The recommendations bible of Max!
These are my personal tips -based on experience and research- for a great experience in Amsterdam! This resulted in a good list of tips! You can click on the bold text to get to the Google Maps location of the establishment.
All of you good luck in Amsterdam!
And don’t forget to write me a review here of course 😉
Food / Restaurants
I’ll start with some fancy restaurants:
The Jordaan Area is also really nice to check for restaurants.
As well as the more bohemian area “de pijp” around the daily food and clothes market the Albert Cuyp. Nice market in a neighborhood definitely worth visiting!
Chinatown around the zeedijk (cross the nieuwmarkt square) is hit or miss with Asian restaurants. Sechuan (Chinese) or Bird (thai) are alright though, around 10 to 15 for a dish.
Caldi e feddi (near dam square) has 101 different sandwiches for a good price!
Hemels- Broodje ‘Gerookte Paling'(Smoked eel)
– Broodje ‘Half-Om’ (Liver & pastrami sandwich) ONLY in Amsterdam
– Poffertjes (Mini-Pancakes)
– Likkepot (liverwurst with onion and peppers)
– Berehap (Fried meatball in peanut sauce).
Dutch ‘colonial’ food Indonesian/Surinamese
– Bami Doksi (Noodles with duck)
– Bara Kip (Fried bread stuffed with spicy chicken
There is a big food market on the Albert Cuyp every day except sunday.
Chapter 21. Cocktails/exclusive. The dandiest club in the city.
For the expensive big brand fashion shops go to the Pieter Cornelis hooft straat between the Vondelpark and the museum square.
For great secondhand clothes go to the Waterloo square clothes market (Monday through Saturday).
Be careful where you buy your herb! Many coffee shops will scam you. Take a tip!
–Cheech & Chong’s. For the finest Moroccan hash.
Also have a peak inside Tuchinski, the oldest movie theater in Amsterdam build in an Art Deco style with a crazy interior.
– Schinkeleilanden. Next to the Olympic stadium you will find this gem. It’s quite secluded and not known with tourists. That’s because the local youth wants to keep it ‘secret’. In general the area is great because you’ll have the Olympic stadium nearby and also a ‘penalty’ harbor where old houseboats have been moved to.
Sarphatipark: in the Pijp parallel to the Albert Cuyp market.
Amsterdamse bos is a huge man made woods (if you want to spend some time away from the city).
Complete your visit to Amsterdam, by exploring the city on its beautiful canals. For a quality tour with excellent service, we highly recommend Flag Ship