Tim's Guidebook for Amsterdam

Tim
Tim's Guidebook for Amsterdam

Food Scene

My nr. 1 restaurant recommendation in Amsterdam East. Delicious Thai food with a great beer selection. Located near Brewery 't IJ.
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Boi Boi
12HS Dapperstraat
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My nr. 1 restaurant recommendation in Amsterdam East. Delicious Thai food with a great beer selection. Located near Brewery 't IJ.
Most tasteful shared dining-concept of Amsterdam. Small platters with the idea of sharing are being served. Reservations are often necessary!
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THT
5A Buiksloterweg
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Most tasteful shared dining-concept of Amsterdam. Small platters with the idea of sharing are being served. Reservations are often necessary!
Affordable Indonesian restaurant in the city center. Their "rames"-plates (a combination-dish and therefore a good introduction to Indonesian cuisine) are overwhelmingly big.
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Kantjil & De Tijger
291-293 Spuistraat
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Affordable Indonesian restaurant in the city center. Their "rames"-plates (a combination-dish and therefore a good introduction to Indonesian cuisine) are overwhelmingly big.
An unusual pick, as the concept might not serve everybody, but by far the best Surinam food of Amsterdam: first you order your dish, and with your coupon you queue to collect your food at a separate counter.
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Roopram Roti
4 Eerste Van Swindenstraat
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An unusual pick, as the concept might not serve everybody, but by far the best Surinam food of Amsterdam: first you order your dish, and with your coupon you queue to collect your food at a separate counter.
Affordable Italian food. An international chain, so it doesn't disappoint.
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Vapiano Amsterdam
2-4 Amstelstraat
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Affordable Italian food. An international chain, so it doesn't disappoint.
For a taste of Mexico, Los Pilones is the place to be.
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Los Pilones
59/63 Kerkstraat
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For a taste of Mexico, Los Pilones is the place to be.
This place is amazing for lunch: people are queueing up for the best dim sum of Amsterdam. Highly recommended, but it the line might take some time.
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Oriental City
177-179 Oudezijds Voorburgwal
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This place is amazing for lunch: people are queueing up for the best dim sum of Amsterdam. Highly recommended, but it the line might take some time.
Belgian chain but undoubtedly best place in Amsterdam East for breakfast.
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Le Pain Quotidien
35F Linnaeusstraat
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Belgian chain but undoubtedly best place in Amsterdam East for breakfast.
A local curiosity: friendly Amsterdam women serve great sandwiches - particularly the meat croquet sandwich ('broodje kroket') is a good lunch option!
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Eetsalon Van Dobben
5-7-9 Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat
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A local curiosity: friendly Amsterdam women serve great sandwiches - particularly the meat croquet sandwich ('broodje kroket') is a good lunch option!
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Loetje Oost
15 Ruyschstraat
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Drinks & Nightlife

Known for its endless beer list and roomy patio, yet it also serves decent food (their grilled chicken is amazing). Can be crowded, though!
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De Biertuin Linnaeusstraat
29 Linnaeusstraat
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Known for its endless beer list and roomy patio, yet it also serves decent food (their grilled chicken is amazing). Can be crowded, though!
Best place for craft beer (the IPA is my favorite), but be aware of the opening times (closes at 9pm). Always a good mix between locals and tourists.
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Brouwerij 't IJ
7 Funenkade
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Best place for craft beer (the IPA is my favorite), but be aware of the opening times (closes at 9pm). Always a good mix between locals and tourists.
Great Belgian beer bar close to Leidseplein. Has some good Belgian food options, too.
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De Zotte
29 Raamstraat
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Great Belgian beer bar close to Leidseplein. Has some good Belgian food options, too.
Another place for craft beer (try the DIPA), as well as some good food options. Their nachos (all toppings) are a good combination with the beer.
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Micro brewery. Brouwerij De Prael
30 Oudezijds Voorburgwal
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Another place for craft beer (try the DIPA), as well as some good food options. Their nachos (all toppings) are a good combination with the beer.
A nice place to read your newspaper and relax a bit after a good day of walking. Their outdoor patio is amazing in summer.
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Café de Jaren
20 Nieuwe Doelenstraat
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A nice place to read your newspaper and relax a bit after a good day of walking. Their outdoor patio is amazing in summer.
Good spot to catch a breath while walking in Vondelpark. Part of Brewery 't IJ these days!
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The Blue Tea House
5 Vondelpark
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Good spot to catch a breath while walking in Vondelpark. Part of Brewery 't IJ these days!
Chill place near the water at Marnixstraat. Amazing drink list, and some nice food options, too.
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Waterkant
246 Marnixstraat
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Chill place near the water at Marnixstraat. Amazing drink list, and some nice food options, too.
A bit pricy, but on top of the Doubletree Hilton next to the Central Station, the Skylounge offers great cocktails with an amazing view over Amsterdam.
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SkyLounge Amsterdam
4 Oosterdoksstraat
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A bit pricy, but on top of the Doubletree Hilton next to the Central Station, the Skylounge offers great cocktails with an amazing view over Amsterdam.

Entertainment & Activities

Zoo park founded in 19th century, with chimps, zebras & elephants, plus aquarium & planetarium.
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Artis Zoo
38-40 Plantage Kerklaan
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Zoo park founded in 19th century, with chimps, zebras & elephants, plus aquarium & planetarium.
When visiting Amsterdam, it's difficult to avoid a boat tour. I have no recommendation for a particular company; companies are spread out along canals.
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Canal Boat Tour Amsterdam Cruise
8 Stationsplein
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When visiting Amsterdam, it's difficult to avoid a boat tour. I have no recommendation for a particular company; companies are spread out along canals.
Something to consider: visiting the tall tower behind central station (you can take the ferry to cross the water). Definitely do the swing!
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A'DAM Lookout
5 Overhoeksplein
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Something to consider: visiting the tall tower behind central station (you can take the ferry to cross the water). Definitely do the swing!
My favorite concert venue of Amsterdam. Everyday, a new (international) band hits the stage. Check their website for the agenda.
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Paradiso
6-8 Weteringschans
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My favorite concert venue of Amsterdam. Everyday, a new (international) band hits the stage. Check their website for the agenda.
Pathe is the most popular chain for (blockbuster) movies in Amsterdam. The 'grote zaal' (theater 1) at Tuschinski (near Rembrandtplein) is utterly amazing and worth a visit!
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Pathé Tuschinski
26-34 Reguliersbreestraat
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Pathe is the most popular chain for (blockbuster) movies in Amsterdam. The 'grote zaal' (theater 1) at Tuschinski (near Rembrandtplein) is utterly amazing and worth a visit!
Bike rental place nearest my condo.
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Black Bikes Oostpoort
1E Land van Cocagneplein
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Bike rental place nearest my condo.

Arts & Culture

Museum house where Anne Frank & her family hid from the Nazis in a secret annex, during WWII. Should be on your list, but reserve in advance!
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Anne Frank-huset
263-267 Prinsengracht
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Museum house where Anne Frank & her family hid from the Nazis in a secret annex, during WWII. Should be on your list, but reserve in advance!
My favorite museum in Amsterdam. It houses the world's largest collection of Van Gogh paintings, alongside drawings & letters. Reservations recommended!
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Van Gogh-museet
6 Museumplein
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My favorite museum in Amsterdam. It houses the world's largest collection of Van Gogh paintings, alongside drawings & letters. Reservations recommended!
Photography museum. Has some really good temporary exhibitions. Worth visiting!
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Foam
609 Keizersgracht
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Photography museum. Has some really good temporary exhibitions. Worth visiting!
19th-century building housing Dutch Golden Age painting masterpieces & vast European art collection. The Amsterdam version of the Louvre, so it takes some time to see it all.
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Rijksmuseum
1 Museumstraat
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19th-century building housing Dutch Golden Age painting masterpieces & vast European art collection. The Amsterdam version of the Louvre, so it takes some time to see it all.
Art objects, photos, music and film from non-Western cultures (particularly the former Dutch colonies), including regular kids' exhibitions.
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Tropenmuseum
2 Linnaeusstraat
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Art objects, photos, music and film from non-Western cultures (particularly the former Dutch colonies), including regular kids' exhibitions.
International Theater Amsterdam is my favorite theater company with award-winning plays. Although they play in Dutch, every Thursday the plays are surtitled in English.
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Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
26 Leidseplein
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International Theater Amsterdam is my favorite theater company with award-winning plays. Although they play in Dutch, every Thursday the plays are surtitled in English.
No, just no ...
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Sex Museum
18 Damrak
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No, just no ...

Parks & Nature

Nice park close to the apartment.
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Oosterpark Amsterdam
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Nice park close to the apartment.
The lovely Vondelpark! Enjoy a nice stroll through the park and see the locals make their daily run. Or go for a drink in one of the many nice little café's, such as Blauwe Theehuis or Vondeltuin.
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Vondelpark
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The lovely Vondelpark! Enjoy a nice stroll through the park and see the locals make their daily run. Or go for a drink in one of the many nice little café's, such as Blauwe Theehuis or Vondeltuin.

Sightseeing

The famous Albert Cuyp Market! Feel like a local and enjoy strolling around this street market. Try a Stroopwafel or buy yourself some local cheese!
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Albert Cuyp Market
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The famous Albert Cuyp Market! Feel like a local and enjoy strolling around this street market. Try a Stroopwafel or buy yourself some local cheese!
Feel the real Heineken vibe in their former brewery!
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Heineken Experience
78 Stadhouderskade
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Feel the real Heineken vibe in their former brewery!
De Hallen you should visit when you are staying here. It has a great international food court, many little shops, a cinema and often a little market.
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Foodhallen
51 Bellamyplein
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De Hallen you should visit when you are staying here. It has a great international food court, many little shops, a cinema and often a little market.
A market just like the Albert Cuyp Market, however, this one is closer to my condo.
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Dappermarkt
279 Dapperstraat
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A market just like the Albert Cuyp Market, however, this one is closer to my condo.

Getting Around

Amsterdam Central Station has all the transport you need, such as trams, busses, metro, ferry and train. It will bring you everywhere in Amsterdam and around. It is located in a beautiful building, so even if you do not need the transport it is worth a visit!
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Amsterdam Centraal
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Amsterdam Central Station has all the transport you need, such as trams, busses, metro, ferry and train. It will bring you everywhere in Amsterdam and around. It is located in a beautiful building, so even if you do not need the transport it is worth a visit!