Developer: Dorling Kindersley
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

There’s something consistently enjoyable about Top 10 lists. That’s why so many websites or magazines use it to list pertinent information about a subject. Publishers and app developer Dorling Kindersley has clearly realized this by launching a series of apps devoted to offering the 10 best of everything to do with a location. In this case, the location being Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: DK Top 10 covers a bit of everything, catering for all budgets. A highlights section draws the user into the pick of the area immediately, with descriptions and photos of places such as the Rijksmuseum and Dam Square. In each case, an easy to read description followed by a break down of 10 reasons why to visit the location are offered. There’s also a map feature plus opening hours, admission prices and contact details, all easily located.

A Things To See & Do section breaks things down even further into a set of top 10 things, covering everything from museums to restaurants, children’s attractions, walks and places to relax and quietly contemplate at. All include map information as needed.

For those in need of a helping hand while planning their trip, Amsterdam: DK Top 10 also includes handy details of where to stay and what to expect. There’s even some useful tips on how to enjoy the trip while on a budget or what to avoid. Help for the disabled tourist and the security conscious is also catered for.

Besides the Inspire Me random recommendation section, Amsterdam: DK Top 10 doesn’t feel quite as interactive as some apps but it’s certainly useful. Much like a good travel guide book, Amsterdam: DK Top 10 covers all the relevant bases with the addition of being cheaper than a book and also including maps and other GPS enabled functionality.

For those planning on visiting the beautiful city of Amsterdam in 2012, this is an ideal app to help guide them around the best the city has to offer.

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