This was my course book for philosophy of science in the second year at the University of Amsterdam. Not a big surprise, since the teacher was author #1. I found the book adequate, but nothing more. Dryly written, though it touches the important central points. The class was worse: a rehashing of what we should have read in the book, for those who hadn't. Needless to say, I stopped attending after week one and passed anyway.
I would recommend Rens Bod's 'De Vergeten Wetenschappen' for a more interesting coursebook for the history of the humanities. You can do Popper, Kuhn, etc. in one or two classes to the side for good measure.