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Trendy and modern, this upscale restaurant is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for.  Delicious food and great service. Haarlemmerstraat 73 Website: http://www.restaurantstout.nl/ Photo by hdv-gallery

Excellent food and atmosphere, great service, great prices. 2 locations: Overtoom 459 (cafe) and Zwanenburgwal 232 (restaurant). Website: http://www.frenzi-restaurant.nl/en/ Photo by khawkins04

Good quality, traditional Indian food from various regions. Friendly service with a relaxed atmosphere. Cuisine: Indian vegetarian (Muslim/Hindu friendly) Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 15 (Near Leiden Square) Tel: +31 (0)20-6242211 Price: Main courses €15-20 Website: n/a Photo by stephen-oung

A lovely little gastro pub with internet. Solid food of typically good quality. Lovely terrace. Cuisine: Gastropub Address: Jodenbreestraat 2 (Old Jewish Quarter) Tel: +31 (0)20 627 4463 Website: n/a Photo [email protected]

Stunning Thai restaurant with traditional dishes, wonderful flavors and a crowded, bustling atmosphere. Be sure to book ahead as there are only five tables. Alternatively try their sister restaurant of the same name across the street, with more seating and a more relaxed feel. The Pad Thai is one of …

Restaurant Simpel in de Pijp is exactly what it promises: simple, delicious food. Located in de Pijp, a lively neighborhood near the Heineken Brewery, Simpel delivers on a great dining experience. The popular chef’s menu is surprise tasting consisting of the Chef’s selections from the a la carte menu. 4 …

Tucked on a side street near the Melkweg concert hall, De Zotte (“The Crazy”) is a tiny little Belgian bar that serves amazing Belgian steaks and frites with a range of sauces. And while the food is good (really, really good!), the true star of the space is De Zotte’s …

In a city with a plethora of Indonesian restaurants, Balti House rises to the top. The service is friendly and the food is amazing, if a bit pricey. In addition to traditional Balti dishes (from the Northwest region of India and Pakistan), the restaurant offers curries and tandoori options, with …

The kitchen in this little eatery along the Singel whips up a decent burger, particularly if you don’t have your heart set on a typical American burger, but take note of what everyone else is eating. It’s Zeezicht’s trademark apple pie, piled with layers of apple, cinnamon and whipped cream. …

If you’re looking for a shopping experience on par with the locals, check out the HEMA in the neighborhood you’re staying in. Originally the equivalent of the American Five and Dime, HEMA (A Dutch acronym for Hollandsche Eenheidsprijzen Maatschappij Amsterdam, or “Dutch Standard Prices Company Amsterdam”) was first opened in …