This is the 2007, 9th edition of the definitive guide to Holland. This well-proven guidebook for travellers and long-term visitors has stood the test of time, with several editions keeping the information and advice ahead of the game.A focus on both travel and life in Holland sets the guidebook apart from other publications.The guidebook includes travel destinations and first-hand tips for touring well known and less familiar sites - all the practical stuff including opening times, websites and directions on how to get there. And all the resources needed about life in Holland for short and long-term visits, making the guidebook the bible for expats.The chapters include a calendar of yearly events and entertainment; inside information about custom and culture; characteristic Dutch crafts and products; biking and shopping opportunities; eating out; sports venues; markets; living in Holland; special activities and resources for children.The book has a reputation for helping long-stay visitors settle into and enjoy life in the Netherlands - written by insiders.
Responsibility for this 'definitive' guide rests with Shiela Gazaleh-Weevers who is a former representative for the United Nations in London and Paris before she moved to Holland over 30 years ago. Shiela knows first-hand what visitors to a new country need in order to make their stay memorable, whether for a week or for a lifetime. A true international, she divides her time between Rotterdam, France and her native England. Shirley Agudo is an American author, editor and PR professional. She is the co-author of Fodor's Holland (Random House) and the editor of over 20 books. Shirley moved to Europe in 1993 and now lives near Amsterdam. Connie Moser is an American writer, editor and Dutch-to-English translator based in Holland since 1981. She has experienced the ups and downs of expat life and is a frequent contributor to international publicatuions. Connie lives in the Dutch town of Haarlem.