Peter‘s travel Guide for Amstedam

Peter
Peter‘s travel Guide for Amstedam

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This neigborhood is a must see. Lots of nice little streets, tipical old Amsterdam houses, nice cafe´s and bars and restaurants. Also nice area to shop and snif around, The Jordaan is a neighbourhood of the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is part of the borough of Amsterdam-Centrum. The area is bordered by the Singelgracht canal and the neighbourhood of Frederik Hendrikbuurt to the west; the Prinsengracht to the east; the Brouwersgracht to the north and the Leidsegracht to the south. The former canal Rozengracht (now filled in) is the main traffic artery through the neighbourhood.
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Jordaan
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This neigborhood is a must see. Lots of nice little streets, tipical old Amsterdam houses, nice cafe´s and bars and restaurants. Also nice area to shop and snif around, The Jordaan is a neighbourhood of the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is part of the borough of Amsterdam-Centrum. The area is bordered by the Singelgracht canal and the neighbourhood of Frederik Hendrikbuurt to the west; the Prinsengracht to the east; the Brouwersgracht to the north and the Leidsegracht to the south. The former canal Rozengracht (now filled in) is the main traffic artery through the neighbourhood.
Very nice old Amsterdam neigborhood. The centre of this neigborhoud is the Albert Cuyp Market. All the streets surrounding the markets have little shops, nice and cozy restaurants and bars.
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De Pijp
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Very nice old Amsterdam neigborhood. The centre of this neigborhoud is the Albert Cuyp Market. All the streets surrounding the markets have little shops, nice and cozy restaurants and bars.
Red Light District. This world famous Area is crowded by tourists and other visitors to see Amsterdam´s main public attraction in real. Prostitution is legalized in Holland and this area is famous for that.
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Barrio rojo de Ámsterdam
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Red Light District. This world famous Area is crowded by tourists and other visitors to see Amsterdam´s main public attraction in real. Prostitution is legalized in Holland and this area is famous for that.
This area is full of entertainment. Bars, clubs, restaurants, live music, it’s all located around this square.
Leidseplein
This area is full of entertainment. Bars, clubs, restaurants, live music, it’s all located around this square.
Big square close to the river Amstel. Lots of restaurants bars and cinemas.
Rembrandtplein
Big square close to the river Amstel. Lots of restaurants bars and cinemas.
The royal palace is the most important building on this square. In the 17th Century it was the cities town hall. Also the Bijenkorf our most important Department Store and Madame Tussauds are located on this square.
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Plaza Dam
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The royal palace is the most important building on this square. In the 17th Century it was the cities town hall. Also the Bijenkorf our most important Department Store and Madame Tussauds are located on this square.

Parks and recreational area’s

Beautiful park located in the cities most expensive area.
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Vondelpark
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Beautiful park located in the cities most expensive area.
Very nice park bordering the Pijp neighborhood.
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Sarphatipark
37I Sarphatipark
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Very nice park bordering the Pijp neighborhood.
Nice park in the eastern part of the city.
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Oosterpark Amsterdam
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Nice park in the eastern part of the city.
Beautiful park forest to walk the dog or other sportive activities like biking swimming and running. Also very nice for little kids lots of places to swim and play and a petting zoo.
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Amsterdam Forest
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Beautiful park forest to walk the dog or other sportive activities like biking swimming and running. Also very nice for little kids lots of places to swim and play and a petting zoo.
Beautiful city lake excellent for swimming, fishing and sailing. The lake is bordering the city and the Amsterdamse Bos.
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Nieuwe Meer
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Beautiful city lake excellent for swimming, fishing and sailing. The lake is bordering the city and the Amsterdamse Bos.
Very nice water area which was used for the Olympic rowing competitions in 1928. Also good for swimming and sport fishing. It’s located between Amsterdamse Bos and the Nieuwe Meer.
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Bosbaan
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Very nice water area which was used for the Olympic rowing competitions in 1928. Also good for swimming and sport fishing. It’s located between Amsterdamse Bos and the Nieuwe Meer.
Beautiful city beach. Nice for kids. Very good area to take a swim and to enjoy the sun.
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Strand Blijburg
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Beautiful city beach. Nice for kids. Very good area to take a swim and to enjoy the sun.
Nice grass court to enjoy the sun and to take a swim. Area is bordering the Amstel river.
Park Somerlust
Nice grass court to enjoy the sun and to take a swim. Area is bordering the Amstel river.
Nice park between the Rai and south Amsterdam.
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Beatrixpark
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Nice park between the Rai and south Amsterdam.

For families and kids

Playgrounds, zoo’s, museums
Beautiful zoo located in one of the nicest areas in the city. Check the website for opening times and other activities organized by the zoo.
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Artis
38-40 Plantage Kerklaan
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Beautiful zoo located in one of the nicest areas in the city. Check the website for opening times and other activities organized by the zoo.
Really nice to visit with kids between 6 and 14 years old. NEMO Science Museum (from latin Nobody) is a science centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in the Oosterdokseiland neighbourhood in the Amsterdam-Centrum borough, situated between the Oosterdokseiland and the Kattenburg. The museum has its origins in 1923, and is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano since 1997. It contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions and is the largest science center in the Netherlands. It attracts around 670,000 visitors annually, which makes it the eighth most visited museum in the Netherlands.
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NEMO
2 Oosterdok
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Really nice to visit with kids between 6 and 14 years old. NEMO Science Museum (from latin Nobody) is a science centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in the Oosterdokseiland neighbourhood in the Amsterdam-Centrum borough, situated between the Oosterdokseiland and the Kattenburg. The museum has its origins in 1923, and is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano since 1997. It contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions and is the largest science center in the Netherlands. It attracts around 670,000 visitors annually, which makes it the eighth most visited museum in the Netherlands.
Beautiful view over the city. Also two very nice restaurants are located in this building. Being in the swing sets on the roof is a thrilling experience.
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A'DAM Tower
1 Overhoeksplein
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Beautiful view over the city. Also two very nice restaurants are located in this building. Being in the swing sets on the roof is a thrilling experience.
Famous story, famous book. Located in the Jordaan. Very busy attraction. Make sure to book your ticket online and in advance.
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Casa de Anne Frank
263-267 Prinsengracht
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Famous story, famous book. Located in the Jordaan. Very busy attraction. Make sure to book your ticket online and in advance.
Very nice museum with lots of activities for kids. One of the largest museums in Amsterdam, the museum accommodates eight permanent exhibitions and an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions, including modern and traditional visual arts and photographic works. The Tropenmuseum is part of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (Museum of World Cultures), a combination of three ethnographic museums in the Netherlands.
Tropenmuseum Junior
2 Linnaeusstraat
Very nice museum with lots of activities for kids. One of the largest museums in Amsterdam, the museum accommodates eight permanent exhibitions and an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions, including modern and traditional visual arts and photographic works. The Tropenmuseum is part of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (Museum of World Cultures), a combination of three ethnographic museums in the Netherlands.
It’s a great museum for families with kids. The Amsterdam Museum, until 2011 called the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, is a museum about the history of Amsterdam. Since 1975, it is located in the old city orphanage between Kalverstraat and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal.
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Museo de Ámsterdam
92 Kalverstraat
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It’s a great museum for families with kids. The Amsterdam Museum, until 2011 called the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, is a museum about the history of Amsterdam. Since 1975, it is located in the old city orphanage between Kalverstraat and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal.
In summertime it’s possible to take the ferry over “the nieuwe meer” towards “het Amsterdamse Bos”. For kids it’s nice to visit boerderij Meerzicht to taste our famous Dutch pancakes and to visit the goat farm located 1,5 km from the pancake restaurant. Check the website for the ferry ‘s departure times; https://www.amsterdamsebos.nl/attracties/veerpont/
Paviljoen Aquarius
10 Anton Schleperspad
In summertime it’s possible to take the ferry over “the nieuwe meer” towards “het Amsterdamse Bos”. For kids it’s nice to visit boerderij Meerzicht to taste our famous Dutch pancakes and to visit the goat farm located 1,5 km from the pancake restaurant. Check the website for the ferry ‘s departure times; https://www.amsterdamsebos.nl/attracties/veerpont/
Great place for pancakes, beautiful situated in a reserved natural area.
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Meerzicht Farm
56 Koenenkade
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Great place for pancakes, beautiful situated in a reserved natural area.
Such a nice place for little kids. They can feed the lams with little bottles of milk.
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Goatfarm Ridammerhoeve
4 Nieuwe Meerlaan
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Such a nice place for little kids. They can feed the lams with little bottles of milk.
In summertime it’s possible to take the ferry over “the nieuwe meer” towards “het Amsterdamse Bos”. For kids it’s nice to visit boerderij Meerzicht to taste our famous Dutch pancakes and to visit the goat farm located 1,5 km from the pancake restaurant. Check the website for the ferry ‘s departure times; https://www.amsterdamsebos.nl/attracties/veerpont/
Anton Schleperspad
In summertime it’s possible to take the ferry over “the nieuwe meer” towards “het Amsterdamse Bos”. For kids it’s nice to visit boerderij Meerzicht to taste our famous Dutch pancakes and to visit the goat farm located 1,5 km from the pancake restaurant. Check the website for the ferry ‘s departure times; https://www.amsterdamsebos.nl/attracties/veerpont/
One of thé biggest skateparks of Europe, 3 minute walk from the apartment.
Zeeburg Skate Park
43 Eef Kamerbeekstraat
One of thé biggest skateparks of Europe, 3 minute walk from the apartment.

Shopping close to the apartment

Supermarket on a 5 minute walk from the apartment. Open from 8 am till 10 pm 7 days a week. Not a big shop but definitely the closest one.
Albert Heijn
186 Eef Kamerbeekstraat
Supermarket on a 5 minute walk from the apartment. Open from 8 am till 10 pm 7 days a week. Not a big shop but definitely the closest one.
Supermarket on a 5 minute walk from the apartment. Open from 8 am till 9 pm 7 days a week. Not a big shop but definitely the closest one.
Groenteboer Borneo
1D Rie Mastenbroekstraat
Supermarket on a 5 minute walk from the apartment. Open from 8 am till 9 pm 7 days a week. Not a big shop but definitely the closest one.
Snackbar on a 5 minute walk
ZNECKBAR
1c Rie Mastenbroekstraat
Snackbar on a 5 minute walk
Bigger supermarket but you need a car to get there, open till 10 pm.
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AH Oostelijke Handelskade
1065 Oostelijke Handelskade
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Bigger supermarket but you need a car to get there, open till 10 pm.
Nice supermarket with biological food. Very close to the apartment, 1,3 km is 17 min walk or 5 min by car, parking is free. During the week open till 8 pm.
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Landmarkt
339 Schellingwouderdijk
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Nice supermarket with biological food. Very close to the apartment, 1,3 km is 17 min walk or 5 min by car, parking is free. During the week open till 8 pm.
Very good raps, pizza and Turkish sandwiches on a 5 min walk from the apartment.
Doner Imperium
1 Rie Mastenbroekstraat
Very good raps, pizza and Turkish sandwiches on a 5 min walk from the apartment.

Special Food Shops in Amsterdam

Nice places to buy high quality and delicious food in Amsterdam.
Best French bakery in the Netherlands. Is importing its ingredients from France. Won numerous awards. If you have the possibility definitely worth a visit.
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Le Fournil de Sébastien Amsterdam
119 Olympiaplein
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Best French bakery in the Netherlands. Is importing its ingredients from France. Won numerous awards. If you have the possibility definitely worth a visit.
Very very good ice cream. Also lots of other delicious products.
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Van der Linde
183 Nieuwendijk
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Very very good ice cream. Also lots of other delicious products.
Great patisserie. Delicious cake and pastry. But also the best Dutch croquettes in town, either shrimp or meat.
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Patisserie Holtkamp
15 Vijzelgracht
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Great patisserie. Delicious cake and pastry. But also the best Dutch croquettes in town, either shrimp or meat.
Best Italian ice cream in town.
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Massimo Gelato
147 Van Ostadestraat
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Best Italian ice cream in town.
French butcher. Typical French meat, like different rillettes, great home made saucisses, all high quality!
Alain Bernard Butchery
133 Albert Cuypstraat
French butcher. Typical French meat, like different rillettes, great home made saucisses, all high quality!
Very nice place for having breakfast or to drink a coffee with delicious home made pastry.
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De Bakkerswinkel Oud-Zuid
68 Roelof Hartstraat
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Very nice place for having breakfast or to drink a coffee with delicious home made pastry.
This little toko has great sandwiches with oriental and Surinam food.
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Tjin's Toko
64 Eerste van der Helststraat
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This little toko has great sandwiches with oriental and Surinam food.
Good shop to taste traditional Dutch fish snacks.
Fishmongers Albert Cuyp
155 Albert Cuypstraat
Good shop to taste traditional Dutch fish snacks.