Check out works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh and bike along canals fringed with Dutch elm trees?with Rick Steves' Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels, travelers can experience the best of this world-class destination?economically and hassle-free. From historic sights to progressive politics, the Netherlands offers endless sights and activities, and no one knows how to experience it all without wasting time and money better than Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw. They cover the famous destinations, such as the Anne Frank House and the Red Light District, as well as a number of off-the-beaten path options that will take travelers away from the city and into a countryside filled with windmills and old farm houses. So whether it's enjoying Flemish art in Bruges or some of the world's best marijuana in Amsterdam, Rick Steves' Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels leads the way.
Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 80 at Europe Through the Back Door?in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle?Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.
Gene Openshaw is a writer, composer, tour guide, and lecturer on art and history. Specializing in writing walking tours of Europe's cultural sights, Gene has coauthored 10 of Rick's books and contributes to Rick's public television series. As a composer, Gene has written a full-length opera (Matter), a violin sonata, and dozens of songs. He lives near Seattle with his daughter, and roots for the Mariners in good times and bad.