Every Amsterdammer have read this book at least once. It’s by far the best book about Amsterdam’s fascinating history, written by Geert Mak. He is historian and journalist, and one of the bestselling writers in the Netherlands.
Did you know that the Red Light District of Amsterdam is the oldest area in town? Geert Mak describes how this area was around the year 1300. In this fascinating examination of Amsterdam’s soul, part history, part travel guide, Mak recreates the lives of the early Amsterdam in his book “Amsterdam: A brief life of the city”
- “This is an attractive way to get acquainted with history”.
- “A wonderful book … one of the most readable and most surprising stories that ever appeared.”