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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Modern brewery next to a windmill producing delicious organic blonde & dark beers & running short tours. ”
  • 704 locals recommend
Join us for chicken and burgers!
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“One of the most popular bars of Amsterdam East, located opposite of the Oosterpark. It's always busy here. Sit down on the wooden benches and before you know it you will be chatting a whole evening with a group of pleasant strangers. Regarding the menu: you do come here for the specialty beer and the fried chicken.”
  • 347 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“There is a lot to see and do in Amsterdam, all depending on your taste. If we were in the neighborhood, you could run into us and other locals at Roest. If the weather is nice, nothing beats Amsterdam Roest (5-10 min walk) at Jacob Bontiusplaats. At an old factory location, Roest has a pseudo beach area, a rough edged arty atmosphere and plenty of cold drinks.”
  • 327 locals recommend
Bar
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“nice place to have lunch, or go for a beer in the evening. Very nice terrace!”
  • 308 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Reachable via a couple of pedestrian/bike bridges from the NEMO Science Museum, this cool, laid-back waterside cafe is built from recycled materials and has a fantastic leafy beer garden. Join the arty crowd enjoying the sunshine at brightly coloured picnic tables under the trees. If the weather's no good, cosy into a vintage armchair by the fire inside.”
  • 362 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“The meat is excellent in this restaurant, located on the ever-pleasant Javaplein. Vegetarians don't be afraid: as the name suggests, fortunately fish and vegetarian dishes can also be ordered here. ”
  • 280 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautiful location at the river Amstel. Plenty of space aswell inside and outside, good service, nice menu at every season of the year”
  • 266 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
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“It’s my favourite spot to catch the sun and have a coffee with apple pie. But they also have great food and you can watch a movie. The funny side of this place, all workers earn the same from managers to waiters. For me it’s heaven to grab a coffee in the morning sun and watch people and daily life.”
  • 255 locals recommend
Café
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“Visit Rembrandt van Rijn’s home and workshop. For twenty years Rembrandt lived and worked in this impressive building in the heart of Amsterdam, now a museum.”
  • 115 locals recommend
The place for the first bite or the last cocktail and everything in between.
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“Fancy food and drink on the 7th floor. This place had a major restyling a few years ago, which has transformed it from urban and informal to sleek and chic. Sip a cocktail here while enjoying the view of the city. Nice detail: this building used to be a printing company of 'de Volkskrant', one of the leading Dutch newspapers. Today, many Amsterdam creatives, artists and musicians have their studios here.. ”
  • 211 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Not only does it have a bar on the ground floor, which often sells art, vinyls or where you can even get a haircut... It also has a rooftop bar called Canvas, where you can get amazing views of the city over a nice meal. On Fridays and Saturdays, there is a secret basement bar which opens at midnight!”
  • 166 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“With wow-factor views whatever the weather, this bar offers a 360-degree panorama of Amsterdam from the 11th floor of the DoubleTree Amsterdam Centraal Station hotel – and it gets better when you head out to its vast SkyTerrace, with an outdoor bar. Toast the view with a huge range of cocktails, craft beers and spirits. DJs regularly hit the decks from 9pm.”
  • 145 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“Always a good admosphere, G&T's to die for, also food's available but I prefer a late night's drink there.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Pub
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“A terrace where you can breathe in any time of the day and always friendly staff. A favorite place for many local residents. Try the cheese fondue or the organic saté, ignore the wine and go for a freshly tapped special beer or cocktail.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Bar
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“Café Hesp is situated in a typical 19th century building, directly on the Amstel river between the Magere- and Berlagebrug. The beautiful view over the Amstel river makes you feel as if you are on the boulevard of a southern French city. In short, a place to relax with a snack and a drink.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Cafe and restaurant in what used to be a public bathing house in the old days :) with a great terrace ”
  • 149 locals recommend