• Dessert at Restaurant Moon
    amsterdam

    Stunning view, amazing food

    The Amsterdam Tower (located in Amsterdam-Noord) used to be a Royal Dutch Shell office tower, but it has been transformed into a stylish destination! On the 19th floor you can have lunch or dinner at fine dining Restaurant Moon. You can choose between a three, four or five course lunch or a five, six or seven dinner menu. Since it is a (slowly) rotating restaurant, you will have a stunning 360° view over Amsterdam while enjoying your food. Really recommended! Address: Overhoeksplein 3.

  • Poesiat & Kater
    amsterdam

    Brewery Poesiat & Kater

    This brewery opened its doors in March 2017 and is located in the eastern part of Amsterdam, in a beautiful 19th century building with high ceilings and large windows. A place you can visit all year round as they have a large terrace outside and a fireplace inside. While drinking your beer you might catch a glimpse of Julián brewing beers in the brewery. Besides their home-brewed beers you can enjoy their delicious food as well (breakfast , lunch and dinner). Address: Polderweg 648.

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    Off the beaten track: Bij Storm

    Looking for a place to escape the crowded city centre and unwind? Bij Storm you will find a city beach where you can relax while lying in a hammock or sit at a campfire. If you prefer some action you can play beach volleyball. This place opened its door in April 2018 so it’s still a hidden gem. It’s very child-friendly as there is a kids playground and lots of space. Address: Ijdijk 10.

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    Get ready for King’s Day

    Every year, on April 27th, we celebrate King’s Day (the birthday of our King Willem-Alexander). It was formerly known as Queen’s Day. About 1 million people are celebrating this day in Amsterdam. You will find a lot of music, food and street markets all over our city. Actually, the fun already starts the night before on King’s Night. Just go downtown Amsterdam (Jordaan or Nieuwmarkt) and you will see that there is already a lot of partying and drinking going on. Some pieces of advice: – don’t try to meet up with several friends throughout the day on different locations. You don’t have a clue how crowded it gets in the…

  • Bar Fisk
    amsterdam

    A little gem in De Pijp: Bar Fisk

    At this new bar they really know what cooking is all about! They have some meat dishes, but the menu is dominated by fish. You can expect dishes like fish ravioli, tuna tatami, grilled octopus, fish tartar and oysters. Every dish is a delight and prepared with a special twist. The owner and chef are both from Israel and the bar is inspired by the city Tel Aviv: there is a very chill vibe. You can sit at a table or just at the bar and have a chat with the bartender (that might poor you shots). After dinner you can stay around and have cocktails. One of the best…

  • Restaurant 212
    amsterdam

    Restaurant 212: haute cuisine

    If you feel like having dinner (or lunch) in a haute cuisine restaurant in a beautiful location in the city centre, Restaurant 212 is your place. This restaurant opened its doors in January 2018 and is owned by two chefs that used to cook at Bord’Eau (two Michelin stars!). It is a no-table restaurant as you sit at the bar around the kitchen, so you can see your food being prepared. Every guest has its own cutlery in a drawer you will find in the bar at your seat. You can choose between a 5 course or a 8 course menu. If you would like to order a bottle of…

  • Hangar
    amsterdam

    French bistro classics at restaurant Hangar

    Located at a former car park in Amsterdam Noord, you can find this restaurant called Hangar. It has a very stylish interior with round shapes made from corrugated iron plates, which gives it an industrial but warm and cosy atmosphere. The chef already cooked at Michelin-star level when he was 21 years old and you can definitely taste that. The dishes are inspired by the Mediterranean countries and the menu changes every six weeks. Only the French bistro classics (steak tartare, côte de boeuf etc) stay on the menu all year long. In summer you can side outside on the big terrace and overlook the Ij river.  Address: Aambeeldstraat 36. 

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    Dutch snacks

    I guess typical Dutch snacks can not be called healthy. But it is really worth it to try some of them: Drop: liquorice, a candy flavoured with the extract of the roots of the liquorice plant. We just love that stuff. Kroket: a croquette filled with meat. The best one is found at Patisserie Holtkamp, but traditionally we get them out of the machine at FEBO (named after the FErdinand BOlstraat, where the first FEBO was located and still is). Eat it with mustard! Bitterballen: sphere-shaped croquettes filled with meat. We love to eat them dipped in mustard, while drinking beer in a bar. The art is not to put a…

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    30 nov – 21 jan, Amsterdam Light Festival

    From November 30th until January 21st, Amsterdam Light Festival will illuminate the center of Amsterdam. It is an annual light art festival where you can see 35 artworks from various international artists in our streets and canals. All the light art installations are exclusively made for this festival. One of these works is ‘thinline‘ by the world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. There is a water exhibition as well as a land exhibition. Go and have a look, it’s really worth seeing. See more at: www.amsterdamlightfestival.com 

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    IDFA Time! 15 – 26 November

    From November 15th to 26th, Amsterdam will transforms itself again into the international documentary capital of the world. IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) offers an alternative to mass entertainment and uniformity. The festival welcomes some 2.500 international documentary professionals during eleven days of films, industry events, panel discussions and much more. – See more at: www.idfa.nl/en