Author Archives: Aad van den Berg

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

Our hotel service is designed to provide you with excellent childcare, on short notice, for events, or if you just want to spend the evening alone. Because our sitters come to our hotel room you can feel at ease when … Continue reading

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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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