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Destination Guide

Amsterdam

Wake up to a new Amsterdam where design, fashion, and music connect to create an extraordinary dynamic for the city of canals.

Destination Guide Amsterdam

When in Amsterdam, You Must

Know Before You Go

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Get Your Glow On

Talk Like A Local

Learn the slang from the streets.

Mokum

/'moh-kum/ noun
A word that is used as an alternative name for Amsterdam
Oh mokum, how beautiful you are!

Neighborhoods to Explore

Find your way outside the city center to be drawn in by Amsterdam’s street life and its mesmerizing green parks. Hang out with locals and uncover each area’s very own character.

1. Jordaan Area

This area is famous for its hidden courts, scenic views over the canals, great restaurants, and traditional Amsterdam brown café's. This is also where you can find Amsterdam's best Dutch Applepie!

2. Amsterdam North

To get here, take one of the free ferries that depart from Amsterdam Central Station. This undiscovered area is famous for its bohemian vibe, funky street art, and amazing views over Amsterdam's old town.

3. De Pijp

Lose yourself for hours in lively de Pijp, with its colorful mix of cuisines, terraces, and vibrant cafés. From the beautiful landscaped gardens of the Sarphatipark to the famous Albert Cuypmarkt, De Pijp oozes beatnik flair from every angle, and has been a popular hub for creatives, students and bohemian spirits since the 60s.

4. Amsterdam East

Amsterdam East is one of the most upcoming neighborhoods. It seems that a new hotspot pops up almost every day. A drink at the rooftop of The Volkshotel is a must, or try a great cocktail at the trendy Louie Louie.

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Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN
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Bam Boa

Bam Boa

Weesperzijde 135

This restaurant boasts one of the most fab terraces in Amsterdam. You can dock right in front of it and enjoy a nice meal overlooking the water.

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Romy Weller Abreu / Insider

Aside from their supreme food menu, the cocktails and sangria options here are legendary!

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The Food Department

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182

The newest food hall in the Netherlands boasts fourteen high-end food stands and three different bars. There are so many places to choose from, it is almost as diverse as Amsterdam itself.

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Taco's and Tequila is definitely our personal favorite!

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M&M SUP Tours

Zeeburgerpad 10

Amsterdam is a beautiful city and its canals are perfect for a nice paddle!

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Try the Full Moon Paddle for a truly one of a kind experience.

Hola-Poké

Hola Poké

Ceintuurbaan 276-h

This quick and casual restaurants serves original Hawaiian Poké. You can customize your own bowl and choose from a variety of toppings to go with your marinated tuna, salmon, shrimp, octopus or tofu.

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They also serve breakfast bowls filled with healthy ingredients such as açai and blueberries. It's the perfect fuel for a morning of shopping on the Albert Cuyp Market, located just minutes away.

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DETOX

Amsterdam Running Tours

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Put on your running shoes and discover the highlights of Amsterdam. This running tour is not only a great work out but it will also create everlasting memories and knowledge about our dazzling city!

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RETOX

The Butcher

Albert Cuypstraat 129

Ask your W Insider for the password to this hidden bar on the Albert Cuyp street. You will find it tucked away behind a steel door in a burger bar.

Amsterdam Essentials

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Everything you need for an escape to Amsterdam.

1. Umbrella

In case you don’t feel like kissing in the rain.

2. Napapijri Jacket

Fashionable protection against cold, rain and wind.

3. Dr. Martens

These boots will survive any tour, club, bar or festival.

Spotted in Amsterdam

Amsterdam museum guide

Amsterdam Museum

Kalverstraat 92

A blend of old and new, the Amsterdam Museum focuses on the eclectic nature of the city, from historic exhibitions to interactive installations.

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EYE

IJ Promenade 1

In a unique building, across the river in the upcoming area of Amsterdam Noord, EYE is part movie theater, part museum.

dutch food

Lt. Cornelis

Voetboogstraat 13

Enjoy a special Dutch meal in an atmospheric environment where all guests experience the absolute delights of the Dutch cuisine.

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Izakaya

Albert Cuypstraat 2-6

Izakaya is one of the trendy hotspots, known for its fabulous Japanese cuisine.

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HappyHappyJoyJoy

Bilderdijkstraat 158hs

This Asian-inspired restaurant offers street food dishes from all over Asia.

amsterdam brunch

G’s Brunch Boat

Goudbloemstraat 91 & Linnaeusstraat 88

Skip those touristy canal tours and join G’s Restaurant on their brunch boats to experience a different way to discover Amsterdam.

amsterdam seasonal cuisine

Guts & Glory

Utrechtsestraat 6

With a menu offering four to seven courses inspired by one seasonal product or cuisine, you know you’re getting the best from Guts & Glory.

amsterdam breakfast

Bakers & Roasters

Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54

The place to go to if you love breakfast. Recipes from New Zealand and Los Angeles will make sure your day starts with a bang (or bangers).

amsterdam fashion

XBANK

Spuistraat 172

The biggest shop for Dutch design, art and fashion in Amsterdam. This wonderful place is located in the Bank building of W Amsterdam.

TENUE DE NÎMES

Tenue de Nîmes

Elandsgracht 60 & Haarlemmerstraat 92-94

This heaven for denim lovers sells exclusive items hand-dyed in their shop. Perfect for that unique piece for your outfit.

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Mendo’s bookstore

Berenstraat 11

Books at Mendo’s aren't only for reading, they are pieces of art. Search for visual beauty and inspiration in a great selection.

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United Nude

Molsteeg 10

This big store hidden in a small alley offers a lot of amazing shoes that will make any outfit outstanding. It’s worth the hunt.

amsterdam party scene

Supperclub

Singel 460

A restaurant with very unique dinner shows that turns into a beautiful club. Monday nights are their best nights.

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De School

Dr. Jan van Breemenstraat 1

Amsterdam’s newest talk of the town, this club is located in an old school building that also hosts a restaurant, a café and a gym.

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Club ABE

Amstelstraat 30

A luxurious club next to the Rembrandtplein, ABE makes a perfect chic night out to explore Amsterdam’s nightlife.

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NYX

Reguliersdwarsstraat 42

Located at the gay quarters of Amsterdam, NYX is a great place to explore. See and be seen!

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Jimmy Woo Korte

leidsedwarsstraat 18

The interior here is out of this world. Worth a visit no matter if you’re out for a chill drink or a raging dance party.