Introduced by award-winning translator Sam Garrett

From outsiders to insiders, from classic to cutting-edge, over seventy brilliant writers reveal the many faces, past and present, of Amsterdam

Ian McEwan describes that perfect Amsterdam moment

Alain de Botton finds the exotic in the ordinary

Cees Nooteboom celebrates a city of water

David Sedaris visits Anne Frank's House

Geert Mak on a nation within a nation

Doeschka Meijsing takes a swim in the canal

Simon Schama evokes old Amsterdam

Dubravka Ugresic discovers a city of exile

Geoff Dyer spends a wild city weekend

'A new breed of city guide ... it makes for some delightful discoveries - even for those of us who think we know the city well' Time Out

'Weaves together fiction and non-fiction, including more than 30 specially translated extracts, to give an intimate portrait of one of Europe's most distinctive cities' The Guardian

'Engrossing' Lonely Planet Traveller

'A great little anthology ... perfect reading for a holiday or weekend break' Daily Telegraph

'An innovative literary alternative to your average guide book' Translated Fiction

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