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16. CITY UPDATE

HOT DATES & HOTSPOTS Hot happenings around town 28. PEOPLE IN THE STREET

AMSTERDAMMERS Do as the locals do

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WATERFRONT DINING

Discover the best culinary terraces 36. INTERVIEW

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SUMMER FLING Jewelry & Fashion 60. DISTRICT

OUDZUID

Most distinguished neighbourhood 64. NEIGHBOURHOOD

MUSEUM QUARTER

Fashion & Museum District 84. CALENDAR

SUMMER FESTIVALS The festival season is here 88. COLUMN

WHEN IN AMSTERDAM…

The do’s and don’ts at Dutch festivals 90. THINGS TO DO

ESCAPE ROOMS

Real-life adventure games 98. SHOPPING

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AMSTERDAM BEACHES Whether you’re looking for white-knuckle water sports, sunbathing and swimming, vibrant beach bars and parties or unspoiled nature, you’ll find it all at Amsterdam’s beaches. The Amsterdam area is lined with beautiful stretches of coastline, making for some fantastic day trips. In the city itself there are also plenty of fabulous urban beaches. There's no better place to be when the sun shines in Amsterdam than on one of the city's many CITY beaches. From post-industrial hotspots to chilled-out beach clubs, Amsterdam offers a great selection of places to feel the sand between your toes without having to leave the city.

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StrandZuid Europaplein 22 - strand-zuid.nl South of the city centre, StrandZuid is a chic inland beach complex surrounding a lake. There’s a stylish restaurant, large beer deck and a sandy party beach with plenty of unbathing spots connected by a series of boardwalks. Blijburg aan Zee Muiderlaan 1001 - blijburg.nl Amsterdam’s only true city beach is located to the east of the city, on the man-made island of IJburg. Head here on sunny days to swim, sunbathe and enjoy the bohemian each bar vibes. In the evening there’s live music and DJs to be enjoyed while you cosy up around a campfire. Pllek Tt. Neveritaweg 59 - pllek.nl Just a short ferry hop over the IJ from Amsterdam Central station, this hip waterfront bar boasts its own urban beach where locals and in-the-know visitors flock in summer months to enjoy great food, DJs and a vibrant atmosphere by day and night.

Amsterdam Roest Jacob Bontiusplaats 1 - amsterdamroest.nl If you’re looking for a truly urban beach, then head to this hip, post-industrial hotspot in Amsterdam East. There’s a selection of indoor and outdoor bars and a large sandy beach by the water strewn with junkyard art and quirky seating areas, presided over by reminders of the area’s industrial past. Zandvoort One of the most famous beaches is at Zandvoort. Together with the sea and dunes it forms a wonderful nature reserve where you can enjoy water sports or just relax. Zandvoort is about 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam Central Station. Bloemendaal aan Zee Bloemendaal is another gem on the Dutch coast. Colourful hangouts, regular beach parties and a trendy young sunworshipping crowd make this coastal gem one of Amsterdam's most popular summertime destinations. A great place to dip your toes in the North Sea or to hit a dance floor once the sun goes down.

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Rembrandt the Etcher

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Rembrandt, one of the Netherlands’ most renowned painters, not only painted but also made etches. His mastery in the field is undisputed; he is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest etchers of all time. Etching was just as important to him as painting. Therefore his etches cannot just be regarded as by products of his paintings. To honor his etching skills, the Rembrandthuis has a special exhibition with his etches on display. REMBRANDTHUIS.NL

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The magnificent Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival), held on and around Amsterdam’s canals, is one of the cultural highlights of the Amsterdam summer. The historic canal belt of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010, hosts the ten-day festival of classical music at numerous beautiful locations. One of the highlights during the Grachtenfestival is the Prinsengracht Concert, taking place on the pontoon by the Pulitzer Hotel and drawing in huge crowds each year.

RHYTHM & ROOTS

From blues to hiphop

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VONDELPARK OPEN AIR

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Every Summer the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a program packed with festivals, dance, cabaret, jazz, children's theatre, stand-up comedy and all genres of music. Head to the Open Air Theatre in Amsterdam's Vondelpark to catch summertime performances. From June until early September you'll find a lot going on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free.

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Feel the rhythm and discover the roots! From jazz to salsa, from hip hop to rock-n-roll: music transcends borders and is universal. It does something to you. It moves you and gets you moving. Just like music itself is constantly on the move. The Rhythm & Roots exhibition takes you on a musical journey. Many of the musical styles we know today have their roots in Africa. How have genres like blues, rap or afro beat developed from this? Find out with the help of music clips, personal stories and many instruments. Admire iconic objects like Chuck Berry’s and Jimi Hendrix’s guitars, Elvis’s leather biker jacket and James Brown’s cape. From Africa, America to Europe, from B.B. King to Giovanca, Rhythm & Roots shows you how music connects people with each other. Look, listen and experience this in the Tropenmuseum.

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HOT DATES city update REMBRANDT’S

MARTEN &OOPJEN

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Early this year the two Rembrandt portraits were bought together by the Netherlands and France, a unique event. Marten & Oopjen will have a place of honour alongside The Night Watch. Rembrandt painted the marriage portraits of the newlyweds Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit in Amsterdam in 1634, when he was twenty-eight. The portraits, more than two metres high, remained in private hands for almost four centuries.

NORTH SEA JAZZ CLUB

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On Saturday evenings throughout the summer, party animals in Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo gather expectantly in their enclosures as the ZOOmeravonden (Summer Evenings) let visitors learn what the animals get up to after hours. The zoo stays open until sunset and zookeepers are on hand to share the secrets of its inhabitants. If the choir of lion roars and bird chirps isn’t enough, adding to the entertainment are well-known Dutch musicians taking to the bandstand to serenade the audience. Dinner is served with picnics and barbecued delicacies available to eat on the lawn.

While most venues close their doors during summer time, they’re wide open at the North Sea Jazz Club! See big names in an intimate setting: Larry Graham & Graham Central Station (17/07), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (21/07), Tuck & Patti (24/07), Bobby Rush (28/07), Bob James Quartet (09/08), Tania Maria (10/08), Otis Redding III (27/08) and Mother’s Finest Unplugged (31/08). NORTHSEAJAZZCLUB.COM

HELMUT NEWTON

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Foam Photography Museum presents a major exhibition of the work of legendary fashion and portrait photographer Helmut Newton (1920-2004). The retrospective features more than 200 photographs ranging from rare to well-known works and is a testament to the complexity and multi-faceted nature of his work. Newton’s oeuvre is one of the most iconic of the second half of the 20th century. His breakthrough was in the 1970s with photographs created on commission for fashion magazines. These images reflect the shift of traditional power relations in this era; it was no accident that he was closely acquainted with Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, who created designs that encouraged a new, contemporary female image. Newton was also a portrait photographer, who captured all the major celebrities of his time. In those days, a portrait by Newton was the ultimate proof of success.

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Rederij Aemstelland

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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! AEMSTELLAND.NL

AMSTERDAM CASTLE MUIDERSLOT HERENGRACHT 1 | MUIDEN

GVB 24-HOURS UNLIMITED PUBLIC TRANSPORT A GVB (multi) day ticket allows you unlimited use of the GVB public transport in Amsterdam. You buy you day ticket at your hotel desk or at one of the GVB sales and service points throughout the city. Many hotel receptions sell 24, 48 or 72 hours day tickets. For as little as € 7,50 you already have 24-hours unlimited GVBpublic transport. Traveling with GVB 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. EN.GVB.NL

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. MUIDERSLOT.NL

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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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THE BEAD GOES ON IN THE MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES Amsterdam's Museum of Bags and Purses presents the exhibition The Bead Goes On about beaded bags and accessories from the 18th century until the present. The exhibition shows that the use of beads in bags go back centuries, but still is very much in vogue. From exclusive eighteenth-century fashion accessories made of tiny glass beads to the sparkling beads glued onto shoes by contemporary designers: the use of beads is ever-evolving. The museum is located in a distinctive canal house, part of the UNESCO World heritage Canal Ring Area. You can relax in our charming museum café or beautiful courtyard garden. MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES HERENGRACHT 573 MUSEUMOFBAGSANDPURSES.COM

BOOM CHICAGO

ROZENGRACHT 117 | BOOMCHICAGO.NL

Boom Chicago is a powerful force in Amsterdam comedy. In 1993 they started the local comedy scene and brought drinking into the theater. Their innovative sketch and improv ensemble launched the careers of Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis, Ike Barinholtz and Jordan Peele. In Amsterdam, Boom Chicago’s live English-language comedy shows are a must see. Smart, topical and quick, they are one of the best nights out in the city. This summer, enjoy maximum laughs in Best of Boom 2016. Or catch the long-running Shot of Improv. Enjoy the show from a table with buckets of beer and bottles of wine.

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

NEMO SCIENCE MUSEUM

ROZENGRACHT 117 | BOOMCHICAGO.NL

When you are looking for adventure, Ripley’s Amsterdam is the place to be. Ripley’s is opening its doors for the first time in Amsterdam and the city is gaining a thrilling attraction. With interactive exhibitions, hidden displays and a control room where you decide who gets a scare, this is a museum you shouldn’t miss. Ripley’s is famous for its fantastic one-of- a-kind collection and innovative interaction with visitors. Ripley’s Amsterdam is a worthy addition to the established brand.

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At NEMO Science Museum discover how science and technology make ordinary things special. Explore five floors full of experiments, demonstrations and workshops. Roll up your sleeves and get busy learning about how bridges work, how water is made drinkable, and how lightning is created. This summer you can enjoy the new exhibit Energetica on the roof of NEMO. At numerous selfoperated sculptures you can make discoveries together involving for example sun, wind and water power and renewable energy. You can also take part in experiments and workshops in the Family Maker Space.


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A Great Night Out!

THE ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW

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ON THE VERGE OF INSANITY. VAN GOGH AND HIS ILLNESS

VAN GOGH MUSEUM | MUSEUMPLEIN 6 VANGOGHMUSEUM.NL

What illness did Vincent van Gogh suffer from? In what way did his illness have an effect on his work? The exhibition 'On the Verge of Insanity. Van Gogh and his Illness' sheds new light on this subject. Van Gogh’s mental instability is fuel for the imagination. For the first time, an exhibition is being dedicated to this subject in the Van Gogh Museum. The exhibition sheds new light on Van Gogh’s illness and how it affected his work, based on paintings, drawings, letters and rarely shown documents. The many diagnoses of his illness are also addressed.

Evening concerts 8.15 – 22.15 PM Summernight concerts Juli - Aug: 8 – 10 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)

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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. In Juli and August we offer a 2- or 3 course dinner before the concert.

DE PARADE THEATRE FESTIVAL

MARTIN LUTHER KINGPARK | DEPARADE.NL

The Parade travelling theatre festival returns every summer to tour the Netherlands with a rich array of artistic surprises in tow. At De Parade there really is something for everyone. The festival offers visitors a variety of short and full-length performances, as well as performances in open-air and secret locations. There’s always something new and surprising to look out for!

THE ART OF BANKSY

BANKSY VS. WARHOL

In the Beurs van Berlange, close to the central station of the city, is a special Banksy exhibition on display. It shows key artworks illustrating his colorful climb to fame. There are over 85 art pieces in the exhibition, which makes it the biggest show of Banksy. It’s an experience you shouldn’t miss!

Amsterdam is getting a new museum! The Modern Contemporary Museum, also known as MOCO Museum. Its opening exhibition is a combination of two legends: Andy Warhol and Banksy. An opening like that leaves us wondering: What will the Moco off er us in the future?

Moco Museum Honthorststraat 20 mocomuseum.com

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PORTRAIT GALLERY OF THE GOLDEN AGE HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM | AMSTEL 51 | PORTRAITGALLERYOFTHEGOLDENAGE.COM

Thirty colossal, 17th century group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum collections have been brought together for the first time ever 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. Together they illustrate the story of collective citizenship that is so typical of the Netherlands. It’s as if they are holding up a mirror to contemporary Dutch society. Because the relationships between the people of the time formed the basis of the standards and conventions of today. Now on view in the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age: Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Deijman, accompanied by the original preparatory sketch. The addition of two anatomy cabinets to the exhibition places the anatomy lesson in the context of the traditional Dutch group portrait from the 17th century for the first time. Together with over 30 enormous group portraits from the Dutch Golden Age, they illustrate the story of collective citizenship that is so typical of the Netherlands. The audio tour is available in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. DAILY FROM 10.00 AM TO 17.00 PM.

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VISIT THE HOUSE WHERE REMBRANDT WORKED AND LIVED FOR 20 YEARS

Jodenbreestraat 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Daily: 10 AM - 6 PM

www.rembrandthuis.nl


HOT SPOTS city update

Yokiyo

Television chef Jaymz Pool launched Korean restaurant Yokiyo a few years back. The city centre location was cute but oh so tiny. Now the new Yokiyo restaurant has opened its doors in a modern building on the city’s east side. There’s more space but the same tasty, modern Asian food. Try the grilled oysters, soft-shell crab with limey-chilli dip and meat and fish from the Korean barbecue, accompanied by some mouth-watering kimchi. INSULINDEWEG 1| YOKIYO.NL

BLEU At restaurant Bleu on pretty shopping street Prinsenstraat everything is done to make you feel at home. The easy-going staff serves no-nonsense food in an extremely atmospheric interior. In this well-designed and cosy space, great French classics are served, ranging from onion soup and scallops to a velvety foie gras and turbot à la meunière. PRINSENSTRAAT 10 RESTAURANTBLEU.AMSTERDAM

Bar Botanique

In the eastern part of Amsterdam great places keep popping up. The newest addition is Bar Botanique of the restaurant entrepreneurs who gave us Bar Bukowski and De Biertuin. Actually the full name is Bar Botanique, Café Tropique and it is open all day for breakfast, pies, salads and wood-oven pizzas. The dinner menu includes Mediterranean-style food. Decorated with lots of plants and bright green walls, this ‘neighbourhood living room’ has a sort of Caribbean atmosphere. EERSTE VAN SWINDENSTRAAT 581| BARBOTANIQUE.NL

MENEER NIEGES Meneer Nieges is Yiddish for Mister Bad Luck, referring to the location where several restaurants have failed. But with Mister Nieges that spell is definitely broken. This bar and restaurant boasts a huge terrace on Westerdok and the new owners have managed to create this magically relaxed vibe – as they did for their other places Canibale Royaal, De Vergulden Eenhoorn, etc. Now a young and beautiful crowd sips locally brewed beers and orders fresh seasonal fare. It’s as simple as that. WESTERDOKSDIJK 40H MENEERNIEGES.NL

LIEVE Lieve has been going strong for 25 years, but recently the popular Belgian restaurant had a make-over and even added an extension in the canal houses of the Herengracht. Each area has its own look and feel and matching menu: from flamboyant or exuberant to homely. Of course, the large selection of Belgian beers and the unique Belgian hospitality can be found all through the restaurant. HERENGRACHT 88 LIEVE-AMSTERDAM.NL

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Meatless District

Amsterdam’s Bilderdijkstraat is getting better by the minute, especially since Meatless District opened its vegan doors. Yes vegan, which means no dairy products nor meat or fish. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have a good meal in this fine-looking airy space. Opt for a breakfast with scrambled tofu with turmeric and lemon juice or have a toasted sandwich with banana, chocolate and peanut butter. Looking for a burger? No problem! They serve a great meatless burger with eggplant, French fries and vegan mayo. BILDERDIJKSTRAAT 65-67 MEATLESSDISTRICT.NL


HOT SPOTS city update

Waldeck

In the posh southern part of Amsterdam, charming Café Waldeck has opened its doors. The owners, who are also behind the hugely popular George W.P.A a few blocks down the road, have created a simple pub-style place to enjoy a few drinks and a quick meal. Although the art deco inspired interior is reminiscent of Paris, the food definitely is no-nonsense Dutch ‘eetcafé’ fare: steak tartare, Indonesian chicken sate, hamburger with fries and veal croquettes. WILLEMSPARKWEG 223 CAFEWALDECK.NL

SCHEEPSKAMEEL

Restaurant Rijsel is one of the city’s favourites and has been fully booked almost every night since it opened five years ago. Now the owners – together with their sommelier and an external chef – have opened a brand new place at the former marine base in the city centre. At Scheepskameel you eat beautiful but simple dishes (at reasonable prices), with solely German wines in an unbeatable atmosphere. All we can say is: book well in advance! KATTENBURGERSTRAAT 7 SCHEEPSKAMEEL.NL

Thijs by Dikker One of the first restaurants of the city (est. 1916!) had a makeover recently. Restaurant Thijs of legendary hotel ‘Dikker&Thijs’ is situated in a cosy basement on the corner of Prinsengracht and Leidsestraat. The new interior is very contemporary but the kitchen still delivers delicious classics such as salade Niçoise, Caesar’s salad and ris de veau. Thijs also has a nice small terrace on the Prinsengracht. PRINSENGRACHT 438 THIJSBYDIKKERENTHIJS.NL

Curtain Club

Those in crisp suits or stilettos head for the new Curtain Club for champagne, cocktails and great tunes. The owners of this new club have earned their spurs over the years with venues such as Bar Vesper, Marktkantine and Panache. The exclusive and glamorous Curtain Club at the Amstel will definitely breathe some new life into the city’s nightlife scene. So dress up and be fabulous! Open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 pm till late. AMSTEL 178 | CURTAINCLUB.NL

The Lobby Fizeaustraat

FIZEAUSTRAAT 2 | THELOBBYFIZEAUSTRAAT.NL

Restaurant the Lobby in Hotel V in the city centre has been praised for its food, atmosphere and service in every single review. So when the owners were building a new hotel on the east side of the city, they decided to open another ‘The Lobby’. The Lobby Fizeaustraat is successfully carrying on the tradition of a warm and cosy interior and unbridled love for good food; think along the lines of roasted beets with buffalo ricotta and Spanish almonds to blacklegged ‘Poulet Noir’ chicken with cauliflower and polenta.

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HOT SPOTS city update

Open Air Cinema Summer in the city can be a confusing time for movie lovers. It’s traditionally the time when Hollywood releases the summer blockbusters but it can be a shame to lock yourself up indoors to watch a film when the weather is lovely and scenic Amsterdam is sparkling in the evening sun. The solution: openair cinema. This summer a selection of Amsterdam institutions take the world of celluloid outdoors, mixing up film classics with new releases and presenting them against a backdrop of some of Amsterdam’s top scenic sights.books, textiles, and even stamps and coins.

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Pluk de Nacht WESTERDOKSDIJK – PLUKDENACHT.NL

Amsterdam’s open-air film festival Pluk de Nacht returns with its annual round of free outdoor cinema at the great location of the Stenen Hoofd on the banks of the IJ River.

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Ketelhuis

PAZZANISTRAAT 4 | KETELHUIS.NL

Het Ketelhuis is a small cinema located at the Westergasfabriek. This summer the cinema screens free movies outdoors on the park-side of the building.

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Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival

On The Roof Movie Festival

RIALTOFILM.NL

DE BOELELAAN 1105

Cinema Rialto is one of the best-kept secrets among movie lovers in Amsterdam; a perfect hide our to some of the best see art house films. This summer the venue opens up for the renowned Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival.

Climb to the top of the VU University Amsterdam for this high-flying film festival. On the Roof mixes cinematic favourites with some outstanding views of the city.

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Da Bounce Urban Film Festival DBUFF.NL

Rooftop Movie Nights ROOFTOPMOVIENIGHTS.COM

Exciting movie-event with a special focus on filmmakers with African-American, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-European roots. Enjoy many live performances, lectures and open interviews.

The great rooftop bar Floor 17 in the Ramada Apollo hotel hosts Rooftop Movie Nights. Come watch a film under the stars with a cocktail in your hand.

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THIS SUMMER

West Beach Film Festival

Films with a View

HOTELBUITEN.NL

TT. NEVERITAWEG 59 | PLLEK.NL

The Nieuw-West District of Amsterdam gets in on the outdoor cinema action with the West Beach Film Festival in 2016. Head to Hotel Buiten where you'll find the screenings. On 11 consecutive nights, a selection of top films are screened outdoors next to the Sloterplasbad swimming pool. For free! Grab a drink and a snack and settle in for some movie magic, whether it be a silver-screen classic or a blockbusting new release.

During the summer Pllek City Beach hosts a series of ‘Films with a view’. Every Tuesday night a movie starts just after sunset. Watch a free movie on the beach and enjoy Amsterdam by night. 18 TILL 28 AUGUST

World Cinema

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PEOPLE IN THE STREET

DO AS THE LOCALS DO

Editor RAOUNAK KHADDARI Photographer ANANDA HEGEMAN

MOHAMED ROUHOU Student What is your favorite place in the city? I like the city center for the shops and Leidseplein for all other things. What are you looking forward to this summer? Starting the evening off on a terrace, after that we take the party inside to a club. I like “Escape” (Rembrandtplein 11). To me that is a perfect summer day. What does Amsterdam mean to you? A place where all the good people gather.

RENÉ STROLENBERG Co-owner Tenue de Nímes What is your favorite place in the city? I like Elandsgracht. It’s one of the very few authentic parts of the city that is left untouched. What are you looking forward to this summer? This summer I am really looking forward the Parade (12-28 August, Martin Luther Kingpark). What does Amsterdam mean to you? Everything really!

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MYRTHE DE JONGEN Employee at Ace en Tate What is your favorite place in the city? Waterkant (Marnixstraat 246) and Café Boca’s (Westerstraat 30). Both have that casual atmosphere that I love. What are you looking forward to this summer? How the Dutch all flock to the crowded terraces. And no matter how crowded they are, everyone finds their spot in the end. What does Amsterdam mean to you? A lively city where there is something to do on every street corner.


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MARIJN FERNHOUT Student

VALERIE ELICH Shop employee at Marie-Stella-Maris What is your favorite place in the city? De Foodhallen (Bellamyplein 51) and Artis Zoo of course! What are you looking forward to this summer? Biking through Amsterdam in the morning, while the sun is rising. The city is at its best when everyone is still waking up. Besides that I love a spontaneous summer drink on a terrace! What does Amsterdam mean to you? A city with limitless possibilities.

What is your favorite place in the city? The Waterkant (Marnixstraat 246), and I also like the casual atmosphere at Hannekes Boom (Dijksgracht 4). What are you looking forward to this summer? I really enjoy festivals, so I am looking forward to Buitenwesten (July 16) and Strafwerk (August 20). What does Amsterdam mean to you? The most lively city in the world.

AFSANNE GHAFARIAN RABE’I Student What is your favorite place in the city? I like the area “De Pijp”, my favorite place in that part of the city is Sarphatipark. What are you looking forward to this summer? Biking through the city, more specifically biking by the canals. What does Amsterdam mean to you? A postcard. It’s so beautiful, small but everything you need is here.

BAS MOUWER Student What is your favorite place in the city? Vondelpark. It is the perfect place to do absolutely nothing. What are you looking forward to this summer? I just like roaming through the streets of Amsterdam. The “9 Straatjes” is my favorite part of town to walk around. What does Amsterdam mean to you? Busy, but a good kind of busy. The city has a cozy vibe.

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PEOPLE IN THE STREET IGNACIO DANIELS Furniture maker What is your favorite place in the city? Artis and Entrepotdok. Both areas have lots of small cafes, which gives the city a great community vibe. What are you looking forward to this summer? Rollende Keukens, the best food festival of the year! What does Amsterdam mean to you? A cute but chaotic town that makes everyone feel like they are welcome. LOENA DRENTH Shop employee What is your favorite place in the city? Het Paardje (Gerard Douplein 1) in “De Pijp”. It is a really nice bistro for lunch and/or dinner. What are you looking forward to this summer? Sunbathing in Vondelpark; it is the best park in town. What does Amsterdam mean to you? An international city where everyone feels at home and accepted.

ANOEK KUPERUS (21) Student What is your favorite place in the city? Thuis at the Amstel river (Korte Ouderkerkerdijk 45). The view there is absolutely amazing. What are you looking forward to this summer? I am really looking forward to the Food Truck Festival (Amstelpark, 14-17 July). What does Amsterdam mean to you? A small and cozy city that makes you feel right at home.

TAMARA JOOSTEN Hospitality employee What is your favorite place in the city? I like the “9 Straatjes” in the city center. What are you looking forward to this summer? Sitting outside at Venus & Adonis (Prinsengracht 274). When the sun is out, it’s just perfect down there. What does Amsterdam mean to you? A complete city. There is really nothing I miss when I am here.

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FLOOR BOTTER Hospitality employee What is your favorite place in the city? I like Haarlemmerdijk and Oosterpark. What are you looking forward to this summer? This summer I’m really excited about Appelsap Festival (13 August). What does Amsterdam mean to you? A small town vibe in a big city, everything is only a bike ride away!


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NOTHING BEATS DINING ON A WATERFRONT TERRACE. THE PERFECT SPOT TO COOL OFF ON A HOT SUMMER’S DAY, TO WATCH BOATS PASS BY OR TO TANTALIZE YOUR TASTE BUDS WHILE ENJOYING SOME TRANQUILLITY. GLISTENING WATER HAS THIS MEDITATIVE QUALITY THAT INSTANTLY PUTS US ALL IN A GOOD MOOD.

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And fortunately water is ubiquitous in Amsterdam. The city is a spider’s web of small and large canals. Actually, it even has more canals than Venice and – since we’re boasting already – even more bridges than Paris. But aside from the picturesque canals, there is also the beautifully broad Amstel river cutting through the city centre as well as the impressive IJ, the waterway between the very hip North-side ‘Amsterdam-Noord’ and the rest of the city. Not to mention the ‘Nieuwe Meer’, a small lake in the Southwest which is the place to go for water sports like windsurfing and yachting. The islands of the city’s Eastside offer contemporary architecture and new style canals. Neighbourhood kids jump in every time the temperature exceeds 20 degrees. Amsterdammers really love the water, being on it in a boat is one of their favourite pastimes. And not only on King’s Day or during Gay Pride, practically year round you can see boats of all shapes and sizes, some barely floating. Relaxing on the waterside to soak up some sunshine is another hobby of the inhabitants of this liquid-loving city. Due to Amsterdam’s northern location, the sun sets very late (10 o’clock) in summer so even after work there is still plenty of time to catch some rays. Especially on the outer watery edges of the city, as these outskirts are home to the most expansive terraces, and there are no buildings to block the sun. Simply start exploring. Check out quirky spots with a bohemian feel along the IJ, or take the ferry up to the North for an instant vacation vibe. Follow the winding Amstel River to the South, to the village Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, for a casually chic bite on one of the water terraces fringed by reeds. Head to the city centre for a romantic candlelight dinner surrounded by seventeenth-century bridges – and the occasional stand-up paddler.

RESTAURANT RIVA Amstelboulevard 1 (South)

Next to the Rembrandt tower, with a terrace on the Amstel river, restaurant Riva serves a light lunch or multi-course dinner menu. Beautiful and perfectly executed dishes blend in well with the modern interior with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river.

Amsterdam offers so many waterfront restaurants that there is one for every day of the year. We selected the best: from a swanky marina terrace to a relaxed ‘beer garden style’ hangout. Take your pick.

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Hello Amsterdam has selected the best culinary spots to enjoy a sunny day on a terrace. Embraced by locals, these terraces – often hidden gems – won’t let you down. Sit down, relax, put on sunglasses, order a nice cold drink and enjoy!

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A’DAM TOREN Overhoeksplein 1 (North)

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HANGAR Aambeeldstraat 36 (North)

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DE GOUDFAZANT Aambeeldstraat 10 (North)

Sure, you can go to A’DAM tower for an unrivalled panoramic view of Amsterdam and the IJ lake, but you can also drink, eat and even dance in this impressive landmark building. The spectacular elevator takes you 20 floors up in just 20 seconds. Make a stop at rotating restaurant Moon for some fine dining, or opt for a cocktail and bite at Madam. In a perfectly styled setting with a corrugated iron ceiling in shades of green, Hangar offers not only relaxing views of the IJ lake from a huge waterfront terrace, it also serves great coffee, lunches and well-executed brasserie-style dishes for dinner. Next door to the fairly new Hangar restaurant, you’ll find old-time favourite Hotel de Goudfazant. In an amazing industrial setting, they serve one of the best set menus Amsterdam has to offer. Simple, fairly-priced and always surprising.

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HANNEKE’S BOOM Dijksgracht 4 (Centre)

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THE HARBOUR CLUB Cruquiusweg 67 (East)

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GEBROEDERS HARTERING Peperstraat 10

A hidden gem with a funky ambiance right next to Central Station, Hanneke’s Boom is one of the most relaxed hang-outs the city has to offer. From the brightly coloured picnic tables on the terrace at water level, you can soak up the sun and order from the low-priced (and for the most part organic) menu. Drop by the Harbour Club for some international allure, a top-notch styled interior and one of the finest fruits de mer platters in town. This cosmopolitan restaurant is located on Amsterdam’s Eastside, overlooking the water and the shore of Borneo island.

With an impossibly romantic canal-side location and superb food, Gebroeders Hartering is one of the best options for intimate dining in the old city centre. Neatly coiffed brothers Paul and Niek serve a wide range of exquisite wines and an unfailingly good cote de boeuf to share.

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WATERKANT Marnixstraat 246 (Centre)

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DE IJ-KANTINE Mt. Ondinaweg 15 (North)

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DE JAREN Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20 (Centre)

On the waterfront underneath a car park, Waterkant created a unique Paramaribo-style café. Amsterdam’s hip and colourful in-crowd eats and drinks the night away on the terrace. Of course Parbo beer and roti is on the menu, but you can also opt for a juicy Angus beef burger or green papaya salad.

On the north side of the city, only 10 minutes away with the (free) ferry across the IJ lake, De IJ-kantine offers a gorgeous terrace overlooking the docks. Children are more than welcome here; the menu is child-friendly and every day the staff organizes crafting-sessions for the little ones.

The airy and bright space, contemporary food and a canal-side terrace that makes every other entrepreneur envious, De Jaren is here to stay for many more years. Sample from the modern menu and famous salad buffet, or simply order a drink and watch the boats pass by.


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ZOUTHAVEN Piet Heinkade 1 (Centre)

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DE YSBREEKER Weesperzijde 23 (East)

Watch huge cruise ships float by at the sundrenched terrace of Zouthaven, while enjoying a glass of wine and some freshly shucked oysters. This modern restaurant with an impressive terrace and crisp, white interior is situated close to Central Station, on the ground floor of the Muziekgebouw.

With probably one of the largest riverside terraces, De Ysbreeker is a classic favourite for almost every Amsterdammer. In the bright and bustling all-day café, you can enjoy attentive service and unfussy crowd-pleasers.

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HET BOSCH Jollenpad 10 (South)

Hipster hotspot, seafood bar and gin-tonic cathedral Mossel & Gin on the Westergasfabriekarea surprises with a cool, sunny, charming, ‘hip and happening’ terrace.

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DE BELHAMEL Brouwersgracht 60 (Centre)

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AS Pr. Irenestraat 19 (South)

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DE LUWTE Leliegracht 26 (Centre)

For a romantic meal head for De Belhamel (literally: The Instigator). From the terrace overlooking both the Herengracht and Brouwersgracht, you can savour classic French dishes with a twist. The interior of this cute canal house exudes an early 20th century Parisian ambiance with many art nouveau details

This insider’s favourite is located in a lovely, round church in Beatrix Park. On the terrace overlooking a lovely pond, Restaurant As consistently delivers exciting organic veggie dishes and nose-to-tail eating. Its great ambiance and outside kitchen make lunch or dinner an even greater experience. Located on the picturesque Leliegracht, De Luwte has been a favourite amongst locals for many years. Snag a table on the waterfront terrace or inside this cozy place and catch up over Frenchinspired dishes such as steak tartare, lacquered duck breast and grilled scallops.

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BRIDGES Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197 (Centre)

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AMSTELHAVEN Mauritskade 12 (East)

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MENEER NIEGES Westerdoksdijk 40 (Centre)

In the canteen of the former town hall, gourmands can savour the culinary skills of chef Bobby Rust. Restaurant Bridges not only offers sublime and mouth-watering seafood, it also boasts a peaceful courtyard and a great canal view to contribute to a special night out.

With a huge platform terrace on the Amstel river, Amstelhaven has one of the best terraces in town. Tie up your boat and enjoy a beer, cocktail or classic brasserie-style dishes while you soak up some sun.

On the western docks of the city, Meneer Nieges recently opened its doors. At bustling waterside hang-out the young and restless meet for Bloody Mary’s, unfussy dishes and a few dance moves.

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INTERVIEW

Anne de Buck

The girl behind the successful travel blog YourLittleBlackBook.nl Editor RAOUNAK KHADDARI

In its early years, the website was one of the first online city guides on Amsterdam, but it no longer solely focuses on this city. YourLittleBlackBook.nl has grown into a travel guide for destinations worldwide. And that is not all that Anne does. Soon she’ll be launching an app with all the hotspots in Amsterdam and this month she published not one, but two books! The Amsterdam City Guide, which is not just a travel guide but also an homage to the city she loves, and Wanderlust which is a lifestyle guide completely focused on people who love to travel. But who is Anna, and how did all of this happen?

Tell us more about yourself, how did it all start? I started my website as a hobby next to my fulltime job. I worked in a management position at a media company and I was intrigued by traveling. During my searches online, however, I could not find a website where tips for different cities were combined in one place. That’s how my idea for YourLittleBlackBook.nl was born. I started the website from my home, but now I have employees and an office in the middle of Amsterdam.

You travel the world, but still choose to have your home base in Amsterdam. What is it that you love so much about this city?

You brought out two books in one month, or more specifically one day. How did that happen? My website came into existence because I realized that travelers need a place that combines travel information for all cities. After I solved this problem online, I felt that there was still a lot to gain. The books and my new app are a perfect extension of the website. With the Amsterdam City Guide, I hope to inspire tourists and locals to truly experience the city and all it has to offer – because not even locals know about all the hidden gems in the city. With Wanderlust I share the secrets of traveling that I’ve unraveled over the past few years. I travel a lot for work and every time I learn something new. I know how to spot a trend before it is trending and I wanted to share this knowledge. The book is a personal lifestyle guide in which you can learn more about traveling, and I guess you also learn a bit more about me too.

ANNE'S FAVORITE SPOTS Pluk (Reestraat 19) This is the perfect spot for a healthy lunch or take-out meal. Besides food they also sell cool interior decoration. This gives the place a very relaxed and unique vibe.

How down to earth and open everyone is; really almost nothing is frowned upon here. That makes this fast-paced city still a relatively quiet place to live. Every time I return from my travels I feel blessed that I live in this city.

Wilde Zwijnen (Javaplein 23) A good spot for dinner. All the items on the menu are inspired by Dutch cuisine and they use a lot of local produce. You should make a reservation though, as this is a popular dinner hotspot.

I also love how compact the city is. My office is in the city center and my home is on the east side of the city. In any other major city this would be a hell of a commute, but in Amsterdam everything is only a short bike ride away.

Bar Bukowski (Oosterpark 10) During the day they serve tasty lunches and fresh juices. In the evening they serve good food and amazingly affordable cocktails. Sense Beauty and Lifestyle Store (Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 103) This is a walk-in beauty salon, perfect for those who need a quick touch-up during their travels.

Both of Anna’s books are in stores now Amsterdam City Guide €16.99 / Wanderlust €20

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ART

THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES FOR AMSTERDAM'S RIJKSMUSEUM, THE MUSEUM OF DUTCH ART AND HISTORY. IT IS UNDERGOING SOME MAJOR CHANGES THIS JULY. NOT ONLY WILL THE MUSEUM HAVE A NEW GENERAL DIRECTOR, BUT IT ALSO WELCOMES HOME TWO EXCEPTIONAL PIECES OF ART BY NONE OTHER THAN REMBRANDT VAN RIJN.

Marten & Oopjen TWO EXTRAORDINARY MASTERPIECES BY REMBRANDT RETURN TO AMSTERDAM

Current General Director Wim Pijbes (1961) is leaving the Rijksmuseum to lead the new contemporary art museum Voorlinden near the Dutch coast. He has been in charge of Amsterdam's largest museum for the last 8 years, successfully steering the institution through its massive renovation and the subsequent reopening in 2013. Editor JOLENE DEN BOER

Taco Dibbits and Rembrandt

Starting July 15th, Taco Dibbits (1968) will take over as General Director. Dibbits is an art historian closely connected to the Rijksmuseum, working at the museum in various functions since 2002. He has been one of the key figures in developing the new website, with over 200.000 artworks for free download, and has worked on some of the major acquisitions from the past period. The name of Rembrandt pops up quite a few times when looking at Dibbits' record at the Rijksmuseum. As Director of Collections (2008–present), he has played an important role in composing successful exhibitions such as Rembrandt & Caravaggio (2006) and Late Rembrandt (2015). Over the years, Dibbits' appreciation of the Golden Age painter has grown. He recognizes the genius of Rembrandt not only in his paintings, but also in his drawings and prints, of which the Rijksmuseum has a great number in its Print Room. Because of his knowledge and appreciation of the Golden Age painter, it comes as no surprise that Dibbits was closely involved in the recent process of getting two masterpieces of Rembrandt, Marten & Oopjen, back to Amsterdam. They have now come home and will be on display at the Rijksmuseum for three months, until October 2.

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Marten Soolmans & Oopjen Coppit

The portrayed subjects are Marten Soolmans (1613–1641) and Oopjen Coppit (1611–1689). Marten is the son of a merchant from Antwerp, who fled to the north of the Netherlands from the Spanish. Oopjen is quite a catch for Marten, as she is the daughter of a rich Amsterdam family, who made a fortune in trading grain and gunpowder. She used to live in the most expensive street in the city, Warmoesstraat. In 1634, aged 28, Rembrandt paints the double portraits of Marten and Oopjen. The couple has been married for about a year now. Things are going well for them and Oopjen is expecting their first child. Soon enough, their lives will take a tragic turn, but we see no sign of this in these portraits. It is also the time that Rembrandt is making a name for himself in Amsterdam as a portraiture painter. He takes on the assignment in an ambitious way, painting the young couple life-size, standing and at full-length. These more than two-meter-high works will be the only pendant portraits in this monumental size Rembrandt will ever make, making them crucial pieces for the artist's career. They must have made quite an impression at the time, and undoubtedly serve as a prelude to Rembrandt's most famous work, the Nightwatch in 1642.

Unique works of art

There is more to Marten and Oopjen that gives them a special place in Dutch art history. First of all, Rembrandt exquisitely captures the details and lighting of the rich costumes of the duo. It is the young Rembrandt at his very best, showcasing his desire to portray the rich and famous of his time in the grandest way imaginable. Secondly, life-size portraits like these in that time are commissioned by royals or the aristocracy, not by mere citizens. The fact that Marten and Oopjen, two subjects of the city of Amsterdam, are portrayed in this stately manner is therefore unusual. They are dressed in the most luxurious attire, according to the latest Parisian fashion. This is telling of the way the two perceive themselves,


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as well as a sign of the power, wealth and ambition of people of the young republic of the Netherlands in the Golden Age. Not surprising are Dibbits comments when asked about the works: "These masterpieces of Rembrandt are a dream come true".

Louvre and Rijksmuseum

After being acquired by Soolmans and Coppit, the paintings stayed in private collections, hidden from the public eye for almost 400 years. Through the years, guests were sometimes able to take a look at the portraits. One such guest was the French art critic Théophile Thoré, who was dazzled by the beauty of Oopjen, calling her the 'Mona Lisa of the Low Lands'. Comments like these made the portraits internationally renowned. At the beginning of 2016, the joint efforts of France and the Netherlands made it possible to acquire the works from the French family of De Rothschild. It was a spectacular art acquisition, unlike any before, giving the works back to the public to admire. Although officially Marten is the property of the Netherlands and France owns Oopjen, it was agreed that the pendant portraits will always be showcased together. Marten will be positioned on the left, Oopjen on the right. This happens in either the Louvre in Paris or the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. At the Rijksmuseum, Marten and Oopjen will hold a special place on the wall next to the Nightwatch in the Gallery of Honour. Even though the works are in good condition, they are in need of some restoration. After all, they are nearly 400 years old. Therefore, after the three months period of the current exposition, Marten and

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Oopjen will move to the restoration studio of the Rijksmuseum. We cannot be sure when they will be back on display, so make sure you see the couple while you are here.

Welcome home events

The Rijksmuseum is understandably excited to welcome Marten and Oopjen. To celebrate the return of the portraits to the city where they were once made, the museum has opened its doors to the public free of charge on the opening day, July 2, of the exposition. Furthermore, they have made a special Marten and Oopjen Magazine for all Dutch primary school children, with all sorts of fun facts about the famous couple. For adults that want to know more about the works, the publication Marten and Oopjen, Two Monumental Portraits By Rembrandt is available at the Rijkmuseum shop, as well as Marten and Oopjen merchandising. Lastly, if you want to experience the world of Marten, Oopjen and Rembrandt outside of the museum, that is possible, too. There is a special Marten and Oopjen route across the city that brings you to places of interest in the life of the couple. Available in hotels and throughout the city. Until October 2 – 2016

REMBRANDT'S MARTEN & OOPJEN RIJKSMUSEUM

MARTEN & OOPJEN WILL HAVE A PLACE OF HONOUR ALONGSIDE THE NIGHT WATCH.


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Dutch Courage

GENEVER CITY

Genever (jenever in Dutch) is Holland’s national spirit, and an absolute ‘must-drink’ when visiting Amsterdam. It’s a spirit packed with history, tradition, diversity and above all…. flavour! Get to know the ancestor of gin, once known as ‘Dutch Courage’ and often referred to as Dutch gin. Genever is essential to Dutch pub culture – your ‘go to’-drink when you’re in need of something strong. Amsterdam has a rich history when it comes to genever, and the spirit is currently experiencing a revival. Here’s a guide to Amsterdam Genever City Editor INGMAR VOERMAN

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BEST OF AMS But first, some history Doctor Franciscus Sylvius is acclaimed for inventing genever as a medicinal drug around 1650. Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distillery, started distilling genever in Amsterdam in 1664. Around that time genever became popular internationally as the English Navy was fighting the Dutch at sea. The English discovered the Dutch tradition of taking a shot of genever before going into battle, hence the nickname ‘Dutch Courage’. Willem III of Orange, who was also the King of England at the end of the 17th century, demanded his subjects to start making genever as soon as he was crowned. They partly succeeded, but creating genever’s malt wine proved too difficult for the British. Thus gin was born, and the rest is history. FACTS & FIGURES Genever is a spirit with a minimum ABV of 35%. It’s a mixture of malt wine, neutral grain alcohol and botanicals. Malt wine is a distillate of wheat, rye and barley – a fullbodied and grainy base for the drink. Neutral alcohol, distilled botanicals and water will be added to the malt wine to create genever. The botanical mix varies per distillery, but juniper is the most dominant flavour, accompanied by botanicals like coriander, citrus peels, wormwood, cinnamon and liquorice. The botanicals and light character of the spirit make genever perfect to use in gin drinks. Like whisky, genever’s maltiness gives great character and body to a drink. The percentage of malt wine in a genever defines the different styles: Jonge jenever Fresh and light style – max 15% malt wine Oude jenever Heavier and richer, 16 – 50% malt wine. ‘Oude’ translates as old but is not a description of the product’s age. Korenwijn Full bodied, more than 51% malt wine Moutwijn jenever 100% malt wine, heavy, rich, grainy Aged genever When aged in oak casks, genever becomes softer, full bodied and richer HOW DO YOU DRINK IT? Your order: a kopstoot (head butt). Straight, neat and ice-cold jonge jenever poured in a tulip glass next to a fresh draft beer. Slurp it: sit on your knees in front of the bar counter and drink the tulip glass in one go (without lifting the glass from the counter). Wash down the genever with the beer. Jonge genever is easily mixed with cola or ginger ale as an enjoyable long drink, while the more malty varieties (korenwijn, aged genevers) are pleasant to drink neat as well as on the rocks. Genever is also one of the original cocktail spirits. Thus, due to the renaissance of classic cocktails, the best bars in town offer great genever drinks. Proost! (Cheers!)

WYNAND FOCKINK Beautifully located behind Dam Square in de Pijlsteeg, next to the Krasnapolsky hotel. Wynand Fockink offers a charming, authentic tasting room and café next to its distillery. It’s been a piece of liquid history since 1679. Try one of the 70 house-crafted liqueurs and genevers, and be sure to slurp a kopstootje at the bar! Order here: A kopstootje with jonge jenever

Pijlsteeg 31 - Wynand-fockink.nl

A BAR A Bar is the ‘Dutch spirits’-themed cocktail bar of the luxury Amstel hotel. Devoted to serving classic- cocktails with Dutch ingredients, it’s doing a fine job. Enjoy your drink on the beautiful terrace with a view of the Amstel river, if the weather allows. Join their Jenever Monday sessions to taste and learn all about the different genever styles. Order here: The Rembrandt Cocktail

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DE DOKTER Founded in 1798 by a surgeon, this café is now run by the 6th generation of his family, the ‘Beense’ family. This café soon became the hang out for all the doctors

working in the hospital next door and became a truly legendary place. This beautiful little ‘brown café’ is packed with bottles, decorations, good times, people and fine local genever. Order here: Bols Corenwyn 6 year old

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DE TWEEKOPPIGE PHOENIX Just outside Amsterdam on the river banks of the breathtaking Zaanse Schans in Zaandam, you will find this small, romantic distillery. This new distillery, tasting room, café and liquor store is relatively new (6 years old) but is working with old family recipes and new innovations. Its latest addition is the brand new, exclusive Amsterdam genever brand Kever Genever. Order here: Kever Genever Oude Genever

Kraaienest 3 - Detweekoppigephoenix.nl

PROEFLOKAAL DE ADMIRAAL Tasting room of the famous local Van Wees Distillery, distiller of craft jenevers and liqueurs in the Jordaan-district. De Admiraal is a historical pub, restaurant and tasting room serving Van Wees’ finest spirits along with comfort food, beer and fine wines. Order here: Zeer Oude Wees 10yr barrel aged

Herengracht 319 - Proeflokaaldeadmiraal.nl

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CAFÉ SLIJTERIJ OOSTERLING

PROEFLOKAAL DE OOIEVAAR

Oosterling is an extraordinary combination of a café and a liquor store, open till late in both capacities. There’s a great genever selection to enjoy in the café and of course it can also be purchased to take home. Try the two varieties of the house brand of genever: Oosterling jonge jenever and oude genever.

A small but very cosy and traditional proeflokaal (tasting room) on the corner of Zeedijk and Sint Olofspoort. This is an essential, historical and traditional café serving a large selection of genever.

Order here: A Kopstootje with Oosterling Oude Genever

Utrechtsestraat 140 - cafeoosterling.nl

HOUSE OF BOLS House of Bols offers an amazing cocktail & genever experience, an interactive multisensual tour through 440 years of distilling history from Lucas Bols. After the dazzling tour through the world of spirits, you can relax at the bar with a cocktail made by the amazing bartenders.

Order here: A kopstootje, again

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A.V. WEES DISTILLEERDERIJ DE OOIEVAAR Since 1883 the distillery has been crafting genevers and liqueurs well known for their outstanding quality. Open during weekdays; walk in and witness authentic craftsmanship. Enjoy a drink or buy some genever at the distillery’s liquor store. Order here: Loyaal Zeer Oude Genever

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THE TAILOR Suit up for the hotel cocktail bar of the iconic Krasnapolsky hotel, offering great cocktails with great spirits shaken or stirred by great bartenders. These spirits tend to be genever , which is not too surprising considering that this bar’s neighbour is the Wynand Fockink Distillery.

Located just behind De Nieuwe Kerk on Dam square you will find Amesterdam's oldest proeflokaal, dating from 1650. The interior has hardly changed since then, and feels like you're standing next to Rembrandt and Michiel de Ruyter drinking a kopstootje. Amazing little bar packed with history, and make sure to taste their famous 'Boswandeling'-liqueur besides their broad selection of genever.

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Order here: Bols Corenwyn

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A BAR A Bar is the ‘Dutch spirits’-themed cocktail bar of the luxury Amstel hotel. Devoted to serving classic- cocktails with Dutch ingredients, it’s doing a fine job. Enjoy your drink on the beautiful terrace with a view of the Amstel river, if the weather allows. Join their Jenever Monday sessions to taste and learn all about the different genever styles. Order here: The Rembrandt Cocktail

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PROEFLOKAAL ‘T NWE DIEP This small distillery, located in the gorgeous green surroundings of Flevopark, is dedicated to crafting the best organic spirits and liqueurs. In the small proeflokaal you can enjoy their special genevers, or have a nice beer or glass of wine with locally produced bar food. When the sun comes out, enjoy their terrace in the apple orchard. Order here: Roggegenever 1 jaar

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INTERVIEW

Guy van der Reijden SOFT SKILLS FOR HARD BODIES

Editor FLORIS MÜLLER Photographer NIELS STAVORINUS & PETER VAN DER STEEGE

Guy van der Reijden, celebrity trainer and owner of celebrity personal training school 3SIXTY5, is one of the most famous fitness gurus in the Netherlands. According to Reijden, the Dutch are becoming more and more aware of the need to exercise. They want to stay healthy. And look better. I visited the new branch of his expanding fitness empire 3SIXTY5 in Amsterdam for an hour of intensive training. Confident athletes and pretty actors stare at me from the massive advertising posters on the windows of 3SIXTY5, the sports studio of personal trainer and entrepreneur Guy van der Reijden on Amsterdam’s Valkenburgerstraat near Waterlooplein. Van der Reijden is what you would call a celebrity fitness coach; he’s the personal trainer of international sportsmen and women, hotshots and socialites as well as a few dozen well-known CEOs and CFOs. Ambassadors "See you tomorrow!" Just as I am trying to call him, Van der Reijden opens the door to his studio to let one of his customers out, coincidentally a well-known singer and actor from Dutch television. The fitness guru is helping him get in shape for his newest project, a movie about boxing. "I don’t really work on my marketing and PR,” Van der Reijden laughs as he tells me, “My well-known customers are my ambassadors.” A little later, as we pass through the bright and luxurious studio, Van der Reijden’s phone lights up with a 1. Take responsibility “Your health is in your hands,” Van der Reijden says. “Overcome reasons why you have no time to exercise and take action.”

notification from Instagram on his iPhone. The actor I just passed posted an update on the social network: “Finished training with Guy”. Within seconds the message gets ten, twenty, thirty likes from his followers. “Do you understand what I mean?” Van der Reijden chuckles. Streets of Amsterdam The Amsterdam complex is the third studio of Van der Reijden’s growing fitness empire 3SIXTY5. Inspired by high-end fitness studios in New York and Los Angeles, the trainer started his very first sporting boutique in the suburb Abcoude in 2009. It soon made him the leading fitness entrepreneur in the Netherlands. Soon after, a second branch opened in posh Huizen in the rich district t’ Gooi, close to Amsterdam. "Business is good," Van der Reijden laughs. "If everything goes according to plan, I’ll be able to open a new studio in high-end Amsterdam-Zuid later this year; then I am even closer to my target audience.” What helps is that Dutch people – and especially those living in Amsterdam – are increasingly aware of the need to exercise. On an average Saturday many take to the streets to go cycling. Others gather in Vondelpark, especially in good weather, to run. Over the last couple of years, the number of fitness club registrations has more than doubled.

Looking good That said 3SIXTY5 is no ordinary fitness school. There’s no loud music and no one is staring at me from the various fitness machines. Van der Reijden and his eight highly skilled colleagues only work on appointment. All sessions are one-on-one. After my intensive workout, I have the impressive designer pool all to myself as well as the spacious changing rooms and shower. Membership to Van der Reijden’s club is not cheap; it’s about 1,000 euros per month for two to three trainings a week. For that fee, all members have a personal trainer, a nutritionist and even a psychologist at their disposal. 2. Build a healthy energy balance Van der Reijden: “If you're overweight, you probably tend to eat more to get energized. Break this vicious cycle step by step. Eat less and you’ll need less.” “Most of my customers want to improve their health and strength,” he says, “but an increasing number of people also have cosmetic objectives. They want to have a muscular upper body, flat stomach and slim thighs, just like the famous people they see on social media. I don’t see a problem with that; after all looking good helps improve your confidence.”

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Fitness machine Van der Reijden, who suffered from a chronic lung disease in his childhood, started playing sports at a young age to improve his condition. That soon led to success. On his fifteenth birthday he was invited to play along with the youth team of famous Amsterdam football club Ajax. Later, he decided to register for an intensive study program at the highly regarded sports academy SIOS. After graduating, Van der Reijden worked as a trainer for athletes and later as an independent fitness instructor for a chain of luxurious gyms. Having published two fitness bestsellers, Van der Reijden himself became a sort of celebrity. The instructor helps me onto one of his fitness machines. “Try to move that bar all the way up,” he encourages me. “Onetwo-one-two…” “It’s my goal not to get

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the most, but the very best out of you,” Van der Reijden says. I nod while puffing from the exertion. “At 3SIXTY5 we are here to help you push your limits in order to make you stronger and faster.” Yes, I sigh. 3. Keep moving Make sure to exercise regularly. “Even if you don’t have a clear goal in mind, sports help you becoming healthier.” Interesting people Personal trainers not only help to motivate clients, the instructor explained, they also provide advice on how to train. “I focus on muscle groups,” he says, “and avoid putting too much pressure on weak spots.” Above all, Van der Reijden says, the

key to success in his branch is the ability to communicate. “To be understood as a trainer, you have to understand your customers first – to grasp their reasons for training and their goals.” Therefore Van der Reijden selects his staff not only on their level of education and experience, but based on their soft skills too. “My customers are very interesting people. We love to help them,” he says. I head for the showers. “Will you be coming back for more sessions?” he asks me. “I’d be glad to help you. And any of your international readers who are here for longer periods of time.”

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LUXURY SHOPPING

De Bijenkorf

APPRECIATING THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE: DESIGNER LABELS AT DE BIJENKORF’S LUXURY ACCESSORIES DEPARTMENT Those who appreciate refined style can rejoice because in the coming months, Dutch department store giant de Bijenkorf will continue to significantly expand its designer label repertoire by opening the largest luxury department in the entire Benelux region and welcoming new high-end shop-in-shops. Next to the fully-renovated 1200 m2 cosmetics department Beauty World, which opened last autumn and offers approximately 12,500 products from more than 200 exclusive make-up and skincare specialists, including one of the UK’s top beauty brands, Charlotte Tilbury, the ground floor will also become home to an immense accessories

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department boasting a dazzling collection of some of the world’s top designer brands. Add to that the launch of an exquisite new category – that of luxury jewellery – and it’s easy to see that de Bijenkorf has made no concessions when it comes to offering customers a most lavish and unparalleled shopping experience.

Lightness and Elegance in an Attractive Decor

With its splendid selection of top brands, there is no arguing that de Bijenkorf’s vast new accessories department has its clients spoiled for choice, whether they are looking for a unique piece of jewellery or the finest luxury

leather accessories. Even the attractive decor of the stunning department will reflect a sense of opulence. Not only will all of the shops have a more open character than before, but top-quality materials such as marble have been used in combination with bronze-coloured steel to exude lightness and elegance. Larger entrances on Damrak and Beursplein, which have been executed in glass to dynamically connect indoors and outdoors, allow plenty of room for daylight. The impressively renovated 4300 m2 ground floor boasts some of the 97 new brands and is part of the more than 7000 m2 of luxury that de Bijenkorf is offering its clients. It’s a not-to-be-missed experience for anyone who values the finer things in life.


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Finest Leather Goods

The new accessories department shines with an extensive offering of more than 5000 leather goods from more than forty brands in different price categories. At the end of July, leading high-end brands including Prada, Dior and Céline will also be added. Prada has a history that goes back to 1913 in Milan when it started selling luxury luggage, accessories and leather goods. More than a century later, its cutting edge collections still continue to inspire; a result of its curiosity about the world, society and culture, and an element which is at the core of its creativity and modernity. French fashion house Dior is no less awe-inspiring. Ever since founder Christian Dior presented his first collection in Paris in 1947, the brand has stood for ultimate elegance. It is noteworthy to mention that elite French fashion house Céline, a brand with a distinct, cosmopolitan appeal that specialises in ready-to-wear luxury leather, will acquire its own shop at the department store – a first in the Netherlands. Also worth mentioning is the new and improved Gucci shop concept by creative director Alessandro Michele, due to open at the end of July. The Gucci label, which has been synonymous with superb Italian craftsmanship since its inception in Florence in 1921, continues to stand for influential, innovative and progressive designs.

Luxury Titans

The month of August will be equally exciting as yet more titans of luxury leather goods delight even the most discerning shoppers with their newly updated and larger shops at de Bijenkorf. At the beginning of the month, Hermès, the alluring French fashion dynasty known for its uniquely crafted silk scarves and much-coveted Kelly and Birkin bags, will fascinate customers with an exceptional array of leather accessories. The distinguished brand prides itself on creating items of enduring and unsurpassed quality and has become an indisputable status symbol. The honour will be given to Louis Vuitton just a few weeks later. Founded in Asnières, France in 1859, the brand is one of the most renowned of its kind. For fashion connoisseurs Louis Vuitton represents exclusive designs brought together by technical innovation and ultimate style. The end of August will see the Italian house of Salvatore Ferragamo showcasing its excellent designs to customers of de Bijenkorf. The luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo had its origins in California in 1923 as the Hollywood Boot Shop where shoes were created for movie stars. Founder Salvatore Ferragamo later returned to Florence and continued his company from there. Ferragamo’s accessories, like its footwear, exemplify quintessential Italian style with their sophisticated and modern details.

Luxury Jewellery

Notably, one of the world’s most legendary brands of exquisite jewellery, Tiffany & Co., will join the ranks of outstanding names at the Dutch department store’s accessories department. When it comes to classically timeless jewellery brands, Tiffany & Co. is a leader in its own right. Worn by women of class, including first ladies and revered actresses such as the glamorous Audrey Hepburn in the legendary film Breakfast at Tiffany’s – and more recently, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway – the brand was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany more than 175 years ago. It is the epitome of beauty brought to life through unassailable standards of excellence. The company’s story began in 1837 when its founder, who had a tremendous passion for the most beautiful diamonds, arrived in New York City with a vision that would go on to redefine glamour and style the world over. Since then, Tiffany & Co. has remained a pioneer of exceptional design. In 1878, for example, its Japonesque silver received the highest honours at the Paris World Exposition. The iconic brand, which is an American institution, has continuously broken new ground with pieces that will always remain relevant. Adding to its allure is its signature blue box, crowned with a delicate white ribbon. It is a symbol of style and sophistication that represents the company’s heritage of excellence.

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Luxury department store

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, and media, as well as sports, travel, cooking and lifestyle goods. De Bijenkorf is dedicated to surprising its customers with the highest standard of quality, to guarantee that they have the most inspirational and unique shopping experience.

The Kitchen

The fifth floor is home to de Bijenkorf Kitchen, where you can enjoy a topquality meal. De Bijenkorf Kitchen offers a stylish, modern interior and a perfect city view. The Kitchen has several impressive cooking stations. You can enjoy sushi and oysters at the seafood stand, pizzas and pastas at the Italian counter and the best steaks at the grill. When the weather permits, you can enjoy the most delicious treats on the terrace of de Bijenkorf.

Beauty World

Beauty World at de Bijenkorf is the largest beauty department in the Benelux – with 25 counters, a treatment room, 200 make-up and skincare professionals, 125 beauty services, and 12,500 products. The beauty collection has been extended with Tom Ford beauty (also for men and exclusively at de Bijenkorf), Laura Mercier, Sisley, Givenchy, Dermalogica and La Prairie. De Bijenkorf has exclusively introduced the British beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury to the Dutch market with an enormous counter on the ground floor. It’s a real treat for those who love beauty.

Room On The Roof

Room On The Roof is a workspace for artists in the tower above de Bijenkorf’s Amsterdam store. This unique aerial location in the heart of the city is a place for reflection, a platform for fresh ideas and stimulating thinking about Amsterdam and the city’s inhabitants. Artists will be invited to spend time in the Room On The Roof and then present their projects in the store and online. We are looking forward to welcoming (Dutch and international) artists and art students to Amsterdam and letting them spend time in the Room On The Roof.

Premium services and Tax Free shopping

You can have your new purchases altered while you shop, or relax in one of the restaurants or cafés. Therefore you can rest assured that you will be leaving the store with clothes that fit you perfectly. You can also ask the staff to deliver your purchases to your hotel, eliminating any need to wander around Amsterdam burdened with heavy shopping bags. Besides that, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the whole department store. Every cash desk has a tax-refund service for non-EU travellers spending over 50 euros. De Bijenkorf Amsterdam, located in the city centre, has a Tax Free Lounge – the first and only available in the Netherlands. At the Tax Free Lounge on the fourth floor, you can instantly get your money back. Multilingual hosts are available for translating services.

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Silver earrings with sapphire, GASSAN DIAMONDS. Yellow gold armband with pink moonstone, CHOICES BY DL Rose gold ring, with brown diamonds and pink quartz CHOICES BY DL. Rose gold ring with pearl with pink sapphire, UTOPIA. Yellow gold bracelet with various colored gemstones, MARCO BICEGO. Swimsuit pink, ERES BOUTIQUE AMSTERDAM.

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Two-colored gold earrings set with diamonds and sapphire, GASSAN DIAMONDS. Yellow gold necklace with milky aquamarine, MARCO BICEGO. Yellow gold ring Ajour 1818 with milky aquamarine, CHOICES BY DL. Yellow gold ring with diamond and colored gemstones, PASQUALE BRUNI. Two-colored golden ring butterfly with diamond, ZOCCAI. Yellow gold watch 28 mm Lady Datejust with fluted bezel with president bracelet, light blue dial with diamond, ROLEX. Swimsuit blue, ERES BOUTIQUE AMSTERDAM. Sunglasses by CELINE, BRIL AMSTERDAM.

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Rose gold earrings with mother of pearl, ZOCCAI. Two-colored gold ring with diamond, ZOCCAI. Yellow gold ring with pink sapphire, rose gold ring with champagne brown diamonds, ARTHUR SCHOLL. Rose gold snake long with diamond frame and white chalcedony stone, Rose gold necklace 100 cm. with diamonds, DE GRISOGONO. Rose gold bracelet with mother of pearl, ZOCCAI. Swimsuit orange, ERES BOUTIQUE AMSTERDAM. Sunglasses DIOR, BRIL AMSTERDAM.

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Two-colored gold earrings with colored gemstones, GASSAN DIAMONDS. Yellow gold necklace Il Cairo, MARCO BICEGO.Rose gold ring with diamonds and diverse colored gemstones, ARTHUR SCHOLL Two-colored gold ring with emerald, GASSAN DIAMONDS. Yellow gold /steel Datejust 36 mm with fluted bezel ROLEX. Swimsuit black, ERES BOUTIQUE AMSTERDAM. Sunglasses by CELINE, BRIL AMSTERDAM.

Rose gold earrings with South Sea pearl and pink sapphire, UTOPIA. Rose gold ring 1818 with diamond frame and labradorite, CHOICES BY DL. Rose gold ring Jaipur with light amethyst, MARCO BICEGO. Rose gold ring with colored gemstones and diamonds, ARTHUR SCHOLL. Rose gold ring with white and champagne colored diamonds, ARTHUR SCHOLL. Two-colored golden ring with diamond, ZOCCAI. Yellow gold necklace worn as a bracelet Il Cairo, MARCO BICEGO. Strapless top pink, ERES BOUTIQUE AMSTERDAM.

White gold earrings with diamond HC Ballerina, CHOICES BY DL Rose gold ring with diamonds and diverse colored gemstones, ARTHUR SCHOLL Rose gold ring with diamonds and brown briolettes, PASQUALE BRUNI Rose gold ring snake long with diamonds frame and white chalcedony, CHOICES BY DL. Two rings privately owned. White gold necklace with diamonds frame and lapis, CHOICES BY DL. Top orange, ERES BOUTIQUE AMSTERDAM.

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Oud Zuid is one of the most distinguished neighbourhoods in Amsterdam. It is the residence of established, wealthy families as well as posh up-and-coming entrepreneurs and celebrities. It is also the centre of high fashion, classical music, art galleries and museums and has the most impressive park in the city, Vondelpark. Laid out at the end of the nineteenth century, Oud Zuid was the first major expansion of Amsterdam since the seventeenth century and now provides for a good day tour by foot. Editor FLORIS MÜLLER Illustrator SASKIA RASINK

We begin our tour on Stadhouderskade, in front of the impressive Rijksmuseum, which is the gateway to Museumplein (Museum Square). This spot is at the crossroads of the old seventeenth century city and the newly created districts in the south, west and east of Amsterdam, which date from 1880 to 1930. The nineteenth century is known as the city’s Silver Age (a reference to the 'golden' seventeenth century, when Amsterdam conquered the seas and controlled international trade). It was a time of great prosperity – mostly because of the profitable trade with the Dutch East Indian colonies. Walking through the passage underneath the Rijksmuseum, we are passed by many cyclists who use the tunnel daily to find their way to work or home. The architects responsible for the 375-million-euro renovation of the museum between 2003 and 2013 originally planned to block the passage for cyclists. After strong protests, the designers gave up their idea and let traffic run through the museum. Through the windows at both sides, we have a clear view of the museum’s great new entrance hall in the covered courtyards. Before we arrive at Museum Square, we stop to take a look at the narrow strip in the ceiling of the colonnade. This is a secret hatch to the space above where Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch is exhibited; it was built to enable the painting to be quickly evacuated to a safe location in case of an emergency. Laid out as an event location for the world exhibition in the capital in 1883, this square and especially the adjacent houses were built to emphasize Amsterdam’s grandeur and important historical position in the world. Looking at the area from the steps of the Rijksmuseum, it’s hard not to be impressed.

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Near the pond – which was built in front of Rijksmuseum in 1999 and in winter serves as a skating rink – we find the now world-famous 'IAmsterdam' letters. This invention of the prestigious advertising agency KesselsKramer, was originally planned as a temporary marketing stunt. The landmark, which was erected in 2004, has become an integral part of the urban landscape of Amsterdam; the 2-metre-high letters are among the most portrayed highlights in town. Since the development in the late nineteenth century, Museumplein has undergone a series of small adjustments and face-determining metamorphoses. In the 1980s, city planners intended to build an underground railway station at Museumplein. When that plan turned out to be very costly, the architects settled for a ‘basement’ of car parks. Finally, in 1999, the Swedish-Danish landscape architect Sven Ingmar Andersson overhauled the square giving it its striking purple benches and lampposts arranged along angular paths. The designer is also responsible for the sloped grass field on top Albert Heijn

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supermarket which provides a good view of the entire square. Museumplein now provides space to escape from everyday life but the area also stages major musical events and festivals such as the annual King's Day celebration in Amsterdam. During major sporting events, like the World Cup finals in 2010, the square fills with tens of thousands of visitors.

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in the Netherlands. It leads visitors through four centuries of the cultural heritage of the Low Countries; it also houses a significant collection of contemporary and Oriental art. The building, designed by Pierre Cuypers, looks like a palace or even a monastery – allegedly conservative Calvinist King William III refused to do the opening of the museum because he found it 'too Catholic'. Besides the many paintings – of Dutch masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Van Hals, Albert Cuyp, Johannes Vermeer and Ferdinand Bol – historic sculptures and installations, the baroque library and the Grand Hall with nationalistic paintings on the wall deserve our attention. As well as the garden of the art institution, which serves as a temporary exhibition area of modern sculptures. Next to the Rijksmuseum we find restaurant Rijks – a great place for lunch or dinner, where classic elements are brought together with modern Dutch cuisine. We stop for a grilled skewer of celeriac and a traditional dessert of rijstebrij (rice porridge). On the right, seen from the old city, we pass the modern museum complex of the Van Goghmuseum. This is one of the most popular cultural destinations in the city with an impressive collection of paintings, letters and sketches by the famous nineteenth-century painter Vincent van Gogh. Next to the Van Goghmuseum is the Stedelijk Museum. Offering an eclectic mix of old and new, this museum is most recognizable for its giant, white bathtub-shaped building. The Stedelijk Museum (founded by notables in 1874 and renovated in 2012) is an absolute must-see for contemporary art lovers; we are treated to many contemporary paintings, absurd constellations and video art shown in various projection rooms.

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Opposite the Rijksmuseum, on the south side of the square, is Het Concertgebouw. This is the home of the internationally renowned Concertgebouw Orchestra and supposedly it has the best acoustics in the world. We enter the Dutch Classical-style building through the modern construction on the eastern side. Good to know if are you not able to afford a front row ticket (which costs over 100 euro, depending on the performance): the orchestra’s practice sessions on Wednesday afternoons are free.

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Parallel between Vondelpark and Museumplein runs P.C. Hooftstraat. Once established as a residential area for the servants of the rich families in the area, it is now the most famous upmarket shopping street in the Netherlands. The shopping area previously had its own society program on television and is the subject of many glamour and fashion magazines. In the narrow little houses of 'the P.C.', we find not only some well-known Dutch companies (including the famous tailor Oger), but also many international fashion houses and jewellers. Please look out for socalled 'P.C. Hoofttractoren' (P.C. Hooft tractors) – posh sports cars and SUVs of Dutch and international shoppers. Halfway down P.C. Hooftstraat, we enter Van Baerlestraat, which is equally chic but less flashy. At the corner of Museumplein we see the castle-like Conservatorium Hotel, formerly the city music school and headquarters of the Dutch post. The road runs through Vondelpark and into busy Overtoom in the west of the city. We not only pass many attractive fashion and interior design stores, but also some appealing restaurants, including a freshly decorated establishment known as The Fish Bar. Hobbemastraat, to the east of Museumplein, is quiet but worth the visit. It takes you past the city pool Zuiderbad (ask the lady behind the counter if you can see the early twentieth-century wooden interior of the swimming pool) and a number of little art dealers.

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We walk back through Museumplein to Stadhouderskade and arrive – after a few bends – at Vondelpark. Founded by wealthy inhabitants of the newly-designed Old South at the end of the nineteenth century, Vondelpark has become the favourite playground of Amsterdam.

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Especially in the summer, hundreds of thousands of people gather in this city garden with an English landscape style, to rest in a sheltered spot, to enjoy sun and nature, or to drink and barbeque with friends. In the morning, the big roads in the park are filled with runners doing a socalled rondje (a lap through Vondelpark of approximately 3 kilometres). We enter the park through the impressive entrance near Leidseplein. After a few hundred meters through a narrow passage, on the right, just past the viaduct, we find one of the most beautiful buildings in the green zone: the Italian Renaissance style Vondelparkpaviljoen. The impressive building was built as an exhibition space and resting place for visitors to a racecourse that used to be nearby. After having served as a film museum (which moved to the modernist Eye building in the north of Amsterdam) for the last three decades, the establishment is now home to an attractive bar and restaurant: Vondelpark3. Continuing our tour, we pass the immense image of Dutch seventeenth-century writer and namesake of the park Joost van den Vondel. Originally, Vondelpark was called Het Nieuwe Park (The New Park) when it opened; this statue was erected a few years later. We cross the little bridge on the left and arrive at Het Blauwe Theehuis, a monument from 1937 with a large terrace and balcony. The concrete, glass and steel modernist building is one of the most popular bars in the park; especially in nice weather, the place is popular with runners, local residents and tourists alike. Right across the bar you will find a romantic music chapel, encircled by water. The building is seldom used for performances, but still offers a nice sight for passers-by. Those who want to enjoy music and theatre in the green area should go to the nearby concrete Openluchttheater. In the summer, the arena (built in 1974) hosts dance performances every Friday night, cabaret on Saturday and a mix of classical

and modern musical acts on Sunday. Sporty visitors can continue to the two high-end tennis clubs in Vondelpark, down the road on the right: Festina and het Kattenlaantje (the Cat Lane). However, both clubs have a strict entrance policy and a waiting list of six years(!); a game on the upscale tennis courts therefore is out of the question for most people.

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The streets west of P.C. Hooftstraat, built along the Vondelpark, are among the most expensive in the Netherlands. The contemporary city palaces on these broad lanes were once home to wealthy Amsterdam merchants and prominent families. Though most of the spacious villas are now used as offices for banks, insurance companies and tax advisors, a walk through the area still provides insight into the city’s riches. The most beautiful buildings are to be found on Willemsparkweg (the former entrance to Willemspark – the current indentation of the Vondelpark), parallel to P.C. Hooftstaat and subsequent Koniginneweg. The quiet side streets, including the mundane Van Eeghenstraat (named after banking family Van Eeghen), provide for a place to unwind away from the many tourists in the surrounding areas. Halfway along Willemsparkweg we find Cornelis Schuytstraat or 'De Schuyt' for short, which like P.C. Hooftstraat is one of the most upscale shopping areas in town. In between our purchases at the many boutiques, we can settle down at Brasserie Van Dam, of the eponymous butcher family, for a sandwich and a glass of wine. Or we can enjoy the sunshine on the terrace of posh restaurant George, on the corner, or at the traditional tavern De Joffers, which is frequented by Dutch television stars and international celebrities alike. It’s a great place to rest from our tour through Oud Zuid.


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EXPLORE THE MUSEUM QUARTER AND UNCOVER A NEIGHBOURHOOD THAT’S HOME TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT ARTISTIC AND HISTORICAL TREASURES, CHIC DINING EXPERIENCES, MANY OF THE NETHERLANDS’ FANCIEST SHOPS AND ALSO ONE OF THE BEST-SOUNDING ORCHESTRAL CONCERT VENUES ON THE PLANET. Editor INEZ STERTEFELD Photographer NIELS STAVORINUS

If you want to explore the very best of Amsterdam’s cultural wealth, chances are you’ll be spending quite a lot of time in the plush part of town known as the Museum Quarter. Located just south of the centre, bordered by the Stadhouderskade to the north, the Hobbemakade and Reinier Vinkeleskade to the east, Vondelpark to the west and Emmastraat to the south. Unsurprisingly, the quarter’s name comes from the presence of the city’s three major museums on Museumplein, all of which have recently been refurbished, adding a layer of lustre to the area. In addition to the aforementioned Rijksmuseum, there’s the Stedelijk Museum of modern art and the Van Gogh Museum. Also overlooking Museumplein is the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam’s most important orchestral concert venue. The vast open space of Museumplein itself plays host to major events each year, from screenings of Dutch football matches to large concerts and events, plus a picturesque ice rink in the winter. While the IAmsterdam letters in front of the Rijksmueum have become the city’s most photographed attraction. The Museum Quarter is home to Amsterdam’s most famous shopping street: P.C. Hooftstraat, where you can find many of the world’s major fashion brands and boutiques. But serious shoppers should certainly also visit the adjacent Van Baerlestraat, Willemsparkweg and Hobbemastraat for stylish local brands, independent shops and boutiques. Amidst all the purchasing potential, there are plenty of delicacies to be found (in both daytime and evening), as well as some suitably swanky (and also down-to-earth) drinking establishments. One such example, the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience, has even become a tourist attraction in its own right.

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RIJKSMUSEUM

MUSEUMSTRAAT 1 | RIJKSMUSEUM.NL

The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums. Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide variety of artefacts that reflect more than 800 years of Dutch and global history, including jaw dropping paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and countless more Dutch greats. As well as being a national treasure in its own right, the Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collection features some of the most famous national treasures in the Netherlands, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’.

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VAN GOGH MUSEUM

PAULUS POTTERSTRAAT 7 | VANGOGHMUSEUM.NL

With over 1.9 million visitors in 2015, the Van Gogh Museum is the 2nd most visited museum in the Netherlands (Het Rijksmuseum welcomes over 2.4 million every year). And there’s a good reason for that. The museum has the largest Van Gogh collection in the world: 200 paintings, 400 drawings and 700 letters by Van Gogh and colleagues from the nineteenth and twentieth century.

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STEDELIJK MUSEUM MUSEUMPLEIN 10 | STEDELIJK.NL

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is a must see. It is the biggest museum of modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. Come and see iconic works by Appel, Chagall, Dumas, De Kooning, Koons, Malevich, Matisse, Mondriaan, Picasso, Rietveld, Warhol and many others. Now on view Living in the Amsterdam School (until August 28) Dutch design avant la lettre: a large exhibition showing the expressionist furniture and interiors of the Amsterdam School.

HET CONCERTGEBOUW

CONCERTGEBOUWPLEIN 10 | CONCERTGEBOUW.NL

World famous because of its highly regarded acoustics, Queen Beatrix bestowed the royal title ‘Koninklijk’ upon the building on occasion of its 125th anniversary in April 2013.The Royal Concertgebouw is considered one of the finest concerts halls in the world. The grand classical building, a masterpiece of Dutch nineteenthcentury architecture, is home to the Royal Orchestra, which is the best of its kind – topping numerous rankings worldwide.

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The Museumplein is the public space where the three major museums – the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum – and the concert hall Concertgebouw have their entrances. It is also the centre point of the district Oud Zuid (Old South) where all the shopping streets such as PC Hooftstraat, Hobbemastraat, Willemsparkweg and Van Baerlestraat come together. In the heart of the square there is a pond where kids swim in the summer and ice skate in the winter. The space is also used for (mass) events such as festivals, celebrations, and demonstrations. Located at the back of the Rijksmuseum on Museumplein, the large I amsterdam letters are a much sought-after photo opportunity. Visitors photograph themselves, in, around and on top of the slogan, and it always manages to inspire the novice photographer.

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HOUSE OF BOLS

PAULUS POTTERSTRAAT 14 | HOUSEOFBOLS.COM

The House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience on Amsterdam’s Museumplein is an unforgettable adventure in the glamorous world of cocktails, liqueurs and genever. House of Bols offers visitors a truly unique cocktail experience. At the venue, which is close to Museumsplein, you can learn everything there is to know about making cocktails and bartending. You also learn the past and present story of distillery founder Lucas Bols. Visitors get to explore all of their senses with various exhibitions, including personal taste and smell challenges, drink samples and explosions of colour in the Hall of Taste. Admission also includes a cocktail of your choice.

DIAMOND MUSEUM PAULUS POTTERSTRAAT 8 DIAMANTMUSEUMAMSTERDAM.NL

Did you know Amsterdam’s history of diamond cutting goes all the way back to the early 1600s? The Diamond Museum, located on Museum Square, teaches you all you need to know about diamonds. From the formation of diamonds (which takes several billion years) to the polishing of the precious stones. See actual diamond cutters and goldsmiths turning diamonds into the most beautiful jewellery. The museum offers a permanent exhibition ‘Brilliant Beauties’ and a temporary show devoted to the crown, the symbol of royal power and worldly glory.

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MOCO MUSEUM / BANKSY HONTHORSTSTRAAT 2 / MUSEUMPLEIN MOCOMUSEUM.COM

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 artist are on display. One of the main attractions is the 3 x 4 meter “Beanfield” from Banksy. Both their work challenges the mainstream culture and makes you question the known rules of society. MOCO Museum is an initiative from Lionel and Kim Logchies. With more than eighteen years of experience and a broad art-network they are able to display various international art pieces from private collections. At the museum giftshop you can buy artdvd’s, souvenirs, small art pieces and posters. Besides that, MOCO Museum can also inform you about purchasing originals and prints at LionelGallery. (Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 64), a stone throw away in the Spiegelkwartier.

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GASSAN BOUTIQUE

P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 84 | GASSAN.COM

The Gassan Boutique is situated on one of the most prestigious shopping streets in the city, Pieter Cornelis Hoofdstraat, and it is celebrating its one year anniversary at this location. The jeweler is best known for its own collection including the patented cut Gassan 21, but it also sells exquisite jewelry from leading designers such as Al Coro, Carrera y Carrera, De Grisogono, Leo Pizzo, Schaffrath and Utopia. The store has international allure combined with the intimate ambiance that suits a family-owned business. Besides jewelry, they also sell luxury watches of high-class brands like Audemars Piguet, Longines, Bucherer, Richard Mille, Rado and Vacheron Constantin.

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During the anniversary celebrations, the city is also celebrating the recently renovated Pieter Cornelis Hoofdstraat. The exclusive shopping street is now greener and has broader sidewalks and more benches for people to rest on. The shopping street is part of the Museum Quarter, the area right around Museum Square. This square kilometer of fashion, design, art, jewelry, watches and culture, is brought together by world-renowned institutions such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the concert building. With so much to offer, the Museum Quarter is one of the best places to spend some time in the city.


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TOURBILLON BOUTIQUE P.C. HOOFSTRAAT 72 | TOURBILLON.COM

Enjoy a wide selection and expert advice as you browse the very latest creations from the Swatch Group - Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Omega, Swatch- at your leisure. Toubillon Boutique is the only distributor of some of these brands in the Netherlands and you will be shown an unique selection of very rare timepieces. * Exclusive OMEGA Timekeeping exhibition available in Tourbillon Boutique until end of July. The exhibition features timekeeping instruments, from the private OMEGA Museum in Switzerland.

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JAEGER LECOULTRE BOUTIQUE

PIETER CORNELISZ HOOFTSTRAAT 102 | JAEGER-LECOULTRE.COM

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.

COSTER DIAMONDS

PAULUS POTTERSTRAAT 2 | COSTERDIAMONDS.COM

Learn all about the cutting and polishing of diamonds from the artisans of this 175-yearold diamond factory – the oldest of its kind in the Netherlands. Located in four beautiful monumental buildings between the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum on Museumplein. Coster has over 20 characteristic rooms in which to show you its impressive collection of both loose and set diamonds. That’s perfect! No. Brilliant! Coster’s extensive watch section includes famous brands like Piaget, Chopard, Longines, Montblanc and Tag Heuer.

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MIDTOWN GRILL

STADHOUDERSKADE 12 | +31 20 607 55 55 | MIDTOWNGRILL.NL

Inspired by the tradition of the quintessential American steakhouses Midtown Grill is serving up the finest USDA certified steaks. The emphasis is on pureness, fresh ingredients and quality. All senses are stimulated here, by the vibrant environment as well as the open kitchen, great steaks and personal service. See you at Midtown!

RESTAURANT STEDELIJK

MUSEUMPLEIN 10 | +31 20 573 26 51 | RESTAURANTSTEDELIJK.NL

Restaurant Stedelijk is located in the sophisticated museum district. Inside as well as outside you’ll be embraced by the dynamic atmosphere. The extensive menu includes a large variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, many drinks & bites and Fish Market specialties. The kitchen comes with the seasons as much as possible and uses seasonal, sustainable and organic products wherever possible. The wine bar offers a large range of wines by the glass. Juices and smoothies are prepared à la minute. The terrace of Restaurant Stedelijk is a lovely place to view all the ins and outs of one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful quarters and enjoy the sun any time of the day.

SOREL’S BAR

STADHOUDERSKADE 12 | +31 20 607 55 55 | SORELS.NL

At Sorel’s Bar we are masters of our craft; we offer you the best sandwiches, burgers & local delights with a “bourbonized” twist. Sorel’s is the ideal destination to meet, work, socialize and unwind! Discover the “go to” Bourbon bar in the Amsterdam City Centre known for their local partnerships and activities.

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VONDELPARK3

VONDELPARK 3 | +31 20 639 25 89 | VONDELPARK3.NL

In the heart of Amsterdam’s most famous park you will find Vondelpark3, the restaurant in a beautiful listed building. It’s open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the cozy restaurant (or on the beautiful terrace during summer). Whether you come along for a cup of coffee and a good conversation, a salad after your daily run through the Vondelpark or for a dinner with a client: Vondelpark3 is open for you.

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.

MOMO

HOBBEMASTRAAT 1 | +31 20 671 74 74 | MOMO-AMSTERDAM.COM

MOMO offers a unique Asian dining experience and a spectacular bar. The open kitchen provides guests with a great view of all delicacies being prepared: Asian-oriented dishes, ceviches and tiraditos (Peruvianinspired appetizers marinated in lime and lemon juice), perfectly prepared sushi, sashimi and sushi rolls, seafood dishes like Chilean sea bass, black cod and Alaskan king crab and a variety of meat: lamb, duck and seared Wagyu beef. As part of the experience, guests share most of the servings.

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DAVIDOFF OF GENEVA SINCE 1911 VAN BAERLESTRAAT 80A | DAVIDOFF.COM

Davidoff promises you the so-called ‘time beautifully filled’, a culture of its own that revolves around taking the time to perceive the world with all of one’s senses in order to experience the fine nuances of pleasure. Visit Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 Amsterdam to enjoy the craftsmanship behind and the dedication put into cigars. The store recently moved (from number 84 on Van Baerlestraat to the neighboring building number 80A) and offers great humidors, ashtrays, lighters, cutters and cigar cases as well as an extensive collection of shaving accessories. And of course, the best cigars in town!

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CLAUDIA STRÄTER

PIETER CORNELISZ HOOFTSTRAAT 130 & BEETHOVENSTRAAT 9

Effortless chic. That is what you will discover in the authentic and in-detail finished collection of Claudia Sträter. The elegant style, superb fit and clean cut characterizes this brand of Dutch soil. Pure Dutch design it is. Fashion should underline the personality and provide sufficient leeway for individual interpretation. Claudia Sträter translates international fashion trends in a characteristic way to a clearly recognizable signature. Women wearing Claudia Sträter are self-conscious, active, dynamic and busy in their professional and private life. Quality and functionality are obvious for the customer. This season collection characteristics are strong silhouettes, rich fabrics and versatile fashion themes. Be inspired by the tight cut suits, perfectly fitting dresses and classy tops. Welcome to Claudia Sträter! CLAUDIASTRATER.COM

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PAUW WOMEN VAN BAERLESTRAAT 48 & 72

Of the 28 self-owned stores in the Netherlands, Pauw has two multi brand stores on the van Baerlestraat in Amsterdam. Characterized accoring to the style of the city, only the finest labels in luxury fashion are being offered here. Next tot he independently designed private label Pauw Amsterdam other exclusive labels such as Dries van Noten, Marni, Aspesi, Loro Piana and Vince are available. Pauw is constantly evolving, keen to preserve the uniqueness and luxury of the collections and known for the personalized attention to its customers. PAUW.COM

PAUW MEN

PAUW LUXURY DENIM | VAN BAERLESTRAAT 66 PAUW LUXURY TAILORING | VAN BAERLESTRAAT 88-90

Pauw has two menstores 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 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. You can always expect highly personalized service and great attention in all the Pauw stores when you are looking for an outfit to make an impeccably dressed appearance at your workplace or special occasion. PAUW.COM

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OGER

PIETER CORNELISZ HOOFTSTRAAT 75-81 | OGER.NL

Oger is a real family business. Founder of Oger Holding - Oger Lusink - opened his first menswear store in the Amsterdam P.C. Hooftstraat in 1989. Since then his business has grown to a company with seven stores and a corporate division. Oger develops and manufactures clothing collections in Italy. In addition they present menswear of Italian top brands in the Oger stores in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Antwerp. Brands like Attolini, Brioni, Caruso, Canali, Corneliani, Etro, Jacob Cohen, Loro Piana, Marinella, Moncler, Santoni, Woolrich and many more. At Oger you are at the right address for a stylish suit, a nice jacket and tight trousers. In addition to their formal collection they also offer you a wide selection of casual clothing and handmade jeans. Exclusive women's clothing is available at Oger Donna at the P.C.Hooftstraat 93. The franchise store Corneliani is located at P.C. Hooftstraat 70.

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ZEST FOR LIFE

VAN BAERLESTRAAT 45 | RAWFOODCAFEAMSTERDAM.COM

Stay healthy while travelling. Zest RAW food café offers a wide range of healthy, dairy-, gluten- and sugar-free delicacies. Here you can relax and enjoy a healthy way to get rid of the toxins in your body. Try the banana pancakes for breakfast, fresh juices, a smoothie or a delicious homemade pizza. Let your kids play in Zest’s backyard and treat them with the tasty sugar-free cakes. Zest is run by a professional and helpful team of food specialists.

GANT

VAN BAERLESTRAAT 86 | GANT.COM

Since 1995 GANT is located right at the heart of the Fashion and Museum Quarter of Amsterdam. This two-floored store, open 7 days a week, features the latest seasonal collections for both men and women. GANT first established itself as a shirtmaker brand. Throughout the years the company became the the original American lifestyle brand with European sophistication, offering premium clothing and accessories for men and women.

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RIVIÈRA MAISON

VAN BAERLESTRAAT 2 | RIVIERAMAISON.COM

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.

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KORT SHOES SINCE 1903

VAN BAERLESTRAAT 54 | KORTSHOES.NL

Š JEROEN SNIJDERS

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!" Open 7 days a week

OSKA SWING INTO SPRING

WILLEMSPARKWEG 71 & PRINSENSTRAAT 18

The Spring / Summer collections of OSKA and ISCHIKO contain the new and unexpected. Voluminous cotton, luxurious crepes and raw linen in soft and feminine colours finalize the season. The feminine ease of the ISCHIKO collection is close to the pulse of time and OSKA presents timeless elegance with wonderful materials. Dive into both worlds and enjoy new outfit ideas, inspiring colour ensembles and feelgood qualities. Be aware: the brand new Winter collection is already in shop! NL.OSKA.COM

EROS & SHIVA

VAN BAERLESTRAAT 43 | EROSHIVA.COM

The love for quality leather is deeply rooted in the family at Eros & Shiva. Father, mother, son and daughter have been making a big succes of selling high quality Italian shoes for over 10 years! Because they organize their own purchase, they can create a selective and beautiful collection where exclusivity and quality are of main importance but on the other hand, prices are keen. After having had a shop for 7 years, they are convinced that nowadays young people in the street determine what fashion is, so human contact and trying different neighborhoods are important.

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HOLLAND CASINO

MAX EUWEPLEIN 62 | HOLLANDCASINO.NL

Try your luck in Holland Casino Amsterdam! Holland Casino Amsterdam is located right in the centre of the Leidse square entertainment district. It offers the complete casino experience with slot machines, video machines, table games and bars & restaurants. To enter the casino you need a valid passport or ID and the dress code is stylish and well-groomed. The casino is open daily from 12.00 hrs. - 03.00 hrs. When you book a table in restaurant “The Brasserie”, you will have a perfect overview on the game tables. The restaurant is open daily from 5 pm – 2 am; so a perfect and special location for a late-night dinner! Holland Casino is the place to be for an exciting night out!

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MU S EU MPLE IN AMST ERDAM

EXHIBITION: LAUGH NOW

EXHIBITION: ROYAL


Summer FESTIVALS THE HOTTEST

Summer is festival season in Amsterdam. Take in live music, dance festivals, parades, theatre, open air cinema, art walks, food markets and soak up the al fresco fun.

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HOSTING IN EXCESS OF 300 FESTIVALS EVERY YEAR, AMSTERDAM’S FESTIVAL AGENDA SPANS ALL TASTES AND GENRES. NO MATTER THE TIME OF YEAR, THE RANGE OF FESTIVALS IS BROAD, POWERFUL AND DIVERSE, ATTRACTING BOTH DUTCH AND INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALGOERS. JULY 10 July and 7 August 14 till 17 July

16 July

SUNDAY MARKET

TREK FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

NUTELLA FESTIVAL

Westergasfabriek, sundaymarket.nl

Amstelpark 13, festival-trek.nl

Turbinestraat 12, festella.nl

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17 July 23 July till 7 August

Craft beer is on a rise, and you should definitely try some of the Dutch craft beers. At Sloten Beer festivial you will be introduced to the best craft beer made by passionate brewers from all over the country. Fill up your glass, try their amazing food and enjoy all of this with some live music.

The Neighbourfood market is a collection of food from all regions. From spicy salsa’s to African dishes and everything in between. It’s all made with as much local products as possible and is produced environmentally friendly. The market is the perfect place to try food, meet people and connect with other cultures.

The Sunday market has a mission to connect people, art and entrepreneurship in a creative environment. This market offers you a wide variety of products you can buy, from food to fashion and art and everything in between. It is the perfect place to stroll around on a slow Sunday.

Trek Food Truck festival is one of the biggest food truck festivals in the city. At the Amstelpark dozens of trucks will gather and serve up the best dishes. With live theatre, bands, DJ’s and other forms of live entertainment this festival creates the biggest open-air dinner experience you’ve ever been to.

Who doesn’t love Nutella? Nutella has been a real online-recipe-hit! New ways to eat Nutella are popping up from all over the place, the chocolate spread has become a world-wide addiction. Now all Nutella addicts should gather at the festival! They will serve over a 100 ways to enjoy the chocolate goodness.

NEIGHBOURFOOD MARKET

EUROPRIDE AMSTERDAM

Louwesweg 1, fb.com/slotenbierfest

Westergasfabriek, neighbourfood.nl

Geldershoofd 80, nolimitzo.nl

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This summer

This summer

This summer Amsterdam will give you a taste of the local (and not so local) cuisine during the “Amsterdam Kookt” festival. With live performances of Dutch artists, pop-up restaurants, food trucks, wine square, beer garden and photo booth fun this event is all about indulgence . The previous editions where all a success, so make sure you don’t miss this one!

Every year the most famous park in the city turns into an open air theatre. With concerts, plays, cabaret, dance and youth theatre this is one of the most versatile cultural events in the city. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be a performance in the park. Besides that there are summer markets and small festivals to complement the performances.

This summer the city zoo provides you with funfilled summer nights. The zoo will open longer and host special summer night events! Every Saturday afternoon from 3pm until sunset you can enjoy live music, special tours and workshops. Experience Artis in an unique way and celebrate the summer!

SLOTEN BIER FESTIVAL

WESTERGASFABRIEK LIVE

Westerpark, westergasfabriek.nl/live

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VONDELPARK OPENLUCHT THEATER

Vondelpark 5a, openluchttheater.nl

Gay Pride Amsterdam is one of the biggest prides. Now Amsterdam is hosting Euro Pride, and that will be even bigger. It all kicks off with the pride walk and Pink Saturday at the Dam Square. The last weekend will host the canal parade, various street parties and the pride closing party.

ARTIS SUMMERNIGHTS

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, artis.nl

This summer This summer

HORTUS FESTIVAL

LABORATORIUM – NEMO

Bosbaanweg 5, liveatamsterdamsebos.nl

Plantage Middenlaan 2a, hortusfestival.nl

Oosterdok 2, nemosciencemuseum.nl

This summer

This summer

This summer

The Concertgebouw is probably one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, and this summer they are hosting a very special event! Robeco SummerNights presents a summer of wonderful concerts, from classical to jazz and from chansons to film scores. Top musicians from the Netherlands and around the world bring you all your favorite classical pieces.

This summer Toomlers stage is going international! For the stand-up comedy festival the famous comedy club will host comedians from Amerika, Australia, Ireland and England. Start out your night In town at one of the shows and your you will be off to a great start!

The Pure Markt is fun for the whole family; a source of exceptional, artisan, Dutch and international produce, food and creativity. It is the perfect place to spend a dreary summer day. The market travels all over Amsterdam, so be sure to check out the website to see where they are this weekend.

LIVE AT AMSTERDAMSE BOS

Want to have relaxed summer night with great performances at a unique location? Than Live at the Amsterdamse bos is the event for you! “Live at” is a series of concerts of well-known artist at the beautiful open air theatre in the forest. This romantic and unique location will make it a night you will remember.

ROBECO SUMMER NIGHTS

Concertgebouwplein, concertgebouw.nl

The Hortus Festival is an event in which nature is celebrated through music. In the new world the sparkle of life was an integral part of the music. This year the festival revolves around forgotten American musicians who made music between 1850 and 1950. The intimate concerts are all inspired by nature and are as pleasant to watch as they are to hear.

COMEDYTRAIN SUMMER FESTIVAL

Breitnerstraat 2, comedytrain.nl

Put on that lab coat and be a scientist for a day! The Nemo science museum has various workshops all throughout summer. Take your kids with you and learn together how regular products can turn into thrilling science experiments. Combined with a day at the museum this is the perfect day out!

PURE MARKT

Various locations, puremarkt.nl

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AUGUST This summer

4 till 7 August 3 till 13 August

The Local Goods Market is held twice a month in Amsterdam. The market revolves all around locally produced products. You can find here anything from clothes and food to furniture. It is a perfect way to explore and to see all the kinds of craftsmanship the city has to offer. All markets have their own theme, so no LG Market is the same as the last one!

This summer Amsterdam will give you a taste of the local (and not so local) cuisine during the “Amsterdam Kookt” festival. With live performances of Dutch artists, pop-up restaurants, food trucks, wine square, beer garden and photo booth fun this event is all about indulgence . The previous editions where all a success, so make sure you don’t miss this one!

AMSTERDAM KOOKT

PLUK DE NACHT

De Hallen, localgoodsmarket.nl

NDSM Werf, amsterdamkookt.nl

Westerdoksdijk 705, plukdenacht.nl

LOCAL GOODS MARKET

This festival shows films that haven’t made it to the theaters –yet- and is for everyone to enjoy. Besides movies the festival features contemporary art, live music, parties, new media projects and good food and beverages. The festival is open for everyone and hopes to welcome you too on one of their legendary nights.

12 till 28 Augustus 14 till 23 August 19 August

PARADE

GRACHTENFESTIVAL

AMSTERDAM MAKER FESTIVAL

Martin Luther King Park, deparade.nl

Various locations, grachtenfestival.nl

Kattenburgerstraat 5, amsterdammakerfestival.nl

26 till 28 August

26 till 28 August

The Uitmarkt is a vibrant three-day celebration of the Netherlands' cultural scene! It is the largest annual festival in the country, officially launching the new cultural season. With that 350 performances there is something for everyone to enjoy. Besides that there is a book market and a cultural event for the youth.

For over 40- years the heartwarming history of the city district “de Jordaan” is celebrated with a threeday festival. A big part of the local culture is entwined with music, and that is exactly why music is a big part of the festival. During the three day event you can enjoy local music played by famous and upcoming artists. It is the perfect way to experience Amsterdam.

The Parade is one of the Netherlands most famous theater festivals and offers something for everyone to enjoy. Over a 100 different theatre, music, and dance performances will all come together in one place. Visitors will be able to enjoy cocktails, soul food, BBQ ‘s and much more on one of the many terraces.

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Grachtenfestival (“canal festival”) Amsterdam is an annual festival held at special locations around the city center. The festival is a display of upcoming and established classical artists. The festivals’ unique location makes world class artists accessible for everyone. The highlight of the festival is the Prinsengracht concert on the 20th of August.

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At maker festival it is all about creating. At the festival they bring together over 200 hackers, crafters, coders, DIY-ers and garden shed inventors. It’s show and tell, and everyone is invited! The main goal of the festival is to connect Makers with the public and with each other, to inspire and to showcase how much fun and useful the art of Making is.

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The mobile city guide helloams.nl highlights the very best that Amsterdam has to offer. The GPS function guides you to cultural activities restaurants, museums, attractions, bars, parks, shops, nightlife areas and vibrant neighborhoods. Check it out and discover what you can see and do.


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When in Amsterdam... the do’s and don’ts at Dutch dance festivals Editor FLORIS MÜLLER

In the summer, Amsterdam is all about festivals. From May to October, over 200 parties take place in the city and its surroundings. Join the Dutch and book a ticket for your favourite event. "Let the party begin!" yells my girlfriend – a 34-yearold banker from Amsterdam – through the crowd. She’s wearing a fancy shirt and cut-off jeans and has big, brightly coloured sunglasses in her blond hair. It's the beginning of May and the weather looks exceptionally nice at the NDSM festival area at the docks of ‘t IJ. The former industrial complex has been converted into an attractive party venue. Minutes ago, we crossed the water by ferry along with several hundreds of other happy festival-goers, greeted by a booming bass beat. "My agenda is fully packed with parties," she laughs. "It’s going to be a very long summer." As it turns out, there is indeed plenty of partying: from dark techno evenings in industrial halls to joyous dance festivals in the open air. According to the municipality, we can chose between over 60 large events per year. If you take smaller festivals into account and events held around the city, that number exceeds 200. PRICE Festivals are a typically Dutch phenomenon, the partygoers around me know. "Young people have less free time these days and therefore want to spend their few hours off having as much fun as they can. In bars and night clubs, the atmosphere is determined by just one DJ. At festivals, however, there are many stages with our favourite musicians, so entertainment is assured." Many hundreds of thousands of people in their twenties, thirties and forties (and even some colourfully dressed people in their fifties) show up at festivals like this one at NDSM. Tickets for the

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most popular festivals are often sold out in a few days; I surely wasn’t a minute too early booking mine two months ago online. Admission fees for festivals range from a few bucks for a small event to several hundred euros for a spot on the VIP stage at multi-day dance festivals. Most people take that high price for granted. "You get a lot in return," my girlfriend explains while purchasing 30 tokens for food and drinks, "75 euros for beer and water; that should be enough for now, right? Will you get some too?" VENUES Amsterdam has become the epicentre of dance festivals, according to the organizer of the NDSM party, because of the large number of great locations in the city. "We have a very diverse offering in venues: 'raw' complexes like ours and the silos of a former gas-processing company at Westergasterrein, but also green festival areas like the immense park landscape Spaarnwoude in the dunes between Amsterdam and Haarlem. That area can hold up to 100,000 people." We should not forget to mention that Amsterdam has in recent years become one of the most important cities worldwide in the dance industry. Many of the biggest DJs call Amsterdam their home – almost all major record labels and festival organizers (like ID&T and UDC) are headquartered in the city. "It’s always good to play for a home crowd," the NDSM employee explains. IMPORT AND EXPORT More and more foreigners are discovering the Dutch party scene. At the party in the north of Amsterdam, we pass German and French young people who have travelled all the way to the Netherlands to be able to enjoy an afternoon and evening among like-minded people. "First-timers are usually quite shocked;

Dutch parties are usually very well organized, with impressive decoration and a great line up." Minutes later we meet a group of Americans and Japanese. It turns out they have already experienced Dutch festivals, even before coming to the Netherlands. "Tokyo has already had several editions of the popular party Sensation," one of the foreigners says, "I’ve even heard about other such parties in Sidney, New York, Miami, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Cape Town." Dutch festivals have a name to uphold, it seems – mostly because of the strong logistic organization and good atmosphere. "Why did you travel across the world to Amsterdam if you are able to enjoy our parties at home?" my girlfriend asks. "As far as we are concerned," the tourist says, "nothing beats the original. Nothing beats Amsterdam." Clothing stick to the party theme or keep it cool with a smooth dance outfit. Bring a warm sweater or jacket for when it rains. And rest assured, it does rain in the summer in the Netherlands. Food and drinks at a festival you’ll spend an average of 50 to 60 euros per day on food and drinks; refreshments are often paid for with tokens that can be purchased with cash or bank card on the festival grounds. Bring some change for lockers and your ticket back home. Tickets Book tickets for a festival of your choice well in advance directly through the website of the party (or party organizer) or at one of the larger ticket agencies. Admission tickets offered elsewhere online are in some cases fake and heavily overpriced.


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AMSTERDAM IS FULL OF ADVENTURE, BUT DO YOU KNOW THE LATEST HOTSPOT FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? ESCAPE ROOMS! IN AN ESCAPE ROOM YOU CAN EXPERIENCE A THRILLING ADVENTURE THAT TESTS ALL OF YOUR SKILLS. GET LOCKED IN A ROOM, FIGURE OUT PUZZLES, FIND CLUES, AND SOLVE RIDDLES. ALL OF THIS MUST BE DONE WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT IN ORDER TO ESCAPE BEFORE YOUR ADVENTURE ENDS. ESCAPE ROOMS ARE A PERFECT WAY TO START AN AMAZING NIGHT IN THE CITY OR THE PERFECT GROUP ACTIVITY ON A RAINY DAY. SAVE A FANTASY WORLD, HACK SECURITY SYSTEMS, BREAK INTO VAULTS OR FIND ANSWERS TO ANCIENT MYSTERIES. EXPERIENCE ADVENTURES THAT YOU’VE ONLY SEEN IN MOVIES AND BECOME A HERO! EDITOR DANIËLLE TERTAAS

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XITROOM

In the heart of the city you will find Xitroom Escape game, the first escape room in the city, with three thrilling rooms. Welcome to the house of professor X’s. He is a crazy genius, and always very protective of his office. When he is out you take a peek inside, but while you are in the door locks shut! Will you be able to find a way out? And will you uncover what made the professor so secretive in the first place? PRINS HENDRIKKADE 135 XITROOM.COM +316 18 88 84 15

CLAUSTROPHOBIA

Imagine a place where dreams and games are brought to life. Become the hero of these adventures and choose your scenario: WakeUp! or Arcade Invasion. The two very different themes are equally challenging. Clever use of sensors, lighting and sound effects will have you completely immersed in their compelling stories. Enjoy exciting experiences full of unexpected twists, unique tasks and unusual riddles. In a world where everything is designed to make magic happen, this might be the challenge of a lifetime. FOELIESTRAAT 16 PHOBIA.NL +316 28 38 31 55

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ESCAPE THROUGH TIME In a secret, local laboratory, scientists made a major breakthrough: Time travel! They need a group of heroes who are ready for an exciting mission. Travel back in time (quite an impressive special effect) and meet up with the Dutch resistance. Find a hidden painting and return to the present without changing the past. This is one of the best escape rooms in the world; no other escape room combines theme, story, live actors, music and effects like they do. Escape Through Time can be played by 1-5 people who are never mixed with strangers. There is no question if you will escape. "Everyone completes the story and gets to the thrilling finale," explains Director Andrew Moskos. "You don't leave a great movie before the end, do you?" Escape Through Time is a product from the creative minds of Boom Chicago. UTRECHTSEDWARSSTRAAT 17 ESCAPETHROUGHTIME.NL +31 20 21 70 400

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ESCAPE WORLD

Escape world offers exciting adventures, sending you on quests through history, into the future or to a fantasy world. Go on six different missions that take place in nine different rooms. Choose a thrilling adventure destroying a dangerous virus, solving a murder case, hacking into the main server or escape from a crazy doctor. Don’t forget, it’s a race against the clock! Escape World is the biggest escape room experience in Europe. Do you think you have what it takes? VAN DIEMENSTRAAT 242 ESCAPEWORLD.NL + 31 20 37 03 982

TIME TRIP AMSTERDAM

A ticking time bomb in the middle of the jungle or a wizard locking everyone in the castle? No matter which one of the rooms you choose, your intelligence and nerves of steel will be tested. Solve puzzles, work together with your team and make sure that you free everyone before your 60 minutes are up. The rooms are designed with a lot of attention to detail, and every game is unique to ensure you’ll be part of something you’ve never seen before. LAURIERSTRAAT 88 TIMETRIPAMSTERDAM.COM +316 23 37 15 90

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LOGIC LOCKS This atmospheric room holds the prize of Best Escape Room NL 2016. Built by a psychologist, a poetess and a physicist, this adventure is a great thrill. It is the only room in Amsterdam that combines adventurous puzzles with a love story. The puzzles are original, the story is inspired. Your adventure takes you to the spacious 19th century study chamber of famous explorer Miss Lionheart. Take the short journey to Amsterdam West and return with shining eyes and veins pumping with adrenaline! Children love the game too, yet every team has to include one adult. FERDINAND HUYCKSTRAAT 28 LOGICLOCKS.COM +316 51 06 95 29

ESCAPE FACTORY Escape Factory is the newest escape experience in the city. With the option to play with up to 32 people, and the possibility to play in two different rooms this escape room gives a whole new dimension to group activities. Race your friends in the other room, immerse yourself in a world where cowboys are real, help your wrongfully imprisoned friend or go behind enemy lines to stop a missile strike and experience the latest escape room technology. Do you have what it takes? GEDEMPT HAMERKANAAL 267 ESCAPEFACTORY.NL +31 20 20 50 970

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THINGS TO DO "Escape Rooms are an increasingly popular activity in Amsterdam. Great for groups, these real-life adventure games see participants locked in a room from which they must escape by solving a series of puzzles.” - IAMSTERDAM.COM

ROOM ESCAPE AMSTERDAM Get ready to be sucked in to a real life adventure, and a race against time. At room escape Amsterdam you can combine multiple rooms for an unique group experience. But even on their own The Weapon Room, The Vault, Quarantine and Morte Frio are thrilling adventures. Escape crazy scientists, break out of a vault, prevent a terrorist attack and stop the Guerilla-Kartell before they stop you. No matter what adventure you decide to go on, it will be an experience you’ll never forget. JORIS VAN DEN BERGHWEG 101 ROOMESCAPEAMSTERDAM.NL +31 20 33 75 035

LOCKED AMSTERDAM

It is your task to solve the mystery surrounding the k-129 submarine which disappeared 20 years ago. It was last seen in the North Pacific Ocean and has a dangerous nuclear load on board. It’s crucial for this submarine to be located before it falls into the wrong hands. Your adventure starts in the abandoned office of the journalist Hugo Laanen. The journalist himself has disappeared but luckily his research is still in the room…

NIEUWE HEMWEG 8 LOCKEDAMSTERDAM.NL +31 20 26 15 386

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Dam Square Souvenirs is the place for top-quality dutch souvenirs and gifts.

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WELCOME TO AMSTERDAM CENTRAAL

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Amsterdam’s Centraal Station has been an icon of the city for 127 years. The monumental building was designed by Pierre Cuypers (1827–1921), who was also responsible for the design of the Rijksmuseum. In 1889 the first train arrived in Amsterdam. The station has grown along with the times. Nowadays it is not just the monumental and distinctive station building that extends toward the Damrak that makes the station so special; the side of the station along the IJ waterway has also become an icon of the city.

make this possible. Upscale shops offer gifts, fashion, perfume, Amsterdam souvenirs, cosmetics and the best coffee, tea and chocolate. You can find it all in Amsterdam Centraal. These luxurious stores are mainly found in the IJ-passage: here you walk from the city-center side of the station toward the IJ without entering the transportation area. It’s a charming place to pass the time before your train leaves and still get a bit of shopping done.

DUTCH KNOW-HOW The IJ side of the station, besides being a great meeting place, is also an infrastructural masterpiece. At least four layers of ‘infrastructure’ are stacked on top of each other. On the top level is the bus station, under which are the stores and restaurants with a fantastic view of the IJ. Underneath these is a roadway with cars moving from east to west. And finally, below that, a new metro line is opening in 2017 to transport people north and south.

FOOD In addition to offering a wide range of ‘to-go’ options, the station also has a variety of lovely places where you can relax and enjoy your meal. In fact, here you can even make a culinary trip around the world. Thus you can choose to have an exquisite (but very reasonably priced) lunch or dinner at the monumental and beautiful 1e Klas or grab a bite at Starbucks (which is situated in the original waiting rooms of the station). Or you can head to the super-modern IJ-hal with a magnificent view over the IJ. Here you’ll find, among others, restaurant chains such as Burgerij (beautiful hamburgers!), Wagamama (top-quality Asian fusion food!), Exki nature’s kitchen, Julia’s for great pasta, WuSH for delicious German cuisine and The Doner Company. Soon more very fine restaurants will be opening here.

SHOPPING Want to relax while waiting for your train? Or quickly find a beautiful, last-minute gift? The station offers numerous stores that

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GRAND CAFÉ RESTAURANT 1E KL AS

A hidden gem for the tourism and business sector. This surprising historic (1885) restaurant, dating from 1885 is 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! STATIONSPLEIN 15 (PLATFORM 2B) +31 20 625 01 31 – RESTAURANT1EKLAS.NL MONDAY - SUNDAY 08.30 AM - 11.00 PM

SIMON LÉVELT

For more than 15 years Simon Lévelt has been a well-known landmark in Central Station. Here they sell coffee beans and more than 180 varieties of tea of the highest quality, in addition to a varying selection of sweets and coffee- and tea-related products. Simon Lévelt believes in craftsmanship, a passion for the products, and taking care of people and the environment. STATIONSPLEIN 39F – SIMONLEVELT.NL

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CHEESE & MORE BY HENRI WILLIG

The Cheese & More by Henri Willig shops can be found across the historical city centre 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 MONDAY - SUNDAY 08.00 AM - 10.00 PM

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

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I amsterdam Store

The best that Amsterdam has to offer. If Amsterdam would be a Store, this is what it should look like. Everything here is pure Amsterdam, from the furniture crafted of Amsterdam elm wood to the table made from canal house beams and even the use of typical canal house colours. You will find genuine Amsterdam products here, like Kesbeke pickles and Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate bar, including monthly changing pop-up products. And every day we provide you with the best cultural tips and unmissable events in Amsterdam. IJ-HAL IAMSTERDAM.COM/EN/I-AMSTERDAM-STORE

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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A hidden gem for the tourism and business sector. This surprising historic (1885) restaurant, dating from 1885 is 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 to 11.00 pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner Special offer 2=1, 3-course menu, for two persons for € 39,50 Look on page 126 for the menu *Please take a picture of this offer, it’s your voucher to enjoy our special 2=1 menu! Reservations: +31 (0)20 6250131 info@restaurant1eklas.nl www.restaurant1eklas.nl


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matter .of material is a store for contemporary design focusing on use of material, tradition in manufactory and high quality. Kerkstraat 163

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GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS PAINTING BY FRANCOISE NIELLY AT VILLA DEL ARTE

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cultural scene of Amsterdam - along with theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, design centers, and periodical events such as cultural festivals and art fairs. Especially the galleries in which seek to present the most recent and experimental in paintings, graphics, photography, new medias, are well represented in Amsterdam. Art has been the beating heart and soul of Amsterdam for centuries. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is fairly small but is matched by the feel of a much bigger town, meaning everything from top quality galleries to art supply shops are all within close proximity. Art lovers are spoiled for choice in Amsterdam. This gallery guide features art galleries representing a wide variety of artworks. Discover what’s new in the Dutch and international art scene.

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VILLA DEL ARTE GALLERY NIEUWE SPIEGELSTRAAT 38 | VILLADELARTE.COM This summer exclusively available at Villa del Arte Gallery: Francoise NIELLY’s limited edition Fine Art Prints on aluminum and original work. Villa del Arte Gallery is a treasure chest to be found amongst the galleries of the famous art-district Spiegelkwartier. The gallery stands out with top quality works of locally and internationally acclaimed artists, presenting contemporary art. Clients from abroad have their purchased art shipped to their door, insured and with the best care guaranteed. Represented artists in the Summer Group Show are: paintings by Francoise Nielly, Edo Kaaij, Frank E Hollywood, Joan Peris. Sculptures by Michael James Talbot, Johan Thunell. Photography by JeanFrancois Rauzier, Willy Rojas, Nick Veasey. Open 7 days a week.

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According to world-famous art critic Robert Hughes, Marc Chagall is ‘the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th century’. And he’s right. The early modernist is associated with many artistic styles, creating works in virtually every artistic spectrum. Galerie Wuyt has the largest collection of original etchings, woodblocks and stone-lithographs. Browse through the work of Chagall to find a unique souvenir or valuable original work. The Gallery houses over a thousand pieces of art. A treasure for  everyone who loves the FrenchRussian artist.

Amongst the many galeries in Amsterdam Urban Art House has it’s own personal style and signature. Urban Art House is a gallery store that explores the intersections of art, design and fashion. Focusing on the young, urban city explorer and art lover the gallery store offers a wide variety of upcoming artists like Ole Ahlberg, James Chiew and Sander Schoonenberg. The gallery opened in 2014 in the city center, nearby the flower market, and has a loyal client base from all over the world. Customers that are willing to push the boundaries a bit end up at Urban Art House purchasing a much talked about art piece.

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GALLERY RON MANDOS PRINSENGRACHT 282 | RONMANDOS.NL Founded in 1999, the last decade has seen Galerie Ron Mandos develop an ever more ambitious exposition program at its spacious location in the Amsterdam gallery district. It has forged close relations with internationally renowned artists such as Hans Op de Beeck, Isaac Julien and Jacco Olivier and has been keen to draw in emerging international names such as Anthony Goicolea, Daniel Arsham and Levi van Veluw to its program. Ron Mandos´ policy is directed towards presenting actual developments in contemporary art. It seeks to give a platform to those works where the complex interrelations of artist, artwork and everyday experience are played out and where new and dynamic ways of representation are continually sought so as to shed light on the unexpected and previously hidden aspects of everyday experience. The gallery participates international art fairs amongst others The Armory Show, New York; Art Brussels and Untitled, Miami.

CLOUD GALLERY

PRINSENGRACHT 276 | CLOUDAMSTERDAM.COM Since May 2014, Cloud Gallery is an exhibition space for contemporary art and specialty coffee in the heart of the ‘Jordaan’. Showcasing young and established, Dutch and International artists. Exhibitions at Cloud change every four to eight weeks and can be enjoyed with a cup of delicious single origin Brazilian fair-trade coffee in hand. Currently on Display; “InDeeper” by Angelica Tulimiero.

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July 15 - September 7 “InDeeper” – A solo exhibition by Angelica Tulimiero

Where does passion end and obsession begin? Angelica Tulimiero answers this question with tireless creativity: Passion ends and obsession begins in that same place where the creative body and the created object blur together. Constant engagement, meticulous motion, repetition, reaction, and change exist and occur between artist and artwork, also between individual objects. Ultimately, Tulimiero’s sculptures are not organic because of an idea, although these are present, but because neither the artist nor the artworks come to rest. A ceaseless current moves - through the mind, the studio, the gallery – and with it ideas go forward, each object cycling into the next and the artwork evolving, almost before one’s eyes.

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InDeeper is the newest iteration of Tulimiero’s art, and the new work is an advance: it is more colorful, more complex, and more hypnotic. The new work is also a reversal. Here the textures, patterns, nodes, nodules and tender buttons that are the artist’s signature retreat to the internal cavities of forms vulnerably opened to the investigative eye. The artist invites intimacy and meditation, invites the viewers gaze, and the line of sight becomes an axis between inner and outer worlds that mirror one another. InDeeper, infinite reflections, and in translation, Tulimiero is a mediator, channeling worlds and creating connections between substance and superstructure. And like all mediums, there is a certain, undeniable magic in Tulimiero’s work. – Anthony Stellaccio, IAC, ACC, AFS, AAM

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So ART GALLERY

NIEUWE SPIEGELSTRAAT 46 | SOART.NL 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.

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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.


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MOON AT A’DAM TOREN OVERHOEK SPLEIN 3 | RESTAURANTMOON.NL

For a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience head to A’DAM Toren’s fine dining restaurant Moon. First of all, this beautifully designed place is situated on the 19th floor and offers an unbeatable view over the city. Secondly, the restaurant rotates slowly while you eat, so never a dull moment there. To top things off, renowned signature chef Jaimie van Heije created a mouthwatering set menu, which makes dining here an even more dazzling experience. Van Heije and chef de cuisine Tommy den Hartog specialise in classical dishes with a modern twist, using only carefully sourced local seasonal ingredients. DINNER MON. – SUN. 6.00 – 11.30 PM LUNCH MON. – SUN. 12.00 – 3.00 PM

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THE RED SUN

OLYMPIAPLEIN 176 | +31 20 470 75 21 | THEREDSUN.NL/AMS

Experience endless variations with our dishes from the Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine, which will excite all your senses. THE RED SUN offers a wide range of Special Sushi and Exclusive Signature Specials. We offer you an extensive selection of dishes with no distinction between starters and main courses. The chef will let you experience an optimal sensation of flavors that is divided in several courses. LUNCH: MON. – FRI. 12.00 – 2.30 PM | DINNER: MON. – SUN. 6.00 – 10.30 PM

TAPZUID

MAASSTRAAT 70 | +31 20 205 20 02 | TAPZUID.AMSTERDAM

The local craft beer scene is alive and kicking at TapZuid, a Brooklyn style bar and restaurant that serves beers from all of Amsterdam’s 35 craft breweries. Since opening its doors in 2015 the bar quickly turned into a neighborhood hotspot, attracting both beer aficionados and trendy twenty-somethings. A New York Times favorite Whether you’re into craft brewing or looking for a non-touristy place to hang out and enjoy the excellent local cuisine, TapZuid will not disappoint. The generously sized homemade burgers and sun-soaked terrace make it a NYT favorite. SUN. – THU. 12.00 PM – 1.00 AM | FRI. – SAT. 12.00 PM – 3.00 AM

JAMIE OLIVER’S FIFTEEN

JOLLEMANHOF 9 | +31 020 509 50 15 | FIFTEEN.NL

Do you want to have a nice dinner at an exclusive location? Don’t look any further. Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is established in an old warehouse with great atmosphere and view over the IJ river.

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In Fifteen's kitchen you will find 15 motivated apprentices who have faced big challenges in their live. At Fifteen they get the chance to change their life forever. On our menu you will find local, sustainably produced ingredients of the highest quality. OPEN DAILY 5.30 PM – 12.00 AM

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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

SYRIANA

AKERSLUIS 8 | +31 (0)20 669 09 33 | SYRIANA.NL

Syriana is a restaurant serving Syrian-Lebanese cuisine, which is relatively unknown and amazes guests with its variety of delicious new flavors. The appetizer courses – called ‘mazas’ and similar to Spanish tapas – are very popular. Explore Lebanese cuisine in a fun way by ordering the all–you-can-eat option with a choice of up to 56 dishes. Or enjoy the unique Arab high-tea with lots of Syrian and Lebanese sweets & treats. Both the Lounge, with its 1001 Nights décor, and the Eden Room can be booked for private functions. Clients have several options with regard to menus, entertainment and themes. For after-dinner cocktails & shisha, please visit the Club Lounge Syriana Deluxe. All You Can Eat Lebanese € 19,95 p.p. SUN. – THU. 12.00 – 22.00 | FRI. – SAT. 12.00 – 22.30

DE BELHAMEL

BROUWERSGRACHT 60 | +31 20 622 10 95 | BELHAMEL.NL

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De Belhamel is located on the beautiful Brouwersgracht canal, which crosses the Herengracht canal. This unique spot is situated at the tranquil edge of the Jordaan quarter and offers a magnificent view of both canals. In the summertime the outdoor terrace overlooking the water is a lovely place to enjoy fine dining or lunch. Like the location, the interior is very special. Both the restaurant and the secluded bar exude a romantic early twentieth-century Parisian ambiance, featuring many authentic art nouveau details. LUNCH DAILY 12.00 – 16.00 PM DINNER SUN. – THU 6.00 – 10.00 PM | FRI. – SAT. 6.00 – 10.30 PM

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BRIDGES INSPIRED BY RON BLAAUW

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

Bridges is all about fish! From bouillabaisse to sea bass in salt crust, Chef de Cuisine Bobby Rust is always looking for creative ways to make classic traditional dishes perfect with a unique twist. The beautiful Garden Terrace, Amsterdam’s best kept secrets, is an oasis of peace and tranquility and the perfect location to savor culinary delights. In September 2015 the Garden Terrace was awarded as Amsterdam’s most cozy terrace. Guests can enjoy live jazz music here every Sunday afternoon in July and August. 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! TUE. – FRI. 12.00 PM – 10.30 PM | SAT. – SUN. 1.00 PM – 10.30 PM | MON. CLOSED

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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

CAU

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

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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

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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. An after dinner drink ? - you can enjoy a choice of beautiful Grappas and other digestives. For gourmet lovers Bubbles & Wines is the best choice for a complete evening out. MON. – SAT. 3.30 PM – 1.00 AM | SUN. 2.00 PM – 9.00 PM

BAR JACKSON DUBOIS

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

While he continues his constant journey and explorations, worldtraveller Jackson Dubois found his new home in Amsterdam. From Wednesday until Sunday, Bar Jackson Dubois will share the special memories of a worldexplorer at the Spui. When the hands of the clock are superposed, Caffe Esprit transfers into a stylish bar and terrace with remarkable champagnes, specialty beers, the unique hoptails and grapetails, and street food dishes. 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. – THU. 6.00 PM – 1.00 AM | FRI. – SAT. 6.00 PM – 2.00 AM | SUN. 6.00 PM – 1.00 AM

SOTTO AUTHENTIC ITALIAN PIZZA IN AMSTERDAM

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AMSTELVEENSEWEG 89 & ROELOF HARTSTRAAT 27 | SOTTOPIZZA.NL Oh boy, do you love Italian food? Then SOTTO is the place to go. They are serious about their cuisine. The passionate owners learned the trade from the best Neapolitan’s pizza masters, and it shows. Their pizza has the authentic, crispy, leopard-spotted crust and is so tasty your first pizza here definitely won’t be your last. At SOTTO you can expect the real deal: unique Italian comfort food unlike that of any other restaurant in the Benelux. They serve tasty, fresh, wood-oven pizza Margherita, Verdura, Quattro Stagioni, Tonno and many more. La bella Italia is right here in Amsterdam. Bon appétit! OPEN DAILY 5.00 – 10.00 PM

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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 €29.95) to enjoy an unlimited number of dishes, drinks and pastries. Alcoholic beverages are available at a friendly price. On Sunday there is an extensive brunch package for €19.95. Children are warmly welcomed and will enjoy our kids’ corner, bake cookies or dinner at the child-sized kids’ buffet. The restaurant is right across from the RAI and easily accessible by public transport.

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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

DE ROODE LEEUW

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

OPEN DAILY 12.00 PM - 10.00 PM

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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!


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4-course Lobster menu; €43,50

FRESH LOBSTER AT LOOKS DINING

BINNEN BANTAMMERSTRAAT 5-7 | +31 20 320 0949 | RESTAURANTLOOKS.NL

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?

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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.

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.

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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. MON. – SAT. 6.00 PM – 1.00 AM


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Candlelight tour with Rederij P. Kooij

Our Candlelight canal cruise is an evening cruise including wine, cheese and salty biscuits. During this two hour cruise we’ll take you along the beautifully lit Amsterdam canals and bridges in a candle lit boat with background music. On your table you’ll find a selection of cheese and salty biscuits, red, white and rose wine (a bottle of each on the table). Mineral water and apple/orange juice are also available at no extra cost. A multilingual guide will inform you about the different sights along the way and answer any questions you might have. This cruise departs our Rokin jetty at 9PM every night during season (April – October).

Online tickets Adults:

€ 29,50

Child:

€ 14,75

(4 – 12 year)

To book your ticket: • Visit our office • Call us +31 (0)20-6233810 • Buy online www.rederijkooij.nl For bookings on the day please book before 8PM, boarding starts 8.30PM

Rokin opposite number 125, 1012 KK Amsterdam +31 (0)20-6233810 | info@rederijkooij.nl www.rederijkooij.nl


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BRASSERIE FLO, THE BEST OF PARIS IN AMSTERDAM Rembrandtplein was originally a butter and milk market but at the end of the 1800s it became a creative centre for art and artists. Its many theatres, clubs and famous cafés have attracted a varied mix of tourists and locals ever since. The Paris atmosphere has never been far away from this square going back to the heydays of ‘Café Milles Colonnes’ and ‘Revue-café Saint-Germain-desPrés’ in the last centuries. So it’s not a secret that Brasserie Flo continues this tradition of creating a small piece of Paris in the centre of Amsterdam’s theatre and nightlife area. As in any traditional French brasserie, the black brigade is fast and well organized, quickly and pleasantly attending to guests’ wishes. Amongst the charms of brasserie dining is making conversation with your neighbours or at least taking a peak at what they have ordered. French classics with paired wines do often loosen one’s tongue.

Traditional brasseries are famous for table preparations; here we each get to choose the spiciness of our steak tartar. It is served with a seasonal watercress salad. The Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Bourgogne just adds to the perfection of the rest. We then travel virtually down to the south of France for the bouillabaisse, filled with a delightful variety of in-season seafood and full of flavour, as it should be. The Viognier is again the best choice; wine pairing is what French cuisine is all about. Next is one of the chef’s signature dishes, veal chops with a morel sauce and potato mousseline. The taste is full-on richness but with a lighter, modern touch and the portion is perfect. We finish with the crêpes Suzette with the expected high flambé, reminding us that Paris is just around the corner.

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– CHEF AT BRASSERIE FLO Chef Rudolf Bos gladly joined Flo at its opening 10 years ago. He was recently honoured with the title ‘25 years Master Chef’ after an impressive star-chef career in Paris, Strasbourg, South Africa and the Netherlands. His love for Flo is all about the liberty of working with the best produce – somewhat mythical ingredients – and making them ‘the best of’. When the menu changes according to the culinary season, the whole team sits together to taste the new dishes. The enthusiasm and love for the trade is further reflected in the special and widely beloved Paris atmosphere.

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For the 10th anniversary of Flo, Amsterdam Chef Rudolf Bos will serve us some of his favourites, starting with a plateau de fruits de mer. The oysterman – l’écailler in French – who operates at the

entrance of the restaurant, has prepared for us a tasting of French and Dutch Zeeland oysters and some other ‘plateau classics’. Our perfect host for the evening, Alex, serves us an excellently paired Chablis wine, for nostalgia at its best.

BRASSERIE FLO

AMSTELSTRAAT 9 | +31 20 890 47 57 FLOAMSTERDAM.NL

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SCOSSA, A LITTLE TASTE OF ITALY ENRICO LUISE – CHEF AT SCOSSA

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Italians are known to be travellers and chef Enrico Luise, who is from Verona, has an impressive list of countries and restaurants under his belt. Like many Italians, his love for food comes from his grandparents and he got his skills from, amongst others, the famous TV chef Antonio Carluccio. Luise worked in Ibiza (“in the good times”), was Italian head chef on Cunard cruises, and spent a few years in India. He loves the Bahamas and French Polynesia and he is now getting a taste of Amsterdam. We truly hope he will stay for a while so we can have a second taste of his Italian roots.

Close to Central Station, in the quiet ‘Kattengat’ alley in between two busy streets, you will find a place brimming with the flavors of the sunny regions of Italy. In a cool and casual international ambiance – either inside or on the charming terrace under the trees with views of the famous domed church and traditional houses – you can enjoy a variety of Italy’s finest classics. When entering the restaurant the vibrant open kitchen immediately welcomes you, and you inhale the pleasant scent of freshmade Italian delicacies. Scossa means ‘shock’ in Italian and although Italians are very particular about their food traditions, experienced food & beverage manager Francesco Cinque explains to us that it is all about offering a friendly, knowledgeable and uncomplicated experience of the varied regions of his beautiful country. With a soft and tasty homemade focaccia, we explore the wine list boasting Italian classics like Montepulciano, Valpolicella and Pinot Grigio.

RESTAURANT SCOSSA

KATTENGAT 1 | +31(0)20 551 2000 SCOSSA-RESTAURANT.NL

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Our first journey is to the coast; sandy beaches and sunny days are brought to mind with the crispy seafood platter of

prawns, whitebait and squid. We leave the mayonnaise aside as a squeeze of lemon juice is enough. The Liguria-style octopus carpaccio looks like a beautiful painting and tastes just as amazing. This is delightful, nofuss food with only a couple of ingredients. The next dish we share, for example, is the freshest burrata cheese served with tasty, oven-roasted tomatoes, rucola and the best olive oil. We need some starch with our wine and what better than the risotto Luganeca with the original sausage, zucchini and Parmesan. Chef Enrico Luise tells us that he uses the Vialone nano rice with a very light stock, making it light and fluffy but full of flavor due to the rice’s absorbent quality. Risotto is an art form. The baba au rum from Napoli – often associated with the French version, probably because of culinary exchanges of Italian and French royals in the 18th century – is light and not drowned in alcohol; the ingredients seem in perfect harmony. Next to this new experience of dolce we of course taste the chef’s tiramisu which, of course, is exquisite.


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Oosterdok 2 Oosterdok 2 1011 VX Amsterdam 1011 VX Amsterdam nemosciencemuseum.nl nemosciencemuseum.nl


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HOLY CHEESE HOLY CHEESE

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OUDE DOELENSTRAAT 6-8 | HOLY-CHEESE.NL

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, 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.

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DE GRISOGONO

AT GASSAN DIAMONDS

ROKIN 1-5, NIEUWE UILENBURGERSTRAAT 173-175, P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 84 | AWCO.NL The spectacular Haute Joaillerie collection of De Grisogono has been worn for years by international stars such as Sharon Stone, Eve Mendes, Kim Kardashian and Natalie Portman. Completely in the style of the Cannes Film Festival, the Gassan Boutique and Gassan Dam Square will be offering a platform to the exclusive collection of the Swiss watch and jewelry house. Until the 11 th of July 2016, the collection can be viewed at the Gassan Boutique on P.C. Hooftstraat and after that until September at the Gassan Dam Square, the largest jewelry store in the Netherlands.

AMSTERDAM WATCH COMPANY REESTRAAT 3 | AWCO.NL

G&G SPECIAL SIZES

PRINSENGRACHT 514 | GGSPECIALSIZES.COM 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.

Amsterdam Watch Company has been buying and selling rare and exclusive watches all over the world for the last ten 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.

G&G For Men: The specialist in big and tall men’s clothing. Tax free.

L’ÉTOILE DE SAINT HONORÉ

OUDE SPIEGELSTRAAT 1 | REESTRAAT 24 | HEILIGEWEG 9

ETOILE-LUXURYVINTAGE.COM

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The luxury vintage store L’Étoile de Saint Honoré sells a great collection of authentic and secondhand designer bags. Exclusive handbags, belts and wallets from Chanel, Gucci, Hermès, Prada and Celine that tell a unique story. L’Étoile de Saint Honoré in the Oude Spiegelstraat is a tribute to the uniqueness of these bags. The boutique is accessible to everyone around the world who shares a passion for luxury vintage bags, belts and wallets.


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JACOB LESMAN JACOB LESMAN – MAKER OF PRECIOUS SHOES

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NIEUWE SPIEGELSTRAAT 27 | JACOBLESMAN.COM

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.

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LA PURETÉ COFFEE

VIJZELSTRAAT 71 | LAPURETECOFFEE.COM

HENRI WILLIG

WARMOESSTRAAT 56 | WWW.HENRIWILLIG.COM In one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam you’ll find the Henri Willig Cheese store. Here you will find over 20 different flavors of Gouda cheese and the famous Dutch syrup waffles. In addition, this store also serves a wonderful breakfast, lunch, or coffee with a treat, while you enjoy the lovely view over the canals and the Damrak.

La Pureté is a bright and friendly coffee house located in the heart of Amsterdam, specialising in organic Arabica coffee beans imported from Vietnam. Sit back and enjoy coffee made from freshly roasted beans, traditional Vietnamese drip coffee or a wide selection of organic tea, with over 60 flavours to choose from. La Pureté also serves breakfast, lunch, homemade sandwiches and cakes, healthy smoothies and refreshing cold drinks. The interior is welcoming and light, with plenty of wood and modern design touches. And if it’s sunny, you can sit outside and soak up the hustle and bustle of central Amsterdam.

BETSY PALMER

ROKIN 15 | BETSYPALMER.COM 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.

D R I E S VA N N O T E N J U N YA WATA N A B E A . F.V A N D E V O R S T D I R K VA N S A E N E VERO N I Q U E L EROY ANN DEMEULEMEESTER PA U L H A R N D E N S H O E M A K E R S WA LT E R VA N B E I R E N D O N C K BERNHARD WILLHELM J .W. A N D E R S O N SARA L ANZI VETEMENTS LOEWE

Keizersgracht 359, 1016 EJ Amsterdam, www.van-ravenstein.nl. E-mail: info@van-ravenstein.nl & +31 (0)20 639 00 67

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KERKSTRAAT 169 | JOEMERINO.COM 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. 05/07/16 12:25

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BLUE BOAT EXCLUSIVE!

Kids Cruise Become a freshwater pirate during your adventure on the canals with our friends Harold the cat & Johhny the mouse. Available on every daytime departure Free with every childrens ticket, includes audio story (English), log & binoculars Ask your concierge for reservations or book online!

BLUEBOAT.NL

Departures: Stadhouderskade opposite Hard Rock Cafe & opposite Heineken Experience

Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas Amsterdam Central Station Platform 2B

A hidden gem for the tourism and business sector. This surprising historic (1885) restaurant, dating from 1885 is 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 to 11.00 pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner Special offer: 2=1 3 course menu for two people a39,50 • Carpaccio of beef tenderloin with pesto, Parmesan cheese and rucola • Mixed salad with Dutch shrimps and smoked salmon • Soup of the day or double strength beef stock • Fried codfish with scampi, beurre blanc sauce • Fried Beef tenderloin with pepper- or Stroganoff sauce • Vegetarian pasta with vegetables and truffle cream sauce • Lemon meringue pie • Tiramisu *Please take a picture of this offer, it’s your voucher to enjoy our special 2=1 menu!

Rokin 123 Amsterdam info@milldiamonds.com +31 (0)20-627 26 25

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Reservations: +31 (0)20 6250131 info@restaurant1eklas.nl www.restaurant1eklas.nl


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URBAN CACAO

HUIDENSTRAAT 30 | URBANCACAO.COM One of the best chocolate shops in Amsterdam is Urban Cacao. The treat of the 9 Streets shopping area. In the boutique you will find freshly made chocolate products, made from the finest quality cacao beans combined with natural ingredients. The delicious chocolate is traditionally produced in the Urban Cacao workshop under the inspired leadership of chocolatier, patissier and glacier Hans Mekking, they produce a varied assortment of patisserie. It is pure quality and dedication to responsible sourcing. Excite your senses and experience chocolate at its best. Besides chocolate, they also create macarons, ice cream and contemporary pastry work.

MATTER OF MATERIAL

KERKSTRAAT 163 | MATTEROFMATERIAL.COM

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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.

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The fifth floor is home to de Bijenkorf Kitchen, where you can enjoy a top quality meal. De Bijenkorf Kitchen – an upmarket cafeteria which offers a stylish, modern interior and a perfect city view. The Kitchen has several impressive cooking stations. You can enjoy sushi and oysters at the seafood stand, pizzas and pastas at the Italian counter and the best steaks at the grill. The Dam Café located on the first floor and the store’s bakery on the ground floor are the perfect places for coffee or a delightful chocolate truffle cake.

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You can have your new purchases altered while you shop, or relax in one of the restaurants or cafés. Therefore you can rest assured you will be leaving the store with clothes that fit you perfectly. You can also ask the staff to deliver your purchases to your hotel, eliminating any need to wander around Amsterdam burdened with heavy shopping bags. Besides that, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the whole department store. Rob Peetoom Hair and Beauty, located on the fifth floor, is your one-stop-shop for hair and beauty. Please contact the store if you would like an appointment at one of its salons.

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De Bijenkorf offers a variety of luxurious accessories and watches. You can find watches from the most prestigious brands on the ground floor, such as Rado, Swatch and Longines. Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci will be opening new and expanded shops. New, popular luxury brands such as Dior and Prada will be added to the collection. The shops will have a much more open character than they had in the past. Gucci will open with the newest shop concept from Alessandro Michele; Céline will have its own shop, a first in the Netherlands for this brand.

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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 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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