The value in “Lonely Planet Amsterdam” is in the thumbnail sketches of cafes and reasonably-priced restaurants. The descriptions of the establishments that I am familiar with were right on the money. They are grouped by neighborhood and have basic information, such as opening hours.
As Amsterdam locals, we concur.
Lonely Planet itself says,
Some come to Amsterdam for the anything-goes party scene, some come for the Golden Age art and thriving theatre, but no-one leaves without being bowled over by the merchant’s villas lining the canals, the gracious parks and the laid-back, come-one-come-all vibe that is Amsterdam at its best.