park. Who wanted her dead? Why did she change her plans and head uptown? This mystery brings together a cast made up of the broadest spectrum of New York’s citizens whose stories … Continued


ABC Tips for the Winter

In 1972, a couple of young enthusiastic Americans came to Amsterdam, the city where anybody, anything and everything goes, and decided to open a store with American erotic magazines and book remainders bought for 10 cents a pound dry weight. Today the American Book Center has grown into one of the biggest, maybe even the … Continued