Loetje Centraal Station €€

Brilliant to find that the quality of steak is the same here as at the original Cafe Loetje near the museums.  Loetje Centraal Station could not be easier to find, it is in the pretty white building directly opposite the main entrance to Central Station, about 20...
Lokaal ‘t Loosje

Lokaal ‘t Loosje

This is an old favourite of mine, one of the nicest and most welcoming ‘brown cafes’ of Amsterdam.  It is right on the Nieuwmarkt Square but somehow maintains its local feel.  The old floor and wall tiles and wooden tables and chairs create a very...
Roest – cafe / bar / beach

Roest – cafe / bar / beach

Roes (Rust) is a vibrant, off the beaten track, local squat-style style bar / cafe / beach and a great place for whiling away a sunny afternoon.  When the weather really warms up this is a great place for swimming, attached to the blue crane is a rope for swinging...
Hannekes Boom

Hannekes Boom

Hannekes Boom has been a trendy, slightly off beat, unpretentious local hangout for years now.  It is central but tucked away.  I  summer it heaves and is choc-a-block full day and night.  Now, it’s a bit quieter in the afternoons and a great place to hang out...
Cafe/Restaurant Noorderlicht

Cafe/Restaurant Noorderlicht

Noorderlicht (Northern Light) is a quirky destination for a drink, lunch or dinner that is well off the beaten track.  It is a cafe in an old vegetable growing greenhouse and is tucked away in one of the few remaining alternative corners of Amsterdam and you need to...