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Best things to do in Amsterdam

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Comedy Club
“Just around the corner you can visit the best Stand-Up comedians from the Netherlands.. ”
20 locals recommend
Bar
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“With just a few tables and a handful of barstools, this bar may be tiny, but it packs a lot of character into its diminutive space. Walls are decorated floor-to-ceiling with a mix of beer posters and racy street art; at the small wood bar, eight curving brass taps dispense top-notch Belgian-style draughts like La Chouffe and La Trappe. Around 50 specialty beers are also available by the bottle, many of them rare craft brews. During evenings, the bar even manages to squeeze in a DJ, who spins funky old-school jazz.”
17 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“De clerqstraat, Bilderdijkstraat and Kinkerstraat are nice streets to shop. No tourist will be here, but there are some hidden boutiques. And nice coffee places”
18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great music and right next to Disco Dolly for those who want to party all night :)”
18 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Iconic 1920s art-house movie theater with a single screen, plus private balcony seating & a cafe.”
20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Very good selection of home-baked goods, nice Australian owners, hip atmosphere”
14 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“This is a perfect spot for a quick breakfast or lunch. They do fried eggs, bacon etc. All for a good price. ”
14 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“The business centre of Amsterdam. A lot of big companies hold their offices here and if you are on a businesstrip this is quite lickely your destination. Also the Amsterdam Zuid trainstation is located here from which you are at the airport in 7 minutes.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park. On the left of the park, right after the children's playground - you'll find Generator, a very cute hostel, where you can have drinks in a beautifully decorated old building”
5 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Sushi? Sumo! Spectacular interior. Really great sushi, and more. All you can eat, yet very good quality.”
13 locals recommend
Food Service
“A counter service Indonesian food place. There is no seating, so you'll have to find a spot in the park or bring it home. Great food, and great value. (This is one of our favorite places for take out.)”
21 locals recommend
Boat Rental
“Rent a boat, pack some drinks, lunch and snacks and discover the Canals of Amsterdam by yourself; very nice om a sunny day and just around the corner! www.sloepdelen.nl”
15 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“in the Conservatorium hotel near Museumplein – they serve great cocktails and sushi. Known for their Gin & Tonics. ”
11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great, small restaurant (please make reservations). They serve quality food and wines and have a very friendly staff. They do not have a website, phone number is 020 – 422 7880.”
19 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“Very girly spot where you can drink coffee, take some breakfast or lunch! Also they have a lot of nice juices/smoothies and they sell homestuff. Check out the website www.plukamsterdam.nl”
18 locals recommend
Route
“Little designer shop start from Jan Evertsenstreet to the Clerqstreet, Bilderdijkstreet, De Hallen”
13 locals recommend