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    One night in Amsterdam - where to eat and drink

    I'm in Amsterdam for one night, any recommendations on where to eat and drink? I'd prefer atmosphere, people watching and reliable food over Michelin stars.

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    https://www.foodhallen.nl/

    We loved this place

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    Where are you staying?

    According to my wife (who has her office in Amsterdam):

    Sea Food Bar at the Spui (center of town)
    De Kas - very fresh
    Art'Otel - trendy, fusion
    Bistrot Neuf - good food
    George Marina - great view over the Amstel River.

    Use an Uber to get there.

    Personally, I like 'Kantjil en de Tijger' in the Spuistraat (Not the same street as 'Spui'!). Indonesian food. Very tasty.

    Best coffee in town: there're small coffee/street food stands between the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijks Museum. The ones closest to the Rijksmuseum are the best. Not only coffee but also a quick snack.

    When you walk from the Van Gogh Museum to the Stedelijk Museum (to the SW), and pass the Stedelijk museum on your left, you see -across the Van Baerlestraat- on the corner a small restaurant called Small Talk Eating House. Surprisingly good for a lunch and very reasonable prices!

    Another pro-tip: Dutch grocery chain Albert Heijn (AH) has small shops scattered all over town; Schiphol, Central Station, next to the Stedelijk and many more. They sell reasonable coffee form a vending machine (their own brand and it's good) and bag of stroopwafels for normal prices!!! You'll recognise the shops by their bright blue storefront and white 'AH' on it.

    When traveling by train from Schiphol to the Central Station, be aware of your belongings: pickpockets use this line very often; 99% is tourist, so an easy target. I would suggest an Uber. Normal taxis have the meter running even when you're in a traffic jam.
    Last edited by thieuster; 15th June 2022 at 22:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1912 View Post
    https://www.foodhallen.nl/

    We loved this place
    Good spot but don't go any further north or west... That area is not the best of Amsterdam. The Hallen are on the 'edge' so to speak.

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    Eat and drink ? just go window shopping.
    I FEEL LIKE I'M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Eat and drink ? just go window shopping.
    Go to the 'Negen Straatjes' (Nine Little Streets). Enough to see there. Interesting shops. Vintage watch shops are close-by

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    Banana Bar

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    Avoid central station walk down to city center, Leidse plein and the red light district. Its crowded, not much to see, tourists…

    See the small streets between the canals, Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht. De Single with many pubs.

    Restaurant De Struisvogel is nice.

    Cocktails, bit expensice tough, rooftop bar Hilton at centrel station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    Banana Bar
    Well, if that floats your boat.

    Filthy place, pay a lot to see a lady do some tricks with banana’s…

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    Good spot but don't go any further north or west... That area is not the best of Amsterdam. The Hallen are on the 'edge' so to speak.
    Thats right. The Jordaan distrct is nice..

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    Golden Pheasant is really good. Or for something very different consider in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    Bistrot Neuf - good food...


    Another pro-tip: Dutch grocery chain Albert Heijn (AH) has small shops scattered all over town; Schiphol, Central Station, next to the Stedelijk and many more. They sell reasonable coffee form a vending machine (their own brand and it's good) and bag of stroopwafels for normal prices!!! You'll recognise the shops by their bright blue storefront and white 'AH' on it.
    Ate a Bistro Neuf, excellent. My bad actually ate at Van Speyk, which was also excellent. Got the stroopwafels from Albert Heijn, great price as you stated and will make my in-laws happy.
    Last edited by gerrudd; 17th June 2022 at 19:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Ate a Bistro Neuf, excellent. My bad actually ate at Van Speyk, which was also excellent. Got the stroopwafels from Albert Heijn, great price as you stated and will make my in-laws happy.
    Nice!

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