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The little history of Amsterdam for Dummies




Maarten Hell

This guide offers you an overview of the rich history of Amsterdam. Get acquainted with the Dutch capital throughout the ages and learn how Amsterdam developed from a swampy settlement into a trade center of global proportions. The glory days of the Golden Age will be discussed, as well as some black pages from Amsterdam's history, such as slavery, the persecution of Jews during World War II and the Bijlmer disaster. Maarten Hell is a journalist and historian. His work includes several books on the history of Amsterdam.

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The little history of Rotterdam for Dummies




Wilma van Giersbergen

This guide offers you an overview of the turbulent history of Rotterdam, birthplace of Erasmus, residence of Willem van Oranje and source of income for many ship-owners and harbor masters. Glory days alternated with dark days, such as the bombing of May 14, 1940. The clearing of the first ruins became the start of the rebuilding of the city. The people of Rotterdam are proud of their modern architecture, of which the Erasmus Bridge, the Market Hall and the new Central Station are fine examples. Wilma van Giersbergen is an art historian and René Spork is an archivist. They both work at the City Archives of Rotterdam.

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The little history of The Hague for Dummies




Léon van der Hulst

The Hague has traditionally been the political capital of the Netherlands as well as the city where those in power resided. Internationally it is the city of peace and justice. This guide introduces you to the rich history of this influential city, birthplace of many political developments. Attention is given to illustrious figures such as Stadtholder Maurits van Oranje, Grand Pensionary Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and famous writer Louis Couperus. Léon van der Hulst is a historian and citizen of The Hague.

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