Help Laura Florence with their trip plan: Going to Amsterdam
Since you've done the touristy stuff, perhaps you might want to see what the locals are looking into. There's a blog
( www DOT yourlittleblackbook DOT me ) where a local blogs about all the upcoming events as well as openings for hip new shops and restaurants. I've got a list of places I've wanted to get to that she has recommended but haven't had a chance to get to yet such as Pasta e Basta, Ricardo's in Odeon and &Samhound Food Lab.
You can't beat the location and the hotel although 5* runs amazing specials! 5 minute walk from the train station and the nightlife is literally 10 feet away. LOVE!
Enjoy a true Dutch-style breakfast in the common room, surf the Internet with free Wi-Fi, or borrow a movie from the DVD library and curl up in your gorgeous room for a rainy afternoon of relaxing.
The owners, Berry and Marcel, are extraordinarily helpful and true gentlemen - they'll carry your luggage up the winding staircases to higher rooms, book you tickets or tours online, or respond to virtually every beck and call you may have - making the Mauro Mansion truly a jewel in the Amsterdam crown.
If you don't already have a place to stay, this is my favorite!
Say hi to Nike for me!