If you have arranged a trip to Amsterdam, then maybe you have already organized a stay in one of the holiday apartments and have booked the flight tickets. Finding Amsterdam apartment is way easy than Paris apartment or Valencia apartment. Probably you have already made a long list with the sights that you should not miss and the things that you have to experience, while in the city of Amsterdam. That is why I will give you a few ideas where to go for a nice meal or a quick bite and where to stop for a few drinks. These places I have found on my own, wandering the streets of Amsterdam and I find them very authentic, cozy and pleasant, but also affordable.
This photo of Maxwell’s Cafe & Bar
The first place on my list is Café Maxwell, which is located in district East, a bit outside the city center. This is a corner bar that works every day of the week and has a long menu of beers, starters, main dishes, as well as several deserts that are a must! Every day of the week there are different social events and quizzes, which are organized here, while on Sundays there is lice music as well. The other bar that is on my list is called Skek and it is located in the center of Amsterdam. The place is very popular among the students and is open every day of the week from noon until late at night. Skek bar is divided into two zones, one with a bar with great atmosphere and a room for the artists to perform. In the second zone is served the food. The menu is simple, but changed on every two months. The ingredients used are from fresh, organic products.
Another great restaurant to consider is called Het Vliegertje, which is located in South District, not far from the trade fair RAI. The working hour is from 4 p.m. until late at night. People usually come here for the beef and the ribs. The interior of the café is very interesting as well and it is based on… airplanes. The place is quite popular, so you should expect to wait a little bit for a table, though not too long.
This photo of 500 Caffe by Marisa
Since I love the Italian food, I will recommend a few restaurants that serve this type of cuisine. The first one is Caffe 500, which is placed in South District. This is a new restaurant that works every day except on Sunday and Monday and is open only for dinner, so reservations are required, as the place is busy. The restaurant is very cozy, with excellent Italian wines and great Italian food. The other Italian spot to consider is called Bella Storia, which is located in West District. This places works from 10 a.m each day of the week and offers Italian specialties, some being homemade like the pasta and the sauces. If you want a good night here, better make a reservation to avoid the waiting. The third Italian restaurant on my list is called Frenzi and it is located in the center, open every day from 10 a.m. The specialties here are very tasty and there are always fresh fruit juices, and great coffee. The place has a cozy atmosphere and live jazz music on Sundays.