Trip Plan Details
- NeighbourfoodmarketWestergasterreinrecommended NeighbourfoodmarketYoung, old, hungover and fresh as a daisy meet where Amsterdam’s finest food has come together. Everyone who loves traditionally made, delicious food, eating together and who has managed to get out of ... read morebed on time. At the NeighbourFood Market, good food sellers from in and around the city meet. It’s a meeting place for caterers, eco farmers, traiteurs, bakers, butchers, celebrated local chefs, cheesemakers, sausagemakers, juice pressers, soup boilers, sandwich heroes, fanatical foodies, baristas, lords of the tea, enthousiastic producers and distributors… in other words: everyone from the city who offers fine food and drinks, along with love and a story..Comment.4 months ago. ReportRick Blom
For a foodie I sugges going to the neighbourfood market, next one up is 17 November.
- VinkelesKeizersgracht 384, Amsterdam, Netherlandsrecommended VinkelesOne of the very best restaurants in Amsterdam, if not in The Netherlands. Situated in hotel The Dylan, the restaurant combines excellent food (try the chef's signature, dove) with great hospitality! ... read moreMaitre Casper Westerveld is an excellen host and will make sure you have a memorable evening!!!Recommended for:Dennis Janssen
One of the very best restaurants in a unique setting (the hotel is the former "home of the poor", the restaurant is build in the old bakery, you can still see the ovens). Certainly not cheap, but well worth every penny you pay!!
- Museum Electric LadylandTweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam, Netherlandsrecommended Museum Electric LadylandElectric Ladyland is more like Eclectic Wonderland to me - or at least, that's how I felt inside this bizarre and simply "cool, dude" shop/museum. Nike, the owner, is a modern-day hippie who has ... read morecollected all sorts of flourescent-themed objects from around the world - like gray rocks that dazzle bright colors when placed beneath certain light wavelengths. He has devoted the shop to the phenomenon of fluorescence, and you will never have imagined you needed to see so many things glow...until you see them. If you get a chance, ask Nike to show you his glow-in-the-dark tattoo. You don't even need to be on 'shrooms to trip out in this place.Becky Mahan
Say hi to Nike for me!
- Int Aepjen ProeflokaalZeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam, Netherlandsrecommended Int Aepjen ProeflokaalCafe In't Aapjen is one of those eclectic characters in Amsterdam, with a history so rich you want to sit down and soak it all in. It is one of the few cafes that still serves marijuana to tourists, ... read moreyet has zero touristy connotations. As one of the last remaining authentic wooden houses in Amsterdam, it is a true "brown cafe" replete in 16th-century architectural splendor and bursting with character. The dim interior and era-appropriate atmosphere make you feel like you have been plunked down on the pages of a centuries-old storybook, or as though Vincent Van Gogh is just about to walk in. Truly a remarkable experience and a favorite hideaway of mine when I am in the city.
- Mauro MansionGeldersekade 16, Amsterdam 1012 BH, The Netherlandsrecommended Mauro MansionA charming throwback to the early 20th century, you'll truly "go Dutch" stepping into the Mauro Mansion's decor. Ring the bell (buzzer) outside the front door and be greeted like a proper guest: the ... read moreowners will welcome you in and show you one of the nine rooms that will be yours for your stay. (Complete with a vase of fresh flowers to greet you.) Face either the street and canal or the quiet garden courtyard in a room so cozy and quaint, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time - especially at night, when the lamps glow softly like candlelight, and you can sip a free glass of wine on the house (wonderful touch!) And if your free drinks run out, an "honesty bar" is available, stocked with pretty much everything for great prices - grab and go, just "declare" them when you check out.
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.Becky Mahan
If you don't already have a place to stay, this is my favorite!
- NH Grand Hotel KrasnapolskyDam 9, Amsterdam 1012 JS, The Netherlands (Formerly Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky)recommended NH Grand Hotel KrasnapolskyI have been lucky enough to stay here on 3 separate occasions. The hotel truly has the best location I have ever seen! It is is the heart of Dam Sq, 5 minute walk from the main train station and 1 ... read moreminute walk into the Red Light District. The service is amazing, The Winter Garden is spectacular and I would stay here again and again!!!Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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!
- Entrecôte et les DamesVan Baerlestraat 47, Amsterdamrecommended Entrecôte et les DamesSteak, fries and salad. Incredible tarragon sauce for the steak, mayonnaise that's a cut above for the fries (yes, I have been living in Europe for almost 8 years, and I have mayo on my fries. So ... read morethere, Pulp Fiction.) And to start, fresh, nearly perfect gem lettuce leaves. Other sexy little touches include leaving your bottle of wine on the table and charging only for how much you've polished off at the end of the meal, and the delightful second helping of steak and fries that comes to the rescue just as you think the deliciousness is about to end.Recommended for:FoodiesJulia P
If you two like the entrecote experience, this place is awesome.
- De KasKamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 1097 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands
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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.
- Sama SeboP.C. Hooftstraat 27, Amsterdam, NH 1071 BL Netherlandsrecommended Sama SeboAmsterdam is known for good Indonesian food. After all, the Netherlands once occupied the archipelago under colonial rule. With the days of Imperialism in the past, the two countries now enjoy a ... read morehealthy exchange of culture, including great cuisine. This is one of the better places to find excellently prepared traditional Indonesian dishes in a refined yet relaxed setting. Situated between the luxury shops of P.C. Hooftstraat and the world class museums on the Museumplein, this is also a great location - perfect for a lunch or dinner after a day of shopping and gazing at fine art!Arlo Hemphill
Not everyone knows this, but Amsterdam has the best Indonesian food in Europe. This is one of the better places to sample traditional fare. Delicious. Also, very close to the Museumplein if you are thinking about heading back to any of the major musuems.
- Anne Frank HousePrinsengracht 267, Amsterdam, NH 1016 GV Netherlandsrecommended Anne Frank HouseThis is a very sad but very important place to visit in Amsterdam. The house itself is a bit dreary and forbidding, but the visitor's center is something quite special. I really enjoyed the highly ... read moreemotional video that plays at the end of your self-guided tour. It tugs on the heart strings for sure.Recommended for:History BuffsArlo Hemphill
This probably qualifies as the tourist stuff you did on your first trip, but if not - it is a must see. Very moving exhibit.
- The Bulldog PalaceLeidseplein 15, Amsterdam, Netherlandsrecommended The Bulldog PalaceI wouldn't recommend hanging out here as it's a total tourist trap, but I DO recommend stopping in for the space chocolate milkshake. It's my favorite treat in all of Amsterdam!Arlo Hemphill
Start your night out with a space milkshake at the Bulldog Palace. They're delicious and pack just the right amount of buzz to function and enjoy social surroundings!
- Cheese Shop - Kaashandel Wout ArxhoekDamstraat 17- 19, 1012 JL Amsterdam, Netherlandsrecommended Cheese Shop - Kaashandel Wout ArxhoekCheese, cheese, and more cheese! Be sure to sample local cheeses at this shop (or any other throughout the city). Take your camera for some great photo opportunities. Dutch cheeses and hearty bread ... read morecombine to make a fabulous al fresco lunch!Recommended for:Leigh Virkus
Make sure you take time to just interact with the locals - going into the shops that are not just tourist traps. We like to go into the supermarkets just to see the different products that they have, and also the same.
- Brouwerij 't IJ BVFunenkade 7, Amsterdam, Netherlandsrecommended Brouwerij 't IJ BVAmazing brewery! The beer is brewed right in the windmill, which is a unique touch. It gets really busy, filled with locals- so it's a great place to step out of the tourist center. It's definitely a ... read moremust-see for beer lovers, I highly recommend!