Five days fifty Amsterdam pubs. Climb on board for this tour of old brown cafÚs, hip cocktail bars, neighbourhood locals, lounges and cultural gathering spots, led by author Ronald Giphart and photographer Jan Bartelsman. Giphart regales us in matchless prose with accounts of chance meetings and impressions garnered on this most formidable of marathons, the pub-crawl. His compelling and intriguing stories are filled with the intoxicating character of each successive location. This is a personal journey, including personal anecdotes and observations. Through Giphart, we see that one flute (beer glass) may not be as good as the other, and that the rules of pub-crawling are not written in stone.
Bartelsman s beautiful photographs give an impression of each pub s individual character to round out the book in style.
Living, Loving and Longing is a must have for Giphart fans and pub-crawlers everywhere. As a guide to the pubs of Amsterdam, this book is indispensible.