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IN LOVE WITH AMSTERDAM

A romantic history

@MSTERDAM

Tech capital of Europe

THE DUTCH DISH

Amsterdam¹s rich culinary tradition

BEST BURGER BARS

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Enjoy a unique shopping experience with more than 100 stores, cafés and restaurants. Relax and take the daily Shopping Shuttle that departs every day at 10.00 in front of the Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam. We are happy to welcome you.

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TICKETS: Adults €12,50 / Students €10,- / Under 16 €7,50 / Under 6 Free / Audio Tour €2,50

Modern Contemporary Museum, Honthorststraat 20, Amsterdam

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DECEMBER - FEBRUARY 2016 - 2017 #15 Frans Post exhibition at Rijksmuseum

12. SPOTLIGHT

ICE SKATING

Winter in Holland means skating 14. CITY UPDATE

HOT DATES & HOT SPOTS Hot happenings around town 26. COVER STORY

IN LOVE WITH/IN AMSTERDAM A romantic history

30. TOMORROW’S WORLD

@MSTERDAM

Tech capital of Europe 34. THINGS TO DO

AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL Light sculptures extravaganza 36. BEST OF AMS

BARS WITH FIREPLACES

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Let’s cuddle up by the fire! 38. BEST OF AMS

10 BEST BURGER BARS Looking for a juicy burger? 42. INTERVIEW

MICHIEL VAN DER EERDE MasterChef turned entrepreneur 46. TALKING FOOD

DUTCH DISH

Amsterdam¹s rich culinary tradition 50. TALKING ART

EYE FILM MUSEUM When the lights go out 54. INTERVIEW

REMBRANDT’S 4 SENSES

Four early Rembrandt works reunited 56. TALKING ART

AMSTERDAM DNA In the heart of the city 59. SHOPPING

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

The festive season has arrived 98. MUST HAVES

FASHION & ACCESSOIRES Selected by De Bijenkorf 104. WATCH REPORT

IT’S ALL IN THE WRIST

Selected by Gassan Diamonds 115. RESTAURANTS

GREAT EATS IN AMSTERDAM Where are you eating tonight?

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Exhibitions New & Classic Films Shop WatersideTerrace

Love film? Immerse yourself in the world of cinema at the only museum in Amsterdam that’s open day and night

EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam www.eyefilm.nl


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Ice Skating When the temperatures dip, the Dutch start dreaming of another frozen winter and the prospect of ice skating outdoors. Weather forecasts are watched eagerly and skates sharpened just in case! But even if the canals don’t freeze this year, there are plenty of spots in Amsterdam to practice your jumps and twirls. Photographer CRIS TOALA OLIVARES

Ice skating locations in Amsterdam Skating over Amsterdam’s frozen canals is a magical winter experience – made even more special by the fact that it’s not possible every year. The temperature generally needs to drop to -4°C or below for 4 consecutive nights to produce ice thick enough to skate on. If the conditions look right, boat traffic is blocked from certain canals to allow the water to freeze. Fingers crossed that the same happens this year! Fortunately, there are numerous spots in Amsterdam where taking to the ice isn’t dependent on an extended cold spell.

Ice Amsterdam

Museumplein (Old South) Entrance: € 3.50 iceamsterdam.nl

Jaap Eden Ice Rink Radioweg 64 (East) Entrance: € 4,jaapeden.nl

Westergasfabriek

Pacific Park (West) Entrance: € 2.50 Polonceaukade 23 pacificparc.nl

Zell am Rembrandt

Ramada Apollo Hotel (West) Staalmeesterslaan 410 Entrance: € 8,50 floor17.nl/rooftop-terrace

Winter Village

Stadshart Amstelveen Rembrandtweg 41 Entrance: free stadshartamstelveen.nl

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Frans Post. Animals in Brazil RIJKSMUSEUM | MUSEUMSTRAAT 1

In collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Rijksmuseum presents from 7 October the exhibition 'Frans Post. Animals in Brazil'. In 1636 the artist Frans Post travelled to the Dutch colony of Brazil. For seven years the Brazilian flora and fauna inspired many of his works of art. The Rijksmuseum is showing his Brazilian landscapes and preliminary sketches, along with dozens of stuffed animals. Thirty-four animal drawings by Post make their first public appearance. The Rijksmuseum will show how Frans Post encountered and immortalized this fascinating new world. © JOHN LEWIS MARSHALL

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JEAN TINGUELY

MACHINE SPECTACLE Jean Tinguely is famous for his playful, boldly kinetic machines and explosive performances. Everything had to be different, everything had to move. Precisely twentyfive years after his death, the Stedelijk opens a Tinguely retrospective. The Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925–1991) played a key role in the rise of kinetic art in the fifties. With over a hundred machine sculptures, most of which are in working order, paired with films, photos, drawings, and archive materials. The presentation takes the public on a chronological and thematic journey of Tinguely’s artistic development and ideas, from his love of absurd play to his fascination for destruction and ephemerality.

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DUTCH ICE SCULPTURE FESTIVAL One of the Netherlands’ most spectacular winter events comes to Amsterdam this year: the Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival. Watch as the world’s leading ice artists transform the Arena Park in Amsterdam Zuidoost into a bewitching world of snow and ice. ARENA PARK - IJSBEELDEN.NL

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MUSEUMPLEIN 10, STEDELIJK.NL

In the year that she would have turned 90, De Nieuwe Kerk will reflect on a great style icon Marilyn Monroe. The exhibition presents her life and legacy, featuring numerous personal items from her home. This biographical exhibition opens up Marilyn’s world – the glamorous external appearance as well as her often lonely inner world. The private objects, including famous articles of clothing, accessories and personal documents, together with photos and film clips, afford a unique and intimate view of the woman, both in and outside the camera’s gaze.

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BANKSY & WARHOL

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Moco Amsterdam is hosting a legendary exposition of the pop art protagonist Andy Warhol and the anonymous street art legend Banksy. During the exposition more than 80 works of both artists are on display. One of the most attractive is a 3 x 4 meter painting by Banksky known as “Beanfield”.

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ROYAL BAGS

MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES HERENGRACHT 573

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The Buddha

A life story and a source of inspiration

TROPEN MUSEUM | LINNAEUSSTRAAT 2, TROPENMUSEUM.NL

Do you have a Buddha at home? What do you know about Buddhism? Buddhism is hugely popular. The Netherlands alone has around 500 Buddhist centres. What makes the life story of this spiritual leader so intriguing? Why do we all fall for the portrait of the Buddha? And what do we actually know about this icon? Discover how Buddhism is experienced worldwide. With the help of 100 Buddha statues, including international masterpieces, you’ll follow the life story of one of the most inspiring figures in world history. The Buddha, in the Tropenmuseum now.

Sovereigns’ fashionable outfits and accessories fire our imagination. The Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam displays an exhibition on the sensational bags of European royal families. Royal Bags includes bags of Queen Elizabeth, Empress Sisi, Princess Grace and the Dutch royal family and will be displayed until February 26th 2017. In Royal Bags subjects such as fashion, etiquette, travelling and the functions of the royal bag will be presented. A must-see! TASSENMUSEUM.NL

UNTIL 29 JANUARY

Mr. Brainwash at Wanrooij Gallery

STADHOUDERSKADE 41|WANROOIJGALLERY.NL

This Winter Wanrooij Gallery will be showing a new series of artworks by the world famous street pop artist known as Mr. Brainwash. The French-born and Los Angeles-based street artist has created a limited edition print solely for the show titled, "Amsterdam is Beautiful." Martijn Wanrooij shares his excitement surrounding the show: "Mr. Brainwash is one of the most influential street pop artists. His work is in high demand by celebrities, who oftentimes appear in his work. This is the first time Mr. Brainwash will be collaborating with a Dutch gallery and I am very proud of that!" Mr. Brainwash wants to share is positive view of life with the world and his outlook can be felt through his art. Mr. Brainwash is known for starring in the cult documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop. MR. BRAINWASH, ‘EVERYDAY LIFE’, 2016. STENCIL AND MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS, 162 X 122 CM. MR BRAINWASH IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF AMUSEMENT ART, LLC © 2016. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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CLAIRE

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This Fall, Amsterdam welcomed Claire, its newest addition to the nightclub ​scene​. The light and colourful club focuses on house music and provides a place for like-minded dancers to let loose with friends or people they’ve just met. Claire’s aim is to do things differently and deviate from the norm. The club’s atmosphere is warm and forward-thinking. Come and party to international and local artists DJing or playing live, or sip a few cocktails at the bar on the top floor. Rembrandtplein 17, facebook.com/claireamsterdam

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Jazz Club

Frank McComb, Christmas and the North Sea Jazz Club. Every year it turns out to be a perfect combination. McComb rose to worldwide fame with his hit song “Another Day” (Buckshot LeFonque). His vocal abilities are compared to artists such as Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway and the club is glad that he will back to give three(!) dinner concert in a row. For more dinner concerts during the Holidays visit the website.

THE BUTCHER SOCIAL CLUB

PAZZANISTRAAT 1 – WESTERGASFABRIEK NORTHSEAJAZZCLUB.COM

THE BUTCHER brand got an unequalled twist in THE BUTCHER Social Club. The brand-new concept of serial entrepreneur Yossi Eliyahoo is a 24h-juncture of food, music, creativity, lifestyle, and design. Situated in- and outside the A’DAM tower and the Sir Adam hotel, THE BUTCHER Social Club fuses a chic lounge with the popular burger bar and an old school game hall. It’s a full-service playground for urbanites, open from 8 AM until far after midnight and around-the-clock on the weekend. And it’s bloody delicious! OVERHOEKSPLEIN 7 THE-BUTCHER.COM/SOCIALCLUB

RIPLEY’S 5D CINEMA

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is home to 600 curiosities from all around the world. The museum also offers an interactive 5-D moving theater experience for guest of many ages. A roller coaster ride? Or an adventure through the jungle? All of these movies feature moving seats, high-quality digital surround sound and a theater that appeal to many senses, offering the complete illusion of actually being inside the movies! Bump, dip and shake your way through the ultimate roller coaster ride or experience what flying like a dragon feels like! The 5-D moving theater is only accessible by the purchase of your Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ticket. Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Dam 21, ripleysamsterdam.com

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I amsterdam City Card The I amsterdam City Card is the most convenient and affordable way to experience Amsterdam. Visit world-class museums, take a cruise through the charming canals and sample the local delicacies. All for free - or with a significant discount! In addition, the City Card gives you unlimited access to Amsterdam's public transport system. IAMSTERDAM.COM


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Jordan Wolfson

STEDELIJK, MUSEUMPLEIN 10, STEDELIJK

This winter Stedelijk Museum presents Jordan Wolfson (New York, 1980), one of the most outspoken representatives of a new generation of artists who explore the increasing digitalization of society and other technological developments. Wolfson’s spectacular animatronic creations are on display. Expect robotic human figures, seductive yet repulsive, which interact with the viewer using motion sensor technology. The exhibition also includes video works and digital paintings. This is Wolfson’s first solo presentation in the Netherlands.

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HARLEY WEIR Foam presents the first solo-exhibition of Harley Weir (1988, London). With a remarkable eye for detail, she finds beauty in the mundane. Close to the skin of her objects, Weir’s intimate approach is what marks her work in any context, be it a border zone in a politically charged area, or in a room with a model.But even as she crosses the lines of what usually holds people apart, on personal as well as political levels she is not out to make any statements. FOAM KEIZERSGRACHT 609, FOAM.ORG

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AMSTERDAM CASTLE MUIDERSLOT Just outside Amsterdam lies the imposing, medieval Muiderslot, part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam and included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A guided tour through the Golden Age with the impressive Knight’s Hall is included in the ticket. A walk along the ramparts offers fantastic views of the water-rich environments. The beautiful gardens still retain the atmosphere of the Dutch Renaissance. Only 15 minutes from Amsterdam. Download the free app, your personal guide to the castle. HERENGRACHT 1 - MUIDEN | MUIDERSLOT.NL


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At Home in Holland

Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection

PLEIN 29, THE HAGUE | MAURITSHUIS.NL

JEWISH CULTURAL QUARTER NIEUWE AMSTELSTRAAT 1 | JCK.NL

Discover the wealth of Jewish culture and history in the heart of Amsterdam. Stunning synagogues, striking buildings and impressive memorials grace the streets of Amsterdam’s old Jewish quarter. In the heart of the neighbourhood, an area of less than one square kilometre, is the Jewish Cultural Quarter, which includes the stately Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Historical Museum with the engaging JHM Children’s Museum, the moving National Holocaust Memorial and the National Holocaust Museum. Here you can find out all about Jewish culture, history and traditions – all with just one ticket.

The British royal family owns one of the world’s most stunning collections of 17thcentury Dutch masters. Acquired by monarchs over centuries, they have usually been kept out of the public eye behind closed doors at royal residences such as Buckingham Palace. From September 28th, 2016 through February 5th, 2017, the Mauritshuis proudly presents At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection. Featuring 22 masterpieces held in trust by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the works selected are genre paintings depicting scenes from everyday life. They are exceptionally rendered by Golden Age masters such as Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou and Pieter de Hooch. Highlights include Vermeer’s The Music Lesson (1660–1662) and Jan Steen’s A Woman at her Toilet (1663).

© JOHANNES VERMEER (1632-1675) LADY AT THE VIRGINALS WITH A GENTLEMAN, C.1660-1662 ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST / © HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016

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Portrait Gallery

of the Golden Age Thirty colossal, 17th century group portraits can now be seen together for the first time in the Hermitage Amsterdam. These ‘brothers and sisters’ of the Night Watch are unique all over the world and are rarely exposed due to their size. They show us regents, civic guards and merchants of all ranks, social classes and religions, standing together as brothers. Rembrandt’s ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Deijman’ and portraits of civic guards including Govert Flinck and Nicolaes Pickenoy are but a few examples of the works of art that are on view in the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age. Due to its success the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age has been renewed for the next few years. HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM, AMSTEL 51 PORTRAITGALLERYOFTHEGOLDENAGE.COM

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Technium

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for the makers of tomorrow The Netherlands is at the international forefront in the field of technological innovation. This is why Nemo Science Museum opens Technium, an exhibition floor where you will find exhibitions about technical developments in which the Netherlands has made its mark. Here, you can play with the power of flowing water, or learn how flood defences like the Delta Works keep us high and dry. You see how water is turned into tap-water that is fit for human consumption. Or you could build a robust structure and discover how wellknown Dutch engineers go about their work. NEMO SCIENCE CENTER, OOSTERDOK 2, NEMOSCIENCEMUSEUM.NL

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CONTEMPORARY MASTERS AT KUNSTHUIS AMSTERDAM AMSTELVEENSEWEG 135 | KUNSTHUIZEN.NL

With the winter exhibition "Contemporary Masters" Kunsthuis Amsterdam shows an impressive selection of 'The best of 2016’ and a sneak peak of her spectacular program of 2017. The exhibition includes the latest arrivals of Damien Hirst, Atelier Lieverse, David Yarrow, Vincent Peters, Rankin, Titus Brein and others. The exhibition will be on show until March 19, 2016 and is free to the public. Kunsthuis Amsterdam is specialized in contemporary art and represents a dynamic mix of artists from young local talent to highly established international names. Kunsthuis Amsterdam differs from the more traditional galleries by also offering a range of attractive buying programs and lending opportunities. Housed in a former bank office on the corner of Koniginneweg and Amstelveenseweg in Oud Zuid, the gallery and art library has an extensive program of art shows. Umbrella organization Kunsthuizen has grown into one of the biggest organizations of its kind in the Netherlands with over 10,000 works of art in possession from more than 150 leading national and international artists. OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY FROM 11:00 AM – 17:00 PM AND ON SUNDAYS FROM 13:00 – 17:00 PM.

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A Great Night Out!

THE ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW

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With more than 700 concerts a year, the Concertgebouw offers a varied program featuring the world’s best musicians, orchestras and conductors. We offer classical as well as jazz and pop music. The hall is home to the worlds best orchestra; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

© EMMELY SLIEBRECHT

Evening concerts 8.15 – 22.15 PM Sunday morning concerts 11 AM – 12 PM Sunday afternoon brunch 12 – 1 PM Afternoon concerts 2 or 2.15 PM Guided Tours four times a week. For tickets, please visit the website: www.concertgebouw.nl/en or at the box office. Tel: 0900-6718345 (in Holland, € 1 per call) +31 (0) 20-6718345 (from abroad)

Dam Square Souvenirs DAM 17-19 | DUTCHSOUVENIRS.COM

This year, Dam Square Souvenirs, the huge gift shop at Dam Square celebrates its 20th anniversary. In 1996 the owners took over the existing souvenir shop, adjusted the range to that of a decent traditional souvenir shop with good quality products, including of course an extensive collection of Royal Delft. In 2007, Dam 19 (cows at the ceiling) was added and here the focus is on 100% Dutch products. Besides Miffy, merchandise was added from I Amsterdam, Heineken and Van Gogh.

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Time to Bejewelled

During the festive season luxury department store de Bijenkorf helps you to give a personal touch to your gifts. Lots of brands will give you the option to have your gift wrapped up in extra festive gifting paper. At the watches and jewellery department you can personalize your gift with a kind message. In the week of 17 and 24 December Santa Claus will be visiting de Bijenkorf. Feel free to take a selfie with Santa. DE BIJENKORF DAM 1 (CITY CENTRE) DEBIJENKORF.NL

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WINTERPARADE

Enjoy Chef André Amaro’s traditional Dutch farmer’s dinner sitting at a 120-metre table, set up for the occasion in classic Zuiderkerk: real Dutch red lentil soup, celeriac puree and beef stew (or a vegan variant), steamed pears and apple compote. Winterparade, the winter’s edition of the famous theatre-tour that travels through the country in summer, promises a night of entertainment with dance performances, poetry and theatre.

Zuiderkerk - Zuiderkerkhof 72 tafelvandeidee.nl

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WHISKEY WEEKEND

Peaty, oaky, creamy, smoky – those are just a few words to describe whisky like a pro at the Whisky Weekend Amsterdam. Every year, Amsterdam’s Posthoornkerk is transformed into a tasting room and hot spot for all things whisky. Take a break from nosings and tastings to light up a cigar, sample whisky-friendly cheeses and other Scottish, or simply take in the traditional Scottish music.

Posthoornkerk Haarlemmerstraat 124-126 whiskyamsterdam.nl

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WORLD CHRISTMAS CIRCUS

Featuring only the crème de la crème of the circus world, the internationally renowned World Christmas Circus returns to Amsterdam’s Royal Theatre Carré. The World Christmas Circus is one of the most acclaimed circus festivals in the world and features countless top stars of the ring. The Royal Theatre Carré will be transformed into a circus theatre – as it was originally designed to be. ROYAL THEATRE CARRÉ, AMSTEL 115 /125, CARRE.NL


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Dutch National Ballet

© ANGELA STERLING

In Amsterdam you'll find that there is a great tradition of ballet, led by the Dutch National Ballet. This world renowned troupe can be seen performing grand ballet spectacles each month. In 2013, The New York Times wrote that Dutch National Ballet was one of the top five ballet companies in the world that ‘makes an important contribution to the future of ballet’ through frequently presenting new work. In February 2017, Dutch National Ballet is presenting a programme of three world premieres and five highlights that have been created for the company recently. It is a programme that is completely ‘Made in Amsterdam’.

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In Made in Amsterdam, the company will be dancing new ballets by David Dawson, Ernst Meisner and Juanjo Arqués. The programme also includes five existing ballets created recently for Dutch National Ballet by the leading choreographers Hans van Manen, Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Ton Simons and Krzysztof Pastor. These five ballets are now counted among the highlights of the company’s repertoire.

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Cartier at de Bijenkorf

AMSTEL 3, OPERABALLET.NL

This past November, renowned French luxury jewellery and watch brand Cartier opened its second location in Amsterdam (following the one on P.C. Hooftstraat) at none other than the famous department store de Bijenkorf. With its global allure and trendsetting environment, the Dutch warehouse giant is without a doubt an excellent location for one of the world’s largest and most prestigious maisons. In accordance with Cartier’s characteristic ambience, which exudes style and hospitality, a vast collection of iconic jewellery and well-known watch collections can be found at the exclusive boutique which boasts more than 150 square meters of floor space. Marvel at iconic jewel collections such as Trinity, Love and Amulette, or at the much-coveted watch collections including Tank, Santos, Ballon Bleu and Clé de Cartier. But that’s not all. Cartier will also offer a wealth of stunning diamond creations. DAM 1 (CITY CENTRE), DEBIJENKORF.NL

COSTER DIAMONDS Amsterdam has a rich history as a diamond city. Coster Diamonds in the Museum Quarter owns one of the largest collections of loose diamonds in Europe. Their free-guided tour is a must visit. The process of cutting and polishing a diamond is explained in detail and the tour presents all aspects of the diamond industry. You will see the extensive diamond collection including their patented Royal 201 diamond. PAULUS POTTERSTRAAT 2 COSTERDIAMONDS.COM

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Christmas Markets There's nothing quite like the atmosphere of a Christmas market to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And Amsterdam has no shortage of seasonal shopping opportunities, with a range of independent festive markets taking place every week leading up to Christmas. From traditional Dickensian markets that aim to capture all the magic of a traditional Victorian Christmas to trendy food festivals inside old industrial buildings, there's a Christmas market to suit everyone. See our picks via www.helloams.nl/christmasmarkets

Dinner Cruise on Private Saloon Boat BINNENKANT 1 | +31 20 42 29222

A cruise along the canals becomes a must when visiting Amsterdam. What better way to enjoy breathtaking views on board of a private classic saloon boat. Rederij Aemstelland offers this unique service. Their most elegant boat Elisabeth is 100% electrical powered to fully experience the city from the water. Their specialty is a dinner cruise where several dishes are served from different restaurants. The boats have a fully stocked bar and you can book already 1 hour. Captains are multi lingual. Boarding in the city center is included. Welcome on board!

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Unlimited Access to Public Transport A GVB (multi) day ticket gives you unlimited travel by GVB tram, bus and metro throughout Amsterdam. Be smart and buy your ticket in advance. Start your journey hasslefree. Buy your day ticket at your hotel reception or at one of the many GVB sales points in the city. For just € 7,50 you already have 24-hours unlimited GVB public transport. Traveling with public transport is easy. With every ride you always check-in when entering the vehicle and check-out when you leave tram or bus. When traveling with the metro you checkin and -out at the entrance or exit gate of the station. GVB.NL/TICKETS

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Looking for a fun, all-day outing for the whole family? Then be sure to check out Powerzone! It’s the perfect location for laser tag, bowling and miniature golf. Immerse yourself in a battle between good and evil in the laser tag arena, challenge your friends to a strike-off at the bowling alley and be amazed by the beautiful lightshow, or play a classic game of glow–in-thedark miniature golf. With all of these activities, a fun-filled day is guaranteed! Hungry? You can relax and grab a bite at the BBQ restaurant where you can grill your food right at your table. POWERZONE.AMSTERDAM

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In love with / in Amsterdam A ROMANTIC HISTORY

Forget Paris. Forget Rome and forget Venice. In Europe, there is only one city that rightfully can call itself the city of love and that is Amsterdam. With its many cozy streets and canals, fairytale views and classy restaurants and bars, a visit to Holland’s capital is guaranteed to be romantic. Haven’t found the man or woman of your dreams yet? Even then Amsterdam will surely not disappoint. Editor FLORIS MÜLLER

Two young Italians squeeze themselves between the many bikes on the side of the bridge over the Keizersgracht to take a picture. In front of the eye of the camera, the two cuddle close together to share an intimate kiss. The picturesque seventeenth-century canal with its charming waterfront homes is the ideal setting for a romantic moment. “He just proposed!” the woman exclaims. “Where else but here in Amsterdam?” her soon-to-be husband adds. Amsterdam these days is more romantic than ever. Not only the historic canal ring, but just about every street and monument in the old town oozes a warm atmosphere: from Schreierstoren at the beginning of Geldersekade to the narrow alleys around 't Spui and the quays behind the Central Station with its endless views across the water of 't IJ. When it gets dark, the many waterways treat you to a grand spectacle of reflecting lights and shadows; Amsterdam surely is a place to fall in love with/in. Love is a battlefield With regard to romance, Amsterdam has much more to offer, however, than just a view. The history of the city is infused with love, though it certainly didn’t seem that way four hundred years ago when Amsterdam played a key role in the Eighty Years' War (a bitter religious battle in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Europe). In 1578 the city took sides with the Protestant rebels and promptly developed into the center of the free world. After renouncing the Catholic Spanish king, city officials decided that all faiths were welcome in town (Catholics, however, were bound to celebrate mass in clandestine churches like the beautifully preserved Our Lord in the Attic). The city became a haven for all kinds of European refugees, including Spanish and Portuguese Jews, French Huguenots and German and Belgian Lutherans and Calvinists. Love thy neighbor Amsterdam’s open attitude towards strangers would turn out to be quite profitable; most seventeenth-century refugees brought not only many modern ideas but also a great amount of capital with them as well as an international business network. Through its newcomers, Amsterdam experienced a golden

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century of trade. Most wealthy merchants in the city didn’t forget to what they owned their good fortune. In the seventeenth century – at the height of the city’s prosperity – groups of millionaires erected city hospitals, homes for the elderly (such as Begijnhof near 't Spui and Amstelhof, which is currently the museum Hermitage on the Amstel), shelters for poor and homeless people as well as orphanages (such as Het Burgerweeshuis, which is now in use as the Amserdam Museum). Love for hire The maritime city understandably received many thousands of seamen from across the globe. Many bars, restaurants and makeshift hotels were created to host these temporary guests. In 1700 the first brothels appeared in Amsterdam to accommodate the lonely men’s desire for affection. Due to the liberal ideology, prostitution was not illegal (and still isn’t) unlike in many other countries. The Red Light District quickly grew into one of the most famous districts in the world where love for hire" could be enjoyed. She said yes! With the growth of the Jewish community in Amsterdam in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the diamond industry in the city also grew. Waterloo Square and Weesperstraat (where once the largest Jewish neighborhood was situated) garnered international recognition for its many thousands of diamond cutters, goldsmiths and jewelers. Amsterdam was called Diamond City, especially among wealthy young lords and nobles who wished to purchase a ring for their wives-to-be. Most of the small diamond factories have gone defunct (especially since the disappearance of the old Jewish quarter). Nowadays, however, some large diamond companies are striving to maintain the city’s position and its rich history in the field of diamond cutting. Love, peace and happiness Even in the modern era, Amsterdam has done all it can to maintain its reputation as the city of love. In the sixties and seventies, for example, the city became the


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home of the hippie and “flower-power” movement. With the message of love, peace and happiness on the streets, the gay pride movement had a chance to develop. This resulted in the relatively early protection of gay rights in the city. In 2001 Amsterdam became the first city to legalize same-sex marriage, setting an example for the rest of the world.

1. Invitation Amsterdammers are down-to-earth people and they tend to say what they think and want without much fuss. If you want to ask a nice Dutch man or woman out, then just walk up to them and plan an appointment. Keep in mind, being direct, Amsterdammers can also easily turn down your nice invitation.

All the single ladies! Even if you are not yet married, engaged or in love, Amsterdam has all you need to fall in love. As in other major cities, Amsterdam’s single population is large. According to The Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), nearly a third of the over 900,000 residents of Amsterdam are not in a relationship. If you are looking for a single woman, then your chances might even be a little better. Amsterdam is home to far more women than men, and thus more single women than single men. One reason for this is that young women in Amsterdam, especially compared to a few years back, are investing more time in their studies and their careers and settling down relatively late.

2. The date Amsterdammers prefer to meet up in bars. So hold off on booking the finest restaurant in town – at least until date number two. Amsterdam has plenty in store for you, from pubs to trendy cocktail bars (see box XX). Be sure to come on time, the Dutch are very punctual. A delay can really start your date off badly. A tip for the ladies: don’t overdo your outfit. Trendy jeans and a nice shirt are a perfect way to show up. In turn, do not expect your partner to be clothed in haute couture on your date.

How to find your Amsterdammer? The question remains: how do you bump into that cute, sweet, and fun woman or man of your dreams in Amsterdam? According to researchers, your chances are the best in a pub or nightclub (32% of all serious relationships supposedly start on the dance floor), at work or leisure (25%) or in university (22%). You’ll also have a fair chance of meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right using apps such as Tinder, Grinder, Happn or Inner Circle (the Amsterdam-designed dating tool for which one is invited to join); the Dutch are among the most intensive users of modern dating tools. Dutch dating 101 Dutch people have their typical habits, which are apparent not only in their daily lives but also on their dating scene. The following tips and explanations should help make your date with the Dutch a success.

3. The conversation More than other people, Amsterdammers are fond of small talk. Save your thoughts on international politics, social issues or work for date number two (or even later). Family is always a favorite subject; though, be careful not to compare your opinions in that field right away. 4. The final settlement After a nice evening, the moment comes in which one of you will have to pick up the bill. Don’t be shocked if your partner proposes to split the costs for the evening (apparently ‘Going Dutch’ is a completely normal thing to do in Dutch dating). After leaving the bar or nightclub, you can always invite your date for a drink at your hotel or preferably elsewhere in the city, if you have enough confidence in a positive outcome. If not, keep in touch via WhatsApp. As previously mentioned, Amsterdammers like to keep things clear. If they feel like meeting again, you will hear about it very soon. If your first date was also the very last with your Dutchie, he/she will not hesitate to tell you in a perfectly composed (or blunt) text message.

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The most romantic places in town Amsterdam has many romantic establishments. Here is a list of the best places to enjoy drinks or dinner or just a simple cup of coffee with your (soon-to-be) lover or partner.

5. Bord 'eau – Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14 Housed in one of the big luxury hotels of the city, this restaurant has a very attractive menu, great wines and above all one of the most spectacular views of the city centre, from Muntplein to the Amstel river. A real treat.

1. The Duchess – Spuistraat 172 Make your lady feel like a queen – or rather a Duchess. In 2015, Amsterdam’s hottest new restaurant opened in the former KAS Bank building near Dam Square. This beautifully decorated art deco venue offers a rich atmosphere and luxurious menu as well as magnificent cocktails. The ideal setting for a romantic night out.

6. Blue Teahouse – Vondelpark 5 Centrally located in Vondelpark, this beautiful building from the 1930s is one of the best places to meet up with your loved one or blind date. Enjoy the simple but tasty lunch dishes, beer, wine or a cup of coffee on the terrace overlooking the lush greenery of the park.

2. Venus & Adonis – Prinsengracht 274 According to an old Dutch saying, “liefde gaat door de maag” (love travels through the stomach). Do you want to really surprise your partner when visiting Amsterdam? Then treat him/her to a steak at Venus & Adonis – one of the best steak restaurants in town. Enjoy beautifully prepared food, fine wine and an Amsterdam atmosphere in this establishment on Prinsengracht.

7. Door 74 – Reguliersdwarsstraat 74 Impress your date with a late-night drink at this well-hidden place in Amsterdam’s city centre. Door 74 is a secret, luxurious cocktail bar on Reguliersdwarsstraat. The establishment offers an attractive and relaxing atmosphere as well as the best prepared drinks.

3. The Tailor – Dam 9 Last year Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, one of Amsterdam's most famous hotels on Dam Square, underwent a complete facelift. The most interesting new feature of the establishment is its bespoke bar: The Tailor. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or whiskey or impress your date with one of the excellent cocktails. Our favorite is Smoking Cuban Mist.

8. The Scandinavian Embassy – Sarphatipark 34 After a romantic night, a hearty breakfast might just be the most important thing. The Scandinavian Embassy is internationally renowned for its slow drip coffee and very tasty dishes (for example, the restaurant’s signature dish: lox with poached eggs and goat yogurt). Get there on time to find a place for you and your lover; this establishment run by Norwegian immigrants is one of the most popular spots in De Pijp.

4. Al Ponte – Pontplein 1 No need to wait until it’s dark to have your date. At Al Ponte you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee (and the Italian pastries) as well as the breathtaking view of the vast IJ and Amsterdam. Take the ferry from Central Station towards IJplein with your loved one. If you are lucky, the establishment’s cozy little bench will be available for settling yourself in the sun.

9. Schreierstoren – Prins Hendrikkade 94-95 Love hurts. Find comfort in one of the most remarkable monuments in Amsterdam, Schreierstoren. This tower – the oldest of the city – was the point where seamen would say their last goodbyes in times gone by. Schreierstoren can be hired (as a wedding location) but you can also just enjoy a strong cup of coffee at the historic place.

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@msterdam TECH CAPITAL OF EUROPE

With nearly 20,000 Internet companies in its city limits, Amsterdam has grown into one of the major IT centers in Europe. By focusing on attractive location conditions for larger tech companies and startups, city officials now hope to strengthen its position in the near future. Editor FLORIS MÜLLER

“Hey, where are you from?” People immediately start talking to me as I take a place at the bar in a trendy coffee shop in Palo Alto. I’m passing through Silicon Valley in California, the center of the tech industry in the US. Over the last few decades the area has been the breeding ground for the most innovative tech companies in the world, including Apple, Adobe, Amazon and Facebook. These multi-billion dollar companies have turned the world economy upside down. “I’m from Amsterdam,” I reply. Most patrons at the bar turn out to be developers working for these tech giants, I learn from their security badges. “Interesting city, interesting market; you guys have some exciting business going on,” they respond. “Yes. We do.” The Netherlands, and especially its capital Amsterdam, has grown into a sort of European tech hub, I learn, attracting global players and exciting young startups and laying the foundations for many Dutch ICT companies as well. Airline tickets, payments and upload services In 2016, Amsterdam has some 19,400 ICT companies, which account for 12 percent of total employment and a turnover of €18 billion. One of the pioneers in ICT in Amsterdam is Booking.com. Founded twenty years ago by then-student Geert-Jan Bruinsma, the hotel booking site has become one of the largest of its kind in the world. The company, headquartered on Rembrandt Square, has partnerships with more than a million hotels all over the globe. On a daily basis, the Amsterdam tech enterprise processes 900,000 bookings. While Booking.com still operates under the Dutch flag, the company has been part of US rival Priceline Group since 2005. Founder Bruinsma and others received over €150 million for their shares. Despite turmoil in the travel market, the company’s revenue peaked in 2015 at well over €2.2 billion. Another success story is that of the Amsterdam-founded online payment

provider Adyen. Destined to break the banks’ monopoly in the payment market, the tech giant currently has a turnover of 130 million dollars. Adyen serves mid-sized companies and corporations such as Facebook, Uber, Spotify, Groupon, Mango, Vodafone and KLM. In 2015 the company processed more than 250 billion in online payments through its own software and in collaboration with 400 other Internet services. Adyen is valued at approximately €2 billion. The company is one of the six largest European unicorns (tech startups that are in the books for more than €1 billion). The American business magazine Forbes positions Adyen at number ten in its annual ranking of fastest-growing Internet companies, the Cloud-100. Adyen still has its headquarters in Amsterdam, and it employs more around 450 employees in ten countries. WeTransfer, founded by Ronald Hans, Rinske Visser and Bas Beerens, is one of the fastestgrowing online service providers in the world. The company specializes in online transfers of larger documents, photos, videos, music files and presentations. Since its foundation seven years ago, WeTransfer has sent out nearly 100 million documents worldwide. In its unique positioning, the company is enjoying the growing interest of (foreign) investors and tech giants. Early adopters The success of Amsterdam’s tech companies is derived, according to my new friends in Silicon Valley, mostly from the unique development of the Dutch ICT market. “People in Amsterdam are early adopters of new technology. They are always looking for new ways to make their work and their lives easier, more efficient and less expensive.” With a few quick finger movements, the developers pull up some figures on their smartphones. Nine out of ten residents of the Netherlands use social media on a daily basis (more than anywhere else in the world). WhatsApp has about eleven million users, followed by Facebook with almost 10 million Dutch profiles – a record per capita (Holland has just

under 17 million inhabitants). Furthermore, the country tops the list of most intensive Twitter use, the developers explain. Apart from that, online sales are developing here like nowhere else. Last year alone, €142 million worth of online transactions were made in the Netherlands, accounting for a turnover of some €16 billion; an increase of sixteen percent compared with a year earlier. “Any country would be jealous of such growth rates,” the developers tell me. Dutch community More than other companies, Dutch ICT entrepreneurs rely on international markets for their growth. The unique Dutch positioning of the companies, however, appears not always to be successful abroad. Take the example of Hyves, Holland’s own social network which was launched in the Netherlands in 2004 – well over a year before Mark Zuckerberg developed the code for Facebook in his student dorm. Despite explosive growth within the country – Hyves welcomed its 10 millionth user in 2010 – the concept failed to catch on internationally. Founders Raymond Spanjar, Koen Kam and Floris Rost van Tonningen sold their business in 2012. New owner, newspaper company Telegraaf Media Groep, transformed the platform into a gaming site a few years ago and was forced to write off 90 percent of its investment. Marktplaats, the Dutch variant of online sales site eBay, is still alive in its original form. The company, founded by charity shop employee Rene van Mullem from Emmeloord (a town in the countryside 40 kilometers from Amsterdam), initially refused to ask money from consumers benefiting from the platform (declaring war on eBay, which was by then quickly growing throughout the world and actually charging certain users of the platform). To be able to afford the costs of continuous development, Van Mullem sold the majority of the shares of his company in 1999 for reportedly €12 million. After substantial modifications, the new owners of the company finally gave in to rival eBay. The internet auction application paid over €225

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million for the Dutch business. That said, Marktplaats is still the most widely used sales site in the Netherlands. With hundreds of millions of transactions per year, the company is among the top ICT businesses in the country. Alexander Klöpping seems to have learned from the history of Hyves and Marktplaats. In 2014, the tech whiz, television commentator and entrepreneur launched his online newspaper kiosk Blendle where newspaper and magazine articles can be read. Although the company did not succeed in making any profit in it’ first operational years, Klöpping has already attracted international interest. His goal is cooperation toward further international growth. Two years ago, Blendle sold 23 percent of its shares in exchange for $3 million and collaboration with the New York Times and the German publishing giant Axel Springer. In 2015 the company launched a version of the platform in Germany, and this year the American newspaper and magazine readers are welcome to visit the Dutch online shop that is about to open. You’re welcome Amsterdam doesn’t depend on its own ingenuity and entrepreneurship alone. More and more foreign ICT companies are discovering the city as a business location and base for further expansion in the region. Of the 2,000 largest tech companies in the US, nearly sixty percent now have an office in Amsterdam, according to business magazine Forbes. Search giant Google, for example, opened its ultramodern European headquarters on the edge of the Zuidas business district three years ago. Microsoft too has a major office in the region (at Schiphol airport). IBM, which found its way to the capital in the eighties, has opened one of its major development centers in its colossal cube office in West Amsterdam. Among other ICT

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projects, the company maintains one of the major development plants of self-thinking super-robot Watson here. When asked why Amsterdam is such an attractive location for ICT companies, Economic Councilor of the city of Amsterdam Kajsa Ollongren is clear: “International talent feels at home here.” Her colleague in The Hague, Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp also points to “the central location of the Netherlands and its extraordinary investment in digital infrastructure.” Start-up hub Government officials are not only trying to get more the biggest ICT companies to open up in town. Foreign startups are also particularly interesting for politicians and administrators. “Young companies grow faster than bigger ones. Startups improve the quality of business as a whole and create a lot of new jobs,” Kamp explains. The Minister of Economic Affairs has great ambitions: “I would like to make the country – and Amsterdam as a centre therein – the hub for startups in Europe”. In 2014 the official sent out former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes to the US and Asia to promote the country’s unique position in ICT business in. Her introduction tour resulted in the creation of the so-called StartupDelta, a campus for fast-growing ICT companies located on former navy site Kattenburg in the city centre. The StartupDelta not only provides young entrepreneurs with accommodation, it also supports them with financing, facilitation of economic rules and prerequisites for newcomers. In May another big project opened at the Flower Market, Amsterdam X, or simply ‘X’. This project is a collaboration between the government of Amsterdam, The Next Web – the innovative technology platform of

entrepreneurs Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Patrick Lavaie – and Internet giant Google. X provides office space to start-ups in the ICT sector as well as “an environment that encourages and supports entrepreneurship,” according to Veldhuijzen van Zanten. The office offers an international network and possibilities for funding and international expansion. A little further on, at the Beurs van Berlage, a major conference was organized this spring to show the world that the country and the city were serious about their plans. At the so-called Startup Fest, not only did Prime Minister Mark Rutte speak, but Eric Schmidt (CEO Alphabet/Google), Tim Cook (Apple CEO) and Travis Kalanick (Uber CEO) were also present. Help wanted The success of the Dutch ICT sector also brings considerable challenges. Technology companies in Amsterdam are already experiencing a shortage of qualified personnel. And with continuing growth that might well turn out to be one of the major problems for the sector. As a solution, Amsterdam has since 2000 been focusing on establishing itself as an international city. Thus far it has been quite successful. A survey of the Expat Centre in business district Zuidas shows that several hundreds of highly skilled workers from India, China and Japan but also many Mexicans, Brazilians and Southern Europeans are making their way into town. “We hope the city becomes even more popular. We need internationals to grow,” an employee of the newcomers’ service explains. Back in Silicon Valley, I ask whether the developers would consider moving to Amsterdam. “People from your city are interesting…” the techies answer, “interesting and quite persuasive.”


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ILLUMINATED NIGHTS DURING THE AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL THROUGH THE DUTCH CAPITAL DURING THE ANNUAL AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL. SEE HOW THE HISTORIC CITY CENTRE BECOMES BEAUTIFULLY ILLUMINATED WITH A STUNNING ARRAY OF DAZZLING ARTWORKS BY SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST TALENTED CONTEMPORARY LIGHT ARTISTS. Editor PAOLA WESTBEEK

From December 1st, 2016 until January 22nd, 2017, the fifth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival will delight visitors to the city. The winter spectacle brings together a selection of the world’s top artists, designers and architects in a remarkable visual display of 35 magnificent light sculptures made of thousands of twinkling lights scattered in and around the monumental canal belt. For this year’s theme, A View on Amsterdam, artists from every corner of the globe were invited to send in unique ideas representing their own innovative view of Amsterdam, its architecture, future and international allure. In total, 500 artists from more than 45 countries entered the “Call for Concepts” held for the event. After being selected by a jury, the chosen participants spent months putting together their light artworks and installations which can now be admired both on and off the water and even from an amazing bird’s eye view. Be prepared to experience the city from a fresh, new perspective through light masterpieces that are sometimes historical, futuristic or even seasoned with a bold dash of humour and irony. Follow Two Routes Visitors can revel in the magical festival along two routes: the “Water Colors” route takes you on an animated boat trip through the city’s charming 17th-century canals, from the Herengracht and Oosterdok to the Amstel River; the “Illuminade”, a 2.3 kilometre-long walking route, features more than 20 interactive and cutting-edge installations throughout the Plantage neighbourhood. This area, located on the eastern outskirts of the canal belt, is known as the ‘cultural garden’ of Amsterdam and is home

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to a wide variety of noteworthy attractions, such as the Tropenmuseum, the Hermitage Amsterdam Museum, the Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch Theatre), the Hortus Botanicus (Botanical Gardens) and Artis Royal Zoo. The “Illuminade” route can be followed from December 15th through January 8th. A View from the Water For those who prefer to leisurely take it all in from the water, several of the city’s canal cruising companies provide special tours and packages for the Water Colors route. Canal Company, for example, offers a wide selection of audio-guided, 75-minute cruises. The Water Colors Premium tour lift your spirits with a warm drink and a hearty cup of traditional Dutch pea soup (erwtensoep) with rye bread and a choice between a hot sandwich or a mini-quiche. Don’t mind a bit of winter chill? Then hop on board a sloop with the Water Colors Open Boat tour. Cosy up under a blanket with a hot drink in hand while your skipper points out all the artworks. Especially memorable is the Water Colors LOOKOUT package tour, which starts on Overhoeksplein 5 with a visit to the top of the 100-metre-tall, illuminated A’DAM Toren, where you can marvel at the view of the city from above before embarking on the canal cruise. Blue Boat Company Blue Boat (Stadhouderskade 30) offers a 90-minute trip with a live guide who will tell you everything about the light displays, their meaning and how they came together. Catering (not included in the price) is provided on board. Also available are group tours, open boat tours and a package deal which includes dinner at the Hard Rock Café.


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Festival Must-Sees Though all of the light displays are guaranteed to impress, keep your eyes peeled for the following five! Bunch of Tulips: If there is one item besides cheese that is synonymous with the Netherlands, it is definitely tulips. During the height of Tulipmania in 1636, a single bulb could command as much as a house! Though the prices are definitely lower these days, the craze for tulips still continues and was captured by Hungarian artist Peter Koros in his towering, inflatable installation which is reminiscent of Pop Art and is representative of our culture of mass consumption. Bridge of the Rainbow: Celebrating the city’s open-mindedness and diversity, this light display created by French artist and light designer Gilbert Moity, creates the illusion of a gate by connecting two banks with a rainbow. 15000 and more: Did you know that there are more bikes than people in Amsterdam? Or that more than 15,000 bikes are fished out of the city’s canals every year? Five of those bikes were used for the light installation created by Studio Klus, a multidisciplinary and multicultural team of three talented women who have worked with the likes of the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. The artwork reminds us in a humorous way of the phenomenon of the Dutch bike culture. ARCO: Two awe-inspiring rows of shooting fountains give way to an arch-shaped veil of striking light visuals in Austrian artist Teresa Mar’s spectacular creation. Consisting of an abstract composition of thoughts and moments, the work is meant to serve as a collage of scenes of joy, love and daily life in Amsterdam. Blueprint: With the aim of connecting the city’s past to its present and future, Dutch artist Reier Pos’ metaphoric artwork uses new techniques to draw attention to the architecture of the historic 17th-century building of the National Maritime Museum. Green lasers trace the building’s original blueprint and serve as a reminder of how it was once designed. Stimulating the Development of Light Art The annual Amsterdam Light Festival is not only an unforgettable experience that will undoubtedly thrill and inspire you, but it is also an excellent opportunity to help advance the further development of light art, a relatively new form of applied arts that offers artists revolutionarily modern possibilities of expressing themselves. Don’t miss it this holiday season! amsterdamlightfestival.nl blueboat.nl canal.nl

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WINTER IS AT THE DOORSTEP, SO WARM UP WITH THE BEST FIREPLACE BARS IN AMSTERDAM

The Harbour Club Mr. Porter

Great hotspots with fireplaces 1. Pllek Pllek is one of our favorite places to go when the weather is nice. We’ve spent many a sunny day sitting on their beach chairs and looking out across the IJ with a cold beer in hand. However, Pllek is also the perfect spot when it gets cold and dark. Sit on their leather sofas by the fire, enjoy a nice glass of wine and look out at the twinkling lights across the water. It doesn’t get much better than that! Pllek also serves yummy meals and has a DJ and sometimes live music. Love it! – TT Neveritaweg 59

decoration. Built as an extra floor on top of the new W Hotel near Dam Square, this restaurant and bar has an impressive terrace with a pool and the very best view of the Royal Palace. With ten different steaks and many other incredible dishes, you have a lot to choose from. Don’t forget to take a look at the cocktail menu. – Spuistraat 175

The Lobby head inside and sit by the fire. We love the industrial open space and the decor here. – Westergasterras, Klönneplein 4-6

7. Pacific Parc Looking for a place where you can have dinner, sit around a fireplace with a few drinks, and then dance late into the night? Then head to Pacific Parc! This spacious cafe in Westerpark welcomes you to sit on their terrace in the sun or cozy 2. Hannekes Boom up by the fire in the winter. There It’s windy, rainy and cold outside. Let’s cuddle up by the fire! Another popular spot when the is often something happening at Here is a list of our favorite Amsterdam restaurants with weather is lovely is Hannekes Pacific Parc and on the weekends fireplaces or fire pits where you can relax with a drink, snuggle Boom. People love to kick back it’s always a great, laid back place together and stare into the flames. at their picnic tables and soak to drink and dance. When in the up the sunshine. But did you area we also suggest stopping know that Hannekes Boom also in for a glass of wine at Wester has a lovely large fireplace that Wijnfabriek or a beer at Brouwerij Troost. – 5. The Lobby at Hotel V you can gather around when the weather is Polonceaukade 23, Amsterdam The clubby atmosphere at The Lobby blustery? Go for drinks, snacks or dinner and would not be complete without a fireplace. relax in this ramshackle shack on the water. 8.The Harbour Club Go for a coffee on a cold day or perhaps – Dijksgracht 4 The Harbour Club is located on the Eastern enjoy a cocktail or whisky on a chilly night. Docklands, boasting an international appeal, Relax on the leather sofas and chat with 3. De Vergulden Eenhoorn sparkling atmosphere and exceptionally your friends while you warm up. The Lobby The gardens at Vergulden Eenhoorn are the great menu perfect for fish and meat lovers. serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. perfect place to sit in the summer. When Housed in a former wine-terminal, where Reservations are recommended for the autumn and winter arrive, however, you’ll the wine was once bottled, bottles are now evenings. – Nes 49 enjoy the cozy interior complete with a being opened. Be amazed by the immense wood-burning stove. This lovely spot in space, the high art of cooking, the sushi 6. Westergasterras Amsterdam Oost is perfect for lunch, dinner lounge, the amazing fireplace and a great Another great place to go when the weather or just a drink. – Ringdijk 58 terrace with a lovely view of the water. is naughty or nice is the Westergasterras. – Cruquiusweg 67 In the summer, you can enjoy their huge 4. Mr. Porter terrace with your friends and plenty of beers Surely you’ve never seen a steak restaurant or put on your dancing shoes and take part Find more fireplace bars like this one. Mr. Porter offers the highest in their salsa nights. And in the wintertime, and restaurants at www.helloams.nl quality in food, drinks and interior

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BURGER BARS IN AMSTERDAM HAMBURGERS ARE SHIFTING FROM FAST FOOD TO HAUTE CUISINE In the centre and beyond, you will find many highly acclaimed restaurants with wellknown classics, original recipes and the best-quality meat on their menus. We were happy to sink our teeth into a series of the most delicious burgers to be able to highlight the very best burger bars in town. Editor FLORIS MÃœLLER Illustrator ENKELING

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GEFLIPT Fresh ingredients, the best meat, hand-baked buns and the most delicious sauces in an unprecedented atmosphere of Amsterdam. You’re welcome at Geflipt for one of their tasty beef, chicken or veggie burgers and a local beer, a great glass of wine or a cocktail. You will find Geflipt’s first restaurant at the end of the Albert Cuyp Market. The chain’s second restaurant recently opened in Amsterdam’s Oud West. Van Woustraat 15, +31 (0)20 471 45 90 Bilderdijkstraat 205, +31 (0)20 221 65 34 gefliptburgers.nl

BURGERZAKEN This restaurant might seem like just another fast food bar in the Red Light District, but Burgerzaken’s offerings are quite out of the ordinary. Choose from among five very tasty meats (Blonde Aquitine Beef, Angus, Wagyu, Texels Lamb, or Chicken) or a vegetarian burger and add a few of their many tasty toppings. A tip for late-night snackers: Burgerzaken is open every day until 3 o’clock in the morning. Oude Hoogtraat 2, 020 330 7417 burger-zaken.nl

LOMBARDO’S It’s all about taste! That’s been Lombardo’s motto since they opened in 2010 and it fits once you try their damn tasty burgers. Lombardo’s is a small ‘hole in the wall’ type of burger bar that you could easily walk past but you’ll be very glad you didn’t! Voted consistently a top burger spot in Amsterdam, but this hip spot is striving for best burger in the world. While in Amsterdam this is a must try for the burger lovers. Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 50, +31(0)20 420 5010 lombardos.nl

THRILL GRILL Michelin-starred chef Robert Kranenborg is known for his many experiments in the culinary field. Burger bar Thrill Grill is one of the tastiest. Order a Classic Beef Thriller made of Dutch beef steak with melted cheese, bacon and 'secret sauce', a salmon burger, a blue cheese variant or a falafel. The wood-fire oven of Thrill Grill is guaranteed to give your choice that distinct barbecue flavour. 1e Constantijn Huygensstraat 35-37, +31(0)20 370 55 16 Gerard Doustraat 98, +31 (0)20 760 67 50 thrillgrill.nl

THE BUTCHER The king among Amsterdam’s burger restaurants with venues in De Pijp, the Food Hallen in Oud West and in the city centre. The Butcher Social Club is the group’s latest attribution; it’s a burger bar, hang-out, workplace and social meeting area in the new entertainment tower ADAM Toren. Come by for a Truffle Burger, the Mexican-styled The Ugly, the delicious Babaganoush burger or one of the many mouth-watering sandwiches. Albert Cuypstraat 129, +31(0)20 470 7875 Foodhallen Bellamyplein 51 Nine Streets Paleisstraat 14, +31(0)20 811 3388 Social Club - Overhoeksplein 7, +31(0)20 215 9515 the-butcher.com

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BAR B Bar-B is conveniently located just a moment's walking distance from Leidsesquare. At Bar-B it’s all about the experience and the dynamic atmosphere. They challenge you to create your own masterpiece; your own burger. You can combine your selected bread, patty, weight, toppings and sauce all to your own liking. If this isn’t enough, pour your own beer at one of the 6 tab tables, or order one of the 40 premium beers in their selection. Experience Bar-B with family and friends alike. Lange Leidse Dwarsstraat 29, +31(0)20-7059631 bar-b.nl

BURGERFABRIEK Though the name suggests otherwise (Burgerfabriek literally means ‘Burger Factory’), all servings at this wonderful burger restaurant are handmade with the greatest care and love for food, using only the best organic ingredients. Burgerfabriek’s interior is industrial (hence the name) yet cosy. In the Burgerfabriek at the Warmoestraat you can tap your own beer at the side of your table and enjoy a great night out with your friends. Warmoesstraat 73, +31(0)20 362 7952 Reguliersbreestraat 44, +31(0)20 221 2417 Nieuwendijk 142, + 31(0)20 363 9662

BURGERIJ This is not just another hamburger restaurant. Yes, you go there for a burger but it will be, as they say themselves at Burgerij, most likely the best burger you’ll ever taste. Combine that with the fact it is located in a whole new Central Station with a finger licking view and an typical untranslatable Dutch atmosphere and you just know you have to go there at least once. De Ruijterkade 40B , +31 20 722 0850 burgerij.nl

THE BEEF CHIEF’S KITCHEN Amsterdam’s festival burger legend, The Beef Chief’s, recently teamed up with the young beer makers of Oedipus to open-up a completely new bar-restaurant concept. Enjoy one of Amsterdam’s home-brewed beers and a big fat juicy burger in the increasingly popular area Amsterdam Noord. The Beef Chief’s Kitchen / Oedipus Brewing Taproom is easily reached by boat from Central Station. It’s worth the trip. Gedempt Hamerkanaal 85, +31 (0)6 241 36 494 thebeefchief.com

CANNIBALE ROYALE The owners of this restaurant want to give their visitors a prehistoric experience with no-nonsense meat dishes of the very best quality: steak tartare, meatballs, steaks and four great burgers – from the modest Le Magnifique to the 250-gram Cannibale Royale with cheddar, pulled pork, sauerkraut and barbecue sauce. Being one of the most popular burger bars in town, Cannibale Royale recently opened two new venues. Handboogstraat 17A, +31 20 23 37 160 Ruyschdaelkade 149, +31 20 23 35 860 Lange Niezel 15H, +31 20 218 21 20 cannibaleroyale.nl

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INTERVIEW

Michiel van der Eerde The Master Chef Turned Entrepreneur

Michiel van der Eerde (1973) has worked in renowned and award-winning establishments such as De Hoefslag in Bosch en Duin**, De Bokkedoorns* in Overveen and restaurant La Rive** at the Amstel Hotel (at the time, recipient of two Michelin stars). He apprenticed at three-starred restaurant Oud Sluis*** owned by chef Sergio Herman and at the world’s most famous restaurant, Noma** in Copenhagen.His career continued as executive chef at IQ Creative (including Supperclub, Nomads, Nevy, Envy and Mazzo). In 2012, he pursued his dream and opened his first temporary restaurant, BAUT, in an empty office complex on Wibautstraat. Editor RON VERMEULEN

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INTERVIEW

RESTAURANT C

BAUT ZUID

RESTAURANT C

BAUT & DREESMANN

At BAUT, Michiel was in full command of the kitchen. Amsterdam’s most feared culinary journalist stopped by and awarded BAUT an impressive score of 10-. His talent and knowledge did not go unnoticed. Michiel was asked to present and be a judge for the popular TV show MasterChef. Recently, Michiel was named the most outstanding hospitality entrepreneur in Amsterdam. Four editions of BAUT and a beautiful, permanent restaurant named ‘C’ later, we thought it was time to ask Michiel a few questions. You have worked in many renowned establishments, but certainly the most noteworthy are your apprenticeships at Sergio Herman’s ** Oud Sluis and René Redzepi’s Noma. What do you remember most from this time? While working with Sergio Herman and Nick Bril, it was the team’s energy and stamina; it was giving it your all 18 hours a day. I highly respect Sergio and Nick. They’ve got it all together and there is total synergy. Noma, on the other hand, was horrendous. I was only allowed to pluck sprigs and clean celeriac with a toothbrush. Of course, I also learned something during my time there, but not like I did with Sergio and Nick; there, I was more part of the brigade. When you started at IQ Creative, you first worked at the Supperclub. Was that a huge change, going from Michelin-starred cooking to raw and funky? Yes, absolutely, but I was also pretty much done with Michelin-starred cooking, having to fuss over a dish for 14 hours and the hierarchy in the kitchen. At the Supperclub, we already cooked at a high level. Creating an exciting menu every week was a welcome challenge. There, I was able to apply what I had learned in all those years. After that, IQ Creative opened one catering concept after another. Which restaurant was closest to your cooking style? Restaurant Envy! This was a breeding ground for top chefs. There, Sergio Herman allowed me to temporarily place Nick Bril (The Jane in Antwerp**). After that I worked there with Richard van Oostenbrugge, who is now chef of the renowned

two-Michelin-starred restaurant Bord’Eau** at Hotel de L’Europe in Amsterdam and with Austrian chef Michael Wolf, who has now opened his own exquisite restaurant, ‘Wolf Atelier’. Envy was actually the first restaurant in Amsterdam that served small dishes at a high level, sort of like Atelier Joel Robuchon. When did you make the decision to start for yourself? Actually, it was because of my brother Lucas. During a vacation at our family home on Ibiza, he said: “You work so hard for a boss. Why don’t you start for yourself? You have nothing to lose, because if it doesn’t work out, you can still work anywhere.” I then started my first temporary BAUT on Wibautstraat with my partner at the time, who worked in the dance scene. In 2012, your first edition of BAUT received a 10- from Amsterdam’s most feared culinary journalist. What did this bring about? That ushered in a huge increase in our numbers. Before we were about 80% booked, but afterwards it immediately increased to 120%. You had to reserve two months in advance. At that point, we knew that we were on the right track with the concept of dishes from international cuisines. You were asked to be part of the popular show MasterChef. Did you immediately agree? I actually did. Then I realised that I had major stage fright, so after I committed I became quite anxious. But they helped me really well through that. They wanted me to be as authentic as possible. In retrospect, that was easier than I had expected and it resulted in plenty of exposure, of course. Everyone thought you were crazy when you opened another major high-end restaurant, ‘C’, next to BAUT. I was asked to return to our first BAUT location after it was developed. If you can permanently rent that spot, you’d be crazy to pass up the opportunity. With ‘C’, we have a restaurant with a large, beautiful terrace and a separate room with a terrace. The total interior is 680 square metres, and on top of that, there are parking spots behind the restaurant. We can really do anything there.

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BAUT ZUIDAS

BAUT ZUID

RESTAURANT C

Your restaurant is called ‘C’, which stands for Celsius. Can you expand on that? The right temperature is essential for a good product. Not only does temperature influence the taste of food, but also its structure. For example, you can prepare an oyster at different temperatures; you can eat it raw or poached, but also fried. Our menu is therefore arranged according to degrees Celsius. In that order, you can eat a 4, 5 or 6-course menu with us, but you can also dine à la carte, of course. Restaurant ‘C’ has currently been opened for 14 months. How does it feel to not be behind the stove yourself? I really miss that! Of course, I am there on a daily basis, I taste everything and every once in a while I guide dishes in the right direction. Luckily, I have a fantastic team and an excellent chef, Arnout van der Kolk. Arnout was sous-chef at Ciel Bleu, the twoMichelin-starred restaurant at Hotel Okura, and also worked at restaurants Aan de Poel** and Oud Sluis***. With him, I never have to enter into a discussion. We are very much on the same level, and that’s great because it allows me to do what I do. BAUT is temporary, so on top of your demanding activities as chef/ entrepreneur and MasterChef judge, you also have to constantly search for a new location. How tiring is that? It’s very tiring. Because of the busy schedule, you always start looking for a new location too late. Sometimes you get lucky. In the case of BAUT & Dreesmann (previously warehouse Vroom & Dreesmann, ed.) they offered the location for six months. But then there’s the licensing process, and especially for this location in the centre a lot of time was required. And then of course, the actual moving, changing the interior, etc. It’s opening a new restaurant each time all over again. Fortunately, the personnel come along with it. We always hope for an extension so that we can derive the maximum profit. Unfortunately, this time that just wasn’t possible. Every move can easily cost up to 150,000 euros. BAUT & Dreesmann, with its wonderful view over the city, is, I believe, the most beautiful BAUT location thus far. What will the next location be? We always try to keep that to ourselves until the last minute, but I’ll give you a hint. BAUT 5.0 will be located close to Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam East, the part of the city where BAUT was born. It’s going to be a bit smaller, but the location that we were able to get there is fantastic! I would have never dreamt that it would transcend BAUT & Dreesmann. We are already building. We will have this location for a year and a half and it will be spectacular. We will be working with different levels there, so that we can run all operations simultaneously – in other words bar

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and restaurant – without interfering with each other. The interior was inspired by The Jane in Antwerp, which has been hailed as the most beautiful restaurant in the world. We will open on Friday, the 13th of January, 2017, and then we will have exactly 11 days to move everything from BAUT & Dreesmann. You have been named the most outstanding hospitality entrepreneur in Amsterdam. How does that feel? At first, I felt it was too much of an honour. But then I heard that I had been chosen by colleagues and it was explained to me that it was a huge achievement to have opened six restaurants within four years, with, up until that point, a personnel of 135. I then realised that it was indeed a major accomplishment, without tooting my own horn too much. When you go out to eat in Amsterdam, where do you prefer to go? I’ve had little time to do so recently, but my regular addresses are the previously named Wolf Atelier and Izakaya, the Japanese fusion restaurant owned by Yossi Eliyahoo on Albert Cuypstraat. I also like to go to the Roast Room (Michiel Deenik’s meat restaurant) and Ron Gastrobar* on Sophialaan. And of course I enjoy Richard van Oostenbrugge’s Bord’Eau**. It’s incredible how he can cook! The three preparations of oysters and the perfectly prepared mullet are still on my flavour palate. What else can we expect from you in 2017? Well, there is actually a dream that will come true. I have been able to secure what I think is the most stunning location in Amsterdam South, on Stadionweg, where the city’s first night shop was located. That will be transformed into a neighbourhood restaurant named ‘ZUID’, with a terrace of 300 square metres. We will open for breakfast and then lunch, offering everything from simple sandwiches to three-course meals. Then there will be a cocktail hour with a nice charcuterie board, and for dinner we’ll have options from steak to the small dishes that people know from BAUT and C. And, of course, the location will also function as a bar. Restaurant C Wibautstraat 125 | +31 20 210 3011 | c.amsterdam BAUT & Dreesmann Rokin 164 | +31 20 465 9260 | bautamsterdam.nl | closing December 31 BAUT Paradijs Paradijsplein 1 | +31 20 465 9260 | bautamsterdam.nl | opening January 2017 Restaurant ZUID Stadionweg 316-320 | opening March 2017

© JAN BARTELSMAN & MILAN HOFMANS

BAUT & DREESMANN


Coster Diamonds Paulus Potterstraat 2-6, Amsterdam T: + 31(0)20 305 5555 www.costerdiamonds.com

Gassan Diamonds Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175, Amsterdam T: + 31(0)20 622 5333 www.gassan.com


TALKING FOOD

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FRIKANDEL

MAKREEL

PALING

MOSSELS

ERWTENSOEP

KROKET

INDONESISCHE RIJSTAFEL

ANDIJVIE

HACHEE

DROP

HARING

POFFERTJES

BITTERBALLEN

STAMPOT

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TALKING FOOD

THE DUTCH DISCOVER AMSTERDAM¹S RICH CULINARY TRADITION Editor FLORIS MÜLLER

Enjoy a real Dutch meal while visiting the Netherlands. In recent years a growing number of chefs around the country have developed an interest in the country’s culinary traditions. Visit one of the many restaurants serving Hollandse pot, enjoy a typical Indonesian rice table (which, contrary to its name, originated in the Netherlands) or have a quick snack like a croquette, a stroopwafel or a raw herring. Smakelijk eten! Ask any Dutchman about his national dish and he’ll tell you there’s no such thing. Though French, German, Italian and Asian cuisines dominate the restaurant scene in the capital, as well as the rest of the country, the Dutch do have a rich history when it comes to food. Socalled Hollandse pot, for example, has been enjoyed for over 400 years in the countryside and is thus easily taken for granted.

Locally grown produce and herbs

These days a growing number of chefs are discovering Dutch culinary traditions and improving upon historical dishes (see box XX). In this renovation of Dutch cuisine, they tend to focus mostly on forgotten ingredients, recipes and dishes. Dutch cuisine is traditionally dominated by local products, such as cheese, onion, potatoes, leeks, spinach, cauliflower and carrots, supplemented with pork, bacon, minced beef or sausage. The expansion of international trade relations in the seventeenth century led to an influx of all kinds of imported spices and herbs, which would spice up Dutch food significantly. Spices, including pepper (originally from Kerala, India), cinnamon (Sri Lanka), clove (Indonesian archipelago of Moluccas) and nutmeg (the Banda Islands of Indonesia), have become an essential part of what is now considered to be typical Dutch cuisine. Similarly, the Dutch are fond of chili peppers and other hot spices from Suriname and Brazil.

Potatoes, stew and pea soup

Are you ready to go Dutch? Order stamppot – a traditional mashed potato dish. Try it with endive, apples and bacon (so-called hete bliksem – hot lightning) or purslane. Or have the popular variant with carrots, onions, and sausage (hutspot). Zuurkool stamppot is stamppot made with sauerkraut and it is usually served with chopped bacon, smoked sausage or klapstuk (a thick piece of bacon). Another option, hachee (stewed meat, fish or poultry, served over potatoes) is quintessentially Dutch. The most important part of the dish is probably the thick gravy made with cloves and bay leaves. As side dishes, cabbage, apple sauce and rice are often served. In winter, erwtensoep (pea soup) is also very popular among the Dutch. It’s made with lots of peas, celeriac, leek and carrot, and usually topped with smoked sausage and served with rye bread.

Seafood

Amsterdam was founded as a fisherman’s village and grew along with the importance of international maritime trade; it’s thus no surprise that much of its traditional food comes from the sea. Mackerel, sturgeon, roach, sole, trout, snapper and tuna are traditionally baked in their skin and served without a lot of extra additives. Mussels (from the west of the Netherlands) and increasingly Oosterschelde lobster and oysters are also popular on Amsterdam’s menus. Most seafood dishes can also be enjoyed as a snack. Amsterdam’s streetfood culture has a history going back almost 400 years. Nowadays it’s still very easy to find a fish bar for a typical seafood snack, especially on

and around the city’s canal ring. Order deep-fried mackerel, shrimp or raw herring (eaten with your hands with raw onion and zuur (sour pickle and yellow Amsterdam onions) or on white bread. These can be enjoyed with a glass of jenever (Dutch gin) or korenwijn (an aged variety of Dutch gin) to wash away the taste. Herring, and in particular the special way the Dutch eat it, might seem quite extreme to most newcomers. To the Dutch, however, their beloved fish has an almost mythical status; herring supposedly contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

Indonesian rice table

Although the name suggests otherwise, Indische rijsttafel (Indonesian rice table) is very much part of Holland’s culinary tradition. Incorporating popular dishes from Indonesia during the colonial occupation (from the seventeenth century to the middle of the last century) and adapted to the tastes of Westerners, Indonesian cuisine still enjoys great popularity in the Netherlands. The rijsttafel offers small servings of dishes with wonderful names like Ketjap Babi, Babi Pangang and Sambal Goreng. The full range of the traditional dishes on the Dutch-Indonesian rijsttafel is distinguished by its contradictions; next to any sour dish, a sweet dish is placed, each rich dish is served with a dry dish, etc. Moreover, the use of hot peppers, which are milled and processed into sambal, is remarkable. Nowadays most Indonesian restaurants and nearly all supermarkets in the Netherlands offer up to 8 different varieties of sambal: badjak (fried), bandal (fried spicy), katjang (mild), oelek (salty and sweet), pedis (very spicy), ajam (served with chicken), setan (very spicy, setan literally means "devil") and tjampoer (with shrimp paste extract). Because of its specific and lengthy preparation processes (some dishes take up to 24 hours to create), Indonesian food is primarily purchased at traditional restaurants. Most of these eateries can be found in areas of major Dutch cities with many residents with colonial roots. In Amsterdam the very best establishments may be found on Utrechtsestraat. The Dutch have a real sweet tooth. Every year around Sinterklaas (the celebration of the birthday of Holland’s patron saint of children) people in the Netherlands enjoy traditional sweets like speculaas (crispy cookies made with spices and brown sugar), pepernoten (–small, chewy spiced cakes) and taai taai (crunchy spiced cookies) are very popular. Throughout the year the Dutch enjoy stroopwafels, which have become the country’s most successful sweet export product. Treat yourself to these round, caramel-filled wafers at any souvenir shop, supermarket or street market. They’re made fresh at the stroopwafel stalls at Albert Cuypmarkt – the city’s biggest day market in De Pijp quarter.

A croquette from the wall

Authentic Dutch food is not only to be enjoyed in restaurants; it’s available as street food as well. You can ‘pull’ your freshly fried croquette, cheese soufflé or meatball from out of the wall of a so-called ‘Automatiek’. Dutch fried snacks are best enjoyed on white bread with mustard and mayonnaise. FEBO is one of the most famous fast food vending establishments in the Netherlands; this year the company (founded in Amsterdam and named after FErdinand BOlstraat) celebrated its 50th anniversary. Highly regarded in the snack-food trade is producer Van Dobben, known for its veal croquettes. Visit the flagship bar of the brand on Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat, close to Rembrandt Square. Order one of the many different types of croquettes and a glass of milk – like most Dutch customers do.

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Best Dutch food: our picks d'Vijff Vlieghen

Lt. Cornelis

Spuistraat 294-302, 31 20 530 40 60, Vijffvlieghen.nl

Voetboogsteeg 15, +31 20 261 48 63, Restaurantcornelis.amsterdam

Haesje Claes

Restaurant Greetje

Dutch haute cuisine. D’Vijff Vlieghen (The Five Flies) serves local delicacies in an authentic Dutch interior. Marvel at the classic cabinets with beautiful decorations and pots before ordering pickled mackerel with roasted forest carrots and goat yoghurt with horseradish. As a main course, we recommend the Alkmaar pearl barley risotto with mature Gouda cheese and a sauce of mushrooms. Don’t forget to take a peek at the dessert menu; d'Vijff Vlieghen offers a variety of delicious Dutch sweets.

Named after a fifteenth-century Amsterdam philanthropist and reportedly one of the founders of Burgerweeshuis, the city’s first orphanage, this establishment has become a part of history. Learn all there is to know about Dutch cuisine and enjoy Haesje Claes’ stunning, authentic interior: the restaurant has wooden floors and beautifully decorated walls with crimson tiles. Take a seat in one of the green leather armchairs for a menu of sweet herring with onion, beef stew or veal liver with apple, bacon and onion. Spuistraat 275,+31 20 624 99 98, Haesjeclaes.nl

Moeders

Stew, braised pheasant or filet with celeriac puree, restaurant Moeders has it all. This local hero on the corner of Rozengracht and Nassaukade is the perfect place for a lunch, dinner or drinks. Moeders (literally translated: Mothers) is particularly favored by mothers and daughters. On the wall of the living room you will find many hundreds of portraits of known and unknown mothers. Rozengracht 251, +31 20 626 79 57, Moeders.com

Wilde Zwijnen

Though the place has only been open for a year, it has become our favorite pick among traditional Dutch restaurants in Amsterdam. Hidden in one of the narrow alleys near 't Spui, the establishment stands out with a nicely decorated interior. Lt. Cornelis has beautiful wooden floors, blue painted panel walls and impressive paintings (which seem to follow your every step). The menu is also full of surprises: carrots with Dutch East India Company herbs and Remeker cheese, venison steak with pear, mushroom and coffee. A rich experience.

Located near Mortelbaanstoren, this attractive Dutch restaurant in quiet Peperstraat is totally Dutch. Greetje uses only local ingredients for its traditional dishes. On the menu, you’ll find delicacies ranging from Frysian Sugarloaf with a terrine of foie gras and apple to grilled Waterlands Weelde veal. Since opening eleven years ago, this establishment has gained enormous popularity among tourists and Dutch visitors alike. Peperstraat 23-25, +31 (0) 20 779 74 50 , Restaurantgreetje.nl

Hap-Hmm

Perhaps not one of the most fashionable restaurants in town, but without a doubt one of the most famous places to enjoy a Dutch dinner. Hap-Hmm has been around for a while; the place opened in the early sixties. Try one of the simple daily menus with crayfish salad, chicken or carpaccio to start and plaice, cod fillet, steak or schnitzel as a main dish. Hap-Hmm is a few minutes' walk from Leidseplein and is not only very Dutch in its decoration and culinary offerings, but also in its low prices. Eerste Helmersstraat 33 , +31 (0) 20 618 18 84, Hap-hmm.nl

De Blauwe Hollander

This elegant restaurant is located at Javaplein – one of the emerging areas in Amsterdam’s East. In the interior of Wilde Zwijnen (Wild Boar) you won’t find any old-fashioned Dutch tiles, stained glass in the windows or placemats on the table – the restaurant offers a contemporary decor and modern menu. The restaurant of Faysel van Thiel, Frenk van Dinther and Julia Bachrach serves a three and a four-course menu with fish, meat or vegetarian delicacies, all prepared in a traditional way.

Just a block away from Waterlooplein, De Blauwe Hollander is the perfect place for lunch, drinks or dinner. Order a simple sandwich with cheese, a croquette on bread or a thick pancake with powdered sugar and syrup for lunch. You can choose from a selection of typical Dutch dishes such as roast pork belly with apple-fennel syrup (as a starter), stew, chicken sate with fries or Dutch steak with mushrooms (as a main course). Vegetarians can choose between a delicious salad with goat cheese or a meatless stew.

Javaplein 23, +31 (0) 20 463 30 43, Wildezwijnen.nl

Leidsekruisstraat 28, +31 (0) 20 627 05 21, Deblauwehollander.nl

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CHEESE TASTING NEAR REMBRANDTPLEIN FOR ONLY € 9,95 P.P.

In the heart of Amsterdam you will find “De proefzolder” – Cheese Tasting by Henri Willig. Here you can experience the traditional cheese making process in an authentic cheese factory atmosphere. With the aid of our expert multilingual guides and a short film you will discover the traditional cheese making process. Meanwhile, you enjoy some of the finest cheeses in combination with mustard. The tasting is complete with a glass of wine and port or two glasses of speciality beer from brewery Maallust. The tasting will take approximately 45 minutes and is only €9,95 per person. For information and reservations check: www.proefzolder.nl/en or make your reservation in any Henri Willig store throughout the city. Please put HELLO in the remarks box. De Proefzolder / Cheese Tasting by Henri Willig / Cheese & More shop Reguliersbreestraat 24 · 1017 CL Amsterdam · Phone: +31 (0) 206 277 468

Amsterdam · Info@proefzolder.nl · www.proefzolder.nl/en


THINGS TO DO

WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT Editor FLORIS MÜLLER

VISIT AMSTERDAM’S SPECTACULAR EYE FILMMUSEUM EYE FILMMUSEUM IS MORE THAN JUST A CINEMA; IT’S A GREAT VENUE CELEBRATING THE RICH HISTORY OF MOVIES AND FILMMAKING. THE FUTURISTIC MUSEUM, LOCATED IN AN ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE ON THE NORTHERN BANKS OF THE RIVER IJ, IS THE BEST PLACE TO GO TO SEE EXCITING EXHIBITIONS AND OF COURSE TO ENJOY A GREAT MOVIE. The Dutch are huge fans of film, from popular American blockbusters from to underground art house productions and everything in between. It is therefore not surprising that for 70 years Amsterdam has maintained a museum dedicated to the art of film. EYE, located just a quick boat ride from the Central Station, is a mecca for film connoisseurs, for anyone interested in cinema history and for those looking for a fun way to spend their afternoon or evening.

ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE

The white rectangular building, which sits like a swan on the banks of the river IJ, is a highlight of rapidly developing North Amsterdam.

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Designed by the famous Austrian architect duo Roman Delugan and Elke Delugan-­‐Meissl, the modern complex was completed in 2012 as one of the pioneers in the urban development in the area. EYE has four screening rooms and an exhibition area of up to 1,200 square meters. The building also has a spacious café-­‐restaurant with a panoramic terrace on the water. The new building is a worthy successor to the building where the museum had its home until a few years ago, Renaissance Vondelpark paviljoen in the heart of the city’s biggest park. EYE is worth a visit for its architecture alone.


THINGS TO DO

CINEMA

EYE’s movie theatres show a range of different genres; from art house to silent films and famous classics to avant-­‐garde. The museum’s collection of over 40,000 films has been amassed over a period of 70 years. Each of the four cinema’s at EYE has its own unique character. Cinema 1, the largest theatre of the museum, has over 300 seats. The hall is often used for premieres of national and international film productions. In the venue you can admire its original historic organ, which was taken from Holland’s first cinema in The Hague. This instrument is still used to accompany silent movies. Cinema 2 has an electrically retractable stand with which a large floor can be created for live performances and lectures. Cinema 3 – also known as 'The Black Box' – is inspired by the "Invisible Cinema" of Austrian experimental filmmaker Peter Kubelka. The room is completely black to create an unforgettable movie-­‐viewing experience. The fourth theatre of EYE is a

contemporary copy of Cinema Parisien, a historic movie theatre that once stood on Nieuwendijk in the city centre and was known as one of the first cinemas in Amsterdam to be built in Art Deco style.

MOVIE HISTORY

Apart from lots of movies, EYE also shows special collections and exhibitions. The permanent presentation in the Panorama on the complex’s ground floor offers a variety of interesting attractions related to the history of film and film production. See all kind of cameras, projectors and pre-­‐cinema devices that were used by cinematographers from early last century. At 360°, you are surrounded by nearly one hundred film clips from the extensive oeuvre of EYE, with themes such as slapstick, exploration and movie stars. In ‘the Pods’, a series of cosy mini-­‐theatres, you’re able to dream away with fragments of classics and so-­‐called ‘pearls of movie history’, including productions of Jacques Tati, Martin Scorsese and

Stanley Kubrick. Finally, be sure to check out the Green Screen, which is just like those currently used in most major movie productions. You can play in a movie and after your performance recordings can be sent via social media or email.

CHILDREN’S MOVIES

A visit to EYE is a treat for the whole family. The museum has several attractions especially designed for your young ones to discover the history and production process of movies using writing, puzzles and tinkering. Throughout the museum is a series of optical illusions and devices that explain how movement is portrayed on screen. The EYE Walk – a thirty minute video tour for children between 7 and 12 years – tells a lively story about movies, taking your children through every part of the museum. Cinemini is a weekly film screening on Sunday mornings for the youngest moviegoers. Parents are, of course, also welcome to join in at the special screening. All children’s shows can be booked through the box office.

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GETTING THERE

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Visit EYE Film Museum by free ferry (boats from Central Station 24/7 leave several times per hour and take less than five minutes to arrive at Buikslotermeerplein, the stop near EYE; the trip is free of charge). You are, of course, also able to visit the complex by taxi. However, the journey takes approximately three times longer, depending on traffic. The film museum is open daily from 10 in the morning until 10 o'clock at night. Prices for movies vary; tickets for various exhibitions are sold for 10 euros for adults. Book your movie tickets at the counter or online at the museum’s fully English website. That platform also contains a listing of film screenings, lectures and exhibitions.

A DINNER FOR THE STARS

EYE has a great restaurant with a wonderful menu; it’s the perfect stop before a movie or after the museum’s exhibition. In fact, the restaurant is worth a visit on its own. Enjoy a variety of tasty dishes such as fried scallop with cauliflower cream, apple and capers, pumpkin carpaccio with goat cheese, rib-­‐eye steak with mushrooms, roasted cod fillet with bread crust, mussels and Norwegian lobster-­‐ saffron sauce, and (our personal favourite) cauliflower risotto with hazelnut, red beet foam and red beet chips. Of course, you are also welcome for a cup of coffee, a beer or a wine in the beautifully decorated arena and (weather permitting) on the spectacular terrace overlooking the river IJ.

SHOP

In EYE’s well-­‐stocked museum shop you will find everything about your favourite movies: photo books and biographies about the most famous filmmakers and greatest stars of the silver screen, beautiful (historic) movie posters, DVDs, postcards and t-­‐shirts as well as movie gadgets. You are also sure to find a nice present for your young ones. Journalists from British newspaper The Guardian, who visited the museum last year, not only applauded the venue and its programming, but also named the store one of the best of its kind – ‘a treasure trove for movie lovers’. EYE FILM MUSEUM IJ promenade 1, +31 (0) 20-5891400 Eyefilm.nl

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EYE ON 2017

EYE is the place to discover the work of unknown filmmakers as well as big names in the film industry. Here are our picks for early 2017. Celluloid Until 8 January Dive into the world of artists group Tacita Dean, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Rosa Barba, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder in Celluloid, which celebrates the special character of 16 mm and 35 mm film. The exhibition ends in the first week of January, so be quick to book your tickets. 90 years Marilyn 22 December – 4 January A tribute to the life and times of probably the most appealing Hollywood icon that ever lived, Marilyn Monroe. In December and January, EYE shows a series of classics of the white-­‐ blonde actress: How to Marry a Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like it Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Mikio Naruse 12 – 29 January Discover the very best of Japanese cinema in January with the epic works of Mikio Naruse (one of the biggest names in Japanese cinematographic history, but until now quite unknown in the West). EYE has scheduled fourteen movies that are centred around the lives of ordinary people in Japan in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Béla Tarr - The End of the World 21 January – 7 May Early next year EYE will show the work of the Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr, the so-­‐called long-­‐ take master. The exhibition consists of not only a lot of fragments and short movies, but also a great collection of sets and props from the extensive oeuvre of the artist. The Way of Jim Jarmusch From 9 February Award-­‐winning American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has devoted his life to showcasing outsiders like himself (Jarmusch turned grey at the age of 15). Starting in February, EYE presents a series of portraits of the remarkable artist; short, dark-­‐humoured movies about the ordinary lives of the less ordinary.


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INTERVIEW

Rembrandt’s

FOUR SENSES

A UNIQUE PRESENTATION OF THE MASTER’S EARLIEST WORKS IN HIS AMSTERDAM HOME It reads like a thrilling novel: the accidental discovery of a long-lost masterpiece. The incredible idea that a prized work of art could be found in someone's basement may seem like fiction, but sometimes it does happen in real life. Last year at an American auction house, a lost work of Rembrandt suddenly emerged. Editor JOLENE DEN BOER

New Jersey treasure

The story begins in July 2015, when adult children clean their family home after the death of their parents. They find a small piece of art in the basement of the house and get in touch with the small auction house Nye and Company Auctions in the American city of Bloomfield, New Jersey. John Nye, the owner of the company, described the wooden panel as “remarkably unremarkable”. The paint was flaking; the three figures on it were dark and discoloured.

The presentation of the Four Senses is the first project under the supervision of the new director Lidewij de Koekkoek. In an interview, she comments on this special occasion.

In September of that same year, the work goes up for auction, estimated to collect anything up to a mere $800. In the weeks before the sale, the work is displayed in the online catalogue of the house. The description reads “from the continental school, nineteenth century, seems to be undated”.

“This is indeed a great start. It has been thrilling to think of the best way to showcase these extraordinary treasures of the early Rembrandt in a small presentation. We have come up with a beautiful presentation, with the help of a great design team. We will present the works in a jewellery pouch, with the works as jewels in it. There is also a place reserved for the fifth sense, as to point out that a part of the jewellery set is missing. In the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, where the works were presented before, there was an empty frame next to the four works. We wanted to do something slightly different. I am happy with the result and excited to share it with the audience”.

This is where it is spotted by art specialists, who recognize it as possibly being the very special work that it is. Soon after the actual bidding begins, the auctioneer realizes something extraordinary is happening. The bidding price starts at $250, but goes sky high in no time, ending in a winning bid of $870,000. If you include the sale premium, the total amount for the small, dark, flaky panel of 21.6 x 17.8 cm (8-½-by-7-inch) adds up to $1.1 million.

Allegory of the Five Senses

The panel is sold to an art dealer Talabardon et Gautier in Paris. They clean it and do some extensive research, bringing in experts specialized in seventeenthcentury painting. They ascribe the work to Rembrandt, naming it The Unconscious Patient (An Allegory of the Sense of Smell). The work depicts three figures; one of them appears to be unconscious. One of the other figures tries to wake him or her up by using a handkerchief with smelling salts. The third figure is watching the scene. The Unconscious Patient unmistakably belongs to a series of presumably five senses that Rembrandt painted around 1624. Rembrandt was only 18 or 19 years old and still lived in his hometown of Leiden. He had just finished his first learning period, and was beginning his career. In fact, this newly found art piece might even be the earliest work we have of the Dutch Golden Age master. In the background, the monogram ‘RHF’ can be seen. This stands for Rembrandt Harmenszoon Fecit or Made by Rembrandt Harmen’s son (in Latin). It is the earliest signature of Rembrandt that we know of. After experts confirm it is indeed a Rembrandt painting, Talabardon et Gautier contact the New York art collector Thomas Kaplan. He is the founder of the Leiden Collection, one of the largest private collections of Dutch Golden Age art. Kaplan buys the work, adding it to two of the other senses he already owns, The Operation (Touch) and Three Singers (Hearing). The fourth painting in the series, The Spectacles Seller (Sight) belongs to the Dutch Museum of De Lakenhal, which is in Leiden. The fifth sense, Taste, has never been discovered. Many still hope it will surface some day.

The Rembrandt House Museum

Now, for the first time ever, the Four Senses are being presented on Dutch soil, at The Rembrandt House Museum. This impressive building in the heart of Amsterdam was the house and workshop of Rembrandt for twenty years. It has been turned into a museum and offers a true Rembrandt experience. The museum has an almost complete collection of Rembrandt etchings, and it stages inspiring exhibitions about Rembrandt, his predecessors, contemporaries, and pupils.

Congratulations on acquiring this presentation. It must be a great way to start your work at the Rembrandt House Museum.

Why was the Rembrandt House Museum chosen as a venue for these early Rembrandt works? “The contracts for bringing the works to the Rembrandt House were already made by the last director, Michael Huijser. The Leiden Collection and this museum have had a warm relationship for years. We have worked together on numerous occasions. Of course, the works were made in the earliest years of Rembrandt as a painter, when he still lived in Leiden. However, the Lakenhal Museum, which owns the painting of Sight, is closed for renovation. Both the Lakenhal and the Kaplan family want to share their artworks with the people. Therefore it was not difficult to select the home of Rembrandt in Amsterdam to be the venue of this presentation. What could be a better place to present these Rembrandts than in his own home? After the presentation at the Rembrandt House Museum, the four works will travel to the Louvre in Paris, which also is a very special venue.”

What is so remarkable about these works?

All works of The Allegory of the Senses date to around 1624, which makes them the earliest works of Rembrandt we know of. The paintings show the young artist in the throes of development: with talent and bravura, assiduously seeking convincing ways to tell stories and convey human emotions.

It is assumed that the four senses are part of a series of five. Why do we make that assumption?

There are no documents whatsoever that tell us that there are indeed five works. Yet, it is very likely. A painter usually made all five of the senses, once starting on one of the series. We do not know how the works came about or if they were made on commission, for example. This gives us no clues as to where the fifth painting could be, unfortunately. Over the centuries, the works got separated and travelled the world. The last one only emerged last year, at the unlikely place of New Jersey. We don’t know if Taste still exists, but we hope that this fifth painting will one day also resurface. That would be spectacular.

REMBRANDT’S FIRST PAINTINGS: THE FOUR SENSES. UNTIL 12 FEBRUARY 2017. THE REMBRANDT HOUSE MUSEUM, JODENBREESTRAAT 4, REMBRANDTHUIS.NL

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TALKING ART

DNA

AMSTERDAM

Editor FLORIS MÜLLER

The character of a city is determined by its history and the peculiarities of its inhabitants. Visit the highly acclaimed exhibition DNA Amsterdam, an interactive tour through 1000 years of history. It’s the best way to learn all there is to know about Amsterdam and Amsterdammers in the city’s most important history museum and one of the oldest complexes in downtown Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Museum is definitely one of Amsterdam’s hidden gems. Tucked away in the centre between the busy shopping street Kalverstraat, entertainment square 't Spui and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, this museum is not only one of the best-preserved monumental complexes in the city, but it also offers a great collection of historical artefacts that tell the story of Amsterdam. Above all, the Amsterdam Museum offers internationally renowned exhibitions that engage visitors in a journey through life in the city from the year 1000 up to the present. It’s a mustsee for anyone who wants to know more about Amsterdam, but doesn’t want to spend hours in an archaic museum.

Interactive

DNA Amsterdam tells the story of the city in an hour-long tour. It addresses a number of important core values of Amsterdam and its inhabitants: entrepreneurship, free thinking, citizenship, and creativity. The audio tour that is offered at the exhibition gives a good overview of various periods, and it treats visitors to unique sound clips, interviews and anecdotes from well-known Dutchmen (Bekende Nederlanders). Visitors can envision themselves in earlier times by using historical artefacts, solving puzzles and answering interactive questions.

THE HEART OF THE CITY

From village on stilts to modern metropolis

Did you know that Amsterdam's city centre is laid out on thousands of wooden piles? Have you ever heard of Louis Napoleon? Did you know that this less famous brother of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte governed as the king of the Netherlands from the Royal Palace on Dam Square (which before that period served as the town hall for the people of Amsterdam)? You didn’t? Then you probably never learned that the February Strike in 1941 in Amsterdam was the only major protest against the persecution of the Jews in the Second World War. And did you know that, due to its liberal principles, Amsterdam was the very first city in the world to acknowledge the right of same-sex couples to marry in 2001? DNA Amsterdam takes you through the most distinctive periods in the history of the city: from the first establishment of the city (1000–1500), the religious rebellion and the struggle for independence, the economic heyday of the Golden Age (1550– 1650), the standstill in the eighteenth century and the French conquest in the early nineteenth century, industrialization and new growth beginning in the late 1800s, wartime Amsterdam with the Holocaust and the German occupation, the new times after the war and social revolutions of the 1960s.

Exit for more

After your visit to the DNA Amsterdam exhibition, you are invited to explore the city's history on the basis of all you’ve learned at the Amsterdam Museum. The museum has come up with four wonderful walks through the centre of Amsterdam which allow you to elaborate on the themes of entrepreneurship, free thinking, citizenship, and creativity. The museum has maps at the reception and is happy to help you plan your tour through the city.

AMSTERDAM DNA, UNTIL 7 FEBRUARY, AMSTERDAM MUSEUM, KALVERSTRAAT 92, AMSTERDAMMUSEUM.NL

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From Amsterdam’s miracle to an early electric car The museum's collection includes about 80,000 valuable objects, paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings as well as ancient books, furniture and art objects made of textiles, glass and ceramics. In the Amsterdam Museum you’ll find one of the oldest maps of the city which was made by historic cartographer Cornelis Athonisz (dating 1538) – a brilliant object on which the first sketches of the famous canals are not even visible yet. You’ll also find the so-called Miracle Casket from the late Middle Ages; it’s been said that this wooden box preserves the only remaining evidence of the Miracle of Amsterdam (the Catholic miracle which would have taken place in the sixteenth century). The modern art treasures of the museum include the Witkar, one of the first prototypes of the electric car, which was designed and built in 1979 in Amsterdam. Apart from its many historical objects, the Amsterdam Museum has a grand collection of valuable paintings: from the Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deijman (of master painter Rembrandt van Rijn) to a series of romantic paintings of the nineteenth century city painter George Hendrik Breitner. Visitors are also invited to enjoy the collection online; the museum’s English website offers great pictures and information on all the Amsterdam Museum’s artefacts.

Burgerweeshuis

Since 1975, the Amsterdam Museum, formerly known as the Amsterdam Historical Museum, has been housed in one of the best-preserved seventeenth-century complexes in the city. The socalled Burgerweeshuis, built as an orphanage with donations from wealthy merchants, includes some ornate courtyards, a modern passage (which is also accessible for non-visitors and exhibits not only classic paintings but modern interpretations of the city’s art as well) and a large number of modernized spaces in which the original features are easily recognizable.


‘WORK AGAINST INDIFFERENCE’

Vincent van Gogh, Head of a woman wearing a white cap, November 1884 - May 1885

The exhibition shows how at the start of his career, Vincent van Gogh teaches himself to translate his view of the world into images. Unlike contemporaries such as Isaac Israels or George Breitner, he focuses not on the cosmopolitan city life, but instead on the fringes of society. On people who have to work hard for their living, in humble workshops and on farmlands in all weathers. Van Gogh tries to sincerely express his compassion for their way of life. Or, as he puts it himself in a letter to his brother Theo: ‘I say it again – work against indifference – perseverance isn’t easy – but things that are easy mean little.’

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The works are commented upon by Van Gogh himself with quotes from his letters. The exhibition also includes photographs by Henri Berssenbrugge (1873-1959) who, like Van Gogh, depicted people on the fringes of society.


A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME – WITH RIMOWA De Grote Tas Oude Hoogstraat 6 1012 CE Amsterdam +31206320110 www.degrotetas.nl

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Holiday SHOPPING

Christmas is fast approaching so it's time to start planning your festive shopping. We round up the best Christmas shops in Amsterdam where you will find original gift ideas. Photographers NIELS STAVORINUS & JEROEN SNIJDERS

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With everything from multi-storey department stores and exclusive boutiques to antiques and contemporary Dutch design, Amsterdam inspires even the most discerning shopper. Amsterdam is home to many established and budding fashion talents. From the club scene to the catwalk, the city is a source of inspiration for stylish individuals. In addition to all the big brands, fashion chains (on Kalverstraat and Leidsestraat) and international designers, Amsterdam boasts numerous up-and-coming Dutch designers and independent shops. The city has many different shopping areas. Each has its own character, which means that in addition to getting your shopping fix, you can check out new beautiful and interesting neighbourhoods and enjoy strolling around. From the hip 9 Streets – narrow streets nestled between the historic canals of the canal ring – through the luxury boutiques in grand Oud Zuid to vintage delights around Waterlooplein, soak up the vibe of the area you’re in and don’t forget to do some people-watching!

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A trip to Amsterdam is not complete without a visit to the city’s largest premium department store.

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Royal Palace Quarter Walking through the centre of Amsterdam is like travelling through time: from the early 1500s when Amsterdam was still a small fishing village, to the Golden Age (1568-1672) and the city’s rise as a world empire, and then the nineteenth and twentieth century, ages of reconstruction and protest. Visit the most famous landmarks in the Royal Palace Quarter. Stop at traditional restaurants bars, and enjoy the collection of remarkable shops along the way.

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De Bijenkorf

De Bijenkorf is an inspiring, trendsetting and dynamic department store which distinguishes itself by offering a wide range of products, innovative themes and special events. The range includes top international and in-house brands of fashion, cosmetics, accessories, living, media, sport, travel, food and lifestyle. De Bijenkorf is dedicated to surprising its customers with the highest standard of quality, in order to guarantee the most inspirational and unique shopping experience. The luxury department store has an entirely renewed 1,200 m2 cosmetics department and The Netherlands’ largest designer shoe department: both radiate luxury and offer a premium experience. Tax Refund Service Every cash desk in de Bijenkorf has a Tax Refund Service for all non-EU travellers when spending 50 euros or more. Purchases can be combined to get a higher refund. You can also pay in your own currency at every cash desk. – Dam 1, debijenkorf.nl

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Kalvertoren is a large department store in the heart of Amsterdam. The warehouse boasts two stories of famous and less well-known shops, including the characteristically Dutch HEMA as well as many international fashion brands. When you are ready to take a break from your shopping, take the lift to the top floor of Kalvertoren and have a seat at restaurant Blue. Here, in an oasis of peace, you can relax and enjoy a beautiful view over Amsterdam, a menu full of delicious options and a superb wine list. On Thursday evening the shops in Kalvertoren are open until 9 pm. The view from Blue is breathtaking. Around Kalvertoren you’ll find several important sights such as the Flower Market, Waterlooplein Flea Market, Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein nightlife areas and the shopping areas on Kalverstraat and Leidsestraat.

Gassan Dam Square

In the heart of Amsterdam, at Dam Square opposite the Royal Palace, you will find the center of luxury; Gassan Dam Square. Gassan Dam Square, being the largest jewelry store in Holland, sells an elaborate selection of loose polished diamonds, exclusive jewelry and watches of 65 brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Chopard, Breguet, Audemars Piguet and many others. A highly trained staff provides customers with personal and expert advice to ensure that the customer can make the perfect choice. – Rokin 1-5, gassan.nl

– Kalverstraat 212-220, kalvertoren.nl

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Magna Plaza

The former Head Post Office in the heart of Amsterdam is a building of great allure. Flanked by the Royal Palace on the Dam and the New Church, its imposing façade has been a familiar sight for visitors for almost a century and is one of Amsterdam’s ten most precious monuments. This beautiful monument is now the home of, more than 30 beautiful stores and restaurants with a lot of exclusive brands such as Armani, Sarah Pacini, Lacoste, Swarovski, Lampe Berger and Yankee Candle. – Nieuwezijds voorburgwal 182, magnaplaza.nl

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Holy Cheese

Dutch cheese is not only delicious, it’s also part of the Dutch heritage. And what better way to taste this national pride than on a piece of bread? Does this Dutch lunch classic sound boring to you? Then you’ve never stopped by Holy Cheese. Their cheese tasting with freshly baked bread is truly one of a kind. Besides that, the ambiance and architecture is absolutely amazing – a must see! Because of its central location (5 minutes from Damsquare) it is the perfect spot to relax and take a break from sightseeing. No time for lunch? Then just stop by to purchase one of their cheeses from their shop. – Oude Doelenstraat 6-8, holy-cheese.nl

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De Grote Tas

With a name that literally means The Big Bag, it is not surprising that this remarkable store is especially known for its enormous collection of bags. It offers everything from school bags to briefcases and travel gear to fashion items. De Grote Tas is specialized in leather products and has a collection including many local brands and big international names. Find the bag of your dreams and explore the three floors of this historic store with its inspiring interior in the oldest part of town.

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Stilla / Sarah Pacini

– Oude Hoogstraat 6, degrotetas.nl

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Betsy Palmer

In the heart of the city, just off Dam Square at the Rokin, you find a true women’s walhalla: Betsy Palmer Shoes & Accessories. Original in all aspects, Betsy Palmer hosts a wonderful collection of international brands like Chie Mihara, Unisa, Pantanetti and Megumi Ochi, as well as a colourful and inspiring collection under the Betsy Palmer brand. In the store you can also find the clothing line of the Amsterdam original brand Zenggi, where you can expect quality, comfort and style to go hand in hand. A refreshing selection of bags, socks, shawls, necklaces and more to complete your outfit can be discovered here too; Betsy Palmer has everything for your one-stop-shopping experience.

My clothing reflects my soul Sarah Pacini’s collections are a way of life. Our philosophy is that clothing should reflect the soul. You will find a unique blend of knit, fabric and color that results in a collection that is ultra-feminine. Stilla is a Concept Store of the fashion brands Sarah Pacini and Trippen Shoes. You can also find jewelry from Il Etait and UBU to complete your look. And of course at Stilla you will experience personal styling and high service. – Magna Plaza, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182 stilla.info

– Rokin 15, betsypalmer.com

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L’ Atelier Du Champagne

From lush vineyards to flawless glassware, at L’Atelier du Champagne, they make every sip matter. Their philosophy is simple: champagne is an experience. An experience that has been revolutionized with new visions of flavor by growers, a contemporary sparkle enriching its once traditional palette. You can find more then 200 different champagnes from growers and established brands in the online and offline shop. They also sell caviar and pata negra to accomplish your champagne, and beautiful coolers and glassware to make it complete. Welcome, and raise a glass to the champagne revolution! – Nes 39, latelierduchampagne.nl

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Proefzolder

Experience Dutch Cheesemaking… and Sample It Too!

Love Dutch cheese and curious about how the product is made? Then make sure to stop by “De Proefzolder”, master cheesemaker Henri Willig’s cheese-tasting studio located in the heart of Amsterdam near Rembrandt Square. For only €9.95 p.p., you can get acquainted with the process of Dutch cheesemaking in an atmosphere reminiscent of an authentic cheese dairy. Through the help of knowledgeable multilingual guides and a short film, you will be taken straight into the heart of cheese production so that you can witness the traditional crafting of great cheeses from start to finish. Afterwards, a tasting session will deliciously round off the experience. Savour a fine selection of four of their homemade cheeses served with complimentary condiments and two glasses of wine or beer. With his unsurpassed passion for cheesemaking, Henri Willig has rightfully earned worldwide recognition for his extraordinary cheeses in competitions in places such as London, Nantwich and Wisconsin. Born and raised in Katwoude, Willig has been skilfully producing

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his exquisite cheeses for more than 40 years in cheese dairies in his hometown and Heerenveen. His story began in 1974 when, together with his wife Riet, he took over his parents’ farm and soon began toying with the idea of becoming a cheesemaker. After taking a course in cheesemaking, he started producing on a daily basis traditional Dutch cheeses (the most well-known being Baby Gouda) and cheese specialties such as goat’s cheese, sheep’s cheese and organic cheese. It isn’t any wonder then that his distinctive cheeses, which also happen to be sustainably made, have found their way to more than 30 countries across the globe. Tastings at “De Proefzolder” take approximately 45 minutes and are organised daily at 16:00 hrs. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, an additional session is held at 14:00 hrs. Be sure to check the website for availability and more information. – Reguliersbreestraat 24 , proefzolder.nl/en


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Stretching from busy shopping streets Kalverstraat and Heiligeweg to busy Leidsestraat and from the internationally known Flower Market to entertainment area Spui, Koningsplein offers nothing less than a great mix of taste, style, colours and impressions. An impressive nineteenth-century square in the city centre.

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Kings Square

Dress like a king or a queen for that matter at this luxurious boutique offering fashion for men and women. You’re sure to find everything from that one perfect item to a complete wardrobe. Kings Square offers tailored blazers from Fay and Sartoria Lattore, Fedeli and Xacus shirts, jeans by Jacob Cohen and 7ForAllMankind and Hogan and Iceberg shoes. Other sumptuous brands in the boutique’s high-end collection are Parajumpers, Colmar, Peuterey, Aspesi, CP Company, Closed, Belstaf and Kenzo. In addition, Kings Square offers exclusive unisex perfumes by Avery Perfume Gallery. Come in and receive the personal attention you deserve from their style advisors in a well-appointed atmosphere. – Koningsplein 13, kings-square.nl

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Amsterdam Vintage Watches

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Established in 1987 in a historical building in the heart of Amsterdam. It is a family run business and the new generation just took over the store. The whole concept of AVW underwent a complete renewal and re-opened its doors in December 2016. Over the years it has become a worldwide favourite among connoisseurs and collectors alike. The helpfull and knowledgable staff buys and sells only the very finest vintage watches from brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Tudor, Cartier, Breitling, Heuer and Vacheron Constantin. Without exception all their pieces are 100% original and in good condition (all serviced prior to selling) Besides the sale of these exclusive timepieces we offer various lifestyle products for the watchlover. Amsterdam Vintage Watches works with the most skillful watchmakers Europe has to offer as they also provide services concerning the restoration or maintenance of your valuable watches. – Singel 414, amsterdamvintagewatches.com

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Shoebaloo

For over forty years, SHOEBALOO has made a name for itself as the leading retailer of high-end designer footwear, bags and accessories. The multi-brand stores carry more than twenty luxury brands, such as Valentino, Prada, Gucci, Lanvin, Fendi and Balmain. SHOEBALOO is well known for their outstanding interior designs in all of their stores. Indulge yourself in the glamorous marble men’s and women’s stores on Koningsplein or the futuristic spaceship on PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam. – Koningsplein 5-7 & P.C. Hooftstraat 80, shoebaloo.nl

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Occhiali

Occhiali opticians is known for its wide range of glasses and sunglasses from world-renowned fashion brands and for its beautiful location in the city. They offer brands such as Dita, Céline, Chanel, Bvlgari and Matsuda. Occhiali is also one of the most important Cartier dealers. Occhiali is loved by tourists as well as locals. With its one-hour service you can wear your glasses home the same day you buy them! – Koningsplein 15, occhiali.nl

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Amsterdam Centraal

Visit the warmly decorated IJ Passage, the palace-like station’s central passage way with characteristic lamps, golden ornaments and attractive brown floors for a unique shopping experience. You’re sure to find all you desire, from luxurious travel gear to exciting lingerie, bath products and cosmetics.

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Swarovski

Creativity, innovation and perfection: since 1895 these have been the values underlying the Swarovski philosophy “The Poetry of Precision”. With the introduction of a new store in Amsterdam Centraal Station, the company wants to further extend the magic of crystal. The collection consists of a large range of trendy, affordable and wearable designs with something perfect for every occasion. Swarovski’s rich heritage of craftsmanship, creativity and innovation ensures the quality of each Swarovski crystal. Swarovski jewelry, watches and accessories give your outfit a touch of glamour and make every day special. – Stationsplein 8, swarovski.com

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ICI Paris XL

The ICI PARIS XL store has a warm and modern inspirational look & feel therefore you will be provided with an optimum shopping experience in a “luxury boutique” setting. The products at ICI PARIS XL are regularly offered against promotional prices. When you enter the ICI PARIS XL store, you step into a trendy and colorful makeup world where trained makeup artists are ready to help you. The ICI PARIS XL fragrance experts tell you all about the latest fragrances and you can discover your skincondition and the most innovative skincare products from a broad portfolio of luxury beauty brands. The ICI PARIS XL store in the IJ-passage in Amsterdam Central Station would like to invite you for a free skicare advice or Flash Make-up to continue your day in Amsterdam in style! – Stationsplein 39A, iciparisxl.nl

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EXKI Nature’s Kitchen

At Exki, we craft nature’s goodness into delicious food we love to share. Enjoy an EXKi moment at the restaurant in Amsterdam Central comfortably watching over the iconic river ’t IJ. Or takeaway within minutes if you´re in a hurry. Our recipes are prepared as gourmet treats healthy, simple, with amazing tastes. We work with ultra-fresh, seasonal, local and, whenever possible, organic produce. Come in for fair trade coffee, artisenal cakes and pastries, fresh bio-soups, sandwiches and a wide varieties of hot meals. – De Ruijterkade 36, exki.com

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Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas

A hidden gem for tourists, locals and business people. This surprising historic (1885) restaurant located on platform 2B in Amsterdam’s Central Station. The famous, monumental restaurant is designated (top 10 The Guardian) as best Station Restaurant in Europe! 1e Klas is open 7 days a week from 08.30 am - 11.00 pm for breakfast, drinks, lunch and dinner. 3 Course menu €29,50 Heineken bar for drinks – Stationsplein 15 (Platform 2b), +31 20 625 01 31, restaurant1eklas.nl

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Cheese & More by Henri Willig

The Cheese & More by Henri Willig shops can be found across the historical city center of Amsterdam and in the luxurious IJ-passage of Amsterdam CS. Henri Willig is a local farmer who has been making price winning quality cheeses for over 40 years. Do you like to be surprised? Come and visit the Henri Willig shop and feel free to taste our range of traditionally made cheeses, the best syrup waffles in town and check out our specialty gifts. – Stationsplein 39, henriwillig.com

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Amsterdam Watch Company has been buying and selling rare and exclusive watches all over the world for the last 15 years and is known for its passion for vintage. Some of the most sought-after vintage models from brands such as Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre can be found in their store, all serviced by expert watchmakers prior to being displayed and sold with a one year warranty. Additionally, AWco is authorized dealer of the Dutch watchmakers Christiaan van der Klaauw and Roland Oostwegel and one of a handful dealers worldwide for the German D. Dornblüth & Sohn.

9 Straatjes De 9 Straatjes offers a great overview of the architectural style of Amsterdam heritage. After 400 years it is still very lively with artisanal businesses, hidden cafes, hotspot restaurants and galleries, and a unique offer of specialized and authentic shops. Dealing in fashion, shoes & bags, vintage, antiques, housewares and one-offs.

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Het Winkeltje, since 1962

L’Étoile de Saint Honoré

– Prinsengracht 228, opkamertwinkels.nl

– Oude Spiegelstraat 1, Reestraat 24, Heiligeweg 9 etoile-luxuryvintage.com

A visit to this romantic boutique, which offers everything from fashionable new products to antiques and curiosa, is the closest you’ll get to a nineteenth century shopping experience. Het Winkeltje’s romantic interior is breathtaking, its service unparalleled and the offerings endless. Visit this cosy shop on Prinsengracht for 1,001 special souvenirs, unique accessories for your interior and many original gifts for young and old. Founded 55 years ago, Het Winkeltje is a local legend and international darling.

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The luxury vintage stores L’Étoile de Saint Honoré sell a great collection of authentic and second-hand designer bags. Exclusive handbags, belts and wallets from Chanel, Gucci, Hermès, Prada and Celine that tell a unique story. L’Étoile de Saint Honoré is a tribute to the uniqueness of these bags. The boutiques are accessible to everyone around the world who shares a passion for luxury vintage bags, belts and wallets.


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Who’s That Girl

If you want to score a unique outfit that’ll gather “oohs” and “ahs” wherever you go, make sure to pass by Who’s That Girl. This cute store has a truly cinematic feel, with red curtains, rounded corners, and playful theatrical touches. The collections are full of character, with specially created prints and fabrics, flattering feminine fits, and lots and lots of colour. You’ll feel like a true movie star when fitting the original yet extremely comfy and wearable clothes. There’s new deliveries weekly. Prices vary between 40 euro for a shirt and 100 euro for a dress. – Reestraat 18, wtgfeelgoodfashion.eu

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Summum Woman Brandstore

Founded in 1998, the Amsterdam label Summum Woman opened a brand store at Hartenstraat 6 last spring! During the renovations of this historic building, as many of its original features were retained as possible. Centuries-old brick walls and wooden floors were combined with sleek and modern elements. Summum’s Winter 2016 collection makes every day a bit festive. The label’s ‘all-female’ design team created this year’s winter collection with the colours ‘snow’ and ‘champagne’ as their starting point, further enhanced by deeper shades, rich lace with pearls and a touch of glitter. But once the end-of-the-year festivities approach and we eagerly anticipate a fresh, new start, Summum provides an answer to this feeling with its brand new Early Spring 2017 collection – which will already be available at the shop as of this month! – Hartenstraat 6, summumwoman.com

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Van Harte

For many people, brasserie Van Harte is their favorite lunch spot in the 9 streets. The restaurant and bar is very hip. The interior consists of beautiful and warm natural tones with design elements, horsehair wallpaper, mosaic tiles, bamboo, and colonial-style furniture. The beautiful picture of Kate Moss in the middle of the restaurant is an eye catcher and gives the place even more character. Even early in the morning Van Harte is already cozy. You are welcome here in the morning for breakfast and coffee, in the afternoon for lunch while you’re out shopping, and in the evening for drinks and dining in style. It’s truly one of the favorites in the 9 streets. – Hartenstraat 24, +31 20 625 85 00 , vanharte.com

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Otentic Perfumes

Otentic Perfumes recently opened its first star store in the Netherlands. A choice was made for a location in the Nine Streets, a shopping area that is known for its authentic shops. Otentic launched a completely new concept of sophisticated perfumes to share that reflect who you really are and not who you want to be. Thanks to the interactive system at the store you make a choice for a perfume that best suits your personality. – Keizersgracht 233, otenticperfumes.com

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Marie-Stella-Maris

Marie-Stella-Maris, an Amsterdam-based brand, known for its mineral water, opened its flagship store in the 9 Streets and introduced natural beauty products and luxurious home fragrances. The body and skin care products are made with natural ingredients, and help hydrating, nourishing and restoring the skin. The shop is absolutely charming. If you’re thirsty, downstairs there is a hidden cafe where the friendly staff serves great coffee, delicious tea and Marie-Stella-Maris water. For every purchased product, Marie-Stella-Maris donates a fixed amount towards clean drinking water projects worldwide.

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Bellamy Gallery

Men, women and children can revel in smart and affordable high-quality fashion thanks to Bellamy Gallery’s striking concept. Founded by two Dutch retailers who opted to leave the beaten path of the retail landscape behind, their mission is to offer the best products at the best price. Expect cost transparency and always the best deals. Shop at one of their five beautiful stores launched in the Netherlands or through their online store from the comfort of your own home. All of their pieces are exclusively crafted in Europe and offered to you straight from the factory. A 100% soft cashmere sweater from Italy, for example, can be yours for only €90. – Leidsestraat 70, bellamygallery.com

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Relaxed at HOME

Relaxed at HOME is a laid-back shop with a great diversity of fashion brands and accessories. The spacious shop is located in an old coach house, dating from 1780. In addition to the latest, hip fashion brands, Relaxed at HOME also sells interior design and art items. The bright shop is full of men’s and women’s fashion, not your respectable jackets and blouses but more trendy outfits and flamboyant things. They carry about thirty different brands. All together unique finds. – Huidenstraat 19

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ATELIERAMSTRDM

Located in the heart of the 9 streets, ATELIERAMSTRDM is a Dutch fashion brand, specialized in exotic leather goods and high quality fashion. Always designing a perfect balance of timeless pieces and an exotic and fierce sophistication. ATELIERAMSTRDM is always on the hunt for inspiration, collaborations and new ideas, pleased to share and advice customers about their designs. Step inside the unique store to escape the hectic city and experience their brand’s craftsmanship, luxury and personal service. – Herengracht 360 & Huidenstraat 1 atelieramstrdm.com

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Dutch Accent

Dutch Accent is both a gallery and a shop offering art, ex-clusive gifts & souvenirs. A good stop for souvenirs that go beyond traditional Delftware mementoes and slogan t-shirts, Dutch Accent, located in the famous shopping district De 9 Straatjes, offers paintings by qualified artists, of Dutch places and scenes in different styles, from abstracted landscapes to realism. There are also objects and glass art by Dutch artists as well as a host of other hand made products. Quality and beauty is their inspiration. – Berenstraat 41, dutch-accent.nl

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marlies|dekkers

Marlies Dekkers is a famous Dutch lingerie designer. She has achieved international success with her lingerie designs. As the pioneer of the trend 'innerwear becomes outerwear' Marlies Dekkers has proven her versatility without a doubt. Her designs are seen nationally and internationally as trendsetting, innovative and pioneering. Marlies Dekkers has changed the world of lingerie for good with her inspiring designs and personal philosophy. All her designs are inspired by her own vision on life. Marlies Dekkers wants to give women more self-confidence. In the marlies|dekkers store in the 9 streets you will find all our lingerie designs. Dare to dream, dare to grow, dare to be! – Berenstraat 18, marliesdekkers.com

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MENDO

MENDO is a candy store for book aficionados. The sleek and spacious bookstore serves as a home base for inspirational and creative books on fashion, photography, and architecture as well as interior and graphic design. The dark walls of the shop’s gorgeous interior are made completely out of black books. MENDO is based on three ideas: a well-balanced selection of creative books, a personal approach and a stunning environment. The intimacy of the scenery, combined with the stunning publications by some of the best publishers, makes Mendo worth a visit. – Berenstraat 11, mendo.nl

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Juwelier Gort

Complementing its surroundings perfectly, jeweller and goldsmith Gort offers unique, hand-made pieces in a beautiful shop. Definitely have look at the atelier in the back, where modern jewellery is being made. They also offer a range of well-chosen vintage pieces like rings with rose diamonds or precious stones, unique antique earrings, distinctive Art Deco pendants and the like. Years of experience set Gort apart. They accept both personal assignments and repairs.

Prinsen-& Herenstraat

The Prinsenstraat and the Herenstraat extend into one another. Both are modern shopping streets with an authentic charm. The historical buildings provide the streets with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, while the exclusive and trendy specialised stores provide a hip look.

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Cosmania

With two enchanting stores in the city centre and one in posh Oud Zuid, German legend OSKA is well presented in Amsterdam. The brand, characterized by quality, style and innovative design focusing on a women’s individuality, is fresh and fashionable. Conquering the world with its impressive collections, OSKA is also known for its top service and quality advice. Come by to mix and match fashion items and to compose your winter wardrobe. OSKA’s collection consists of unique sweaters, pants, shoes, blouses, dresses, jeans and many many more original items.

Are you already familiar with Korres, Peter Thomas Roth, Pai, Paula’s Choice, Mario Badescu and Inglot? You will find these and so many more beauty and make-up products and perfumes at beauty emporium COSMANIA. The largest cosmetics store in Amsterdam in the niche market for face-, hair-, and body-care products selects international brands that are already wellknown for their quality and wildly popular in their countries of origin. These are brands with a passion for purity and their products are made with responsible ingredients. COSMANIA is a paradise for cosmetics fans.

– Prinsenstraat 18 & Willemsparkweg 71, nl.oska.com

– Herenstraat 19, cosmania.nl

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Pleasurements

Indulge yourself with the finest in luxury lingerie, nightwear and refined erotics at The House of Pleasurements. Experience the Pleasurements experience firsthand and enjoy all the attention you deserve when shopping. Savour all the luxury and comfort in this beautiful boutique, or shop by appointment and experience discretion and service at its very best. Owner Rebecca travels around the globe in search of the most unique items in lingerie, nightwear, erotics and swimwear. Pleasurements lingerie is for those who celebrate love. – Herenstraat 29, pleasurements.com

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Square Feet

Square Feet is a unique shoe boutique located in the authentic heart of Amsterdam. Square Feet sells elegant, original, and above all wearable shoes. They have pumps, boots, and sneakers from well-known European brands such as Ca ‘Shott, Julie Dee, Love Moschino, Unisa, United Nude and Voile Blanche. The store also sells its own designs under the private label Square Feet. Quirky designs with interesting details. Square Feet offers high-quality men’s and women’s shoes for every occasion at a reasonable price and with outstanding, personalized service. They are happy to help you find the shoes that are perfect for you. – Prinsenstraat 21, squarefeet.nl

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The Haarlemmerdijk & Haarlemmerstraat shopping area is a lively strip where you will find everything from shoes, independent labels and second-hand clothes to specialty food products, interior design items and Dutch collectables.

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Sixs & Sons

Along the popular shopping street Haarlemmerdijk you will find the concept store Six& Sons. Former art director and set designer Alexander Six always had a passion for interior design, and he founded Six & Sons, a mini-warehouse with a raw but warm interior, just a year ago. The store has manifested itself as a crafted and beautiful space with a unique selection of products from all over the world. “I’ve always been passionate about interior design, fashion, books and collecting beautiful things. I now have my own shop, a place where I can collect and sell the products I find; Six & Sons is a universe of things that I consider to be beautiful.” – Haarlemmerdijk 31, sixandsons.com

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About Lifestyle

Gents, looking for a place where they know everything about the good things in life? Visit About. lifestyle for men on the famous Haarlemmerdijk. You find a collection of the finest clothing brands, the freshest tunes in town and of course cold beers in the fridge. Everything the cosmopolitan man needs during his stay in Amsterdam. – Haarlemmerdijk 20, aboutlifestyle.nl

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I Love Vintage

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Ramona Amsterdam

Ramona Amsterdam is the shoe store if you’re craving a wonderful, trendy collection of Italian and Spanish shoes for women. It offers only the best brands, and various accessories and purses are also available. Ramona proves that Italian-made shoes are the very best, most elegant shoes in the whole world. The collection is regularly expanded and refreshed. The service is very personal and very friendly.

I Love Vintage offers vintage-inspired clothing, shoes and accessories for woman. They celebrate the history of fashion by cherishing and recreating the timeless silhouettes of the 20s, 50s and 60s. Visit their online shop or one of their Amsterdam stores to experience the high-quality fashion classics and their personalized service first hand. Or discover their very own brand Bannou, dedicated to providing the most beloved designs of the classic eras with a modern philosophy to be socially and environmentally friendly. – Haarlemmerstraat 25 & Prinsengracht 201, ilovevintage.nl

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Kaasland is the cheese shop with the biggest assortment! With a 35-year history the store is a familiar sight on Haarlemmerdijk. The shop caters to tourists as well as locals! With a huge assortment of cheeses, there is definitely one to your taste. At Kaasland you can also try the award-winning “Gooise Pikant” or “Vleitgeit”. If all that made you hungry, they can make you a fresh sandwich with cheese or you can nibble on one of their amazing croissants.

Cornered in between the historic canal district, artistic neighbourhood Jordaan and the busy area around Central Station, this typical Italian store is unique in every way. It’s the only shop in town serving Tramezzino sandwiches: soft, crustless bread slices with real Italian toppings like bresaola, Parma ham, pastrami, tuna, salmon and smoked mackerel. You’re also sure not to find Il Tramezzino’s coffee – Café Vergano, Italy’s oldest and most famous coffee brand – anywhere else in Amsterdam. A real treat.

Kaasland

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– Haarlemmerstraat 79A, iltramezzinoamsterdam.nl

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The Spiegelkwartier emerged as Amsterdam’s centre for antiques and art. More than 70 antique shops and galleries boast impressive collections of paintings, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture, tribal and Asian collectibles. Whether centuries old or completely modern, you’re bound to find something here that strikes your fancy.

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Spiegel

Want to bring home some Dutch local goods, but don’t want to spend your money in touristy souvenir shops? New Dutch design shop Spiegel can help you with that. Spiegel stocks carefully selected home goods, kitchen utensils, books, stationary, small works of art and edible gifts like Dutch honey and jam. Everything in the shop has been designed in the Netherlands; some things are even crafted here, either by well-established brands, such as Pols Potten and Anne-Claire Petit accessoires, or rising stars. – Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 2a, spiegelamsterdam.com

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During this winter’s group show Villa del Arte presents the fascinating X-ray photographs by the British artist Nick Veasey. Also available are Francoise Nielly’s limited edition Fine Art prints on aluminum and the latest works by Edo Kaaij and Yvonne Michiels. Villa del Arte Gallery shows contemporary art of locally and internationally emerging and acclaimed artists and is a treasure chest to be found amongst the galleries of the famous art-district Spiegelkwartier. Collectors from abroad have their purchased art shipped to their door, insured and with the best care guaranteed.

Marc Chagall is known to be ‘the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th century’. The early modernist is associated with many artistic styles, creating works in virtually every artistic spectrum. Galerie Iris & Schriek has a large collection of original etchings, woodblocks and stone-lithographs. Besides Chagall, the gallery recently broadened and deepened the activities offering graphic work of other artists like Miró, Matisse and Dalí and from Karel Appel to Bram van Velde. Browse through the collection and find a unique souvenir or valuable original work.

Villa Del Arte Gallery

– Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 38, villadelarte.com

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So ART Gallery

This modern art gallery specializes in art and master prints, paintings, drawings and sculptures in a wide variety from the 1900’s till the present. The art house offers works of Picasso, Miró, Dali, Chagall, Marini, Warhol, Haring, Basquiat, Zadkine, Matisse, Corneille, Heyboer, Kelly, Koons, Armando, Calder, Cremer and many others. Founder and owner Cornelis Claudius Spruyt Veas and his team advise both commercial as well as private collectors and others. Good to know: So ART exports purchases all over the world. The store takes care of handlings, custom-made packaging and guarantees a safe delivery at your home.

So ART Gallery specializes in MasterPrints, a large collection of prints that are produced in limited editions on special paper. Some are even hand signed and come with a COA certificate. “You are more than welcome to come by and have a look”. So you're invited.... So ART is located in the Spiegelkwartier district. In this neighbourhood you’ll find the best antique shops and galleries. The Spiegelkwartier area is just a stone’s throw away from the Museum Quarter, home of the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

– Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 46, soart.nl

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Jacob Lesman – Maker of

precious shoes

Jacob Lesman maker of precious shoes and sneakers for gentlemen, by pure handmade craftsmanship. Jacob combines design and craftmanship to create his darlings, established in Amsterdam. His exclusive collection is famous for the use of exotic leathers (stingray, crocodile), signature heels crafted from horn and hardwood and the soles from the Rendebach family. Jacob’s darlings are currently walking the world and reflect contemporary lifestyles and international audiences. More than twenty years of heritage is reinforced by craftsmanship and his ultimate bespoke service is situated in the Amsterdam’s Spiegelkwartier (literally: ‘mirror quarter’) opposite the Rijksmuseum. – Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 27, jacoblesman.com

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1 Pull 6 Sizes 50 Colors 100% extra fine merino wool Meet Joe Merino. Joe is a rocking new Dutch knitwear concept. Exclusively selling mens’ luxury Merino wool sweaters, Joe believes in quality and simplicity. Joe’s fine woolen sweaters are praised for their wearing comfort and extreme softness. The collection consists of a select number of carefully designed models, in a staggering range of colors. All in 100% extra fine Merino wool. For the man who chooses convenience, without making concessions to style. Once you get to know Joe’s quality, you will never have to look for another sweater again. Just go Joe. At the Concept Store in the centre of Amsterdam’s antique district or on-line. Customers outside EU: 100% VAT refund.

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Italiaander Galleries

Located on Prinsengracht, just around the corner from Spiegelkwartier, Galerie Italiaander features the most beautiful African and Asian art and antiques. Behind the richly vegetated facade of the canal house, you’ll discover a hidden world full of giant statues, ethnic jewels, masks and battle shields. A must for collectors, but certainly also worth a visit for those interested in African and Asian cultures. The friendly staff is very willing to tell all there is to know about the origins and backgrounds of all art pieces. – Prinsengracht 526, +31 20 625 0942

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Joe Merino

Joe Merino is a store like you’ve never seen before. Its founders and designers offer you the perfect fit pullover. The store on Kerkstraat has one model in 50 different colours and six sizes. It’s perfect for a rainy day in Amsterdam or to take home. You can also select the pullover of your liking online; the store delivers worldwide. Apart from its signature pullover collection, Joe Merino produces luxury knitwear for men, sportswear, outdoor pullovers, socks, scarves and t-shirts. All items are Dutch and of the best quality.

G&G Special Sizes

Are you looking for plus-sized men’s clothing? G&G For Men is at your service. It is important for clothing to fit well, even if you have a size that is harder to find. The collections of G&G Special Sizes will convince you that being well dressed can easily be combined with being big or tall. You can choose big- and tall-sized men’s clothing from among brands such as Bugatti, Polo Ralph Lauren, Pierre Cardin, Gardeur, Camel and Paul & Shark. G&G For Men: The specialist in big and tall men’s clothing. Tax free. – Prinsengracht 514, ggspecialsizes.com

– Kerkstraat 169, joemerino.com

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Matter of Material

This inspiring store, specialized in Dutch design and art, focusses on on the use of material, tradition in manufactory and high quality. Every item offered is surprising, yet familiar. Matter of Material represents the total collection of the label Thomas Eyck. It offers a personal selection of contemporary craftsmanship and applied arts of designers like Christien Meindertsma, Hella Jongerius, Lex Pott, and much more. The store also has a unique collection of art of promising new artists and offers the biggest Freitag collection of the Netherlands. A great contribution to the diversity of the art district. – Kerkstraat 163, matterofmaterial.com

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The Utrechtsestraat has a mix of shops, but gets more luxurious with each passing year. This charismatic street has many specialized stores and boutiques that will keep you busy shopping for several hours. This shopping street offers a great number of unique and eye-catching stores.

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Marije Buffing Goldsmith

At goldsmith Marije Buffing’s shop, those looking for a unique piece of jewellery will find a stunning collection of modern and contemporary items that combine Dutch design and craftsmanship. Though most of the collection – which features rings, earrings, pendants and more – is her own work, there are also pieces from national and international colleagues. At the back of the shop, you can see Marije at work with choice materials such as precious metals and gems. Jewellery can also be made on commission. – Utrechtsestraat 108, marijebuffing.nl

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Daniele Dentici

Two of the most refined Daniele Dentici shops are to be found on the Utrechtsestraat. As Italian sense of reality is often measured by degrees of beauty (from “bellissimo” to “inguardabile”, literally “unwatchable”) expect nothing less than only desirable pieces of footwear on the shelves. Some of them, like Officine Creative and Sylvano Sassetti, artisan manufactured. The style, both for men as for women could be best defined as casual chic with a whiff of rock ’n roll as they reflect the selectors independent spirit. Some of the accessory brands in the Mr store even literally back up this statement. While the hat brand MOVE Roma is famous for its costume hat collaborations with directors as Martin Scorsese and many more, the Italian cane & umbrella brand Pasotti is often spotted in the hands of celebrities like Johnny Depp, Morrissey and Madonna on red carpet events and concerts. – Women’s at Utrechtsestraat 103 & Mr at Utrechtsestraat 26 danieledentici.com

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Zwartjes van 1883

Zwartjes van 1883, one of the oldest shoe shops in Amsterdam, has become an established name throughout the city when it comes to exclusive men’s footwear. The always changing collection at their two shops feature renowned European brands. Examples for men, available at both locations, include Santoni, Crockett & Jones and Magnanni. Additionally at Gelderlandplein 219, ladies can shop for Arche, Paul Green, Peter Kaiser and Ugg. To see the current collection, visit their online shop. – Utrechtsestraat 123, zwartjes.nl

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Museum Quarter Amsterdam’s most exclusive shopping street, featuring world famous designer brands. Continue down the Van Baerlestraat and Cornelis Schuytstraat for small fashion boutiques, jewelers and fine restaurants.

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Rivièra Maison

There’s no style like the country living Rivièra Maison style. A unique Dutch brand with an international attitude. Every piece of furniture and every single accessory sold in this flagship store of Rivièra Maison is handcrafted with the highest care. From sofa’s to chairs and beautiful tables to complete interiors. A new collection is presented almost every season, staying up to date and fashionable without losing its timeless and original design. Rivièra Maison is located right around the corner from Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat. Come by and get into the Christmas Spirit with Rivièra Maison! – Van Baerlestraat 2, rivieramaison.com

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Jaeger Lecoultre Boutique

A time to celebrate: almost 2 years ago Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre opened its first Boutique in Amsterdam in June 2014 in cooperation with Dutch diamond house Gassan. The spacious Boutique with a floor surface of more than 100 square meters is located on Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 102. ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre is a fantastic brand that continues to innovate the craft of watchmaking every year without losing track of its DNA’, says Benno Leeser, CEO of Gassan. We couldn’t agree more. – Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 102, jaeger-lecoultre.com

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Gassan Boutique

Handmade shoes, they still exist! You will find them in the beautiful shop of Kort Shoes at the Van Baerlestraat 54. It's a mecca for men and women who are looking for beautiful, exclusive and comfortable shoes. Kort Shoes is a family company based in Amsterdam and Bussum. “Our strength is the combination of quality and fashionable styles; contemporary for a special occasion or for good, fun stylish shoes for every day”, according to Bastiaan Kort. “For a good value for money and a high level of service and advice about new shoes, Kort Shoes is the place to visit!”

May 2015 Gassan opened a new Boutique at the P.C. Hooftstraat. This stylish boutique with international appeal and intimate setting displays a unique combination of collections. Besides the beautiful jewelry of Choices by DL, Gassan 121 and Gassan Fine Jewelry Gassan presents international collections from top brands such as Al Coro, Carrera y Carrera, Leo Pizzo, Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, Schaffrath, Utopia, Audemars Piguet, Longines, Rado, Richard Mille and Vacheron Constantin. Our goldsmiths will make your jewelry shine like new while enjoy food and wine in the basement. Our expert staff looks forward to show you the ins and outs in the world of jewelry and watches.

– Van Baerlestraat 54 , Open 7 days a week

– Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 84, gassan.com

Kort Shoes since 1903

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Pauw Men

Pauw has two men stores on the van Baerlestraat, the one at 66 is dedicated to denim and sportswear. Pauw Luxury Denim offers you exclusive brands like Common Projects, Orlebar Brown, Jacob Cohen, Aspesi and Woolrich. Please come in and find a sporty but stylish look that fits perfectly on any occasion. All denim is available in different washings and refined styles and can be combined with the fine selection of must-have leisure wear. In the other store at 88-90 you can find the best suits in town. They are handmade according to the highest standards and with the utmost care. The Pauw Luxury tailoring store is known for its selection of high-end brands like Caruso, Kiton, Attolini, Finamore and luxury sportswear like Loro Piana and Fedeli. – Van Baerlestraat 66 & 88-90, pauw.com

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Cobra Café

This illustrious café, named after the avant-garde movement from the early 50s, has the best and most inspiring view of Museum Square. Enjoy a warm drink (A Cobra Café – with a dash of Frangelico?) on the winter terrace, close to the city’s temporary ice skating rink. Alternatively, you can stop in for breakfast or lunch before or after your tour through Amsterdam’s biggest cultural venues. Cobra Café (open from 9:30 am) serves a great variety of delicious sandwiches, pastries, salads and snacks as well as many typical Dutch treats. – Hobbemastraat 18, cobracafe.nl

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Marina Rinaldi

Marina Rinaldi, one of the leading ready-to-wear, plus-size women’s clothing brands, has 300 stores in all the fashion centres in the world. This cosy boutique on the Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat is nevertheless unique because of its warm atmosphere and great service. Marina Rinaldi offers everything that one would expect from Max Mara’s sister company, from the world’s most desirable coats, to daytime and evening wear. Superbly flattering cuts, the intuitive Italian sense of how to wear fashion and accessories and constant research into gorgeous new fabrics and yarns make Marina Rinaldi the best-kept secret of women around the world. – Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 115, marinarinaldi.com

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The Cornelis Schuytstraat is known for its high end and stylish stores, with owners who specialise in exclusivity and trendy goods. With its hardware and grocery store, this is certainly not a street that is ‘a dime a dozen' On the 21st and 22nd of December, head over to cozy Cornelis Schuytstraat to gather your last Christmas gifts. The street will be decked out for Christmas and the shops will be open until 8 PM.

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Babassu

The best-kept beauty secret in Amsterdam is located on posh Cornelis Schuytstraat. Discover the carefully curated collection of exclusive brands like BECCA, By Terry, Commes de Garçons, Escentric Molecules, Natura Bissé, Perricone MD and Santa Maria Novella. Or have your skin taken care of, pampered and revitalized in the beautiful spa. Babassu has a so-called skin bar where you can receive personalized advice about your skin. Just coming in for a beauty gift? The boutique has a lot to choose from. – Cornelis Schuytstraat 40, babassu.nl

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Eres Boutique

Swimwear and lingerie brand Eres adds French chic to Amsterdam. Known for its iconic cuts, innovative colorways and high-tech materials, French label Eres has been producing elegant swimwear for more than 40 years and lingerie since 1998. The collection features colors to flatter every skin tone, as well as a variety of shapes and coverage levels that celebrate, flatter and respect the female form. The lovely thing about Eres is that they offer separate sizing for your top and bottoms and you are able to mix the top and bottom styles. – Cornelis Schuytstraat 48hs, eresparis.com

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Located in the heart of Oud Zuid, one of Amsterdam’s most upscale neighbourhoods, is the ByDanie Designer V.I.N.T.A.G.E. store. At the store on Cornelis Schuytstraat 45, you will find vintage items from some of the most renowned designers. From a silk Hermès scarf to a pair of shoes by Yves Saint Laurent or bags by Chloé – there’s always something for everyone. Imagine yourself in a paradise of unique items! – Cornelis Schuytstraat 45, bydanie.nl

A remarkable jewelry store owned and operated by the fourth generation of the same family since the company was founded in 1950. Bodes & Bode offers a sparkling collection of bracelets, brooches, necklaces, cufflinks, earrings, rings and vintage designs. The company also does appraisals of gold jewelry (and actually used to be the official appraiser of the jewelry collection of the Dutch Royal family). The friendly staff has an extensive knowledge of fine jewelry. Exclusive brands are: dinh van, K di Kuore, Micheletto, Oromalia and Dodo Pomellato. – Cornelis Schuytstraat 7, bodesenbode.com

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Frietboutique – Best Fries in Amsterdam Ever seen so many yummy things on a few square meters? After a long search we have found the perfect organic potatoes which are brought in daily, lovingly polished and cut not too thick, not too thin into fries and baked with love; waiting to be eaten with taste. But there are more guilty pleasures! Delicious old cheese croquettes, beef, shrimp and veal as well as frikadel sausage and meatballs are on the menu. Even in winter season you are welcome for the best ice cream in Amsterdam. – Johannes Verhulststraat 107, frietboutique.nl

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Brasserie Van Dam

Share a love for food, quality and creativity at Brasserie Van Dam, a perfect place for a break. This bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner. The well-known family that owns the establishment started out as butchers many years ago, but gradually expanded their business into catering and this marvelous restaurant. Now Van Dam is the place to be for delicious socalled country bread with egg-truffle salad, shared dishes and cote de boeuf that is prepared on the Green Egg barbeque. – Cornelis Schuytstraat 8-10, vandambrasserie.nl

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An unforgetable shopping experience at Dam Square situated Dam 17 and Dam 19 www.dutchsouvenirs.com


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De Bijenkorf is an inspiring, trendsetting and dynamic department store which distinguishes itself by offering a wide range of products, innovative themes and special events. The range includes top international and in-house brands of fashion, cosmetics, accessories, living, media, sport, travel, food and lifestyle. Shop for the world’s most exclusive brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Prada, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci.

Astley Clarke

Bracelet Mini Icon Aura Precision, refined and detailed those are the words that capture the brand Astley Clarke the most. Wear this piece together with his friends, so the necklace and earrings or just wear the bracelet on its own since it’s also more than capable to make a statement on its own. € 565

Karen Millen Ruffled dress

Don’t feel like wearing an LBD? Then spice it up and opt for red instead. The ruffles make this dress extra fun to dance in, just tie up your hair in a loose bun and you’ll be ready fort he night. € 225

Furla

Metropolis cross body bag A classic design made for almost every woman. Going on a casual stroll or a party? This bag will be a good companion. € 245

Hugo Boss Staple Pump

A good pair of black leather pumps are a necessity to every woman’s closet since they complement basically every outfit. They can be worn professionally when you’re feeling smart casual or under that cute dress at your parents Christmas dinner. € 325

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BOSS THE SCENT for Her Let your senses be enchanted by BOSS THE SCENT for Her. Just like the name implies this is the fragrance for women and the fragrance has been inspired by the art of seduction. FROM € 81


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Alexander McQueen Satin Knuckle Box clutch

This design refines the character of the brand Alexander McQueen; gothic, punk and eccentric. So when your looking to add some extra edge to your outfit this will be the perfect statement piece. € 1215

Diamond Point Joy Necklace

This necklace by Diamond Point has been made from 14 carat yellow gold and white rhodium. The Joy collection has been inspired by the sun and its everlasting warmth. € 350

Tom Ford Matte Lipstick

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A perfect dark red matte lipstick is great to wear at a party. The matte formula will prevent you from taking too many trips tot he restroom for touch-ups and it’s kiss proof too… € 50

Tube dress

The little black dress or LBD for short is the perfect and most classic party dress, so it can’t be left out when it comes to party fashion musthaves. € 1635

Jimmy Choo Lana 120 sandals

For every woman who likes a quirky touch, these Jimmy Choos with star details. These shoes have a high heel and a comfortable sole, so you can dance the night away without any discomfort. € 775

Burberry

Merino wool cape This versatile cape by Burberry will be perfect to keep you warm and protect you from harsh weather whenever you’re travelling to your party destination. Its been made from wool, so it’s also perfect to snuggle up in at home. € 895

Available at de Bijenkorf – Dam 1 ( City Centre ) - debijenkorf.nl

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Calvin Klein

Sandron pullover with turtleneck Let it snow, because you’ll be ready for the winter cold with this pullover from the brand Calvin Klein. The pullover has been made from wool, so the perfect piece to wear while sipping hot cocoa with family or to a cosy Christmas party. € 119

Cartier

Clé de Cartier, 40 mm stainless steel

Clé de Cartier watch, 40 mm, Manufacture self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 1847 MC. Steel case, key set with a synthetic spinel, silvered flinqué sunray effect dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal and case back, steel bracelet. €4600

Tiger of Sweden

Jil slim fit blazer in woolblend A blazer is always a nice piece of clothing for any festive occasion. The slim fit blazer by Tiger of Sweden has a woollen fabric, so it will keep you warm when necessary. € 399

Sandro

Chelsea leather boot Comfortable but still stylish looking shoes? Check. The Chelsea leather boots by Sandro have been made from sleek leather and have an extra soft foot bed for you to walk comfortably in. € 345

Valentino

Uomo Intense Eau de Parfum Dynamic, determined and fascinating, these are the adjectives that would describe the personality of this fragrance by Valentino. According to Pierpaolo, Valentino’s creative director the man who’d wear this scent would be elusive and a man with heart and soul, who marks his surroundings with his timeless elegance. € 400

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Tiger of Sweden Herris woollen trousers

A good pair of perfect fitting trousers. What’s more to say? These are a must in any men’s closet. € 139


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Givenchy

Gentlemen Only Intense Eau de Toilette The new addictive fragrance by Givenchy is fit for every man that likes to give off a stylish vibe with a hint of sexiness. Givenchy gentlemen only is a scent that is full of contrasts, but also excessive, subtle and sensual at the same time. € 71

Kenzo

Woollen cap Bad hair day? Don’t even bother, just put on this woollen cap by Kenzo and you’ll be good to go. € 175

Saint Laurent

College wool bomber jack Give your winter wardrobe a boost with the college bomber jack by Saint Laurent made from wool and leather. Wear the jacket with some dark jeans for an effortless and easy look. €1590

Burberry

Mid rise straight fit jeans A pair of dark coloured jeans are essential to every modern mans wardrobe. They can be combined endlessly, are comfortable and stylish. These jeans by Burberry have a stretch material, so they are even more comfortable than just regular jeans. € 230

Alexander McQueen

Calf leather sneaker

With thick round soles and high standard quality leather these shoes by Alexander McQueen are a delight to walk on. € 395

MCQ Alexander McQueen

Sweater with bunny print If you’re into the urban grungy look, then this sweater by MCQ Alexander McQueen is the sweater for you. With a loose fit and premium cotton you’ll be able to party comfortably all night long. € 210

Available at de Bijenkorf – Dam 1 ( City Centre ) - debijenkorf.nl

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This cream by Kiehl’s has been designed especially for the thicker skin of men. The Age Defender Moisturizer hydrates and lifts the skin while also removing dead skin cells, which makes it easier for the formula to sink into the skin and do its job. € 54

A good palette to highlight and bronze is a necessity for January. Give your skin some extra glow without any need of the sun, which has been lacking the last couple of months. With the bronzer you can also contour and make your favorite features stand out more. € 65

Age Defender Moisturizer

Dior

Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Rouge Dior, In 080 Red Smile

Need a confidence boost? Then you can’t go wrong with a good red lipstick, perfect for those days when you just need an extra something. The Rouge Dior lipstick has an iconic formula which gives you 16 hours of comfort on your lips. € 37

Issey Miyake

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Armani

La Mer

A soothing cleansing gel for the skin that doesn’t dehydrate the skin, just what you need during the cold season when your skin needs some more nourishment. The shower gel has a soft scent and will leave your skin clean and refreshed. € 30

Luxurious, warm and iconic. The scent Tobacco Vanille has been inspired by the scent of a British gentlemen’s club. The classic scent has been revamped by adding hints of vanilla, cocoa and dried fruit. € 495

The ultra black Eyes to Kill Mascara by Armani is the new weapon of seduction. The mascara will make your lashes fluttery by giving them length and volume. € 34,50

With a featherlight texture the Crème de la Mer will moisture your skin without feeling too heavy. Tip: warm up a small amount of cream between your fingertips before applying and apply the cream by patting the skin gently. € 420

Pour Homme Shower Gel

Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum

Eyes to Kill Mascara

Crème de la Mer

Clinique

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The face scrub of Clinique is fit for every skin type will make any impurities disappear from your skin, remove dead skin cells, excessive sebum and polishes the skin. Use it daily before shaving and it will prevent the appearance from ingrown hairs as well! € 27,50

The perfumed deodorant by Hermès will protect you from any unwanted odors all day long, so you will keep smelling fresh and feeling comfortable. € 35,50

A good lip balm should always be applied before you apply your favorite lipstick in order to prevent chapped looking lips. Additionally, your lips can also use some extra care during the harsh weather of the Netherlands. € 8,50

The Touché éclat teint from YSL has been inspired by their camouflage stick from 1991 which almost every woman possessed at the time. The foundation will cover up any imperfections, makes the skin smooth and will give it a lively glow. € 50

Skin Supplies for Men Face Scrub

Terre d’Hermès Deodorant Spray

Magic Balm

Touché Éclat le Teint

Available at de Bijenkorf – Dam 1 ( City Centre ) - debijenkorf.nl

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For guys who have a passion for luxury watches, recognizing another guy’s watch is like a secret handshake. Among those who know the handshake, it can communicate success and good taste. The first ‘real’ watch a man buys marks a career achievement, as a sort of one-handed high-five. It becomes a wearable trophy. After the first watch, he’s hooked for life. Can you relate to this? Welcome to the club and have a look around. Editor WIJNAND VAN DEN BRINK

Carl F. Bucherer – Manero Peripheral

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Please take a closer look at the Manero Peripheral. This traditionalist is also an innovative critter. The Manero is a landmark for the family-owned watch brand Carl F. Bucherer, thanks to its very special and original in-house movement. Caliber CFB A2050 is an automatic movement that doesn’t rely on a central, view-blocking rotor to wind the mainspring, instead it uses a much more technical peripheral rotor that allows unlimited access for watchloving eyes. Available in a 40 mm case in rose gold or stainless steel.

Rolex

– Sky-Dweller The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller (that’s its full name) stands out immediately with its time indication in two time zones, one of which uses an offset 24-hour scale. The Sky-Dweller’s remarkable features include a newly developed, instantly changing annual calendar so it only needs to be adjusted manually when it changes from February to March. It is no longer necessary to pull out the crown to operate different functions; in the Sky-Dweller this is done by turning the bezel. The 42 mm Sky-Dweller is available in white or yellow gold and in the proprietary Rolesor gold.

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– Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m The new Planet Ocean models stand at the forefront of watchmaking excellence with prestigious Master Chronometer certification – an Omega exclusive – and a bold new design. The cases of the 39.5 mm and 43.5 mm models, as well as the 45.5 mm chronographs, are made from stainless steel or special luxurious 18k Sedna gold, as pictured here. The applied indexes are coated with white luminous material that emits a blue light, while the minute hand and dot on the diving bezel glow green.


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Tudor

– Heritage Black Bay Black With the Heritage Black Bay, Tudor, the sister brand to the mighty Rolex, has hit the bull's-eye. The watch is a direct descendant of the Tudor Submariners that date back to 1954. Unlike Rolex, Tudor has always freely experimented with colours and the shape of the hands, and the murdered-out look of the 2016 Black Bay Black is no exception.

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– Cosmograph Daytona This new steel version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona – the original model was launched in 1963 – is the first ever steel Daytona equipped with a black bezel in ceramic and you have the choice between a white and a black dial. This lust-worthy 40 mm Daytona is equipped with the high-tech caliber 4130, a self-winding, certified Swiss chronometer chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by the brand with the crown. A musthave for every watch aficionado.

Longines

– Master Collection The Longines Master Collection is the perfect illustration of traditional watchmaking. All fitted with selfwinding movements, the various models in this collection offer many special features. The 40mm steel chronograph with moon phase indication shown here brings together the classical elegance and excellent quality Longines is known for. The silver "barleycorn" dial and blued steel hands show traditional class.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre – Reverso

‘Iconic’ – a term so overused in the world of horology, and yet, if there is one timepiece that remains true to the original, powerful meaning of this word, then that has got to be the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Originally designed in 1931, JaegerLeCoultre dreamt up its swiveling case to create a watch that polo players could wear while playing, without having to fear that the crystals on the front of their watches would be crushed. 85 years after its conception the Reverso is still relevant, very relevant. Available at Gassan – Rokin 1-5 – Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175 – Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 84 – gassan.com

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The history of the ladies’ timepiece stretches back centuries. Early wristwatches, however, were not worn to tell the time; they could be inaccurate by up to several hours, and were effectively jewelry for the nobility. Nowadays a watch is a common object. Yet luxurious watches of the highest quality still hold an enduring allure to modern-day women with an everlasting sense for style. Have a look at our selection.

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When the Lucerne, Switzerland– based watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer introduced Pathos, a women’s timepiece collection that puts the manufacture’s jewelry-making capabilities on display, it really showed the company is no stranger to women’s watches. The brand launched its first women’s line nearly a century ago, in 1919, and has stayed current with continuous updates. The most eye-catching feature of the curvaceous Pathos Diva is the bezel, which is decorated with diamonds.

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– Datejust 36

Put some color in your day (and date too). The Rolex Datejust is the modern archetype of the classic watch, thanks to aesthetics and functions that transcend changes in fashion. Coco Chanel didn’t wear a Rolex, as far as we know, but her quote “style never goes out of fashion” certainly applies to the Datejust. Aesthetically, the Datejust has spanned eras, while retaining the enduring codes that make it. No matter what version – including this 36 mm variant on a leather strap – the Datejust is one of the most recognized and recognizable watches around.

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Longines – Dolce Vita

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An Italian phenomenon captured in a Swiss-made watch. The Longines Dolce Vita is the perfect mix of Italian flair and Swiss obsession for precision. Elegant in every sense and also a fine example of Longines’ importance and relevance in the world of women’s watches. The collection is contemporary, elegant and an homage to the sweetness of life. The new Dolce Vita models feature softened lines that will not fail to impress women who have made charm a way of life.


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– Black Bay 36

Though it has the same name, the Black Bay 36 is completely different from the bigger versions with turning bezels. The Black Bay 36 is smaller, very subtle, elegant almost, but it comes with the same rich history as its larger relatives. The 36 mm steel case with its fixed, shiny bezel and black polished dial looks sophisticated rather than utilitarian, but the watch was most definitely inspired by Tudors that were made in the 1950s. A tool watch at heart but with a soulful and stylish spirit.

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– Reverso One Cordonnet The newly released Reverso One Cordonnet is, by any measure, a small watch. Yet this watch with its 33.8 mm x 16.33 mm case has a strong presence. The case is made of 18k rose gold and stainless steel, with a plain pinkgold caseback on the reverse (likely for engraving). This very charming Reverso is fastened with a steel clasp that is connected to a thin black leather cord (aka cordonnet).

– Pearlmaster

Rolex likes to dazzle you by introducing exceptional versions of the Pearlmaster. These watches masterfully combine Rolex’s watchmaking art with the captivating natural charms of gold and gemstones. The bezel of the Pearlmaster shown here is set with diamonds. Not just any diamond makes its way into a Rolex. Gemstones are selected according to rigorous criteria and then set in keeping with the finest traditions to ensure the most intense radiance.

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Omega

– The Constellation Collection for Ladies In 1982 Omega launched the Constellation Manhattan, the watch that introduced the instantly identifiable “Griffes” or claws. The popular collection was completely re-designed in 2009, attracting a whole new generation of Constellation wearers. The latest Constellations are strongly inspired by their ancestors. The claws, refined and updated, define every watch in the collection. The soft shimmer of the mother of pearl dial shines like the treasure from the sea it is. Ultra-feminine.

Available at Gassan – Rokin 1-5 – Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175 – Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 84 – gassan.com

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Choices by DL offers you a stunning collection of rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and cufflinks that can be mixed and matched to your liking with a wide variety of gemstones in three distinct shapes. Complement any outfit with this ingenious, patented system.

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Al Coro

Al Coro embodies Italian glamour with timeless collections that are synonymous with modernity and innovation. Created to appeal to every woman, the brand’s uniquely emblematic styles exude femininity and true craftsmanship while following both fashion and a quest for excellence.

Gassan 121

With decades of unsurpassed diamondcutting skills, Gassan has developed its most unique creation yet: the Gassan 121. Sixteen extra facets on top and 48 on the bottom form a grand total of 121 facets that sparkle like never before.

Passionate about exclusive designs, leading Scandinavian luxury jewellery brand Ole Lynggaard strives to create high-quality pieces that make women feel beautiful no matter what the occasion may be. Traditional crafts are combined with modern technologies, resulting in pieces that can endure through generations.

Pasquale Bruni

Pasquale Bruni is one of the world’s biggest fine jewellery designers. Characterised by unparalleled taste, its iconic collections such as Sisi and Ton Bon are designed with an intrinsically poetic and mysterious allure that makes them works of art in their own right.

Gassan Fine Jewelry

Established in 1945 by diamond cutter/trader Samuel Gassan, Gassan Diamonds is Amsterdam’s ultimate diamond specialist. Its online shop features a wide variety of diamonds, watches and fine jewellery from renowned brands such as Rolex, Cartier and Emporio Armani.

Available at Gassan – Rokin 1-5 – Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175 – Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 84 – gassan.com

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Marina Rinaldi The freshness of mandarin with notes of rose and peony is combined with a velvety tapestry of heliotrope and neroli, with spicy touches of pink peppercorn and ginger. PIETER CORNELISZ HOOFTSTRAAT 115 MARINARINALDI.COM

Pleasurements Pleasurements would love to welcome you in the ‘House of Pleasurements’ at Herenstraat 29. While enjoying your glass of champagne the staff is ready to indulge you with luxury lingerie and nightwear in their private boudoir fitting room. HERENSTRAAT 29, PLEASUREMENTS.COM

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The Mill Diamonds The Mill is a smaller diamond factory that is worth a visit. See the renowned cutters at work and discover the impressive collection of loose stones, magnificent settings, luxury watches and other jewellery. The staff is happy to assist you with whatever you may need: from wedding rings to souvenirs. ROKIN 123, MILLDIAMONDS.COM


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Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte Tilbury, an industry expert with over two decades of A-list experience, will soon be opening her counter at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam. The luxury department store will be exclusively introducing the British beauty brand to the Dutch market. DE BIJENKORF DAM 1, DEBIJENKORF.NL

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Paul Noyen Paul Noyen is an exclusive Dutch women shoe brand with stores in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Laren. All shoes are produced in Italy and made of the finest materials. VAN BAERLESTRAAT 64, PAULNOYEN.NL

The BaggyBoys keep your comfort as high as possible. Why would you carry your shopping bags the whole day? With one scan in-store you can check-in your bags and send them directly to your hotel, home or to one of their pick up points. Your purchases will be safely transported to your desired location and everything is insured. This way you keep your hands free to enjoy the city.

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Barong Barong Barong Barong presents a beautiful collection of handcrafted jewellery made from various materials like: leather, semi precious stones, silk, pink or yellow gold plated silver and silver. The sparkling diversity of colours and materials invite to make endless combinations. NIEUWEZIJDS VOORBURGWAL 383 FB.COM/BARONG-BARONG

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Ursula by Betsy Palmer

The Ursula is one of Betsy Palmer’s favorite items at the moment. Perfect to compliment your party outfit or to combine with a ripped pair of jeans for a tough look. Pass by the Betsy Palmer shoe shoe and try Ursula’s comfortable fit. BETSY PALMER ROKIN 15, BETSYPALMER.COM

Rijks

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The book Rijks pays a homage to the 17th-century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum’s prestigious Gallery of Honour. The beautifully designed pages brings you eye to eye with over 60 iconic paintings such as Rembrandt’ Night watch and Vermeer’s Milkmaid. The book is lavishly produced in genuine leather, beautiful hand-written calligraphy, and the finest printing technique and paper.. MENDO BERENSTRAAT 11, MENDO.NL

Slow-Motion

SLOW – Care and craftsmanship for sustainable products with quality and substance. MOTION – Change, movement and continual development of shape, material, design and colour. This captures the new Spring/Summer 2017 Collection of OSKA. OSKA PRINSENSTRAAT 18 & WILLEMSPARKWEG 71 NL.OSKA.COM

Squale by AWco Amsterdam Watch Company introduces a special edition of the Squale watch model 1521. As the official sales agent of AWco developed together with Squale a numbered and limited model: The Squale “Militaire”. AMSTERDAM WATCH COMPANY REESTRAAT 3, AWCO.NL

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Where are you eating tonight?

SWYCH - VEGGIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT Located in the inviting conservatory of the NH Collection Doelen hotel in the heart of the city, restaurant Swych offers you a charming contemporary setting with a beautiful view of the canal. This is the location where Rembrandt painted his ‘Night Watch’ in 1639 and where chef Rudolf Brand and his team now share a passion for preparing vegetables to the highest ‘main course worthy’ standards, without compromising on seafood and meat. The seating is very comfortable and there is a pleasant and vivid interaction between kitchen, servers and guests. With a glass of refined and elegant Coutier Champagne, we taste ‘amuses’ of homemade potato crisps and lovage mayonnaise, chicory with beetroot and mustard vinaigrette and a surprising sushi of parsnip.

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The starter, pumpkin with orange, smoked cow’s yogurt and pumpkin seed oil, looks like autumn on our plate. The dish is matched with a Chenin blanc from Domaine Cady. Experienced and inspired Maître Roelof Ligthart guides us with his wonderful selection of organic wines and we love the Rheinhessen Riesling that further deepens the next dish, the brushed BBQ potato with salty sea vegetables such as rock samphire and a delicious sherry and burnt leek broth. Until now the protein has not been missed, but with the Jerusalem artichoke with red cabbage, tapioca and autumn truffle there is a perfect portion of halibut with Chinese artichoke and a sauce of ratatouille. This adds to the charm of flexitarian dining. The Macon Chardonnay brings a nice touch of depth to both dishes. We move on to Savoy cabbage

with miso oil, olives and a mix of mushrooms including the best of the season, chanterelles. The Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune matches this warming vegetable dish just as well as it matches the beef flank steak with béarnaise on the side. The rice pudding with coconut, dried mango and lime sorbet combines summer and autumn, but the Grande Maison Monbazillac wine brings us right into wintery Dordogne. At Swych you see how vegetables can have a much more important place in fine dining and also how the variability of wine can be perfectly matched with the flexitarian concept.

NIEUWE DOELENSTRAAT 26 +31 (0)20 5540606 | SWYCH.NL

TUE – FRI 6.00 – 10.00 PM | SUN/MON CLOSED

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AMSTEL BRASSERIE - 150 YEARS OF CHARM AND ELEGANCE Around the mid-1800s visionary and city benefactor Samuel Sarphati wanted to make Amsterdam a modern city by building a grand and luxurious hotel equipped with all sorts of facilities and its own restaurants. Since that time, guests of all sorts and conditions have visited this genuine temple of elegance and hospitality. It is not only a landmark for world travellers; many Amsterdam citizens also enjoy the beautiful location along the important Amstel River where boats and rowers keep passing by. The Amstel Brasserie is the little brother of famous restaurant La Rive and makes an excellent alternative for relaxed drinks, lunch or dinner. Its warm decoration inspired by the continuous naval flow brings you seasonal dishes and classic favourites under the supervision of executive chef Rogér Rassin. The Brasserie kicks off its 150-year anniversary

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celebration with a special menu of reinvented classics that changes according to the season. It starts with a festive glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to toast the rich history of this unique establishment. The duck confit starter with quince and chicory salad receives a soft touch with the addition of a slow-cooked egg yolk. The Escudo Rojo Chardonnay from Chile adds to the subtlety of the sweetness and bitterness of this dish. The starter of fish is perfectly smoked salmon in pleasant cubes with maple syrup and Jerusalem artichoke. The herring roe and fresh herbs follow the Staete Landt Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough quite nicely.   For the main course the meat choice is a saddle of venison, red cabbage and potato puree. A classic on paper but chef Rassin definitely knows how to put taste sensations in his creations. The tender autumn game

meat is complemented by the velvety potato mousseline and deep flavour of red cabbage. The rich jus and parsley oil stay in harmony with the full-bodied Barossa Valley Shiraz. For fish there is the Victoria bass fillet, in varied preparations with turnip and a light but creamy shellfish foam, a beautiful, light dish topped off with a classic Joseph Drouhin Meursault. In the cosy atmosphere with a view of the lights of the Amstel River, we end this elegant evening with a frangipane gateau with poached pear, vanilla crème and star anise ice cream and a Guanaja chocolate tart with raspberry and almond, served with or followed by coffee or tea.

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BRIDGES INSPIRED BY RON BLAAUW

OUDEZIJDS VOORBURGWAL 197 | +31 20 555 35 60 | BRIDGESRESTAURANT.NL

Bridges is all about fish! Within a few months of opening, Bridges was heralded as one of the best restaurants in the Netherlands and in November 2013 Bridges was awarded with a Michelin Star. The hotspot is a favourite among Amsterdam residents, international (hotel) guests, business executives and celebrities. As of 1 August 2016, Andrès Delpeut is the new Executive Chef at Bridges, inspired by Ron Blaauw. Bridges is proof that even a Michelin star restaurant can provide a very relaxed dining experience. Bridges is the place where every ‘Amsterdammer’ feels at home: a restaurant with inviting service, hospitality and conviviality; a place to enjoy the spectacular pairings of seafood and wine. Bridges: a dining experience to delight all senses! © KAAN SENSOY

TUE. – FRI. 12.00 PM – 10.30 PM | SAT. – SUN. 1.00 PM – 10.30 PM | MON. CLOSED

MENEER NIEGES

WESTERDOKSDIJK 40 | +31 20 215 94 82 | MENEERNIEGES.NL

The moment you set foot on the terrace of Meneer Nieges, it feels like you’ve entered a true city oasis. The magical lights,the stained-glass window wall and the beautiful location next to the river IJ. Inside there’s even more to see, with an interior full of curiosities and a sprawling plant covered ceiling, with huge vintage chandeliers peeking out. However, the true reason to visit Meneer Nieges is the excellent food. There is not one word to describe the kitchens' style, as Casper the chef is always trying new things and at any time puts his characteristic signature mix of international cuisine and unexpected flavours on the menu. Oh and during weekends there is a DJ playing until late! OPEN DAILY 10.00 AM – 1.00 AM

CAFÉ BLOND

FERDINAND BOLSTRAAT 44 | +31 20 333 06 46 | CAFEBLOND.COM

What started as a small workshop operated by two friends has grown into one of the most highly recognisable brands in the country. At its flagship store in the Gerard Doustraat in Amsterdam’s trendy ‘de Pijp’ neighbourhood, Blond offers a colourful assortment of crockery, bedding, a bath range, greeting cards, textiles, books, school supplies and much more. The cheerful motifs and endearing drawings are sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of winter days. At the end of this year, Café Blond will open its doors on the Ferdinand Bolstraat. You are welcome to enjoy a nice cup of tea and delicious treats served on the well-known pottery of Blond-Amsterdam MON.– SUN. 8.30 AM – 7 PM

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RESTAURANT-CAFÉ IN DE WAAG NIEUWMARKT 4 | +31 20 422 77 72 | INDEWAAG.NL

Visit the part of Amsterdam that never sleeps. In the middle of the vibrant red light district you will find the Old City gate of Amsterdam in which Restaurant-Café In de Waag is located. A restaurant which is lit by 300 candles a day. Once inside you will feel the warmth and history of the building. The kitchen offers local specials as the famous Dutch croquettes for lunch or a delicious Cote du Boeuf to share for dinner. It is the ideal place for a lunch, reception, or dinner. And with its 3 private rooms, an inspirational location for your meeting or private dinner. OPEN DAILY 9.00 AM – 10.30 PM

'T STEAKHOUSE

AMSTELVEENSEWEG 170 | STEAKHOUSE.NL

A phenomenon in Amsterdam. Restaurant Steakhouse, located on Amstelveenseweg near Vondelpark, is known for its tasty all-you-can-eat ‘Best Ribs in Town’ and juicy Angus steaks, but Restaurant Steakhouse has much more to offer: how about grilled blue corn tortillas and twicecooked pork belly? Or a great glass of Southern American or Californian wine? All the establishment’s offerings are prepared in the impressive charcoal grill. Started near Vondelpark, this restaurant has been around for over 25 years. And for good reason! OPEN DAILY 5.00 – 11.00 PM

JANSZ.

REESTRAAT 8 | +31 20 523 52 82 | JANSZAMSTERDAM.COM

17th century craftsman Volkert Jansz was a man with discerning tastes, a keen eye for style and a passion for conversation and debate. He embraced the finer things in life but also believed that decadence and luxury was most enjoyable when shared. Restaurant Jansz. demonstrates deep passion for elegant culinary craftsmanship. Executive chef Cassidy Hallman has used an old-fashioned, quality-loving approach to create a menu of beautifully crafted modern classics that respect the simplicity of quality produce and ingredients. Dishes include beef tartar with quail egg, Dover sole meunière and Morano spiced salmon. Jansz. is an effortless yet upscale all-day dining restaurant situated on the ionic Reestraat and beautiful Keizersgracht. A new old world of simple elegance, is closer than you think. SUN. – THU. 6.30 – 22.00 PM | FRI. & SAT. 6.30 – 23.00 PM

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PONT 13

HAPARANDADAM 50 | +31 20 770 27 22 | PONT13.NL

Escape the bustle of downtown and enjoy the water view at the old ferry that is turned into a restaurant. Pont 13 has a robust and especially cosy atmosphere where the service is relaxed and cheerful. The meat and fish dishes are prepared on a real charcoal grill. At the Pont 13 terrace it feels like a wonderful holiday destination when you are enjoying a delicious special beer in the sunshine while you watch the boats passing by on the IJ. No sunshine? Enjoy the cosy interior of the Pont with its rugged and industrial character where many parts of the old ferry have been incorporated. The old engine room can be booked separately for meetings and presentations and the entire Pont 13 can be booked for private events such as parties, corporate events and weddings being an official wedding location. Pont 13 offers the possibility to rent boats as well. TUE. – SUN. 12.00 PM - 01.00 AM

REM EILAND

HAPARANDADAM 45-2 | +31 20 688 55 01 | REMEILAND.COM

REM eiland (island) is a former offshore platform built in the 70s in Ireland. From there it was towed to the Dutch coast to broadcast (then illegal) commercial radio and TV. Years later it was towed again, converted into a restaurant and got a destination in Amsterdam, the Houthavens area. When entering deck 2 you will find the bar area, the chef’s table and the open kitchen. The restaurant area is on deck 3, the former heliplatform. Looking for some fresh air and an almost 360 degree view? Then the rooftop bar is the place to be. It is a real adventure. What was once an illegal TV station, is now a restaurant with several floors and a rooftop bar, all with an amazing view. And what a view, what a climb and what a story! REM eiland restaurant is open 7 days a week from 12:00 for coffee, lunch, drinks and dinner. OPEN DAILY 12.00 – 10.00 PM

'T PAKHUIS – STEAKS & RIBS VOETBOOGSTRAAT 10-12 | EETCAFEHETPAKHUIS.NL

Since 1975, Eetcafé ‘t Pakhuis has been synonymous with that cosy and characteristic Amsterdam atmosphere where just about anyone will feel at home – from locals to tourists alike. Come here to enjoy a beer with one of the many delicious appetisers in their genuinely styled ‘brown café’, or to have lunch or dinner. The menu features many traditionally Dutch choices such as pancakes, bitterballen and uitsmijters (slices of bread topped with ham or bacon, cheese and fried eggs)! MON. - SAT. 11.00 AM - 12.00 AM | SUN. 12.00 AM - 22.30 PM

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CEDARS

HEEMSTEDESTRAAT 80 | +31 20 408 37 02 | CEDARS.NL

At Cedars they love to share. This Lebanese restaurant revolves around sharing food with friends, family and loved ones. At Cedars all the food is inspired by traditional Lebanese cuisine. And not only does it taste great, it is also a feast for the eyes. The menu features various small dishes that can be combined to create a tasty meal. With its friendly waiters, amazing food and relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant is a piece of Beirut in Amsterdam. OPEN DAILY 5.00 – 11.00 PM

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DE ROODE LEEUW

DAMRAK 93-94 | +31 20 555 06 66 | RESTAURANTDEROODELEEUW.NL

Restaurant De Roode Leeuw dates back to 1911 and enjoys an outstanding reputation. It’s renowned for its Dutch regional specialties such as mussels, herring, “stamppot” and green pea soup. The interior is cozy with wooden panels, Art Deco elements and beautiful carvings. The restaurant is a unique meeting point in the heart of the city, located at Damrak, just two steps from Dam Square. At any time of the day you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, a drink or an intimate meal. Between noon and 6 pm the menu offers small snacks, salads, sandwiches and a variety of hot dishes. From noon until 10 pm there is an a la carte menu featuring both Dutch regional specialties and more international dishes. Become acquainted with the delightful creations of our chef. It is a good idea to book your table in advance! OPEN DAILY 12.00 PM - 10.00 PM

BUBBLES & WINES

NES 37 | +31 20 422 33 18 | BUBBLESANDWINES.COM

In one of the quaintest streets of Amsterdam, and only one-minute-walk distance from the famous Dam Square, you will find wine- and Champagne bar Bubbles & Wines. In a modern, intimate chocolate brown ambiance you can enjoy more than 55 wines by the glass (including several sparkling) and over 500 by the bottle. The specialties are the “wine flights”, three half glasses from one grape variety but from different wine regions. Make nice matches with the Gourmet Bites or just come in for a glass of Champagne, Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir. The professional staff will help you out choosing your wine and matching Bites. Recently L’Atelier du Champagne opened next door to Bubbles & Wines – a lovely Champagne shop were you can find over 200 different Champagnes from both big brands and small growers. MON. – SAT. 3.30 PM – 1.00 AM | SUN. 2.00 PM – 9.00 PM

LUCIUS SEAFOOD

SPUISTRAAT 247 | +31 20 624 18 31 | LUCIUS.NL

For more than 40 years Lucius Seafood restaurant, in the heart of Amsterdam, has been a reliable address for the true gourmets who love seafood. A restaurant where quality, service and atmosphere are highly valued. Lucius seafood restaurant serves fresh oysters, lobster, Dover sole, a large variety of North sea fish, crustaceans, shellfish and culinary surprises in a traditional Amsterdam setting. The kitchen opens at 5pm for early dinners and stays open till midnight for your late night meal or your champagne and oyster start of the “night in town” supper. Lucius seafood restaurant is open seven days a week and is visited by locals and guests from all over the world and the menu is available in nine different languages. OPEN DAILY 5.00 PM - 12.00 AM | RESERVATION NEEDED

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VANDAAG

EUROPABOULEVARD 1 | +31 20 661 80 08 | RESTAURANTVANDAAG.NL

Vandaag welcomes you to the largest international cuisine buffet in the Netherlands. From Oriental to Italian, from seafood to charcuterie, from cheese boards to huge chocolate fountains. A parade of more than 100 luxurious, homemade dishes made with high-quality ingredients, enjoy unlimited of seven different world cuisines. According to the principles of ‘all-in cuisine’, you pay a fixed price (which starts at €22.50) to enjoy an unlimited number of dishes, drinks and pastries. Beer and wine included. Other alcoholic beverages are available at a friendly price. On Sunday there is an extensive brunch package for €22.50. Children are warmly welcomed and will enjoy our kids’ corner, bake cookies or dinner at the childsized kids’ buffet. The restaurant is right across from the RAI and easily accessible by public transport. MON. - TUE. 5.00 PM - 10.00 PM | FRI. - SUN. 4.30 PM - 10.00 PM SUN. BRUNCH 11.30 AM - 2.00 PM

MO-JO JAPANESE KITCHEN

OOSTERDOKSKADE 133 | +31 20 740 09 00 | MO-JO.EU

An absolute hotspot for devoted sushi lovers: restaurant Mo-Jo Japanese Kitchen - a unique blend of Japanese cuisine and elegant design. For a fixed price, starting at €26.50, you may enjoy an unlimited number of home-made Japanese delicacies including sparklingly fresh sushi, light and crisp tempura, and numerous other classic and sizzling grill dishes. Or to order your favorites individually, opt for a la carte. The extensive sake & wine list includes a selection of beautiful yet moderately priced sakes and wines. During lunchtime, the menu serves bento boxes for €12.50 or the unlimited Japanese lunch for €19.50. Mo-Jo Japanese Kitchen is situated just a five minute walk from the Amsterdam Central Station and has floor-to-ceiling glass that offers unparalleled panoramic views of the Oosterdok and the old centre of Amsterdam. OPEN DAILY 12.00 PM – 10.30 PM

OLIJFJE

VALKENBURGERSTRAAT 223D | +31 20 330 44 44 | RESTAURANTOLIJFJE.NL For an unforgettable evening of Mediterranean delights, head on over to restaurant Olijfje where both you and your taste buds will be pampered with a fine selection of homemade Spanish tapas, Mediterranean mezzes, grill specialties and more amidst pleasant surroundings. If you enjoy tender meats, fresh seafood and exquisite Spanish wines, Olijfje does not disappoint.

Delight in starters such as hummus, tzatziki, flaky pastry rolls with Turkish feta, Greek dolmas and deep-fried king prawns while the chef expertly prepares your main on a charcoal grill. Olijfje prides itself on using mostly organic products. Care for an ice-cold beer? ‘Mahou’, a Spanish specialty beer, is available straight from the tap! OPEN DAILY 4PM–1AM | MONDAY CLOSED

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sector. business tourism gem hidden sector. business andand tourism thethe forfor gem hidden AA This suprising historic (1885) restaurant is located This suprising historic (1885) restaurant is located platform in Amsterdam’s Central Station. onon platform 2B2B in Amsterdam’s Central Station. The famous, monumental restaurant The famous, monumental restaurant is is designated best Station Restaurant in Europe! designated as as best Station Restaurant in Europe! 1e1e Klas is is open 7 days a week from 08.30 am am to 11.00 pm pm Klas open 7 days a week from 08.30 to 11.00 forfor breakfast, lunch andand dinner. breakfast, lunch dinner. Special offer: 2=12=1 Special offer: €39,50 3 course menu forfor twotwo people €39,50 3 course menu people • Carpaccio of beef tenderloin withwith pesto, • Carpaccio of beef tenderloin pesto, Parmesan cheese andand rucola Parmesan cheese rucola • Mixed salad with Dutch shrimps andand smoked salmon • Mixed salad with Dutch shrimps smoked salmon • Soup of of thethe day or double strength beefbeef stock • Soup day or double strength stock • Fried codfish with scampi, beurre blanc sauce • Fried codfish with scampi, beurre blanc sauce • Fried Beef tenderloin with pepper- or Stroganoff sauce • Fried Beef tenderloin with pepper- or Stroganoff sauce • Vegetarian pasta with vegetables and truffle cream sauce • Vegetarian pasta with vegetables and truffle cream sauce • Lemon meringue pie • Lemon meringue pie • Tiramisu • Tiramisu *Please take a picture of this offer, it’s your voucher *Please take a picture of this2=1 offer, it’s your voucher to enjoy our special menu! to enjoy our special 2=1 menu! Reservations: Reservations: +31 (0)20 6250131 +31 (0)20 6250131 info@restaurant1eklas.nl info@restaurant1eklas.nl www.restaurant1eklas.nl www.restaurant1eklas.nl

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HAESJE CLAES

SPUISTRAAT 275 | +31 20 624 9998  | HAESJECLAES.NL

Restaurant Haesje Claes serves ‘Canapés to Caviar’ and is well known for its Dutch classics including asparagus salad and marinated salmon served with blinis, sour cream and 10 grams of Dutch Anna Gold Caviar. Located in the historical center of Amsterdam, between Spui and Dam square, across from the Amsterdam Museum, this restaurant occupies six epic buildings, which showcase the original architectural features such as well preserved little stairways and corridors. All chambers exude a historic ambiance, perfectly suited for a comfortable and casual lunch or dinner. Haesje Claes is world famous for her delicious lunch and dinner served in a traditional Dutch setting. OPEN DAILY 12.00 PM – 10.00 PM

THE UPTOWN MEAT CLUB VAN BAERLESTRAAT 7 | +31 20 363 81 42 THEUPTOWNMEATCLUB.COM

An absolute hotspot for devoted carnivores, recently opened restaurant The Uptown Meat Club serves nothing but the best meat dishes including Japanese Wagyu, MRIJ and USA Black Angus Creekstone and Spanish Rubia Gallega beef. All entrecotes, burgers and steaks are cooked on the Mibrasa charcoal grill and served with Chimichurri. The exclusive wine list contains a selection of fantastic wines from Spain, France, Italy, Chile and Australia. The Uptown Meat Club was born out of a passion and enthusiasm for the best meat possible. From that passion grew an idea, a concept and eventually a great restaurant where they serve delicious meat, good wines and a sublime experience. OPEN DAILY 12.00 PM – 11.00 PM

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CAU

DAMSTRAAT 5 | +31 20 623 96 32 | CAURESTAURANTS.COM

The owners of CAU came up with their idea for a restaurant while visiting Buenos Aires, a city they describe as a collision of cosmopolitan sophistication and irresistibly chaotic energy. Set over 3 floors, and with CAU’s iconic sky and grass motifs design, CAU Amsterdam offers the best in South American cuisine: highly appreciated Argentinean beef, mouth-watering steaks, burgers and sandwiches. A melting pot of comfort food. Drop in at lunchtime for some sharing plates and a beer or come by for dinner to savor one of their specialty cuts and a bottle of Malbec. But don’t forget to leave room for a Corn Flake Ice Cream Sundae. Trust us on that one OPEN DAILY 10.00 – 23.15

SHAHJAHAN INDIAN RESTAURANT EERSTE ANJELIERS DWARSSTRAAT 18 +31 20 624 01 22 | SHAH-JAHAN.NL

Shahjahan Indian restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam is the heart and soul of many Amsterdammers, Indian and Dutch alike. Authentic and aromatic Indian food at Shahjahan touches the right chords making every visit an everlasting experience for the visitors. The chef and staff here vouches for unforgettable experience for first time as well as repeat customers. Eat it to believe it! OPEN DAILY 5.00 – 11.00 PM

BAR JACKSON DUBOIS

SPUI 10 | +31 6 46 36 00 44 | JACKSONDUBOIS.COM

While he continues his constant journey and explorations, world traveller Jackson Dubois found his new home in Amsterdam. From Wednesday until Saturday, Bar Jackson Dubois will share the special memories of a world explorer at the Spui. When the hands of the clock are superposed, Caffe Esprit transfers into a stylish bar with remarkable food and drinks. Same location; a complete different experience. This is Jackson Dubois’ world. Bar Jackson Dubois serves up the memories of a world traveller. The menu is filled with authentic tastes from across the whole world. WED. – SAT. 6.00 PM – 1.00 AM

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FRESH LOBSTER AT LOOKS DINING - 4-COURSE LOBSTER MENU; €43,50E People from Amsterdam know that if you want good food, you have to look a little further. Hidden in the old part of the city, Looks Dining has been acclaimed by critics, locals and visitors. Owner Jordy Slats and chef Maykel Arts explain why.

How do you make cooking great and still affordable? Slats: We’ve chosen to have a very small menu, with only one fish, one meat and one vegetarian dish. We change our menu every six weeks. Our famous entrecôte is the only thing we always serve. Plus, we cook with local and seasonal products throughout the year.

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What is your specialty?

Slats: Our specialty is to make our guests happy, with great food and excellent service. Also, lobster season is now in full swing. Fresh lobsters taste so good, and to ensure we have the best, we have ours flown in daily – straight from the coast of Nova Scotia in Canada.

How’s the lobster prepared?

Arts: Our kitchen staff works very hard – it takes a lot of time to clean lobsters. We make sure the lobster is ready to eat when it arrives on your plate. The tastiest flesh is in the claws; they are the ultimate delicacy. Normally the price for lobster will vary from €35 to €55, but we already serve them for just €27.50 – a great deal.

What types of guests visit your restaurant?

Slats: We have different areas that serve different types of guests – from group reservations to romantic dinners, from business meetings to family meals. Everybody is welcome here. You find Looks in a 3 minute walking distance from Amsterdam Centraal Station.

BINNEN BANTAMMERSTRAAT 5-7 | +31 20 320 09 49 RESTAURANTLOOKS.NL MON. – SAT. 6.00 PM – 1.00 AM


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With five floors of luxury brands, fashion, accessories, beauty products, shoes and E culinary delights, visitors are bound to find an elegant souvenir or an exclusive present from Amsterdam. Shop for the world’s most exclusive brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Prada, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Cartier and Gucci.

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De Bijenkorf’s ‘Beauty World’ offers a wide variety of luxury brands, perfumes and services. Beauty World can provide an unprecedented selection. There are 125 additional beauty services and more than 12.500 beauty products. De Bijenkorf exclusively offers the British beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury.

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01. Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127 02. Amsterdam Museum Kalverstraat 92 03. Anne Frank House Prinsengracht 263-267 04. Arcam Prins Hendrikkade 600 05. B​iblical​ Museum Herengracht 366 JAVA E IL AND 06. City Archives Vijzelstraat 32 07. De Appel Prins Hendrikkade 142 08. Diamond Museum Paulus Potterstraat 8 09.​D ​ utch Resistance Museum Plantage Kerklaan 61A 10. EYE Film Institute IJpromenade 1 11. Foam Photography Museum Keizersgracht 609 12. Hermitage Amsterdam Amstel 51 13. Huis Marseille Keizersgracht 401 14. Jewish Historical Museum Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 15. Museum Geelvinck ​K​eizersgracht 633 16. Museum Het Schip Spaarndammerplantsoen 140 17. Museum of Bags​& Purses​ Herengracht 573 18. ​Museum of the Canals ​Herengracht 386 19. Museum Our Lord in the Attic Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38 20. Museum Van Loon Keizersgracht 672 21. Museum Willet-Holthuysen Herengracht 605 22. National Maritime Museum Kattenburgerplein 1 23. Nemo Science Center Oosterdok 2 24. ​Rembrandt House Museum 10 Jodenbreestraat 4 25. Rijksmuseum ​Museumstraat 1 26. Stedelijk Museum 10 ​Museumplein 10 27. Tropenmuseum Linnaeusstraat 2 28. Van Gogh Museum Museumplein 6 GED

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A trip to Amsterdam is not complete without a visit to the city's largest premium department store. With five floors of luxury brands, fashion, accessories, beauty products, shoes and culinary delights, visitors are bound to find an elegant souvenir or an exclusive present from Amsterdam. Shop for the most exclusive brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hèrmes, Burberry, Chloé, Cartier and Gucci in de Bijenkorf Amsterdam De Bijenkorf is a luxury department store with a focus on inspiration and experience. This is reflected in the artistic window displays and the styling of the departments. Its ‘Light hall’ is incredible and owes its name to the special lighting and large light dome. It offers a magnificent setting for the fashion collection.The Amsterdam flagship store covers 21,000 m² and is located in a historical building on Dam Square next to the National Monument and opposite the Royal Palace. The building is one of the most striking icons in the city centre.

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Every cash desk has a Tax refund service for non-EU travellers spending over 50 euros. De Bijenkorf Amsterdam has a Tax Free Lounge, the first and only available in the Netherlands and located in the Amsterdam city centre. It allows you to instantly get your money back on the 4th floor. Multilingual hosts are available for translating services.

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