A great place for a lunch or just a drink at the end of the day. And on a beautiful day it's a good place to sit down and watch the people passing by.
A quite, cosy coffeshop with a good menu! If you want to indulge in what Amsterdam is famous for, this is a good place to start. Be careful what you order it can really knock you sideways! Beginners should start on the weak and cheap stuff! If you don't want to smoke you can try some 'special cake' or just relax with a coffee! I havn't been in any other coffeeshops so this is probably not the best. Check out the link below for an Amsterdam coffeeshop directory and guide!
Dress Code: None
There are about 3 lively pubs in Weesp where all the locals go to at night, and it's ok for a drink or two on a weekday, but let's be honest here.... for some real nightlife experience you're better off going to Hilversum or Amsterdam.
I was really well impressed from dutch people because they are kind and friendly, but my greatest surprise was their life-style. If you go to Vondelpark in the evening, it's full of people that are skating, running, cycling. A lot of people are sitting on the grass and eating some good things (cheese, meat, bread, fruit and tasting good wine). After the dinner they sit in a circle and they speak and sing.
It's really fantastic when it starts to be dark. They all light some candles and it seems to be on the top of the mountain and to see the cities around with all small lights.
Dress Code: You can dress what you want, but casual or hippy style is the best!!!!
In Vondelpark there is a particular tradition: every friday a lot of people go there and they start to skate all together. It's strange because they skate in group and you can find different person: hippies, freaks, rastas, darks, teddys, culturists skating all together in the same direction. I had a sensation of unity when I saw it.
Dress Code: Wear what you want!!!
March 10th- boogie wonderland
March 17th- Hype
March 24th- Springbreak party 2002
March 31st- Easter club
and sunday the 7th of April- The loveboat club :)
Lux, bar with good DJ and funky 70'ties decoration.
Popular bar with central location, close to Leidseplein, club Melkweg and the cinema Pathè Bellevue Cinerama.
Good music, can be quite crowded especially weekend nights.
Some guys at work organized a happy hour event once and they picked this bar at the Amsterdam ArenA that is owned by some of the more famous players of Ajax's past.
On paper it looks like a good place, a bar adored with memorabilia of the owners, rich history of arguable the most successful club in Holland are put on display, a kind of like a football version of the Hard Rock Cafe.
What we found instead was a bar with poor service and somewhat cheap looking interior decoration. I can't quite put it in words but you know the feeling when you feel like you're not getting your money's worth? It was perhaps the expectation that ruined it but after everything has been said and done it was a disappointment.
It's hard to miss this bar as it is located at a turn that is passed by the #5 tram going to Leidseplein and Museumplein. Also at night the large Grolsch neon sign is hard to miss.
It is a nice place to visit during the summer as you can sit outside in the sun. The patrons are mostly made up by tourists so it does lack the 'homey' feel a bit.
I would come here for a bit either on my way somewhere or to start the night.
Food is decent - stick to the 'regular' bar stuff like chicken wings.
Coffee shops, cafés, internet cafés, restaurants, clubs, XXX clubs, roaming.
Cold and humid
Very romantic for any age
Fantastic museums (Nice collections)
Great Beer (many different kinds from holland and other great places)
Great italian food (Unfortuntely spent 3 nights and ate at three fabulous italian restaurants... too good to try new food!!)
Dress Code: Layers. This is soooo true.
I would even suggest that you wear a 'cobine' which is the clothes you wear underneath sport clothes when you go skiing or late-time canadian golfing. If you are not used to humid weather, you can get cold even if you have a parka on ! Wear a nice winter sweater with a spring leather or other warm jackets. That is, if you're visiting around November.
Jeans is the best item I wore, confort and style.
I would of liked to have brought day or running shoes for the day and my regular leather shoes at night only !! The streets are bricked and very hard for your feet if you do alot of day visiting.
I really love this place. Night and day it is always so alive and makes you feel home.
Many times and on special occasion there is also some live music, a few nights ago for example three tables where put aside to let a jazz band play. In the meanwhile people eating drinking chatting and playing games all over the place. No feeling of too much crowded or two much noise, the Ponteneur has a special charachter of its own.
They have some good beers and a good menu (you can see the open kitchen from the tables)
Dress Code: Blue-jeans or a smart suit it doesn`t matter. Just enjoy the place!
To enjoy an evening with Dutch performance art, one should go to the small and personal environment of "de kleine komedie" (= the small comedy). In this Amsterdam theatre, fine artists give their wonderful performances, vareing from music to stand up comedy, as well as from mime to conferencing art.
Dress Code: Casual (we Dutch even try to go into a casino with jeans - hahaha)
I lived in Holland for nearly 2 years and spent almost every weekend in the Black Tiger. You can't buy marijuana but you can smoke in there. When i was there the staff were really friendly and you're only a 5-10 min walk from Central Station. It's right in the middle of the red light district with Theatre Casa Rosso down the road and the Globe which is a sports bar with bigscreen t.v's, rooms to rent and reasonably priced beer
Dress Code: There is no dress code in The Black Tiger. I used to in with my husbands workmates after a 10 hour shift engineering.
According to my friend, great weed and space bonbons. (I just went to the coffeeshops to see how they were :-) We went later in the night and there wasn't many people. Nice chill music and the weedtender seemed like he knew what he was talking about. The menu is broken up between indoor and outdoor, with I think only one kind of hash. Cool looking artwork on the wall to. You can view some of it on their website.
First off let me tell you that the Dutch have indeed perfected the art of growing cannabis.
For you sceptical ones out there let me tell you, Dutch cannabis is soooooooo strong and so very potent. There are over 300 coffee shops in Amsterdam. Obvisley i didn't vist all 300 coffee shops but i did visit a fair amount. Not all of them are good but i did find the best ones in my opinon.
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