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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
Cheery neighborhood restaurant serving comfort classics
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“There's a reason this restaurant is always filled to the brink, and you'll quickly find out when you book a table here. It's not only because their 5 course meal is only 50 euros. The atmosphere is always buzzing. And the creative chef has a long track record of pleasing his recurring customers with his ever changing menu. And most importantly, they know their wines. ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Organic Grocery
“Where we do most of our grocery shopping, great ready meals too! And super selection of wine and beer as well as artisan cheeses and dips. Fruits and veggies are always top quality, and mostly organic or sustainably sourced. ”
  • 110 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
Charity Shop / Vintage Store
“Great store with clothes and all sorts of cool stuff. Also located in other parts of town.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bike Rental / Bike Share
“The best way to move around the city. Before you step on your bike, make sure you remember the most important traffic rule,....... all cars, scooters and bikes coming from the right have always right of way!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Two for joy- Relaxed, cozy café, friendly staff, cozy atmosphere, good for breakfast or brunch and some home make sweets. Haarlemmerdijk 182HS, 1013 JK Amsterdam (10 min walk)”
  • 48 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“In Westerpark/Westergas. Great home roasted beans. Also offers pastries and toasties. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“Forgot something or need something after 10 PM? This great nightshop is not far away. Open till midnight.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Vinnies serves tasty clean food! Nice for a stop in between or lunch, and if you have a window spot you can enjoy watching all kinds of people moving around. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“25 minutes walking distance. You will find «ijscuypje» everywhere in Amsterdam (even just around our corner) but Monte Pelmo is OUR best ICE CREAM of amsterdam! Try the Mr. Nico (snickers) or the Coco! amazing”
  • 48 locals recommend
Crêperie
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“A cosy pancake house located in a 17th-century Dutch East India Company canal house at the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. The Pancake Bakery began as a small pancake restaurant with a basic menu. In 1980, the owner (still the present owner today) introduced several changes which made The Pancake Bakery what is is today: a world-known pancake restaurant loved by all.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Organic Grocery
“Biological and almost no plastic packaged food. Good price / quality! One of my favourites.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Lingerie Store
“These 9 little streets in the middle of the Canal Belt form a quarter where crafts, trade and culture have traditionally been dominant. It is a paradise for pedestrians and offers a stunning overview of the building styles within the old centre of Amsterdam. Just behind Damsquare and on the way from Anne Frank to Rijksmuseum.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Nice hangout with quality coffee, cakes, smaller eats and good atmosphere. Busy on the weekends.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“Directly behind the Queens Palace on the Dam square you may find an elegant 19th century building, now one of the few shopping malls in Amsterdam – Magna Plaza. This is the place to shop for designer ”
  • 25 locals recommend