in culture and yet so very close to nature
Tours, food & drinks etc.
For privat tours and much more from local Amsterdammers: https://gidsy.com/things-to-do/the-netherlands/amsterdam/
http://bloemopijburg.nl more than a pizza, perfect Italian dishes, very cozy sitting, terrace
your local friend you can meet already before entering the city/www.meetup.com/AllTourNative-Amsterdam/
A new perfect pizza kid in town: www.mangiassai.nl
www.nwediep.nl Fred & Kim are often behind the bar, located in a renovated pumping station on the water near the entrance to the Flevopark, this small distillery is partly owned by former archaeologist Kees Filius who has a passion for the Dutch tradition of distilling spirits. Disappointed that many of the mainstream Dutch distillers had forsaken the ancient art of distilling that had been practiced during Holland’s golden age, he and his business partner decided to create their own jenevers, bitters, eau de vie, liqueurs and fruit jenevers according to long forgotten recipes that were unearthed from old books and documents. After years of trial and error the 't Nieuwe Diep Distillery now produces roughly 100 of its own spirits made in small batches at this wonderful and historic location where even Rembrandt once painted its sublime view. A tour of the facilities is available every Friday at 16:00, but you can visit its tasting room on weekdays and sample the goods for yourself or buy a bottle to bring home as the perfect Amsterdam souvenir. This is a truly unique local experience that should not be missed.
Tasting room: open May - September 15:00 - 20:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 20:00, closed Mon; October - April 15:00 - 18:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 18:00, closed Sun. Distillery tour every Friday at 16:00.
The beach is the main attraction at Blijburg, although the experience of sunbathing on an artificial island in the IJmeer also attracts a fair share of people, not to mention the bar and the bonfire parties. The relatively small beach is only 250m long and 40m wide, so bear in mind that it can get quite crowded here on sunny days. Take tram No.26 to the end of the line and walk back home easily along the water!
Kitty is a "girl from the north" and I love the NY times writes about it: http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/travel/from-blue-collar-to-red-hot-in-amsterdam.html?_r=1&;
Ann is a hip and precise AMS blogger who does a lot of work for you: http://www.yourlittleblackbook.me/
c l u b b i n g
The Melkweg is mainly a live music venue, but during weekends it also hosts a variety of dance events. Saturday night is ‘Dance Arena’ and ‘Pop Arena’, both in separate halls. Some nights the venue is rented out; check the flyers section. In contrast to other clubs the Melkweg has a keen eye for ‘world music’ trends, and though the hippies of yesteryear have gone every november the Melkweg still hosts the Cannabis Cup. Mixed and relatively young audience.www.melkweg.nl
PHONE (020) 531 81 81
Open Fri-Sat 1am-5am, admission on Friday varies, Dance Arena €4,50, compulsory membership €2
Paradisolike the Melkweg Paradiso is mainly known as a venue for live music, but during the weekend it sometimes hosts club nights with local and international DJ’s and occasional live acts. Check the flyers section fo more info.
PHONE: (020)626 45 21
Times & admission vary, compulsory membership €2 per month.