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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Nice to cycle through. Yan can sit on a rug or picnic here in the summer and there are several paddling pools. ”
  • 264 locals recommend
Park
“A 30 minutes walk and you are in the Amstel Park. This park is a good option when you want to walk out of the city and enjoy some rest. Bring some food and drinks if the weather is good. The locals will enjoy the sun in the parks by lay down and relax. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Museum
“Cobra Museum of Modern Art. Modern and contemporary art go hand in hand at the Cobra Museum.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Farm
“Located in Amsterdamsebos you will find the goat farm, called Geitenboerderij, where you can give a bottle of milk to the little lambs. Also with playground and restaurant for lunch.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Amstelveen - in this city you have big shopping center and Amsterdamse Bos - forest and park where many festivals take place. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam forest) also offer open-air theatre performances. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“We warmly recommend visiting Loetje aan de Amstel, Delicious food, you can find there a good steak and also vegan dishes. Suitable for couples, families, actually good for everyone :)”
  • 28 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a very big shopping mall with all the big high street brands that you can find here. It's 3 stops away towards Amstelveen, near Binnenhof station.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“Iconic local Bar with great drinks and food, if you come at a right night you will also have live music. Wonderful place for a night out with friends”
  • 17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Supermarket in a street with more shops f.e. a bookstore, liquorshop, drugstore, butcher, toko etc.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Crêperie
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“Set amidst the lush green Amsterdam Bos (Jungle) is the best Dutch Pancake shop of Amsterdam. Its great taste comes from the freshness of ingredients as the shop is actually a Farmhouse.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“Outdoor concerts and theatre not far from the boat. Take a picnic basket and enjoy.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This a forest and Park, big enough to go for a hike for an hour or 2, 3 or even 4. If you are lucky you can see the athletes practice their rowing at the small canal in the park.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“De Riekermolen is a historic polder drainage windmill that dates back to 1636. It sits proudly on the bank of the River Amstel in Amsterdam, alongside a statue of Rembrandt that celebrates the many sketches he made in this area.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pool
“More than 5 swimmingpools available here. Ranging from outsidepool, wavepool, leisurepool and competitionpool. Also small sauna cabin and a waterslide. Recommended for kids!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Diner
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“We bike to the nearby Klein Kalfje for warme chocomelke; this is in Amstelveen; right by the Amstel river and passed a windmill. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam forest) also offer open-air theatre performances. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“We warmly recommend visiting Loetje aan de Amstel, Delicious food, you can find there a good steak and also vegan dishes. Suitable for couples, families, actually good for everyone :)”
  • 28 locals recommend
Crêperie
“Set amidst the lush green Amsterdam Bos (Jungle) is the best Dutch Pancake shop of Amsterdam. Its great taste comes from the freshness of ingredients as the shop is actually a Farmhouse.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Diner
“We bike to the nearby Klein Kalfje for warme chocomelke; this is in Amstelveen; right by the Amstel river and passed a windmill. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stunning food in this 2 Michelin Star restaurant with nice terrace for summer evenings. Reservation essential.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great dining, suberb wines (by the glas) and very friendly service, just around the corner.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best Italian restaurant in the area. Classic Italian dishes, but also pizza's on the menu. I really recommend the Burrata!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend

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