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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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

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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

Frens Haringhandel

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

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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

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

Paradox Café

"A quaint little coffee shop in the Jordaan."

1e Bloemdwarsstraat 2, 1016 KS Amsterdam

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

Restaurant Gebr. Hartering

“Simple and flavorful and seasonal, and they do a killer headcheese.”

Peperstraat 10hs, 1011 NX Amsterdam


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