Eyewitness Guide to Amsterdam
I was born and raised in Amsterdam. This is the Guide I recommend. Click here to look inside the book
Insight Guide to Amsterdam
A very good book that captures the "look and feel" of the city very well. Not as practical as other guides during
the trip, this book, illustrated with excellent photographs, makes for good pre-trip reading and after-trip reminiscing
» Living & Working in the Netherlands
by Pat Rush
» The Rough Guide to Amsterdam
includes lots of practical info (e.g. how to use the trams, where to get free beer, how to tell all those cheeses apart).
» More Books about Holland
» Active Radio listing of 300+ Dutch stations
» 192 Goed Idee
(Dutch) Those who fondly remember the offshore station, Radio Veronica
, will be permanently tuned to this station. Not only will you hear many of the old-time DJs, but the ''pirate radio atmosphere'' is the same.
» Evangelische Omroep
(Dutch) Holland's Evangelical Broadcasting Organization.
» Omroep.nl (Dutch) (English)
(Dutch) Portal for all of Holland's public broadcasting organizations.
» Radio Netherlands World Service
(Dutch and English) (Listen)
» Background Notes: Netherlands
by the U.S. State Department, with info like this: ''The Netherlands is the eighth-largest U.S. export market, as well as the third-largest direct investor in the United States, behind the United Kingdom and Japan.''
» Country Info
Detailed information about the Netherlands
» CIA's World Factbook: Netherlands
Information gathered by CIA spies?
» The Netherlands
Encarta Encyclopedia article
» Holland Horizon
Published every three months by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from the Netherlands Board of Tourism (NBT) and the Netherlands Foreign Trade Agency (EVD). Holland Horizon reports on economic, cultural, historical, social and political developments in the Netherlands. The PDF edition of Holland Horizon is available on this website in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.
» The Media in the Netherlands
» Expatica.com News and community for the expatriate
. Includes everything from practical information on how to move to the Netherlands
, to english-language news, and detailed explanations of Dutch customs, morals (uhuh!), and habits.
» Religion News Blog
News about religious cults, sects, alternative religions and related issues.
» Dutch In Touch
(English) Mailing list for Dutch folks - and their friends, family members, and other loved ones - around the world. Exchange Holland-related news items, recipes, travel- or immigration tips. Discuss current affairs involving the Netherlands, or the Dutch abroad.
» Dutch Press Review
(English) Provided by Radio Netherlands.
» The Netherlands Post
(English) News items roundup
» News and Events
(English) provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ''Selected press releases and speeches; Dutch events; international conferences and special items.''
Items added after August, 2002:
» Religion News Blog
News Collection, various sources
» Database of archived news items
(Includes items added between Oct. 25, 1999 and Jan. 31, 2002. See about this database
Note: Most of the items included here are of a general nature. News items on specific religious organizations, people, movements, issues, etcetera, are listed in the A-Z Apologetics Index
(Apr. 19, 1999) Religious Awakening In Holland
» More about Amsterdam
» More about Holland
Euthanasia was recently legalized in the Netherlands. Much of the rhetoric from critics is based on misinformation and faulty logic.
» About Euthanasia
» Live and let die is new Dutch religion
(Briefly explains why the Dutch are so tolerant)
Much information exists online about the Dutch approach to drugs. Most of the misinformation is created by the U.S. government, whose costly ''war against drugs'' isn't working.
» Europe shifts out of drug-war mode
, Christian Science Monitor, Mar. 12, 2001: ''Belgium, Britain, France, and Portugal are among those moving toward the Dutch model of treatment, not arrest.''
» McCaffrey: Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics
How former U.S. drugs czar Barry McCaffrey lied his way through Europe and deliberately misinformed the American public.
» Narcostate or Model
25 years of Liberal Drug Policy in The Netherlands
» Back to your roots ''Dutch people travel the world and stick around, for a couple of years or for good. The Netherlands Board of Tourism keeps you connected with your roots.''
» Holland Ring
Home pages for, by and about Dutch people living abroad (and for those interested in all things Dutch).
» Royal Dutch Embassy in the U.S.A.
» The Shelter - Christian Youth Hostels
Highly recommended by the publisher of Apologetics Index.
» Netherlands Board of Tourism
» Tourism, Visas, and Visiting the Netherlands
Information provided by the Royal Dutch Embassy in the U.S.A.