Amsterdam Travel Guide

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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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

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

Café De Prins

Tony sits outside and has a coffee.

Prinsengracht 124, Amsterdam

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

Café Noorderlicht

Tony orders a bloody mary and, after seeing nothing appetizing on the menu, a ham and cheese sandwich.

TT Neveritaweg 33, 1033 WB Amsterdam

Café Sound Garden

Tony gets to this “pretty relaxing” hipster café by boat and enjoys a beer.

Marnixstraat 164 – 166, 1016 TG 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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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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