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Top store recommendations from locals

Department Store
“The Bijenkorf has been a real Dutch icon in the centre of Amsterdam since 1870.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Old traditinal Jenever (Dutch version of gin-like liquers) tasting room, quite an experience to visit, jest next to Dam squere. Be ready to band over (you will understand once you visit ;)”
  • 95 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Tasting room of brewery de Prael, flavourful beers in a charming environment.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great lunchroom In the centre of Amsterdam close to the central station in the Warmoesstraat. De Bakkerswinkel has delicious homemade food and different kinds of tea. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“Royal Palace open for public unless it is in use by the kind and queen with official foreign visits.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“"Here comes the whole world, long opening hours and larger than it looks outside."”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The name says it all. Right in the middle of the Red Light area behind the Old Church is this little place. Good coffee and sandwiches and cakes nice terrace in the summer with a view.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good Price/value ratio department store. Have lunch in the cheap lunchroom on the first floor”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Go to the Pancake House Upstairs for great Dutch pannenkoeken in a small cosy atmosphere. Open Mon to Sat 12:00-18:00 Sunday 12:00-17:00 upstairs at Grimburgwal 2. www.upstairspannenkoeken.nl ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Boutique
“The Amsterdam sneaker and streetwear destination. Famed artist Parra created Patta's logo. The immediate area has grown to be a cultural hub.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Hidden up the stairs is the best Ramen in town. If you don't know about it you'll hardly find it, it's a secret gem. The asian shop that houses the resturang is also worth a visit.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Quality weed and hash in city center...lot's of bad coffeeshops around, so look for this one when you're there. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Department Store
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“CENTRE Amsterdam. Be aware for a delicious 'WHIPPED CREAM-ICE-CREAM' in these tiny shop, next to C&A at Nieuwendijk! Fresh HOME MADE from our Dutch cow millk! * After you taste one, you run in for another one! * Be aware: the shop close when sold out, around 4pm! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“The best ice cream of Amsterdam and has great coffee as well. Tofani is only 70 meters in the direction of nieuwmarkt and a must-see during your stay. It has been run by an Italian family for decades and is one of the few authentic ice shops left in Amsterdam. ENJOY”
  • 10 locals recommend
Marijuana Dispensary
“The most popular coffee shop in Amsterdam with the widest variety of weed. Tip: best for take away ”
  • 6 locals recommend