Travel — Europe
The Netherlands (Holland)
Amsterdam is home to wonderful sidewalk cafés, restaurants, coffee
shops and pubs — many
of which are nestled along the canals and waterways.
"Al Fresco" Dining
Amsterdam is a terrific place to enjoy dining outdoors on a patio or terrace,
overlooking its picturesque waterways. Be sure to include this request when
making your reservations.
Whether it's a special occasion, an opportunity for friends to catch up, or
a pleasant start to a lazy weekend day, Sunday brunch is a meal for relaxation
and good company. Visit your favorite brunch spot this Sunday!
Michelin Star Recipients
Congratulations to the restaurants which were awarded Michelin stars in the
MICHELIN guide for Amsterdam 2009.
Amsterdam Nightlife Restaurants
Whether it's the hippest lounge, a special menu served into the late hours,
or another unique nightlife feature, you'll enjoy much more than just dinner
at Amsterdam-area restaurants.
Restaurants -Yahoo List
— "Must-Have" Dutch Treat
Poffertjes are a "must-have" Dutch treat when visiting the Netherlands. Similar
to little Dutch pancakes, they're
small, thick and fluffy. The yummy treats are usually served with powdered
sugar and butter.
Stroopwafles are sooooo good — bet ya can't eat just one! The thin Dutch
waffles are filled with a delicious caramel-like syrup. Whenever our friends
(who hail from the Netherlands) visit their homeland, they bring us back these
delicious little treats. FYI... packages of mini Stroopwafles are also available
at Trader Joe's stores in the U.S.
World's Oldest Pancake House
Visit Oudt Leyden, the oldest
Pancake House in the world (located
in the historic city of Leiden) — it has
served famous customers from around the globe, including Sir Winston Churchill and
the Dalai Lama.
— Dutch Beer
Stop by a pub in Amsterdam for a pint... or
two of their world-famous beers — Heineken and Grolsch.
Visit the Heineken
Brewery, located in the
heart of Amsterdam and learn about the art of brewing beer... and
Coffee Shops & "Pot"
Don't be surprised if you catch a whiff of
marijuana when visiting Amsterdam's coffee shops — even
though cigarette smoking
was banned in 2008, pot smoking is allowed. Enjoy your
coffee and danish :)
Food, Wine & Nightlife
Wine & Nightlife in Amsterdam
Fun Sightseeing Tours & Activities
Book Amsterdam Sightseeing, Day
Trips and FUN Activities. Book ahead to save time and money!