De Hallen

Located just behind Kinkerstraat in Oud-West, De Hallen is a former 19th century tram depot that’s been lovingly converted into a beautiful cultural complex housing an arty cinema, independent stores, a hotel, restaurants and the very excellent indoor food hall, Foodhallen. Indoor food hall in Amsterdam In the Foodhallen you’ll find around 30 street food…

Hire a boat!

Hiring a boat is one of our very favourite things to do in Amsterdam – especially if you’re here with a group to spread the cost. Get a load of booze and food from the Albert Heijn, hop in your boat, and cruise around the canals for a couple of hours. There really is nothing…

Hannekes Boom

Aah. Lovely Hannekes. One of our favourite places in Amsterdam to while away a summer afternoon and evening, Hannekes Boom is a colourful shack style bar by the water behind Nemo (that big green building that looks like a ship). The bar has a massive outdoor terrace with a beachy vibe which gets packed in…

Westergasfabriek

Located in Westerpark, Westergasfabriek is a bustling cultural complex created out of the city’s old municipal gasworks buildings. Here you’ll find loads of places to eat, drink and be merry, such as excellent brewery bar Troost, Mossel & Gin restaurant, North Sea Jazz Club, het Ketelhuis cinema (watch out for outdoor film screenings in the…

Pllek

One of our favourite Amsterdam hang outs come rain or shine, Pllek is a huge restaurant and bar made from reclaimed industrial materials (think shipping containers and scaffolding) in trendy NDSM Wharf. It’s located directly on the shores of the IJ – the river that separates Amsterdam from Amsterdam North – and it has one…