A delightful journey through time and through the streets of one of the greatest cultural capitals in Europe.
Geert Mak is a jounalist and historian, and one of Holland's
bestselling writers; he is author of the prize-winning In
Europe and An Island in Time.
Philip Blom was born in Hamburg in 1970 and now works in London as a journalist, novelist and translator.
Lovers of Amsterdam will revel in the exhaustive reconstruction of
everyday life in the medieval city * Independent on Sunday *
A strong sense of irony and a lively prose style make Geert Mak's Amsterdam one of the most unusual and engaging 'city books' I have read this year * Sunday Times *
Mak's brief is... to bring Amsterdam into the modern age. This he does with wit and style. But his real achievement... is to make accessible unfussily - and unsentimentally - one of Europe's most astonishing urban success stories -- James Woodall * Financial Times *
This excellent book is more than essential -- Irvine Welsh