Guidebook for Amsterdam

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Guidebook for Amsterdam

Food Scene
Great food, reasonably priced, cosy atmosphere, nice terrace during the summer months. Highly recommended, we come here quite often.
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Café Cook
2 James Cookstraat
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Great food, reasonably priced, cosy atmosphere, nice terrace during the summer months. Highly recommended, we come here quite often.
Restaurant Café Zurich is the center of the Mercatorplein and characteristic of this Amsterdam neighborhood. You come here to eat, socialize and drink to work undisturbed. (free wifi).
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Café Zurich
2b Mercatorplein
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Restaurant Café Zurich is the center of the Mercatorplein and characteristic of this Amsterdam neighborhood. You come here to eat, socialize and drink to work undisturbed. (free wifi).
Really nice restaurant.With its relaxed and informal feel, it's not the place to go to for a romantic dinner but just perfect for an exquisite lunch or casual dinner.
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Radijs Amsterdam
41HS Jan Evertsenstraat
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Really nice restaurant.With its relaxed and informal feel, it's not the place to go to for a romantic dinner but just perfect for an exquisite lunch or casual dinner.
A new trendy bar and ideal for a nice meal, a cocktail, lunches. Check their website for pubquiz dates and special events.
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Bar Baarsch
91 Jan Evertsenstraat
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A new trendy bar and ideal for a nice meal, a cocktail, lunches. Check their website for pubquiz dates and special events.
Café-restaurant Edel has a fantastic waterside terrace and is best enjoyed at lunch with a sandwich or a salad. Dinner features French-Mediterranean cooking. Dj playing Thu-Sa.
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Edel by Dennis
1 Postjesweg
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Café-restaurant Edel has a fantastic waterside terrace and is best enjoyed at lunch with a sandwich or a salad. Dinner features French-Mediterranean cooking. Dj playing Thu-Sa.
Straight forward Italian restaurant with reasonable quality pizza's & pasta's. Not the best in town but close and decent pizza's.
Bella Italia
141 III Hoofdweg
Straight forward Italian restaurant with reasonable quality pizza's & pasta's. Not the best in town but close and decent pizza's.
Despite it's somewhat tacky name and straight forward interior this place arguably serves the best pizza's in town. you can wake us both up anytime for their pizza yamyam. Do reserve:31(0)20 681 5097
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YamYam Trattoria Pizzeria
88-90 Frederik Hendrikstraat
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Despite it's somewhat tacky name and straight forward interior this place arguably serves the best pizza's in town. you can wake us both up anytime for their pizza yamyam. Do reserve:31(0)20 681 5097
Forget starbucks. great coffee's at reasonable prices at this funky little spot
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white label coffee
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Forget starbucks. great coffee's at reasonable prices at this funky little spot
Located on the top floor of the Armada hotel (tall building you see from our bay window), drinks are a little pricey, the views are stunning! In summer their roof bar is even better.
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Floor17
410 Staalmeesterslaan
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Located on the top floor of the Armada hotel (tall building you see from our bay window), drinks are a little pricey, the views are stunning! In summer their roof bar is even better.
Great breakfast-lunch-dinner place with a nice terrace during the summer months
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Bar spek
1 Admiraal de Ruijterweg
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Great breakfast-lunch-dinner place with a nice terrace during the summer months
Cool little bar & dinner spot, lots of good cocktails in a cool setting
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Café Panache
117 Ten Katestraat
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Cool little bar & dinner spot, lots of good cocktails in a cool setting
ideal for a lazy sunday, all day Breakfast with the perfect hang-over food.
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The Breakfast Club
2-h Bellamystraat
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ideal for a lazy sunday, all day Breakfast with the perfect hang-over food.
Great spot for coffee&lunch in the park in spring or summer. Ideal for parents as you can drink a coffee while your kid is playing in the adjoining playground
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Terrasmus
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Great spot for coffee&lunch in the park in spring or summer. Ideal for parents as you can drink a coffee while your kid is playing in the adjoining playground
This is the go-to place for yummy macarons. They actually supply their famous macarons to lots of posh hotels in Amsterdam. Bring some home for your friends and family!
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RICHENEL’S PATISSERIE
7 Mercatorplein
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This is the go-to place for yummy macarons. They actually supply their famous macarons to lots of posh hotels in Amsterdam. Bring some home for your friends and family!
Forget about getting ice-cream at the ijscuypje shop on the Mercatorplein. Ice&bites icecream is just as good and much cheaper. Their pizza's are pretty good as well
Ice & Bites
24 Mercatorplein
Forget about getting ice-cream at the ijscuypje shop on the Mercatorplein. Ice&bites icecream is just as good and much cheaper. Their pizza's are pretty good as well
Entertainment & Activities
Nice big pool billiards if you are up for shooting some pool and a few beers
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Club 8
56B Admiraal de Ruijterweg
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Nice big pool billiards if you are up for shooting some pool and a few beers
Big indoor & outdoor swimming pool and gym. 3 minutes walk from the appartment.
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Sportplaza Mercator
315 Jan van Galenstraat
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Big indoor & outdoor swimming pool and gym. 3 minutes walk from the appartment.
Great movie theater, lots of independent movies as well as blockbusters. Have a bite to eat at the Foodhallen (see other section of this guidebook) at the many yummy indoor food stalls before or after catching a movie.
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FilmHallen
12 Hannie Dankbaarpassage
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Great movie theater, lots of independent movies as well as blockbusters. Have a bite to eat at the Foodhallen (see other section of this guidebook) at the many yummy indoor food stalls before or after catching a movie.
Drinks & Nightlife
Off-the-beaten-track night club. Not many people know about this place, not even locals. Check their website for the agenda.
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VLLA
9 Willem Roelofsstraat
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Off-the-beaten-track night club. Not many people know about this place, not even locals. Check their website for the agenda.
Funky little night life spot. arty/hipster/late twenties eartly thirty feel. Evenings start early as they close at 1.00. Regular bands/dj's playing. Off the beaten-track. Berlin-feel, great cocktails
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De Nieuwe Anita
111 Frederik Hendrikstraat
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Funky little night life spot. arty/hipster/late twenties eartly thirty feel. Evenings start early as they close at 1.00. Regular bands/dj's playing. Off the beaten-track. Berlin-feel, great cocktails
Newly opened night club with an industrial feel, focused on electronic (dance)music. Some say this will be the next Trouw (famous club which closed a few months back)
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RADION Amsterdam
1 Louwesweg
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Newly opened night club with an industrial feel, focused on electronic (dance)music. Some say this will be the next Trouw (famous club which closed a few months back)
Amsterdam's newest&coolest temporary club in an old school, from the people behind the legendary nightclub Trouw. There's also a lovely cafe/restaurant. A bit hidden, but very close to our place
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De School
1 Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat
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Amsterdam's newest&coolest temporary club in an old school, from the people behind the legendary nightclub Trouw. There's also a lovely cafe/restaurant. A bit hidden, but very close to our place
Great spot for a low-key dinner, drinks on their huge heated terrace overlooking the water and some dancing when the night progresses. The location is somewhat odd, below a big carpark but don't let that put you off.
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Waterkant
246 Marnixstraat
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Great spot for a low-key dinner, drinks on their huge heated terrace overlooking the water and some dancing when the night progresses. The location is somewhat odd, below a big carpark but don't let that put you off.
Essentials
Big grocerie store, a 3 minute walk from our place. There's a cheese store next to it on one side, on the other side there's a liquor store.
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Dirk van den Broek
6-13 Mercatorplein
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Big grocerie store, a 3 minute walk from our place. There's a cheese store next to it on one side, on the other side there's a liquor store.
Nice grocery store, slightly more upscale compared to the nearby competitor Dirk van de Broek. Nice selection of pre-made meals comparable to Marcs & Spencers.
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Albert Heijn
65 Postjesweg
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Nice grocery store, slightly more upscale compared to the nearby competitor Dirk van de Broek. Nice selection of pre-made meals comparable to Marcs & Spencers.
Getting Around
Bike rental place, a short walk from our place
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Eddy's Bikeshop
1 Mercatorplein
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Bike rental place, a short walk from our place
Sightseeing
Daily (except sundays) cosy little open-air market (fruit/veggies/cheeses, house hold supplies)
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Ten Katestraat
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Daily (except sundays) cosy little open-air market (fruit/veggies/cheeses, house hold supplies)
Pet zoo (free entrance), a nice place to take your little one to. It's only a 3 minute walk through the park from our place. The park itself is ideal for a nice jog/walk or a summer picknick.
Staalmeesterslaan
Pet zoo (free entrance), a nice place to take your little one to. It's only a 3 minute walk through the park from our place. The park itself is ideal for a nice jog/walk or a summer picknick.
Shopping
The Kinkerstraat is known as Holland's longest shopping street. It runs all the way until the city center and offers lots of shops as well as an open-air market (Ten Kate Market).
Kinkerstraat 343HS
343 Kinkerstraat
The Kinkerstraat is known as Holland's longest shopping street. It runs all the way until the city center and offers lots of shops as well as an open-air market (Ten Kate Market).
Trendy cool, berlin-esque clothing store
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Things I Like Things I Love
106 Jan Evertsenstraat
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Trendy cool, berlin-esque clothing store
Funky store for baby & kids clothing. They do have a professional children hairdresser there on saturdays. Call to make an appointment: +31 (0)20 73 70 600
Knotsknetter
100 Jan Evertsenstraat
Funky store for baby & kids clothing. They do have a professional children hairdresser there on saturdays. Call to make an appointment: +31 (0)20 73 70 600