I’ve never owned one myself, but many of my friends are huge fans of those Moleskine journal books. As far as I know they are really high quality blank journals that are beloved by many a traveler. Yesterday a friend told me about a new series of city-specific Moleskines, and of course the reason I’m mentioning it is because there is a Moleskine City Notebook for Amsterdam.
They are pretty compact and they feature good color Amsterdam city maps as well as a Metro map and a few other travel guide features. They are too thick and expensive to use only for the maps, but for someone who likes Moleskines and is headed to Amsterdam these seem like they’d be well worth it. I’m actually going to see if I can find one for my upcoming Amsterdam research trip.