anyone got any tips for Amsterdam, Maastricht, Rotterdam or Den Haag this summer? A favourite café, a canalside bar, restaurant, club. (am not on a stag do). thanks in advance!
I have been to Amsterdam and I checked out some great cafe’s there like Trinity, Hunter’s Café, DampKring. Dampkring is my favorite, its a beautiful cafe with good drinks, comfortable couches, orange painted walls and friendly staff. A cat is also sitting there in the window to welcome you.
I had a lovely afternoon in the Cafe Thijssen in Amsterdam – a lovely, chilled-out cafe on Brouwersgracht with good food and drink, friendly staff, board games etc. Cosy in the winter and a great place to sit out in the summertime. Moeders restaurant is quite fun too.
My favourite bar/club in Amsterdam is De Nieuwe Anita http://www.denieuweanita.nl, in the west of the city. It looks like someone’s cosy living room, has various different themed club nights at the weekends (you’re unlikely to find any stags there!), a variety of good live bands on different nights of the week, as well as film showings and unpretentious literary events. It’s welcoming, friendly and really fun.
if you’re looking for somewhere to stay I stayed here last time I went to Amsterdam and it was great
there was also a hostel from Europe’s Famous Hostels in Rotterdam which was cool if you’re planning on going there!
Hope this helps!