Café Int Aepjen
Tony visits one of the oldest bars in Amsterdam, Int Aejpjen ("in the ape"). It was originally an old sailor bar and, as the story goes, when a sailor couldn’t pay for his room he would give them a monkey he had collected from his travels.
Zeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam
Upstairs Pancake House
Tony and Aziz have Dutch pancakes at the place that inspired the Beastie Boys to write, "When I’m in Holland, I eat the pannekoeken."
Grimburgwal 2, 1012 GA Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: Restaurant Gebr. Hartering
“Simple and flavorful and seasonal, and they do a killer headcheese.”
Peperstraat 10hs, 1011 NX Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: Frederic Rentabike
"A bike rental place that specializes in inconspicuous bikes that won’t make you stand out like a tourist."
Brouwersgracht 78, 1013 GZ Amsterdam
Three Little Bottles (De Drie Fleschjes)
Because of his anthropological interest in local indigenous beverages, Tony decides to investigate jenever, a Dutch liquor.
Gravenstraat 18, 1012 NM Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: The Pilsener Club
“A public house that’s been open for 125 years. Sand on the floor and an absence of music and joker poker machines.”
Begijnensteeg 4, 1012 PN Amsterdam
Dampkring Coffee Shop
Tony heads to one of the best coffee shops in Amsterdam, the Dampkring. He enjoys the atmosphere inside and discusses the culture and history of marijuana coffee shops in Amsterdam with Ron, Dampkring’s owner.
Handboogstraat 29, 1012 XM Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: Electric Ladyland Museum
"A day-glow, fluorescent wonderland. Named after Jimi Hendrix’s last good album. It’s a cave built into the downstairs basement with, like, rocks and colors and … woah, the work of artist Nick Padalino."
Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam
Tony realizes Two Swans is not a standard bar when the entire room begins singing classic Amsterdam drinking songs as the microphone is passed around among bar patrons.
Prinsengracht 114, 1015 EA Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: Maloe Melo
"Late-night dive bar with blues, punk and jazz … this is where you might go when everything else is closed."
Lijnbaansgracht 163, 1016 VX Amsterdam
A wall of vending machines that dispense microwaved meats, cheeses and fried dishes. Tony and Ron find themselves snacking away in the classic yellow light of the Febo after a few drinks at Café de twee Zwaantjes.
Leidsestraat 94 WKL, 1017 PE Amsterdam
Café De Prins
Tony sits outside and has a coffee.
Prinsengracht 124, Amsterdam
Tony meets up again with Aziz for breakfast and they have pickled herring dipped in onions.
Singel hoek Koningsplein 0t/o 468, 1017 AW, Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: Albert Cuyp Market
For stroopwafel. "A warm thin cookie outside and buttery sticky sweet inside. Everyone loves stroopwafel."
Albert Cuypstraat, Oud-Zuid 010 201 8800 Amsterdam
Tony orders a bloody mary and, after seeing nothing appetizing on the menu, a ham and cheese sandwich.
TT Neveritaweg 33, 1033 WB Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: Spang Makandra in De Pijp
"Roti, kabobs, soups, and hot sandwiches."
Gerard Doustraat 39, 1072 VK Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: Vondelpark
"A great place to hang out after you order takeout."
Tony Also Recommends: Koan Float
"Floating on a canal not to your liking? Try a sensory deprivation tank at Koan Float in the Centrum District."
Herengracht 321, 1016 AW Amsterdam
Café Sound Garden
Tony gets to this “pretty relaxing” hipster café by boat and enjoys a beer.
Marnixstraat 164 – 166, 1016 TG Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: Paradox Café
"A quaint little coffee shop in the Jordaan."
1e Bloemdwarsstraat 2, 1016 KS Amsterdam
This is a bar for beer lovers. Ron, Tony and friend enjoy a beer, sausage and cheese -- while they sit outside and people-watch.
Kolksteeg 3, 1012 PT Amsterdam
Tempo Doeloe in Centrum
Tony and his new friends from Amsterdam head to Tempo Doeloe, one of the best Indonesian restaurants in the city. Tony samples a number of fantastic dishes and is pleasantly surprised by a couple of extremely spicy combinations.
Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam
Tony Also Recommends: Blauw aan de wal
“The approach seems dodgy, but once you get here you find yourself in a tasty oasis amongst the brothels and the sex shows. The kitchen serves up Mediterranean dishes using fresh local ingredients.”
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam