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Quirky guide to a quirky city

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Amsterdam is a wonderful city with helpful citizens who all seem to speak perfect English. It is small and compact- easily navigated on foot and when needed , an efficient public transportation system. Combine this with great museums, interesting neighborhoods and LOTS of places to eat and drink.

Good for
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Like a Local

10 Places

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10 Places

Cafe Onder de Ooievaar

Restaurants

The Jordaan

Neighbourhoods

Lunchcafe Blom

Restaurants

Screaming Beans Coffee Roasters

Restaurants

Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

Speciality Museums

Museum Quarter

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Cafe Brecht

Restaurants

Concertgebouw

Theatres, Concerts, Historic Sites

Rijksmuseum

Art Museums

Van Gogh Museum

History Museums, Art Museums

jfadds's City Tips

  • Get a transportation pass- there are 1,2,3,and 4 day varieties available. And remember- you MUST swipe your card both on entering and LEAVING. Failure to swipe on leaving will shut down your card permanently. And watch out for the bikes- they drive fast.
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    Cafe Onder de Ooievaar
    Restaurants (Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Pub, European)
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    jfadds Says:

    Perfect cafe for a drink and small plates- friendly and atmospheric

    Good for
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Go for the cheese and sausage board
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,004 of 3,520 restaurants in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great beer pub. 06/02/2018
    • Quirky and friendly cafe with craft beers and good food 28/10/2017
    • Cafe Onder de Ooievaar
    Address:
    119 Utrechtsestraat
    1017 VL Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 624 6836
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 - 01:00
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 - 01:00
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 - 03:00
    Other:
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    The Jordaan
    Neighbourhoods
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    jfadds Says:

    Hip neighborhood with so many tempting stops- take your time as you explore the hippest neighborhood in town

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Save this for a sunny day
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 540 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cool Neighborhood...Lots of Character..best Canal Views 18/02/2018
    • Beautiful part of the city 17/02/2018
    • The Jordaan
    Phone:
    +31 20 770 8953
    Other:
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    Lunchcafe Blom
    Restaurants (Dutch, Cafe, European)
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    jfadds Says:

    Near the Central station - stop here for a Dutch pancake

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Large food/ drinks menu- something for everyone
    From the community
    Ranked #506 of 3,520 restaurants in Amsterdam
    • Great breakfast 04/02/2018
    • Lovely soup but not a happy waitress! 28/12/2017
    • Lunchcafe Blom
    Address:
    Nieuwendijk 117/119
    1012 MD Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 624 6026
    Price range:
    USD 5 - USD 22
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 - 18:00
    Mon - Fri
    09:30 - 18:30
    Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Screaming Beans Coffee Roasters
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    jfadds Says:

    Great coffee and pastries combined with comfortable surroundings and free wifi

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • A place to linger and rest your feet
    From the community
    Ranked #282 of 3,520 restaurants in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • They know coffee! 10/02/2018
    • Fantastic Brew of Coffee 01/02/2018
    • Screaming Beans Coffee Roasters
    Address:
    Singel 276
    1016 AC Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 626 0966
    Price range:
    USD 7 - USD 20
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Fri
    08:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
    Speciality Museums
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    jfadds Says:

    Such an interesting place- the perfect symbol of Dutch tolerance

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Do some pre study to appreciate the full story here
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 540 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unique private chapel built into attic of house 17/02/2018
    • excellent presentation of an historic fact 12/02/2018
    • Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
    Address:
    Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38
    1012 GD Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 624 6604
    Hours:
    Sun
    13:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Museum Quarter
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    jfadds Says:

    Where to start - 3 major museums to visit . You will be here more than 1 time, i guarantee

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid long wait in line
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 540 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • I amsterdam and 05/02/2018
    • Lovely area 04/02/2018
    • Museum Quarter
    Address:
    Van Baerlestraat 50
    1071 AZ Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 6 25400750
    Other:
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    Cafe Brecht
    Restaurants (Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European)
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    jfadds Says:

    Funky old world bar with a fantastic list of drinks and beers- combine this with delicious snacks and small plates. I could sit here all day.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Shabby chic in a place out of the 40's
    From the community
    Ranked #567 of 3,520 restaurants in Amsterdam
    • Great cafe with comfy seating 13/02/2018
    • Somethink different 18/01/2018
    • Cafe Brecht
    Address:
    Weteringschans 157
    017 SE Amsterdam
    1017 SE Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 627 2211
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 - 01:00
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 - 03:00
    Other:
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    Concertgebouw
    Theatres, Concerts, Historic Sites
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    jfadds Says:

    Try to catch a concert here- we were able to get last row seats for their 1 hour Sunday concert. One of the world's great music venues. A very nice cafe here for a drink and/or food.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Any seat is a good seat
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 84 Concerts & Shows in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great building, great music, great orchestra 12/02/2018
    • Beautiful building and fantastic concert 11/02/2018
    • Concertgebouw
    Address:
    Concertgebouwplein 10
    Museum Quarter
    1071 LN Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 900 6718345
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    13:00 - 19:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Rijksmuseum
    Art Museums
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    jfadds Says:

    It has all been said- one of the world's great museums. Start at the top and work your way down. If coming on weekend- BUY TICKET AHEAD OF TIME!!!!

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Expect to be here at least 1/2 day
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 540 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Regal museum - a must see in Amsterdam 18/02/2018
    • Trip to the museum 18/02/2018
    • Rijksmuseum
    Address:
    Museumstraat 1
    1071 XX Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 674 7000
    Price range:
    USD 17 - USD 17
    Other:
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    Van Gogh Museum
    History Museums, Art Museums
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    jfadds Says:

    Beautifully redone recently- who doesn't like Van Gogh? The poor guy never sold a painting while alive- that is an amazing thought.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Try to know his life story a bit to help you understand his work
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 540 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must visit museum to peer into Van Gogh's mind 18/02/2018
    • The one to see! 18/02/2018
    • Van Gogh Museum
    Address:
    Museumplein 6
    1071 DJ Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 570 5200
    Price range:
    USD 27 - USD 27
    Hours:
    Fri
    09:00 - 21:00
    Sat - Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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