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Marine Terrain – Amsterdam's best-kept secret

Parks in Amsterdam are packed with people, especially in summer. So my recommendation for a nice spot where you can also swim is "Marine Terrain!"

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Kristel

van Pinxten

Cafe de Tuin – Your typical cafe

Cafe de Tuin has such a nice atmosphere. The interior is classic and the customers are diverse, which makes it the perfect mix between modern and dated.

bars
Bars

By

Isidore

van Westing

Latei – Coffee, vintage & rock'n'roll

"Latei" is the rare breed of neighborhood Amsterdam cafe that's so hard to find these days! It's in the touristy part but still has an authentic charm...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Ana

V. Martins

American Book Centre – Three-storey book heaven

The "American Book Centre" in Amsterdam is a trustworthy bookstore to call home, with plenty of English books, a spiraling staircase and even a cozy cafe!

arts&culture
Art & culture
shopping
Shopping

By

Ana

V. Martins

Slagerij Vet – The most famous sandwich of the city

"Slagerij Vet" is a family-owned butcher that's been a household name for years, but what they're really famous for is the best sandwich in Amsterdam...

snacks
Snacks

By

Kristel

van der Burgh

Pension Homeland – One of the city's own breweries

"Pension Homeland" at Marine Terrain in Amsterdam is a great restaurant that also has its own brewery! It's also a vintage hotel. So cool@

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Bars
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Kristel

van Pinxten

Lowlander – Botanical bar and restaurant in Noord

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Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Olya

Kartcheva

Antiekcentrum – Hidden indoor flea market

"Antiekcentrum" in Amsterdam has been around for more than 35 years, and it is, incidentally, the largest indoor antique market in the Netherlands...

arts&culture
Art & culture
shopping
Shopping

By

Olya

Kartcheva

Noorderlicht Café – Artistic escape in Noord

"Noorderlicht Café" is an artistic café and cultural spot in Amsterdam Noord that's in a greenhouse! I recommend the Brinjal...

arts&culture
Art & culture
bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Olya

Kartcheva

Robin Food, vegan – Let’s combat food waste

Dedicated and positive volunteers run Robin Food and offer a three-course menu at a fixed and affordable price every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Olya

Kartcheva

Bar Parry – Tapas and wine

"Bar Parry" in Amsterdam, in Jordaan, is a blast if you are a wine lover and want to try a variety of wines - and it's so charming from the outside!

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Olya

Kartcheva

La Dilettante Amsterdam – Intimate natural wine bar

"La Dilettante Amsterdam" is a trendy natural wine bar in De Pijp. It's the perfect spot for an intimate evening or rendezvous with a friend!

bars
Bars
snacks
Snacks

By

Olya

Kartcheva

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