Monthly Archives: July 2010

Amsterdam for children

This is a very nice article of the Lonely Planet with good recommendations about what to do with children in Amsterdam.

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Taxi’s, limo service, bus tours and bike-taxi’s.

Important links concerning transportation in Amsterdam: DOELEN (limousine) TCA (Taxi Central Amsterdam) BIKE TAXI BUS TOURS

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The best shopping street

The P.C. Hoofstraat is amsterdam’s most upscale and exclusive shopping street. Along three short blocks is every label and designer you desire: Chanel, Louis Vutton, DKNY, Mulberry, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfinger and more. Bring a large amount of money with … Continue reading

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Doctor Service/Dentists

In case of illness, our guests can request a visit of a Doctor Service in their hotel room. Dr. Van Kernebeek  – 623-1348 or (06 547 81 055) – Central Doctor Service: 592-3434. Dentist Emergency: 570-9595 Dental 365 – (020) … Continue reading

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Walking group city tours

A 3 hours guided walking tour through Amsterdam, is this possible? The answer is yes! For more information: For various specialized tours trough the heart of Mokum: The following guided tours can be made for a very reasonable fee … Continue reading

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Trendy Restaurants

MoMo 671-7474, Hobbemastraat 1 Bo Cinq, 622-0682, Prinsengracht 494 Odeon 521-8555, Singel 460 Cinema Paradiso 623-7344, Westerstraat 186 Supper Club 344-6400, Jonge Roelensteeg 21 Envy 344-6407, Prinsengracht 381 Nomads 344-6401, Rozengracht 133 Morlang 625-2681, Keizersgracht 451 Little Buddha – 530-7121, City … Continue reading

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Oriental Kitchen

Dynasty 626-8400, Reguliersdwarstraat 30 Oriental City 626-8352, Oudezijds Voorburwal 177-179 Sichuan Food 626-9327, Reguliersdwarstraat 35 Chang-I 470-1700, Jan Willem Brouwerstraat, 7 Geisha 626-2410, Prins Hendrikkade 106A Wok to Walk – This International Oriental Fast Food restaurant seems to take over … Continue reading

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Dutch Cuisine

The nominees are: De Vijff Vlieghen 530-4060, Spuistraat 294-302 De Silveren Spiegel 624-6589, Kattengat 6 Haesje Claesje 624-9998, Spuistraat 273-275 Claes Claesz (new name: Restaurant ‘t Smalle)625-5306 Egelantierstraat 24-26

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Sea Food Restaurants

Bridges 555-3560 (The Grand), Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197 Oesterbar 623-2988 – Leideseplein 10, Nevy 344-6409,  Westerdoksdijk 40a Vis aan de Schelde 675-1583, Scheldeplein 4 Lucius 624-1831 Spuistraat 247 Restaurant Stork – 634-4000 – Boorstraat 1 (A-noord)

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Michelin Stars Restaurants

The Michelin Guide awards restaurants between one and three stars, and they are coveted. Getting one, or one more, can create a legend; losing one can result in significant heartbreak. Ciel Blue ** – 678 7450 – Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 … Continue reading

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Baby Sitters

To ensure availability, we encourage hotel guests to make reservations 24-48 hours in advance, however, we are often able to fill last minute requests. HIGH END NANNY SERVICE Rachel Pietersma – 06 50419771

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Amsterdam is ideal for cycling. With separate bike lanes and traffic lights it is the fastest, most fun and cheapest way to travel in and around the city. Alone, with friends, family or on a guided tour.  Our hotel also … Continue reading

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Royal Palace, The

The Royal Palace (620-4060) is open to the public most of the year and attracts about one hundred thousand visitors annually. It is open daily in summer, otherwise from Tuesday to Sunday.  

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Indonesian Restaurants

Blue Pepper 489-7039, Nassaukade 366 Tempo Doeloe 625-6718, Utrechtsestraat 75 Indrapura 623-7329, Rembrandtplein 42 Sama Sebo 662-8146, PC Hooftstraat 27 Kantjil & de Tijger 620-0994, Spuistraat 291-293 Long Pura 623-8950, Rozengracht 46

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Classic Salon Boats

Classic Boat Tours 626-2466, Classic Boat Dinners 06-551 57 770, Private Boat Tours 684-9338, Cruise With Us 06 538 13 600 Canal Hopper (sloep for 30 pax) 623 98 86

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Season Flowers (075) 6848485, De Roos 616-8685, Moonflower CS (tot 21:00) 528-5300 Bloemenkiosk (Utrechtsestraat) 624-3428 Scheepstra – Scheldestraat 74-76 – 662-6248  

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Restaurants open for lunch

ANNA – Warmoesstraat 111,  428-1111 Brasserie Harkema 428-2222, Nes 67 Brasserie le Relais – 531-1777 – Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14 – Hotel De l’Europe Bridges (op zaterdags geen lunch) 555-3560, The Grand, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197 Café American 556-3000, Leidesekade 97 CAU … Continue reading

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Japanese Restaurants

Yamazato (Okura Hotel) 678-8351, Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 Teppanyaki Sazanka (Okura Hotel) 678-8351, Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 Café Tokyo 489-7918, Spui 15 Akitsu 625-3254, Rozengracht 230

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Holland Countryside Tours

When visiting Amsterdam you should not miss the countryside! Our concierge desk will arrange for the most interesting and comfortable tours to see the best of Holland. The hotspots outside Amsterdam are: Volendam and Marken (fisherman village), Zaanse Schans (Windmills), … Continue reading

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Kinderkookkafé (Children kitchen café)

Stichting BSO Kinderkookkafé The place where kids themselves under supervision walk in, for parties & courses and discover how learn in a cool way about food, how to cook and to serve! Assisted by volunteers and with professionals, they can … Continue reading

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Public open air swimmingpools

Brediusbad (alleen buitenbad) Flevoparkbad Floraparkbad Zwembad Sportplaza Mercator De Meerkamp, Sporthal en zwembad De Mirandabad Sloterparkbad Zuiderbad (geen buitenbad) Bijlmerbad (geen buitenbad) Sportfondsenbad Oost (geen buitenbad) Sportcentrum het Marnix (geen buitenbad)

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Italian Restaurants

Restaurant Bussia 627-8794, Reelstraat 28 Segugio 330-1503, Utrechtsestraat 96 Incanto 423-3681, Amstel 2 Ristorante Toscanini 623-2813, Lindengracht D’Antica 623-3862, Reguliersdwarstraat 82 Roberto’s (Hilton Hotel) 710-6025 , Apollolaan 138 – Hilton Hotel Casa di David 624-5093, Singel 426 Pianeta Terra 626-1912 – … Continue reading

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French/Continental Restaurants

ANNA – Warmoesstraat 111,  428-1111 Beddington’s 620-7393, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 141 Blauw aan de Wal 330-2257, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99 Bord’Eau (De l’Europe Hotel) 531-1777, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2 Bordewijk 624-3899, Noordermarkt 7 Brasserie Bark 675-0210, Van Baelerstraat 12 Brasserie Schiller 554-0723, Rembrandtplein, 26 … Continue reading

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Electrical (self service) boats

With an eye on the Green Key, I would like to recommend the following sites for renting an electrical boat. The concept is quite easy, just pay a deposit, show your Identity card and off you go! No sailing license … Continue reading

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Fun parks

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Best Ice Cream

Venetië, Scheldestraat, 68 Haagen Dasz, Rembrandtplein, 7 Ben & Jerry, Leidsestraat, 90 Montepelmo, Tweede Anjeliersdwarsstraat, 15 Van der Linden, Nieuwendijk, 183. Ijscuypje – Now with 3 shops in Amsterdam, including Prinsengracht, 292

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Interesting Terraces

10 Interesting terraces apart outside the Amstel Hotel ANNA – Warmoesstraat 111, 428-1111 CAFÉ HET SMALLE, Egelantiersgracht 12, 623-9617 CAFÉ REST. IN DE WAAG, Nieuwmarkt 4, 422-7772 CAFÉ REST. WERCK, Prinsengracht 277, 627-4079 CAFÉ VAN ZUYLEN, Torensteeg 8 639-1055 CAFÉ … Continue reading

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Not many people know that Amsterdam is the largest Cacoa harbour in the world! Unfortunately not many people know that for good chocolates, you do not need to travel all the way to Belgium. These are the best shops in … Continue reading

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