Well normally we talk about places ,stuff do ,shop and artists. However today we decided to write about a book which you should read if you are from Amsterdam,live there or plan to travel.
The author Geert Mak wrote an amazing piece on Amsterdam and explains it’s history from the beginning as a small swamp city to its cosmopolitan era of today in the format of a novel.
The book is a great read as he constructs Amsterdam ; for you by means of historical data and real people through the centuries offering an insight into the real life. Whats even better is that he adds a lot of graphic detail pictures,paintings,maps and more making the events more tangible.
What I think is the coolest is; read pieces of it and visit these locations to see its changes but also feel its history.
The book has just gone into its 36th reprint this week in dutch and is available on Amazon in english both as a book or a ebook.
The dutch version is called: een kleine geschiedenis van Amsterdam.
The english version is called: Amsterdam a brief.
It’s a great read. Enjoy !!!