Amsterdam

    A vibrant city, and there’s so much more to it that sex, drugs and bicycles. The best advice for you to have a good time is to get away from the central station and Dam area as quickly as possible!

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    OUR FAVORITES

    • Terraces

      • Bar Brandstof (Oud West)
      • Café Restaurant Edel  (Oud West)
      • Fijnhout (Oud West)
      • Brouwerij t’ Ij (East)
      • De Pijp (the triangle around Dunne Bierkade)  (De Pijp)
      • Gent Aan de Schenkel (Oud West, end of Vondelpark)
      • Strand West

    • Coffee

      • Two for Joy Roasters
      • Brandmeesters
      • Espresso Fabriek
      • Love food

    • Cafe/light lunch

      • Two for Joy Roasters
      • Eetcafe Singel
      • Village Bagels

    • Cocktails

      • Door 74
      • The College
      • The Conservatorium

    No25 – refreshing food in Groningen

    No25 – refreshing food in Groningen

    By on December 10, 2014. Posted in , , .

    Number 25 is a fresh addition to the Groningen scene, serving up fresh and healthy food with a plenty of taste. That means things like a roast duck salad, quinoa and roasted vegetable salad, avocado chicken sandwich and others that shine with flavour (It could be because there is an American chef serving up the…

    Taste the craft beer revolution in Amsterdam

    Taste the craft beer revolution in Amsterdam

    By on August 8, 2014. Posted in , , .

    It’s pretty tough to buy anything other than Heineken and Hertog Jan, the Dutchies seem to stick to what’s treated them well for generations.  However some delicious brews, particularly my favorite IPA’s, are popping up around the city.  The more we spread the news the more we hop it’s catches on.  Here are some favorites…

    Bakers and Roasters – kiwis have hit the cafe scene

    Bakers and Roasters – kiwis have hit the cafe scene

    By on July 8, 2014. Posted in , .

    A kiwi run place with a spice of Brazil in De Pijp, near Heinekenplein.  They serve up a yummy range of  burnch in a cool café atmosphere and a few tables outside (but not catching the morning sun):  delicious blueberry pancke stack to Huevos Rancheros and yummy sweets for after.  They even tailor their menu…

    FAVORITES:  Brunch

    FAVORITES: Brunch

    By on July 8, 2014. Posted in , .

    Amsterdammers are only just discovering the joys of brunch.  In fact it’s taking a bit of external inspiration to put some spark into it.  There are now some goodies that we regularly enjoy: ·       Little Collins – An Australian place with a really nice terrace in De Pijp, serving a really flavorsome range of brunch options. ·      …

    How to enjoy a sunny day in Amsterdam

    How to enjoy a sunny day in Amsterdam

    By on July 7, 2014. Posted in , , , , .

    It’s sunny! ·       Hang out in Vondelpark.  Even better, grab some picnic food from Markt on the Overtoom, or there’s another at Rembrantsplein. ·       Rent a boat and cruise around the canals ·       Cycle around Amsterdam and go exploring (cool routes to explore) ·       Hang out in the Westergasterras. Grab icecreams, coffees and…

    Gay pride parade – August 2014

    Gay pride parade – August 2014

    By on July 7, 2014. Posted in , , .

    Gay Pride Amsterdam is one of the best and most fun prides in the world. This year it’s from early August, with all major events taking place the final weekend.  Make sure you book your hotel early!   Amsterdam will have street parties all weekend long, club parties and the famous Canal Parade on Saturday afternoon, sailing from 14…

    EXPLORE – the cool Utrechtstraat, day and night

    EXPLORE – the cool Utrechtstraat, day and night

    By on December 7, 2013. Posted in , .

    Spend an hour or so wandering down the “cool” Utrectchstraat Boutique clothing shops like Marc Jacobs, American Apparel,  Fred de la Bretoniere and independent stores selling clothes for young professionals, girls AND boys. An array of classic Dutch shops been there for years Gourmet take out food, juice shops, frozen yogurt, … Cafes like Two…

    Rijsel rotisserie Amsterdam – a north French touch

    Rijsel rotisserie Amsterdam – a north French touch

    By on October 1, 2013. Posted in , .

    This place has come recommended but we’ve not yet tried it out. This is how they describe themselves …. Rijsel is the result of a passion for the French kitchen and an attempt to catch the lightheartedness of Flanders. “Rijsel” is the Flemish name for the industrial city that the French refer to as “Lille”.…

    FAVORITE: Terraces for a sunny day

    By on June 9, 2013. Posted in , , .

    Bar Brandstof (Oud West) Café Restaurant Edel  (Oud West) Fijnhout (Oud West) Brouwerij t’ Ij (East) De Pijp (the triangle around Dunne Bierkade)  (De Pijp) Gent Aan de Schenkel (Oud West, end of Vondelpark) Strand West

    Grab a bike and cruise Amsterdam

    By on May 20, 2013. Posted in , .

    Experience Amsterdam by bike, there’s no other way to do it. Cycle with your OV fiets card (10 EUR per year and 2.50 EUR per 24 hours. The central station will often run out in summer time by lunchtime, so consider picking up a bike at Amsterdam Zuid or any of the other periphery stations)…

    Balthazars kitchen – simple cooking with seasonal products

    By on May 20, 2013. Posted in , .

    Balthazars kitchen Address Opening hours Eating Cooking with only fresh seasonal products. An intimiate space focused around the cooking and the delicious food that comes out of it Ideal for: Date or a small group Why go : Quality yet unpretentious food. When go: Just book ahead. What’s special?: Trying out cool things with seasonal…

    Sophisticated late night relaxing at Door 74

    By on May 20, 2013. Posted in , .

    Door 74 Hangout/Bar Possibly the only place in NL with low key atmosphere and sophistication for late night drinks. It comes at the price of planning……Book the day of going, no earlier, via text message to +31 634045122. Later in the day they will text back to confirm. On Saturday it’s best make a booking…