3 Days in Amsterdam

Justine Thorner

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Justine Thorner

 
I spent 3 days in Amsterdam with my Husband, Mother-in-law and sister-in-law as part of a 8 day trip to Europe! This had been my fourth time to Amsterdam, and my husbands first. He is not much of a museum guy, so we used the time to wander the city, enjoy the canals, shop and eat!

Hotel de Hallen

Derde Looiersdwarsstraat 5, 1016 VD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great boutique hotel, pretty centrally located, but far enough away from the very touristy parta of the city. Close to food hallen, the Jordan district, and has great bars and restaurants close by.

Food Hallen - food hall

Foodhallen, Bellamyplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Awesome food hall where you can get all different types of food - from countries all over the world. Great bar in the middle. Come for lunch or dinner! This picture doesn't do it justice.

Moeders Restaurant

Moeders Restaurant, Rozengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moeders means Mothers in dutch. Traditional dutch cooking. Try the "Hotch Potch" which is essentially a sampler! Delicious food.

Cannibale Royale Restaurant

Cannibale Royale, Handboogstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Awesome, modern restaurant. Very meat heavy. The Burger is HUGE and delicious! Make a reservation - it gets packed.

Explore the Jordaan District

Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is an awesome neighborhood - great cafe's, shops - vintage and modern, all around beautiful canals. In this area you'll find the Anne Frank House, the tulip museum, the cheese musuem and the houseboat museum.

Floating Flower Market

Bloemenmarkt, Singel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Walk through the floating flower market as your exploring the city center

Canal Cruise

Canal Cruise Amsterdam, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

If it is a nice day, opt for an open air boat cruise around the canals. Great way to see more of the city and enjoy time outside. These boats have drinks onboard, and the guides are great.

Bulldog Coffee Shop

The Bulldog The First, Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

One of the most famous coffee shops. Enjoy some specials goods, and a fresh mint tea ;)

Dampkring Coffee Shop

Coffeeshop Dampkring, Handboogstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

awesome vibes and decor in this coffee shop

Heineken Experience

Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The old Heineken Factory. Very cool museum/"experience." Learn the history of Heineken, and then get a taste a LOT of Heinekens! Fun museum and tour.

The Breakfast Club for Brunch

The Breakfast Club, Bellamystraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great little cafe for brunch!

The Pulitzer Hotel for Cocktails

Pulitzer Amsterdam, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Upscale and posh hotel with a great cocktail bar. Warning - cocktails ARE expensive, but great!

Restaurant Walen for Lunch

Café Walem, Keizersgracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cute cafe on a nice street and canal to enjoy lunch. The tomato soup was delicious!

Red Light District / De Walden

De Wallen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Take a stroll through at night just to experience it!

Koffiehuis De Hoek for a Locals Breakfast

Koffiehuis 'De Hoek', Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

I called this Amsterdam's version of an American Diner. Great locals spot for breakfast - quaint!

Quick Breakfast at Berry

Berry Amsterdam, Bilderdijkkade, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cute little cafe with a great breakfast menu and juices!

 

Hotel de Hallen

Sleep
Derde Looiersdwarsstraat 5, 1016 VD Amsterdam
Great boutique hotel, pretty centrally located, but far enough away from the very touristy parta of the city. Close to food hallen, the Jordan district, and has great bars and restaurants close by.
 

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Food Hallen - food hall

Eat Drink
Foodhallen, Bellamyplein
Awesome food hall where you can get all different types of food - from countries all over the world. Great bar in the middle. Come for lunch or dinner! This picture doesn't do it justice.
 

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Moeders Restaurant

Eat
Moeders Restaurant, Rozengracht
Moeders means Mothers in dutch. Traditional dutch cooking. Try the "Hotch Potch" which is essentially a sampler! Delicious food.
 

View on Map

 

Cannibale Royale Restaurant

Eat
Cannibale Royale, Handboogstraat
Awesome, modern restaurant. Very meat heavy. The Burger is HUGE and delicious! Make a reservation - it gets packed.
 

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Explore the Jordaan District

Explore
Jordaan, Amsterdam
This is an awesome neighborhood - great cafe's, shops - vintage and modern, all around beautiful canals. In this area you'll find the Anne Frank House, the tulip museum, the cheese musuem and the houseboat museum.
 

View on Map

 

Floating Flower Market

Explore
Bloemenmarkt, Singel
Walk through the floating flower market as your exploring the city center
 

View on Map

 

Canal Cruise

Explore
Canal Cruise Amsterdam, Prinsengracht
If it is a nice day, opt for an open air boat cruise around the canals. Great way to see more of the city and enjoy time outside. These boats have drinks onboard, and the guides are great.
 

View on Map

 

Bulldog Coffee Shop

Eat Drink
The Bulldog The First, Oudezijds Voorburgwal
One of the most famous coffee shops. Enjoy some specials goods, and a fresh mint tea ;)
 

View on Map

 

Dampkring Coffee Shop

Eat Drink
Coffeeshop Dampkring, Handboogstraat
awesome vibes and decor in this coffee shop
 

View on Map

 

Heineken Experience

Drink Explore
Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade
The old Heineken Factory. Very cool museum/"experience." Learn the history of Heineken, and then get a taste a LOT of Heinekens! Fun museum and tour.
 

View on Map

 

The Breakfast Club for Brunch

Eat
The Breakfast Club, Bellamystraat
Great little cafe for brunch!
 

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The Pulitzer Hotel for Cocktails

Drink
Pulitzer Amsterdam, Prinsengracht
Upscale and posh hotel with a great cocktail bar. Warning - cocktails ARE expensive, but great!
 

View on Map

 

Restaurant Walen for Lunch

Eat
Café Walem, Keizersgracht
Cute cafe on a nice street and canal to enjoy lunch. The tomato soup was delicious!
 

View on Map

 

Red Light District / De Walden

Explore
De Wallen, Amsterdam
Take a stroll through at night just to experience it!
 

View on Map

 

Koffiehuis De Hoek for a Locals Breakfast

Eat
Koffiehuis 'De Hoek', Prinsengracht
I called this Amsterdam's version of an American Diner. Great locals spot for breakfast - quaint!
 

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Quick Breakfast at Berry

Eat
Berry Amsterdam, Bilderdijkkade
Cute little cafe with a great breakfast menu and juices!
 

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