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Novelist Jessie Burton on Amsterdam

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The author of The Miniaturist on the beguiling blend of tradition and modernity in a city that provided the inspiration for her 17th-century-set debut novel and Waterstones Book of the Year 2014 Top 10 free things to do in Amsterdam
A new Amsterdam - and a new Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is classically romantic but is also funky, forward-thinking and citizen-friendly. In the old centre, around the southern canal belt, there are these beautiful 17th-century merchants' houses that 21st-century Amsterdammers still live in. I've always thought it wears its historical cloak quite casually and doesn't...
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