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Devour a Slice of Holland with That Dam Guide

Devour a Slice of Holland with That Dam Guide Fancy a slice of history, a slice of art, a slice of countryside, a virtual slice, well that’s what we do! That Dam Guide has a new mascot, the Slicey!  Here’s Slicey with Lee, Slicey with Pixie & Slicey with Mark! Cheese slicers seem so Dutch,…

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May 6, 2021

Top Tips for Getting to Amsterdam

Top Tips for Getting to Amsterdam   Amsterdam is a popular tourist destination and as such is well-connected and easy to get to. That said with so many options to choose from and travel plans to consider, it can be a bit overwhelming! So, if you are looking for some tips to help you plan…

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August 10, 2020

Amsterdam Markets

Amsterdam Markets test Only on Sundays Markets The Sunday markets in Amsterdam tend to be quite good. They are more than flea markets and include a lot of crafts too as well as items produced by local designers. Westergasfabriek on the 1st Sunday of the Month This is an extensive market with plenty of art,…

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December 30, 2019

Amsterdam Terrace Cafes

Amsterdam Terrace Cafes Lokaal ‘t Loosje This is an old favorite of mine, one of the nicest and most welcoming ‘brown cafes’ of Amsterdam.  Lokaal ‘t Loosje is right on the Nieuwmarkt Square and really is a local hangout. I love the way that the floor slopes, this is from subsidence and has not been corrected like…

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December 30, 2019

Things to do in the Jordaan

Things to do in the Jordaan The Jordaan district started its life as the workers’ district when Amsterdam expanded in 1614. So it’s been around a while! Today it’s pretty mixed neighbourhood, there are highly gentrified canals like the Egelantiersgracht but there is a huge amount of social housing in the tucked away streets as…

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December 30, 2019

Vegan Food in Amsterdam

Vegan Food in Amsterdam Terra-Zen I just visited Terra Zen again in Dec 2019 and had my favourite item on their menu, the famed Crispy Roti Wrap. The ‘crispy’ is fried home pressed tofu. It was superb, the nuggets were slightly crispy on the outside, the veggies, cooked to perfection, and bursts of flavor throughout….

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December 30, 2019

Dutch Food in Amsterdam

Dutch Food in Amsterdam This post is a work in progress, there are a number of restaurants that I still have to try and add to it but here is what I have so far! Fancy dining (I mean the food, in Amsterdam there is no need to dress for dinner) – Greetje For Cafe…

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December 28, 2019

Indonesian Restaurants in Amsterdam

Indonesian food in Amsterdam My aim with this post is not to try and cover all Indonesian restaurants in all areas but to give a cross section from fancy dining to take away that I have tried a few times and think are great. With the restaurants I always try the ‘rice table’. This is…

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December 22, 2019

Dress up Photoshoots

Museumfoto Become an artwork of a Dutch Master.  This place is great, it’s a tiny little shop/studio attached to the back of the New Church on Dam Square. They recreate a Dutch Master painting with you as one of the characters, dressed in costume.  Us Four Dam Guides dropped by and were transformed: me into…

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December 12, 2019

Friends

Friends of That Dam Guide I love travelling and when I travel I always go on tours of the place I’m visiting. I either go on small group tours or private tours and have been on some really terrible tours over the years. I’ve also been on many great ones. Here is a collection of…

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December 11, 2019

Best savoury snacks in Amsterdam

Best Savoury Snacks in Amsterdam Vet – Best bread rolls in Amsterdam Vet is a great quality butcher in the heart of Amsterdam’s old town on the Zeeedijk. It sounds odd in English… vet. Actually it also sounds a bit odd in Dutch too as it means ‘fat’ but it is just a family name….

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December 8, 2019

Best sweet snacks in Amsterdam

Best Sweet Snacks in Amsterdam Winkel – The Best Dutch Apple Pie On the edge of the Jordaan district, on a beautiful square in front of the Noorderkerk (Northern Church) is a cafe called ‘Winkel 43’ famous for its apple tart, it’s got to be tried! Generous portions, oven warm, coarsely chopped apple, a dollop of…

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December 8, 2019