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Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the easiest of China, together with Beijing's Forbidden urban, Hong Kong's harbor perspectives, the Silk Road’s walled cities, and Yunnan's forests and gorges. Our neighborhood specialists vet each advice to make sure you utilize it slow, even if it’s your first journey or your fifth.
MUST-SEE points of interest from the nice Wall to the Qing Tombs
excellent motels for each price range
top eating places to meet more than a few tastes
wonderful positive aspects on chinese language empires, foodstuff, and tea
precious tips about while to head and how you can save
INSIDER point of view from neighborhood experts
colour images AND MAPS to motivate and advisor your journey

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Jacob Hooij Kloveniersburgwal 10 T 020/624 3041. Mon 1–6pm, Tues–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–5pm. In business at this address since 1778, this is a traditional homeopathic chemist P L A C E S The Old Centre city’s poshest pen shop, with an excellent selection of pens and writing accessories. German soldiers from shopping on the ground floor, where the store’s Jewish employees were concentrated, as they always had been, in the luxury goods section. Nowadays it’s good for clothes, accessories and kids’ stuff.

The building is a grand affair, and makes an attractive setting for the numerous clothes chains that now inhabit its redbrick interior. – entire families grinning more or less amiably at the women in the windows or discussing the specifications of the sex toys in the shops. There’s a nasty undertow to the district, however, oddly enough sharper during the daytime, when the pimps hang out in shifty gangs and drug addicts wait anxiously, assessing the chances of scoring their next hit. Don’t even think about taking a picture of one of the windows, unless you’re prepared for some major grief from the camera-shy prostitutes and their minders.

A cut above the rest. Cafés and tearooms Arnots Singel 441. 30pm. Closed Sat & Sun. A basement café serving some of the best coffee in town along with wholemeal sandwiches and freshly squeezed apple juice. A great summertime spot with people spilling out onto the pavement. Café Beurs van Berlage Beurssplein 1. Tues–Sun 10am–6pm. The best chance to glimpse the interior of the Beurs, and an elegantly furnished place to drink coffee or eat lunch. Tables outside too. Latei Zeedijk 174. Mon–Wed 8am–6pm, Thurs & Fri 8am–10pm, Sat 9am– 10pm, Sun 11am–6pm.

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