Amsterdam and beyond

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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!

Andy

Andy Turner 31/05/13    General travel chatNetherlands Link Report

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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.

Alex Carter 03/06/13    Link Report

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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.

Edward Aves 03/06/13    Link Report

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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.

Helen Abramson 04/06/13    Link Report

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thanks all – am in trendy de pijp. hipster central. some great pubs and restaurants. Awesome pizza:

http://amsterdamnow.com/locations/pink-flamingo-pizza-in-de-pijp/

Andy Turner 07/06/13    Link Report

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if you’re looking for somewhere to stay I stayed here last time I went to Amsterdam and it was great

http://www.famoushostels.com/amsterdam-hostel

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!

hd6524 12/06/13    Link Report

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thanks, I checked out a few of those on my trip. best place I stayed at was http://www.cocomama.nl/

“boutique” hostel in a converted brothel! better than it sounds, trust me

Andy Turner 13/06/13    Link Report

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