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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.
Plaza
“The famous Dam Square! Go shopping or visit different tourist attractions, there is a lot to do here! ”
  • 354 locals recommend
Real Estate Agency
“Our office is located overhere. During office hours from 9am until 5.30pm you're freely able able to store your luggage.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“The Kalverstraat is a busy shopping street of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. The street runs roughly North-South for about 750 meters, from Dam Square to Muntplein square. The Amsterdam Museum is located in a former orphanage between Kalverstraat and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. The Kalverstraat is the most expensive shopping street in the Netherlands, with rents of up to 3000 euros per square meter (2016).[1] In 2009 it was the 17th most expensive street in the world measured by rent prices.[2] The Kalverstraat is also the most expensive street in the Dutch version of Monopoly.”
  • 288 locals recommend
Flower Shop
“The Famous Flower Market it’s nearby and a nice spot to see all the Dutch Flowers!”
  • 131 locals recommend
Department Store
“The Bijenkorf has been a real Dutch icon in the centre of Amsterdam since 1870.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Palace
“The Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) on Amsterdam’s Dam Square is one of three palaces still in use by the Dutch royal family. It is used for state visits, award ceremonies and other official receptions. When the palace is not being used by the royal family, it is open to the public. Visitors can explore the magnificent interior and discover the rich history of the building”
  • 156 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“With shops offering enough pumps, boots, spike heels, designer clothes, cosmetics, suitcases and specialty foods to satisfy the fussiest shopper, Leidsestraat attracts droves of tourists, locals and fashionistas. Whether you're searching for high style, camp shoes, Dutch cheese or soft drugs, you're likely to find what you're looking for in the boutiques, high-end department stores, specialty shops and coffeeshops on this busy passenger byway and the small streets shooting off from it.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Art Museum
“If you want to see Beyonce, Michael Jackson or other wax statues of world famous stars, this is the place to be”
  • 58 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Begijnhof is one of the oldest hofjes in the city of Amsterdam. A group of historic buildings, mostly private dwellings, centre on it.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Dam Square is about 15 min. walking from our appartement and its worth the walk. On both sides of the square you will find Amsterdams biggest shopping streets, Nieuwedijk and Kalverstraat. On the Square you can find the historical Palace, madame tussauds, Bijenkorf (shopping mall) and various cafes which you can visit as well.”
  • 63 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
Speakeasy
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“Door 74 is a traditional speak easy in Amsterdam. Entrance is only possible by making a reservation on the day that you intend to visit. Once behind that door, you enter a chic looking bar.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The Amsterdam canals are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Very nice at night, or during the day. Cruises with canal boats will set you back about 15 Euro.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great movie theatre with all movies in original language! It's in the middle of the centre so great to combine with dinner, lunch or shopping afternoon. They also have 4DX!!! Allround movie experience with moving chairs.”
  • 42 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Amsterdam Museum offers an expansive collection of exhibitions and items that retell the compelling story of the Dutch capital, from its earliest developments, through the surge of growth in the Golden Age and up to the present.”
  • 87 locals recommend
History Museum
“learn about the history of Amsterdam next to it you'll find the BEGIJNHOF. A piece of paradise in the city center”
  • 57 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“One of the best bars in town and one of the world 50 best cocktail bars. A must visit when in Amsterdam”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bakery
“Very small and cozy place! Sandwiches, cakes and cookies. Good till the last crumb! ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Great choice if you want to eat steak. Also one of my favorite food spots. There are many Cannibale Royale's through Amsterdam. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Beautiful canal views Try to get a table outside along the canal Interior is also beautiful High-end food”
  • 45 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Lion Noir is an amazing restaurant. French fusion, with a fresh and new menu every season. Lunch and dinner plus an amazing cocktailbar. Great for special occasions or celebrating!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For very good Indonesian food you have to visit Kantjil & De Tijger located on Spuistraat in the Centre. There is also a take out part. Kantjil & De Tijger Spuistraat 291 - 293 1012 VS Amsterdam”
  • 46 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“A very famous small brunch place that offers great food. A variety of healthy snacks and sandwiches of very high quality. It's very affordable, even for students. They also have a unique terrace that is available for you to sit on.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Multicourse modern European menu in a loungey space with DJs
“The SuperClub is more than just a restaurant, it is also a club, bar and gallery. Supperclub brings you a night full of spectacle, from an exciting 5 course surprise menu to exhilarating music, occasional performances to 260 degrees visuals, everyone plays a role, even you! Wear your good socks because when you step through the silver door of the old theatre hall and lay on the crisp white beds, you’ll be kicking off your shoes. www.supperclub.amsterdam/en ”
  • 30 locals recommend

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