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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.

Brewery
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“After a strawl at the market, at the plantage, OR coming back from the centrum, you can stop there to taste some local beers, and even enjoy a tour of the brewery.”
  • 704 locals recommend
History Museum
“Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to today’s society and the society of the future. The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world.”
  • 278 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fun for big and small. When nice weather, go to the roof terras and enjoy the sun and water! ”
  • 325 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Take the ferry by the central station to get across the IJ-river and to Hanneke's boom, a nice, superrelaxed spot by the water”
  • 362 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“There is a lot to see and do in Amsterdam, all depending on your taste. If we were in the neighborhood, you could run into us and other locals at Roest. If the weather is nice, nothing beats Amsterdam Roest (5-10 min walk) at Jacob Bontiusplaats. At an old factory location, Roest has a pseudo beach area, a rough edged arty atmosphere and plenty of cold drinks.”
  • 329 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautiful space with excellent interior. A good reason to jump on the tram or bike for a little expedition to a different area of the city.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is maybe the best seafood restaurant in Amsterdam. Located in Noord, across the water, reached by metro or ferry, this old warehouse turned restaurant has fresh fish every day. Great for a gin Tonic as well. You wont run into too many tourists here, and the vibe is very chill. Food is amazing.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Plaza
“Artis is our ZOO. It's a great place to wander around and in summer they organise all kinds of events during the evenings (ZOOmer). ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Bimhuis is the place to go for jazz next door to the Muziekgebouw. www.bimhuis.nl/en/ ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“For Live music, Muziekgebouw aan het IJ is a very good option, you can check the website for the performances”
  • 71 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Top-name house & techno DJs & live acts fill the vast dance floor of this waterside warehouse club. Oostelijke Handelskade 4. www.panama.nl ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“There is a lot to see and do in Amsterdam, all depending on your taste. If we were in the neighborhood, you could run into us and other locals at Puerto Pata Negra (5 min walk) at Oostelijke Handelskade. Decent Spanish tapas, run by actual Spanish, great atmosphere.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Here you find your daily groceries, 2 supermarkets, drugstore, liquor shop etc.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Café
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“Nice cafe at the water, with home made apple pie and nice coffe. Also good for lunch! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Trendy place for drinks and food (expensive) but you can run into fameuze people like Carmen Diaz or international Photo models the place to be for trendy people”
  • 43 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Nice coffee's and breakfast, located in nearby and upcoming Czaar Peter straat. Many nice exclusive shops here. Nominated for Hollands best shopping street '15.”
  • 35 locals recommend