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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Market
“Welcome to the Albert Cuyp! The market is open six days a week all year round and is the most popular market in the country. With a colorful selection of food, products and entertainment there is plenty to see and experience. A place where people, culture and Amsterdam cosiness come together. The Albert Cuyp is located in the bustling heart of the Pijp. After your visit to the market you can walk around in the Pijp, discover good food and special places. De Pijp is also a stone's throw from the Heineken Experience and is only a ten-minute walk from the Rijksmuseum.”
  • 817 locals recommend
  • 16 Experiences
Aquarium
“Right in the city center, very "gezellig" place for big and small to visit. ”
  • 520 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Brewery
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“After a strawl at the market, at the plantage, OR coming back from the centrum, you can stop there to taste some local beers, and even enjoy a tour of the brewery.”
  • 704 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
History Museum
“Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to today’s society and the society of the future. The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world.”
  • 278 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“The central park of Amsterdam east. Amsterdammers come here to picnic, relax or workout. Two other parks in the area that are certainly worth a visit: the Flevopark (check also our tip Distilleerderij ’t Nieuwe Diep) and the somewhat smaller, quieter Frankendael park. ”
  • 351 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Sublocality Level 2
“The famous red light district - an experience for even the most conservative. Illuminating and a conversation starter - if you feel like debating the two sides of this topic.”
  • 280 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Market
“More than 100 years ago the Dappermarkt officially became a marketplace and the market is known as the most affordable and multicultural market in Amsterdam. For the fish lovers: the fish stall has a huge assortment!”
  • 403 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Park
“Sarphati is named after the Jewish doctor and philanthropist Samuel Sarphati (1813-1866) whose marvelous 19th century monument dominates the park, this small (it stretches for only two blocks) rectangle of green in the middle of trendy "De Pijp" area, is one of the nicest in Amsterdam.”
  • 338 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Plaza
“If you wanna enjoy more clubs and bars, you should go to Rembrandtplein! This place has a lot of smaller clubs and lots of bars. It's very touristic but also fun!”
  • 312 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Science Museum
“Fun for big and small. When nice weather, go to the roof terras and enjoy the sun and water! ”
  • 325 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Hermitage Amsterdam is the only satelite museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, showcasing its vast collectins and spectacularly located on the banks of the Amstel river.”
  • 258 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Museum
“The Tropenmuseum, founded in 1864 as Colonial Museum, is a Dutch ethnological museum. It has a large collection of ethnographic artifacts from tropical and subtropical regions, especially from the former Dutch overseas territories. ”
  • 294 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Take the ferry by the central station to get across the IJ-river and to Hanneke's boom, a nice, superrelaxed spot by the water”
  • 362 locals recommend
Join us for chicken and burgers!
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“One of the most popular bars of Amsterdam East, located opposite of the Oosterpark. It's always busy here. Sit down on the wooden benches and before you know it you will be chatting a whole evening with a group of pleasant strangers. Regarding the menu: you do come here for the specialty beer and the fried chicken.”
  • 348 locals recommend
Bar
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“nice place to have lunch, or go for a beer in the evening. Very nice terrace!”
  • 309 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“There is a lot to see and do in Amsterdam, all depending on your taste. If we were in the neighborhood, you could run into us and other locals at Roest. If the weather is nice, nothing beats Amsterdam Roest (5-10 min walk) at Jacob Bontiusplaats. At an old factory location, Roest has a pseudo beach area, a rough edged arty atmosphere and plenty of cold drinks.”
  • 329 locals recommend