Emma’s guide to Amsterdam

Emma
Emma’s guide to Amsterdam

City/town information

Amsterdam is a really amazing, charming, romantic and accessible city that has something for everyone. From the charming canals, to the large parks, museums and night clubs, it's really worth a visit.
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Amsterdam
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Amsterdam is a really amazing, charming, romantic and accessible city that has something for everyone. From the charming canals, to the large parks, museums and night clubs, it's really worth a visit.

Neighborhoods

Amsterdam Oost is a really nice neighbourhood with a unique vibe to it. In certain parts it's influenced by the local North African communities which you can recognize in the type of small grocery shops or food shops. It feels very local and vibrant, and a tad less touristy and over-crowded than the Pijp which is nice. There are plenty of nice bars, lots of parks, local grocery stores, and more. Check out my recommendations!
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Amsterdam-Oost
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Amsterdam Oost is a really nice neighbourhood with a unique vibe to it. In certain parts it's influenced by the local North African communities which you can recognize in the type of small grocery shops or food shops. It feels very local and vibrant, and a tad less touristy and over-crowded than the Pijp which is nice. There are plenty of nice bars, lots of parks, local grocery stores, and more. Check out my recommendations!

Food scene

A great pizzeria in Amsterdam Oost. Delicious pizzas for takeaway or to eat in the restaurant made by Italian staff. One of the best!
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Mama Dough
21 Beukenplein
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A great pizzeria in Amsterdam Oost. Delicious pizzas for takeaway or to eat in the restaurant made by Italian staff. One of the best!
Delicious local cafe making speciality coffee and serving delicious cakes. To drink in (small café) or takeaway for a walk around the neighbourhood.
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Coffee Bru
14 Beukenplein
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Delicious local cafe making speciality coffee and serving delicious cakes. To drink in (small café) or takeaway for a walk around the neighbourhood.
Another great local café, famous for its cinnamon buns! It's tiny and cute on the inside but also right next to Sarphatipark and the neighbourhood the Pijp. Grab your coffee to go and have a walk around this vibrant neighbourhood.
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Scandinavian Embassy
34 Sarphatipark
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Another great local café, famous for its cinnamon buns! It's tiny and cute on the inside but also right next to Sarphatipark and the neighbourhood the Pijp. Grab your coffee to go and have a walk around this vibrant neighbourhood.
The most amazing Hot Pot you will eat in Amsterdam! Delicious, great for going with a group of friends... an authentic Chinese experience. Not much more to add, you have to check it out!
Yuan’s Hot Pot Amsterdam De Pijp袁记串串香阿姆喜力博物馆店
18 Ferdinand Bolstraat
The most amazing Hot Pot you will eat in Amsterdam! Delicious, great for going with a group of friends... an authentic Chinese experience. Not much more to add, you have to check it out!
A really nice bar on the rooftop of the Volkshotel! Good drinks, nice view, and also stays open late. Highly recommended!
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Canvas
150 Wibautstraat
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A really nice bar on the rooftop of the Volkshotel! Good drinks, nice view, and also stays open late. Highly recommended!
Really good Chinese food, loads of space on the inside (don't be fooled by the outside) and open late.
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New King
115-117 Zeedijk
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Really good Chinese food, loads of space on the inside (don't be fooled by the outside) and open late.
Great bar with both indoor and outdoor seating area. Has a lot of board games as well, for the rainy or winter days.
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Bosco
7 Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat
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Great bar with both indoor and outdoor seating area. Has a lot of board games as well, for the rainy or winter days.
A great restaurant and café during the day. 4850 are a really great local place to visit. They do high end food for lunch and dinner and have an amazing selection of wines for the wine connaisseurs. During the day time they offer coffee and delicious cinnamon buns coupled with a lovely outdoor seating area. I would highly recommend it.
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4850
48-50 Camperstraat
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A great restaurant and café during the day. 4850 are a really great local place to visit. They do high end food for lunch and dinner and have an amazing selection of wines for the wine connaisseurs. During the day time they offer coffee and delicious cinnamon buns coupled with a lovely outdoor seating area. I would highly recommend it.
The best ramen in Amsterdam and an authentic Japanese experience! If you're hungry and by Central Station then this is the place to go.
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Ramen-Kingdom
83H Prins Hendrikkade
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The best ramen in Amsterdam and an authentic Japanese experience! If you're hungry and by Central Station then this is the place to go.
Not far from the apartment at all, a really lovely local café with outdoor seating and cozy local vibe. Really recommend it to get a feel for the neighbourhood - you can walk there past local parks and playgrounds.
Oma Ietje
3 Heesterveld
Not far from the apartment at all, a really lovely local café with outdoor seating and cozy local vibe. Really recommend it to get a feel for the neighbourhood - you can walk there past local parks and playgrounds.
Delicious home made ice creams! A place to visit on a sunny day.
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the ijsboefje
5 Beukenplein
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Delicious home made ice creams! A place to visit on a sunny day.
Really good value for money Chinese food - recommended if you want to grab a fast bite to eat in the neighbourhood.
Little Chinatown
992 Bijlmerplein
Really good value for money Chinese food - recommended if you want to grab a fast bite to eat in the neighbourhood.
Another really good value for money place in the neighbourhood
Lucky King En Hong
561 D Bijlmerplein
Another really good value for money place in the neighbourhood
A really great place to visit with tons of different food stalls, but also an indoor market, local shops, artists and crafts. In Amsterdam Oud-West so you will also get to walk around in this nice neighbourhood.
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Foodhallen Amsterdam
51 Bellamyplein
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A really great place to visit with tons of different food stalls, but also an indoor market, local shops, artists and crafts. In Amsterdam Oud-West so you will also get to walk around in this nice neighbourhood.
Tiny restaurant in the Pijp that serves good ramen.
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SORA Sapporo Ramen
49 Ceintuurbaan
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Tiny restaurant in the Pijp that serves good ramen.

Sightseeing

A beautiful park on the Eastern edge of Amsterdam. It's pretty big and well hidden compared to the other more popular parks. You can go for a longer loop walk along the canal watching the ships go by, and enjoy the nature feeling as if you were no longer in Amsterdam. It's also got a decent amount of place to sit, barbecue, work out or whatever else you want to do.
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Flevopark
Flevopark
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A beautiful park on the Eastern edge of Amsterdam. It's pretty big and well hidden compared to the other more popular parks. You can go for a longer loop walk along the canal watching the ships go by, and enjoy the nature feeling as if you were no longer in Amsterdam. It's also got a decent amount of place to sit, barbecue, work out or whatever else you want to do.
A slightly smaller but really beautiful park that I recommend visiting. It's again a bit more quiet than the more popular parks, pretty well kept and has some nice hidden gems in it. It also has a great restaurant and is overall a really nice place to go and relax, or walk through on a tour of the Amsterdam Oost neighbourhood.
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Park Frankendael
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A slightly smaller but really beautiful park that I recommend visiting. It's again a bit more quiet than the more popular parks, pretty well kept and has some nice hidden gems in it. It also has a great restaurant and is overall a really nice place to go and relax, or walk through on a tour of the Amsterdam Oost neighbourhood.
The most popular park of Amsterdam Oost, right next to the hospital and connecting the various different parts of East. It's big and is always full of people working out or dancing. It's a park with a very social vibe, also has a café in it and the Tropen Museum.
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Городской парк Остерпарк
Oosterpark
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The most popular park of Amsterdam Oost, right next to the hospital and connecting the various different parts of East. It's big and is always full of people working out or dancing. It's a park with a very social vibe, also has a café in it and the Tropen Museum.
A great place to go, not just for the swings but for the view over the city and of central station. The swings are an added bonus if you're feeling in the mood for a bit of adrenaline. In the building there are also several restaurants and a bar, and in the basement there is a nightclub. All in all a great place to visit if you want to check out the North of Amsterdam - which is a 5 min free ferry ride away from Central Station.
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Смотровая площадка и ресторан A'dam Lookout
5 Overhoeksplein
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A great place to go, not just for the swings but for the view over the city and of central station. The swings are an added bonus if you're feeling in the mood for a bit of adrenaline. In the building there are also several restaurants and a bar, and in the basement there is a nightclub. All in all a great place to visit if you want to check out the North of Amsterdam - which is a 5 min free ferry ride away from Central Station.
My favourite park in Amsterdam, Westerpark has a wonderful wide open area to play games, relax and barebecue. It also has a mix of bars and restaurants, and a wilder part - giving it really everything you might need. Great for a walk and connects to the Oud-West/Haarlemmerstraat
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Westerpark
4 Haarlemmerweg
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My favourite park in Amsterdam, Westerpark has a wonderful wide open area to play games, relax and barebecue. It also has a mix of bars and restaurants, and a wilder part - giving it really everything you might need. Great for a walk and connects to the Oud-West/Haarlemmerstraat
Another beautiful park in Amsterdam, a little less well known and well hidden away, an oasis in the middle of the financial district and the RAI convention centre. Really recommend it!
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Beatrixpark
21 Diepenbrockstraat
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Another beautiful park in Amsterdam, a little less well known and well hidden away, an oasis in the middle of the financial district and the RAI convention centre. Really recommend it!
A really fun day out for adults and kids! A classic science museum full of things you can interact and play with in order to learn. Probably takes about 3h if not more to do the whole thing, and you can finish with a coffee on the stunning roof top terrace!
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NEMO Science Center
2 Oosterdok
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A really fun day out for adults and kids! A classic science museum full of things you can interact and play with in order to learn. Probably takes about 3h if not more to do the whole thing, and you can finish with a coffee on the stunning roof top terrace!
Right next to the apartment for the rainy days, a large movie theatre with an iMax cinema. Definitely worth visiting and only 10 mins walk away.
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Pathe Arena
600 Johan Cruijff Boulevard
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Right next to the apartment for the rainy days, a large movie theatre with an iMax cinema. Definitely worth visiting and only 10 mins walk away.
A local place to rent bikes for your stay in Amsterdam
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Marc Bike Shop Hoekenrode
10-A Hoekenrode
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A local place to rent bikes for your stay in Amsterdam
A really nice park right next door to where the apartment is situated. It's got workout areas, a playground and huge open areas of grass for chilling, barbecuing and whatever else you might want to do on a nice day.
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Nelson Mandelapark
Reigersbospad
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A really nice park right next door to where the apartment is situated. It's got workout areas, a playground and huge open areas of grass for chilling, barbecuing and whatever else you might want to do on a nice day.
It will take hours to visit so I recommend you know what you want to see, or plan half a day for it at minimum. There are loads of great things to see and it changes century or period depending on the floor you're on. It's also right next to Museumplein which is a nice place to see a hang out.
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Рейксмюсеум
1 Museumstraat
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It will take hours to visit so I recommend you know what you want to see, or plan half a day for it at minimum. There are loads of great things to see and it changes century or period depending on the floor you're on. It's also right next to Museumplein which is a nice place to see a hang out.
A nice place to visit, see all the museums, and close to the Southern neighbourhood of Amsterdam as well as Vondelpark.
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Museumplein
Museumplein
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A nice place to visit, see all the museums, and close to the Southern neighbourhood of Amsterdam as well as Vondelpark.
Another great museum that will take you at least half a day to visit. Very interesting to go through all of Van Gogh's career
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Музей Ван Гога
6 Museumplein
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Another great museum that will take you at least half a day to visit. Very interesting to go through all of Van Gogh's career
A really nice street with lots of shops, cafés, restaurants... Quintessential Amsterdam connecting Central Station to the Jordaan neighbourhood.
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Haarlemmerstraat
Haarlemmerstraat
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A really nice street with lots of shops, cafés, restaurants... Quintessential Amsterdam connecting Central Station to the Jordaan neighbourhood.
A fun, alternative outdoor city beach. Off the beaten track and nice to visit in the summer time to experience typical Amsterdam vibes
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Pllek
59 T.T. Neveritaweg
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A fun, alternative outdoor city beach. Off the beaten track and nice to visit in the summer time to experience typical Amsterdam vibes
If it's very hot this is a really nice outdoor swimming pool. It will likely be crowded in summer but there is enough outdoor grass space for everyone, and it will allow you to cool off!
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Flevoparkbad
1002 Insulindeweg
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If it's very hot this is a really nice outdoor swimming pool. It will likely be crowded in summer but there is enough outdoor grass space for everyone, and it will allow you to cool off!
A nice place a little outside of Amsterdam with a lake and the possibility for swimming. Perfect on a hot summer's day!
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Ouderkerkerplas
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A nice place a little outside of Amsterdam with a lake and the possibility for swimming. Perfect on a hot summer's day!
Another outdoor city beach with an opportunity to swim on a hot summer's day
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Gaasperplas
1001 Valburgdreef
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Another outdoor city beach with an opportunity to swim on a hot summer's day
A great activity to do on a hot summer's day, SUP in the Amsterdam Amstel! You can take classes or go on your own, enjoy being on the canals away from everything and also get to see some boat houses and bits of Amsterdam.
Sup Sup Club Amsterdam Amstel
A great activity to do on a hot summer's day, SUP in the Amsterdam Amstel! You can take classes or go on your own, enjoy being on the canals away from everything and also get to see some boat houses and bits of Amsterdam.

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Транспорт

Metro + Train very close by

From Bijlmer Arena you can catch 2 different metro lines into central Amsterdam, or you can catch trains to and from the airport/other places around the Netherlands. It's very easy and only a 10 minute walk from the apartment. Because it's a bit further away from the centre of town you know you always have these options easily available to you if you don't want to bike. That being said there is a local bike shop and you bike lanes all the way in and around Amsterdam so it's always an option, and the more local way to get around.
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Rain gear + sweater

The weather is really unpredictable in the Netherlands, it can be warm one day and cold the next. It can also be really windy and rainy. Make sure you pack a raincoat and a warm sweater for in case it gets cold and/or wet, although if need be there are quite a few shops near the apartment including an H&M. And don't trust the weather forecast for a week ahead, take it day by day!