36 Hours in Amsterdam

The last time Anthony Bourdain was in Amsterdam was 40 years ago, and he slept in the park. Tony has just 36 hours to explore the city… this time with a slightly different mindset.

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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

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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

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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

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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


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