Amsterdam

โ€œAmsterdam is a city filled with lovely canals, impressive architecture and more than a thousand bridges. There is something for every travelerโ€™s taste, from culture and history, partying or just to take a vacation with the chart of an old European city. Maybe thatโ€™s a reason why its colloquially known as the Venice of the North.โ€

Off the beaten path guide to

Amsterdam

Places to See

Rembrandtplein
1017 CT Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Plantage
Plantage Kerklaan 36, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dam Square
Dam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anne Frank House
Westermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
De 9 Straatjes
Wolvenstraat 9, 1016 EM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Micropia
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jantjes Verjaardag Amsterdam
Reguliersdwarsstraat 108-114, 1017 BN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oudezijds Achterburgwal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oudezijds Voorburgwal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tropenmuseum
Temporarily closed
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Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, Netherlands
World culture museum with Dutch colonial history exhibits
NEMO
Temporarily closed
Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Science museum on a boat with interactive exhibits and experiments
Natura Artis Magistra
Temporarily closed
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Historic zoo, aquarium and planetarium offering a dayโ€™s fun
Heineken Experience
Temporarily closed
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Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Interactive brewery tour and experience with ice cold beers
Aโ€™DAM lookout
Temporarily closed
Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Observation deck featuring the worldโ€™s highest swing
Electric Ladyland
2 to 6PM
Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Private gallery in a basement showing fluorescent art using rocks

Places to Eat

George Bistro Bistro
Valeriusplein 2, 1075 BG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cannibale Royale Ruysdael
Ruysdaelkade 149, 1072 AR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam
Max Euweplein 57-61, 1017 MA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venus & Adonis
Prinsengracht 274, 1016 HH Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Wallen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Wallen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Morgan & Mees
Tweede Hugo de Grootstraat 2-6, 1052 LC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Happyhappyjoyjoy
Bilderdijkstraat 158HS, 1053 LC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Brasserie Van Dam
Cornelis Schuytstraat 8-10, 1071 JH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Restaurant C
Wibautstraat 125, 1091 GL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Restaurant Black and Blue
Leliegracht 46, 1015 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cafรฉ Panache
Ten Katestraat 117, 1053 CC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Waterkant
5 to 10PM
Marnixstraat 246, 1016 TL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Restaurant with lovely decor preparing Surinamese cuisine by the canal
Cafe P96
5 to 10PM
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Prinsengracht 96, 1015 DZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cafe offering beers and sandwiches on a boat in the Prinsengracht canal
Cafe Thijssen
5 to 10PM
Brouwersgracht 107, 1015 GD Amsterdam, Netherlands
Classic Dutch cafe serving delicious croquettes and apple pies
Ron Gastrobar
5 to 10PM
Sophialaan 55, 1075 BP Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contemporary tapas style restaurant with an open kitchen
Cafรฉ Panache
5 to 10PM
Ten Katestraat 117, 1053 CC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Seafood restaurant and cocktail bar perfect for celebrating an occasion
STACH Food
5 to 10PM
Van Woustraat 154, 1073 LW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Boutique supermarket with a cafe serving sandwiches
De Koffie Salon
5 to 10PM
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Utrechtsestraat 130-BG, 1017 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cafe chain with coffee, waffles, croissants and free internet
De Balie
5 to 10PM
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Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Local spot with a cafe for art, discussion and reading
REM Eiland
5 to 10PM
Haparandadam 45-2, 1013 AK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fancy restaurant on an oil-rig with an alternative sunset view

Places to Drink

Ron Gastrobar
Sophialaan 55, 1075 BP Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chicago Social Club
Leidseplein 12, 1017 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bubbels Amsterdam
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 90-92, 1017 NM Amsterdam, Netherlands
W Amsterdam
Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Terpentijn
Rokin 103, 1012 KM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nova
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 14, 1017 RC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Brouwerij 't IJ
Funenkade 7, 1018 AL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coffeeshop 1eHulp
Marnixstraat 194, 1016 SZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Innerspace
Spuistraat 108, 1012 VA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mellow Yellow
Vijzelgracht 33, 1017 HN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Heineken Experience
Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Shelter
4PM to 1AM
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Overhoeksplein 3, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Subterranean night club and exhibition space offering a fresh perspective
Bitterzoet
4PM to 1AM
Spuistraat 2 HS, 1012 TS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Small and cosy venue hosting live gigs from hiphop to reggae
De School
9AM to 6PM
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Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat 1, 1056 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Underground techno club with an outdoor area and a cafรฉ serving food ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Melkweg
4PM to 1AM
Lijnbaansgracht 234A, 1017 PH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Historic concert venue playing everything from afro beat to live electronic
Canvas
7AM to 10PM
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Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rooftop terrace club with a food bistro and a cocktail bar

Places to Network

MeetUp
4PM to 1AM
Elandsgracht 70, 1016 TX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business networking and expat events
Eventbrite
9AM to 5:30PM
Silodam 402, 1013 AW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wide variety of networking and fun events in Amsterdam

Places to Shop

Bloemenmarkt
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9AM to 5:30PM
Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Flower market with large varieties of Tulips
Mendo
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10AM to 6PM
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 10, 1012 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands
Well curated book store offering fascinating pieces on every topic
Dun Yong
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9AM to 6PM
Oderweg 3, 1043 AG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Large Asian supermarket and ramen
Property Ofโ€ฆ
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11AM to 6PM
Herenstraat 2, 1015 CA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Unique gifts and souvenir store
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10AM to 6PM
Jacob Obrechtstraat 19A, 1071 KD Amsterdam, Netherlands
Unique gifts and souvenir store
Atelier Sukha
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4PM to 1AM
Houtmankade 16, 1013 MX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Boutique home and lifestyle store
COPA
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11AM to 7PM
Prins Hendrikkade 21a, 1012 TL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Football store with vintage jerseys
Laura Dols
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11AM to 6PM
Wolvenstraat 7, 1016 EM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vintage dresses and clothing store
Tenue de Nรฎmes
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11AM to 7PM
Haarlemmerstraat 92, 1013 EV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Curated denim and jeans store
Waterlooplein
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4PM to 1AM
1011 PG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Flea market with vintage clothing and souvenirs

Luxury

De Kas
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12 to 10PM
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 1097 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Greenhouse restaurant with ingredients harvested fresh from the garden
Amsterdam Jewel Cruises
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10AM to 5PM
Singel 235, 1012 WE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luxury dinner cruise on an antique riverboat

Watch Out

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Avoid walking on the bike lane

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Don't buy or exchange things from strangers on the streets

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Amsterdam isnโ€™t very car friendly

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