Carmen's Personal Guidebook for Amsterdam

Carmen

Carmen's Personal Guidebook for Amsterdam

Drinks & Nightlife
Shhhh.. few people are aware the Marineterrein has opened up to the general public, boasting two new restaurants, a brewery, a great swimming spot and more green grass to chill out on than you could ever imagine in a busy city like Amsterdam. Go discover the Marineterrein yourselves and remember: don't tell anyonen about this amazing place!
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Pension Homeland
7 Kattenburgerstraat
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Shhhh.. few people are aware the Marineterrein has opened up to the general public, boasting two new restaurants, a brewery, a great swimming spot and more green grass to chill out on than you could ever imagine in a busy city like Amsterdam. Go discover the Marineterrein yourselves and remember: don't tell anyonen about this amazing place!
City beach, late-night bonfires, dance, eat, drink and be merry: anything goes at Amsterdam Roest. God I love this place. Like the late 60s but better.
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Amsterdam Roest
1 Jacob Bontiusplaats
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City beach, late-night bonfires, dance, eat, drink and be merry: anything goes at Amsterdam Roest. God I love this place. Like the late 60s but better.
This is hippy haven. Squatted in 1973, now a sort of legalised colony. It's very far from the centre, but reachable by bus (call a taxi for the ride home in the early morning when there's no public transport). An independent arty community actually living on this small piece of land created their own sort of province and they organise excellent parties and events where people of all walks of life meet, dance, make music and be groovy ;) Getting there: from Amsterdam Sloterdijk take bus 82 direction IJmuiden and stop at Ruigoord.
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Ruigoord
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This is hippy haven. Squatted in 1973, now a sort of legalised colony. It's very far from the centre, but reachable by bus (call a taxi for the ride home in the early morning when there's no public transport). An independent arty community actually living on this small piece of land created their own sort of province and they organise excellent parties and events where people of all walks of life meet, dance, make music and be groovy ;) Getting there: from Amsterdam Sloterdijk take bus 82 direction IJmuiden and stop at Ruigoord.
Brouwerij ‘t IJ has been brewing quality beers since 1985. Biggest wooden windmill of the Netherlands right next door as the ultimate landmark. Biggest and best known brewery of Amsterdam. Lovely sunny terrace and cheap 20-minute English tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, afternoon (daytickets only available at the bar, 20 pers. max).
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Brouwerij 't IJ
7 Funenkade
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Brouwerij ‘t IJ has been brewing quality beers since 1985. Biggest wooden windmill of the Netherlands right next door as the ultimate landmark. Biggest and best known brewery of Amsterdam. Lovely sunny terrace and cheap 20-minute English tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, afternoon (daytickets only available at the bar, 20 pers. max).
Food Scene
Shhhh.. few people are aware the Marineterrein has opened up to the general public, boasting two new restaurants, a brewery, a great swimming spot and more green grass to chill out on than you could ever imagine in a busy city like Amsterdam. Go discover the Marineterrein yourselves and remember: don't tell anyonen about this amazing place!
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Scheepskameel
7 Kattenburgerstraat
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Shhhh.. few people are aware the Marineterrein has opened up to the general public, boasting two new restaurants, a brewery, a great swimming spot and more green grass to chill out on than you could ever imagine in a busy city like Amsterdam. Go discover the Marineterrein yourselves and remember: don't tell anyonen about this amazing place!
Great pizza! Also, organising platform for lively discussions and inspiring projects on art, democracy and technology. Much of the programme is in English.
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Pakhuis de Zwijger
179 Piet Heinkade
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Great pizza! Also, organising platform for lively discussions and inspiring projects on art, democracy and technology. Much of the programme is in English.
Parks & Nature
No one knows about this place. Skip the Vondelpark: come to the Marineterrein and take a dive in the IJ while your friends fire up the BBQ.
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Marineterrein Amsterdam
5 Kattenburgerstraat
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No one knows about this place. Skip the Vondelpark: come to the Marineterrein and take a dive in the IJ while your friends fire up the BBQ.
Arts & Culture
Maritime history at its finest.
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Het Scheepvaartmuseum
1 Kattenburgerplein
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Maritime history at its finest.
Essentials
All you need is Right Here.
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AH Kleine Wittenburgerstr
18 Kleine Wittenburgerstraat
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All you need is Right Here.
Entertainment & Activities
Swimming!
Bogortuin
Swimming!
Shopping
Some great thriftshops scattered over Amsterdam! Get your inner hoarder going at one of my personal favorites in... South of Amsterdam: Bij Allerlei-Maasstraat 174 Kringloopwinkel-Trompenburgstraat 22 Mevius&Italiaander: Havenstraat 3 West of Amsterdam: Rataplan-Van Slingelandtstraat 39 North of Amsterdam: Juttersdok-Papaverweg 17-19 De Lokatie-Distelweg 85 Kringloop-Slijperweg 18 East of Amsterdam: 't Hartje-Van Het Hofflaan 27 Gideon&Italiaander-Zeeburgerstraat 6 De Lokatie-Eerste Oosterparkstraat 236 City Centre: Kringloop-Kerkstraat 354 Kiloshop-Waterlooplein 189
Everything's as good as new; only the pricetag gives away this shop's secondhand origine!
Bij Allerlei
174 Maasstraat
Everything's as good as new; only the pricetag gives away this shop's secondhand origine!
Nice, messy and cheap; just how I like 'em. Lotsa vinyl, cd's and books!
Kringloopwinkel
22 Trompenburgstraat
Nice, messy and cheap; just how I like 'em. Lotsa vinyl, cd's and books!
Spend at least an hour or two rummaging through this huge hotchpotch of a warehouse. Enjoy the bargains and banter by the most upbeat store owner in the whole of Amsterdam.
Mevius
3 Havenstraat
Spend at least an hour or two rummaging through this huge hotchpotch of a warehouse. Enjoy the bargains and banter by the most upbeat store owner in the whole of Amsterdam.
A bit out of the way, but worth your time. Something for everyone in here!
Kringloopwinkel RataPlan Van Slingelandtstraat
39 Van Slingelandtstraat
A bit out of the way, but worth your time. Something for everyone in here!
3 thriftshops, a stonethrow away from eachother in the North of Amsterdam. Take your bike on the ferry to Distelweg and visit all three; they all carry their own charm and specialize in different items. This one is the smallest of all, but has plenty of cheap vinyl, books and small furniture/electronics.
Juttersdok
23-25 Papaverweg
3 thriftshops, a stonethrow away from eachother in the North of Amsterdam. Take your bike on the ferry to Distelweg and visit all three; they all carry their own charm and specialize in different items. This one is the smallest of all, but has plenty of cheap vinyl, books and small furniture/electronics.
3 thriftshops, a stonethrow away from eachother in the North of Amsterdam. Take your bike on the ferry to Distelweg and visit all three; they all carry their own charm and specialize in different items. This one is part of "The Lokatie" chain of thriftshops, which slighty increases prices but this one makes up for size; two stories of excellent quality art, clothing, furniture and all sorts of quirky objects. Great little coffee corner, too.
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Thrift store De Lokatie
85 Distelweg
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3 thriftshops, a stonethrow away from eachother in the North of Amsterdam. Take your bike on the ferry to Distelweg and visit all three; they all carry their own charm and specialize in different items. This one is part of "The Lokatie" chain of thriftshops, which slighty increases prices but this one makes up for size; two stories of excellent quality art, clothing, furniture and all sorts of quirky objects. Great little coffee corner, too.
3 thriftshops, a stonethrow away from eachother in the North of Amsterdam. Take your bike on the ferry to Distelweg and visit all three; they all carry their own charm and specialize in different items. This one is the messiest, therefore the most diverse and interesting of all three. Get your digging tools out and leave with a hoard of stuff for next to nothing. For the owners, running this place is obviously a labour of love. Genuine, good hearted people who are happily running their rough-around-the-edges thrifty business, Amsterdam-style.
Slijperweg 18b
18b Slijperweg
3 thriftshops, a stonethrow away from eachother in the North of Amsterdam. Take your bike on the ferry to Distelweg and visit all three; they all carry their own charm and specialize in different items. This one is the messiest, therefore the most diverse and interesting of all three. Get your digging tools out and leave with a hoard of stuff for next to nothing. For the owners, running this place is obviously a labour of love. Genuine, good hearted people who are happily running their rough-around-the-edges thrifty business, Amsterdam-style.
Tiniest thriftshop ever. Owners have an eye for the good quality stuff and tend to price accordingly. Great service though, and a truly omnifarious collection. Trinkets and antiques, clothing, boardgames, musical instruments, old cameras.. Come for the -sort of reasonably priced- vinyl and stay for a bargain deal on the -meticulously organised- English books!
Kringloop Kerkstraat
354 Kerkstraat
Tiniest thriftshop ever. Owners have an eye for the good quality stuff and tend to price accordingly. Great service though, and a truly omnifarious collection. Trinkets and antiques, clothing, boardgames, musical instruments, old cameras.. Come for the -sort of reasonably priced- vinyl and stay for a bargain deal on the -meticulously organised- English books!
Endless row of market stalls on Monday through Saturday 09:00 – 17:00. A stroll over the Dappermarkt is definitely worth your time. Very "gezellig" all that real "Amsterdamse gein"!
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Dappermarkt
279 Dapperstraat
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Endless row of market stalls on Monday through Saturday 09:00 – 17:00. A stroll over the Dappermarkt is definitely worth your time. Very "gezellig" all that real "Amsterdamse gein"!