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Local Tips

We love our neighbourhood, and we’re happy to share our favourites! All within walking distance. Co-owner Mark shares his top recommendations.

Burger Hand Off

Seasonal Tips

Park munchies

From spring through summer, select Amsterdam parks host weekend food festivals like Rollende Keukens and markets like Puur Markt. Check links to find out more.

Festival Tip
House and techno music fans -  Hintergarten festival takes place this August in De Heuvelen

Featured on Mark's Map


Saloon - burgers and sunny terrace

Castell - the best steak 100 metres from the Rookies

Lunchcafé Spiegel - a 110 year old lunch cafe with lots of character, run by the same family; boat access

Eetcafe Kop van Jut - a cozy spot for Dutch comfort food

De Blauwe Hollander - classic Dutch cuisine

Peppino - pizza & pasta

Bars Cafes

Cafe De Spuyt - small, specialty beer bar with a cannabis-friendly terrace; 50 metres from Rookies

Cafe Restaurant De Balie - cafe attached to a performance and debate hall

Proeflokaal Blauwe Theehuis - the Vondelpark terrace bar of craft brewery Brouwerij het Ij

De Prael - tasting room of local micro brewery De Prael


Paradiso - legendary concert venue & club; formerly a church

Melkweg - great concert hall & club, converted from a dairy factory

The Cave - rock and metal bar

The Waterhole - nightly live music bar and resto

Jazz Cafe Alto - nightly live jazz

Bourbon Street - nightly live rock & covers

Royal Concertbebouw - grand  concert hall for orchestral, chamber & pop

Jimmy Woo - exclusive night club with bar and dancefloor


Cannabis Museum - interactive showcase of cannabis science, history, and culture

Amsterdam Museum - art and artifacts from the history of the city

Amsterdam Pipe Museum - dedicated to the worldwide culture of pipe smoking

Rijksmuseum - Dutch masterpieces and European art

Van Gogh Museum - largest collection of the famous Dutch painter

Stedelijk Museum - international modern art and design

NEMO Science museum - interactive exhibits for all ages

Moco Museum - contemporary art


Vondelpark - the most famous park of Amsterdam, just around the corner!

Oosterpark - a beautiful park with a kids' wading pool & sculptures

Noorderpark - take a free ferry to Noord district, a hidden jewel mostly visited by locals

Rembrandtpark - a large park with small lakes & playgrounds

Amsterdam Forest - the largest wooded park near Amsterdam, with a goat farm


Vondelpark Openluchtheater - open air theatre with weekend programs from June to August

International Theatre Amsterdam - modern & classical plays, musicals & dance; just down the street

DeLaMar Theatre - contemporary theatre for plays, musicals, comedy, dance

Bellevue Theatre - theatre & cafe; incl. lunchtime performances

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