Hello, amsterdam

With its characteristic canals (UNESCO World Heritage) surrounded by narrow, low, and crooked 17th-century houses, Amsterdam is, undoubtedly, one of the most charming capital cities in Europe. The rich cultural life and a wide range of entertainment make Amsterdam a full-scale city which has managed to retain its small-town feel. With over 50 museums, of which many are famous across the globe, this city is a real treat for art-lovers: highlights include the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum.


The Cafes to visit

Garden ambiance at Old Church Amsterdam, the Netherlands

De Koffieschenkerij

Located in the Old Church, the oldest building of Amsterdam, this coffee bar serves daily breakfast, organic coffee, tea, hand-made pies and freshly baked cakes to be enjoyed in a relaxing and historical ambiance. For the ones who prefer other refreshments, homemade lemonade and fresh juices are also on the menu.

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coffee and newspaper in Cafe de Jaren

Café de Jaren

Café de Jaren is one of the largest cafes in Amsterdam. The building features a spacious cafe on the ground floor with an international press reading-table, a pleasant restaurant with large salad bar on the first floor, as well as a superb terrace with a canal view.

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alfajores, Melly's Cookiebar, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Melly's Cookies Bar

If you would like to treat yourself, Melly's Cookies Bar pairs sweet recipes from Latin America with traditional Dutch specialities. Get yourself a Dutch stroopwafel with different toppings, a cookie, a piece of cake or try one of the Argentinian alfajores or some dulce de leche alongside a cup of coffee or traditional mate tea.

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fish and chips at Café de Prins, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Café de Prins

Across from the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the Anne Frank House, on the edge of the Jordaan, this cafe is surrounded by history. Although the Prins has retained its typical 'brown cafe' character, its kitchen has become one of its most important features in recent years. Stop by for beer, fondue and cheese plates, as well as sweet and cute mini-pancakes — poffertjes.

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Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis pavilion in Vondelpark, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis

This unusual construction in the centre of the 19th century Vondelpark and its large surrounding terrace (700 places) attracts crowds of creative Amsterdammers at the first ray of sunshine. You can even enjoy yourself here in the winter–thanks to the outdoor electric heaters. Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis offers craft beers, breakfasts, and pizza. And on Sundays, DJs spin laid-back music.

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apple pie with coffee, Winkel 43 cafe in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Winkel 43

Winkel 43 stands not only for a friendly atmosphere, but also for its straightforward menu served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Spend some time on the terrace and enjoy a piece of their homemade apple pie while absorbing the surroundings of the Jewish quarter Jordaan.

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coffee cappuccino cup with coffee beans, Screaming Beans, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Screaming Beans

The Screaming Beans will make sure to find the best coffee blend in their assortment to match your individual taste. Relish one of the carefully sourced and roasted single origin coffees (or the cafe's own house blend), together with a croissant, on their terrace.

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