The Cannabis College – in red light district

The Cannabis College – in red light district

  The Cannabis College – for you higher education – is a free advice and information centre about cannabis and all its uses.  There are displays of cannabis products from health supplements to clothing and house and car building materials.  There is a...
Bluebird Coffeeshop (good for beginners)

Bluebird Coffeeshop (good for beginners)

          Bluebird doesn’t look like much from the outside, it’s in a modern building in the ugliest street of Amsterdam!  However, they are really friendly and go out of their way to give good advice to the inexperienced.  The...
Tokoman – Surinamese – €

Tokoman – Surinamese – €

I am not ashamed to say that I am addictd to Tokoman bread rolls or, “Broodje’s” as they call them here.  Particularly the Surinamese style beef and the Broodje Pom.  Both are delicious, the beef tender and tasty.  The Pom is something really...
Swimming in Amsterdam on the KNSM Island!

Swimming in Amsterdam on the KNSM Island!

  If you want to swim centrally, then this is a great place, close to the centre, and outside a cool cafe with drinks and food!  To get to the KNSM Island, either take the 26 tram or 48 bus from Central Station or the 65 bus from Amstel Staion and get off at the...
Blijburg Beach

Blijburg Beach

  Yes, a beach, just outside Amsterdam, about 15 minutes on tram 26 from Central Station and then a 15 minute walk or 5 minutes if you take your bike on the tram (only 2 bikes allowed on a tram at one time).  Blijburg is on a reclaimed and relatively recently...
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...