M A G A Z I N E SUMMER 2017
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Welcome to Amsterdam
1. Amsterdam has 6.800
16th, 17th and 18th century buildings.
10 things you need to know 2. Founded in 1838, Artis
3. There are more women
4. With 10 million visitors
5. 26% of all tourists
6.The IAMSTERDAM logo is
7. 78% of the Amsterdam people from 12 years and older owns at least 1 bike.
8. The highest temperature ever recorded in July was 32°C (90°F) with the coldest being 12°C (54°F).
9. The average high temperature for the summer months is 21°C (69°F) with an average low temperature of 13°C (55°F).
10. Amsterdam bags an average of 63mm of rainfall during the summer months.
is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, the oldest zoo in Europe, and the third oldest zoo in the world.
that spend the night in Amsterdam visit a coffeeshop.
than men in Amsterdam. There is especially a surplus of Dutch young women (between 20 and 25 years old). For every 100 men in this category, there are 145 women.
2 meters (6.5 feet) high and 24 meters (26 yards) long.
a year, Vondelpark is the most popular park not just in Amsterdam, but in all of the Netherlands.
like a local
If you’re looking for the ‘real’ Amsterdam and want to avoid the tourist traps, then look no further. Here are our top ten tips for dining from insider’s Amsterdam.
1 BLAUWE THEEHUIS Vondelpark 5 The best place to get a wine or beer on a sunny day in the Vondelpark. With 700 seats, this is the biggest terrace in Amsterdam.
2 PLLEK Tt. Neveritaweg 62 The most phenomenal view of he city. Built with old sea containers, Pllek’s main mission is to keep on surprising their customers. That goes for both their food and their events. Big shout out to the artificial ‘beach’.
3 HANNEKE’S BOOM Dijksgracht 4 This bar/restaurant is built and decorated with second hand items and looks a little bit like a beach bar. During summer, the place is packed with locals who come by boat.
4 SEA PALACE Oosterdokskade 8 The first floating restaurant in Europa. Since 1984 Sea Palace, with her characteristic Chinese pagoda-style architecture, is a landmark in the heart of Amsterdam. Enjoy the authentic Cantonese cuisine in an oriental ambiance. Try the Beijing duck, hot pot or seafood, like lobster.
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5 GREETJE Peperstraat 23 The perfect place to take your parents to, Greetje serves Dutch dishes that are as tasty as they are endearing. Think pot roasts, mustard soup, and deer pâté, as well as some fish and vegetarian dishes. It’s not cheap, but the service is excellent.
6 ORIENTAL CITY Oudezijds Voorburgwal 177-179 Oriental City is the top choice of anyone with a hankering for affordable dim sum. The chefs are straight from Hong Kong, and there are dozens of options to choose from. Go for the prawn dumplings or the steamed Chinese buns with roast pork.
7 WORLD OF FOOD Develstein 100-C Amsterdam’s largest and most spectacular dining venue with an area of 3,000 m2. In the old car park ‘Develstein’, a food court has been realized with a line up of over 25 enterprising taste makers with international street food dishes.
8 AL BÀCARO Vijzelstraat 97 Al Bàcaro is an Italian family owned and managed restaurant run by Vezio Furlani and his charming wife Veronica. Vezio with Venice pedigree and Gabriele are in charge of the kitchen, while Veronica will take care of the guests, in her delightful charming Italian way, to make them feel at home.
9 PIKOTEO Houtmankade 9 PIKOTEO is a tapas taberna to enjoy small bites and share with friends. Whether you sit at the round bar, in the industrial greenhouse, or at the chef’s table, PIKOTEO’s aim is to provoke interaction, dialogue and joy.
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The Blauwe Theehuis (‘Blue Tea House’), a 1937 Modernist pavilion in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam.
10 MIU Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 161 Located in Amsterdam centre you will find MIU. A stylish and modern restaurant where people come together to enjoy several Asian cuisines. There are endless variationable possibilities with an all you can eat concept.
VAN GOGH MUSEUM
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STEP INTO VAN GOGH’S WORLD.
Explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM Each year, the Van Gogh Museum welcomes many visitors from all over the globe. They travel to Amsterdam to discover the world’s largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh and to visit the fascinating temporary exhibitions. EXHIBITIONS This summer we are exploring Van Gogh’s admiration for wooded views and landscapes with a special exhibition: 7 July 2017 – 10 September 2017 Van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot: In the Forest OPENING HOURS The museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, Fridays until 10 pm. Please check our website for extended opening hours. This summer, the Van Gogh Museum is offering even more visitors the opportunity of enjoying the permanent collection, along with our summer exhibition Van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot: In the Forest. The extended opening hours start from 14th of July until 3rd of September: daily from 9am to 7pm, on Fridays until 10pm and on Saturday until 9pm. Book online. Skip the line. You can save time and skip the line by purchasing tickets in advance. Go to tickets.vangoghmuseum.com.
MUSEUM ACTIVITIES The Van Gogh Museum also organises a range of activities to help visitors delve deeper into Vincent van Gogh and the art of his time. Available in eleven languages, the multimedia guide offers the full museum experience. The museum also regularly organises lectures, guided tours, workshops and special evening openings. For more information, please visit: www.vangoghmuseum.com
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YOUR BEST HOUR IN AMSTERDAM
Enjoy your best hour in Amsterdam at the renewed House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience.
House of A visit to House of Bols, Cocktail & Genever Experience on the Museum Square in Amsterdam is a unique adventure and an unforgettable interactive experience of the glamorous world of cocktails, liqueurs, bartending and genever. Visitors find out all about Lucas Bols - the oldest distilled spirit brand in the world in Amsterdam since 1575 - with its liqueurs and genevers, that are mixed into a tasteful cocktail at the end of the tour. House of Bols takes its visitors on a spectacular multi sensory and unique journey through the ‘World of Cocktails’. In the ‘Art of Flavour’, ‘Hall of Taste’, Extraction Room’ and ‘Genever Room’ all senses will be stimulated, and visitors discover the secrets of all 42 Bols liqueurs and Bols Genevers. As winner of the Dutch Design Award for Best Exhibition & Experience, House of Bols is proving that heritage and history blend perfectly with innovation and contemporary design.
Bols CALM AND HAVE A COCKTAIL!
ADDRESS: Paulus Potterstraat 14 Website: www.houseofbols.com Minimum age: 18 years Price: € 16,- per ticket (cocktail and audio tour in 5 languages included) Opening hours: Sun-Thu 13.00-18.30; Fri-Sat 13.00-21.00 How to get there: tram 1, 2, 3, and 5 (exit ‘Rijksmuseum’)
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DUTCH WORDS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW
So you don’t speak Dutch at all? No problem! These are 10 Dutch words you seriously need to know. It’s guaranteed to get you a smile.
Dankjewel (dahnk-ye-vel) means ‘thank you’ and can be translated as ‘thank you indeed’. The formal version is ‘dank u wel’ (dahnkoo-vel). Use this local expression when you want to say ‘thanks’.
Pronounced ‘feets’, and it means ‘bike’. There are more than 881,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. That’s four times the number of cars. About 57% of Amsterdammers use their ‘fiets’ on a daily basis. Some estimate around 100,000 bicycles are stolen in Amsterdam each year.
2 HOE GAAT HET?
This means ‘how are you?’ and is pronounced ‘hu-haatet’. The usual reply is ‘goed’ and you may also add ‘en met jou?’ (Anne-met-yaw?) - that is ‘fine, thanks. how are you?’.
‘Doo-ee’ is the equivalent of ‘bye bye’. It has a very funny sound. Dutch people love to say it all the time, both to friends and strangers. It’s very informal, but you can use this word without shame.
Literally translated as ‘butter ham’ - it actually means ‘sandwich’ or ‘a slice of bread’. DOEI!
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This word can be roughly translated into tasty, except that it can be applied to almost anything, from having a nice body to a nice conversation. It means ‘really good’, or ‘comfortable’ or ‘like it’. When you’re eating something really delicious, wave your hand across your cheek and smile. Everyone understands that what you’re eating is incredibly tasty, or ‘lekker’. HOW TO SWEAR IN DUTCH 10 DIRTY WORDS Eikel - dick head Gelul - bullshit Hufter - asshole Klootzak - asshole Lik m’n reet - kiss my ass Klote - damn! Kutwijf - bitch Rot op - get lost Viezerik - dirtbag Lul - cock 14
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Translated literally al ‘war fries’. You will get french fries, served with peanut sauce, mayonnaise and finely diced raw onion.
Pretty much anything in Dutch is ‘mooi’, or ‘pretty’, ‘beautiful’ or ‘sweet’. The best translation is something like ‘pretty’, but it means more along the lines of ‘beautiful’. A town or a city can be ‘mooi’. A guy or a girl can be ‘mooi’. And - of course Amsterdam is ‘mooi’.
If a house is ‘gezellig’, it’s cozy and homelike, but an event can be ‘gezellig’, too. Chatting with your friends is also ‘gezellig’, as well as nestling up in front of the fireplace. But if someone is on their phone during dinner all the time, they are not being ‘gezellig’.
Meaning ‘umbrella’. Most propably one of the most used Dutch words. Does it rain a lot in Amsterdam? Yes! That’s why you need a ‘paraplu’ if you live in Amsterdam, or maybe two. And you have to learn to bicycle while holding an umbrella.
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‘huzarensalade’ This delicious salad is perfect as a summer meal, but also works great as a buffet dish.
INGREDIENTS ✔ 1 kg potatoes ✔ 6 large Kesbeke gherkins ✔ ½ cup carrots ✔ 2 large shallots ✔ 200 gram cooked beef or veal ✔ ½ cup frozen peas ✔ 8 tbsp mayonnaise ✔ 2 tbsp gherkin juice ✔ salt and pepper ✔ Garnishes of preference
INSTRUCTIONS Peel the potatoes. Quarter large ones, leave small ones whole. Place in a pan, cover with water, season with some salt. Boil and cook. Finely dice the gherkins, shallots (both 0,25 cm cubes), carrots and cooked meat (both 0,5 cm cubes). Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the carrot cubes, cook for 30 seconds, then add the frozen peas and cook another 15 seconds. Drain immediately and place in a bowl. Make the sauce by combining the mayonnaise and gherkin juice. Season strongly with salt and pepper. Slice the potatoes in cubes of 1 cm. Mix the potatoes, gherkins, carrots, shallots, peas, meat and sauce carefully. Dutch people like to eat this salad fridge-cold. Present and garnish in the way you like.
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Life is a Life is a beach, so enjoy the waves! Feel the sand between your toes without even leaving Amsterdam.
AMSTERDAM ROEST Jacob Bontiusplaats 1 A lazy hangout on a summer day with a sandy playground. Also a great place to spend a summer afternoon. It’s not only a beach bar: there are all kinds of activities like food and art markets, for example.
HET STENEN HOOFD Westerdoksdijk Close to Amsterdam Central Station is a very special area with a (dog) beach. It’s an old jetty, next to the Silodam and is surrounded by water on three sides.
BLIJBURG AAN ZEE Pampuslaan 501 A cozy place to spend a lovely summer day. A city beach where locals come together to play outside, swim, eat and drink or sit in front of the lovely fireplace. You can also enjoy live music by various artists.
STRANDZUID Europaplein 22 Sunbathing on the beach, a craft beer on the terrace, a meal in the restaurant or a game of table soccer with colleagues: it’s all possible at StrandZuid. For a real summer holiday vibe, you can just stay in Amsterdam.
ZWEMSTRAND SLOTERPLAS Sloterplas This beach was reopened in May this year and has become five times bigger, with more picnic benches and footpaths. Visitors can rent beach chairs and it’s also possible to play volleyball.
PLLEK tt. Neveritaweg 59 An openminded, surprising, warm and creative place to be. The food is mostly organic, prepared with seasonal vegetables and local produce with world food by chef Dimitry Mulder. Experience the real island feel in the middle of Amsterdam.
DE NIEUWE MEER Park de Oeverlanden De Nieuwe Meer is a large lake in the middle of the Amsterdamse Bos. It’s popular for fishing and yachting. It’s big enough to find your own secluded swimming spot and there is a gay cruising area as well.
JUST STAY IN AMSTERDAM F O R A
REAL SUMMER HOLIDAY
VIBE Photo Evelyne Dielen
LOOKING FOR A BEACH NEAR AMSTERDAM? 1 Zandvoort You can take a train from Amsterdam Central Station (15 minutes). 2 Bloemendaal You can take a train from Amsterdam Central Station (20 minutes). 3 Wijk aan Zee By car only (35 minutes) 4 Noordwijk By car only. (45 minutes) 5 Scheveningen You can take a train from Amsterdam Central Station to Den Haag Centraal Station. Take tram 9 at Den Haag Central Station (1 hour
DOK Moermanskkade 71 Dok Amsterdam is a family friendly hangout, centrally located with the ultimate freedom of outside. After escaping the crowded city centre, you can enjoy good music, tasty drinks, good food and a warm company.
Come in, we just opened!
Curious which restaurants downtown Amsterdam opened their doors recently? Lucky you, we selected the best new openings!
ROSIE’S Rozengracht 214 A casual eatery serving food and wine wednesday to monday since june 2017. They are about good produce, simply prepared. Reservations and walk-ins are both welcome.
JACKETZ Nieuwendijk 32 Want to eat tasty and healthy for a decent price? Try the healthy baked potatoes with the most delicious fillings at the first contemporary baked potato shop. If you have your Jacketz takeaway, they’ll wrap your dish in a special designed Baked-Potato-Box. Let’s spread the PotatoLove!
MAMA MAKAN Sarphatistraat 104 Enjoy the atmosphere of a Dutch Grand Café in Indonesia, experience the mix of aromas and tastes in Mama Makan. Just opened, but they’re still polishing to make sure the entire Mama Makan experience is one you will love (you know, trimming that living green wall but also adding those touches of green) but they will welcome your curiosity.
MEAT & GREEK Utrechtsestraat 113 Don’t expect a menu with endless variations. Meat & Greek are specialized in the one and only traditional Greek gyros. Enjoy the homemade products, fresh made on daily bases. Selected suppliers, local fresh ingredients from the highest quality, meat or vegetarian and tasty bread from a Greek artisan baker.
AND SO ARE YOU’
MADAM Overhoeksplein 3 MadaM is a panorama bar and restaurant on the top of the A’DAM Tower. During the day, this swanky setting is part of the LOOKOUT experience. When the sun goes down, it transforms into the highest sky bar of Amsterdam. At MadaM, guests can drink sophisticated cocktails on the 20th floor and of course ennjoy the beautiful view of Amsterdam. BAK Van Diemenstraat 408 Overlooking the water in the former timber port of Amsterdam Houthaven, this restaurant is located on the third floor of Het Veem, a former warehouse. Their aim is to work with the best vegetables from passionate farmers, fish from sustainable fisheries and meat from local producers. They work with set menus. It is not possible to order à la carte. DUM DUM PALACE Zeedijk 37 Oysters with ponzu pearls, shii take buns, black risotto with clams, edamame & chiparones. Go for the mouthwater chicken with Sichuan pepper and a bahn mi sandwich or choose the home made dumplings. Finish with a financier cocosmousse. You will also find a great selection of the best craft beers, original cocktails with Asian twists and wines.
AND BE MERRY
SHAM Warmoesstraat 36 The first real Syrian restaurant in Amsterdam. Officially opened on February 2, 2017 by Momen AlAzhar, a Syrian guy who has lived in Amsterdam for years. Mom has set up Sham to help his fellowcountrymen to work and introduce Syrian cuisine to the world.
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There are some exceptional cinemas inside Amsterdam. Here is our top 5 of worth paying a visit!
KRITERION Roetersstraat 170 Kriterion was founded in 1945 to enable students to finance their studies themselves. It’s still a non-hierarchical company, entirely run by students. Kriterion has now evolved into a cultural institute where a diverse audience meets each other to enjoy the cozy café and varied film offerings. THE MOVIES Haarlemmerdijk 161 The oldest cinema in Amsterdam that is still in use. The interior and atmosphere will make a great impression. Grab a bite at Restaurant Tavenu before the film in The Movies.
FC HYENA Aambeeldstraat 24 FC Hyena is a cinema, wine bar and petit restaurant. Outside the films, enjoy light bites such as tacos, oysters and pastries from the wood oven, along with natural wines from the winebar.
EYE IJpromenade 1 Located opposite Amsterdam’s Central Station, EYE houses the largest film library in the Netherlands. The collection of the museum consists of 46,000 films, 500,000 photos, 41,500 posters, as well as scenarios, filmmakers’ archives and thousands of film-related objects.
I LEARNED FROM THE MOVIES’
RIALTO Ceintuurbaan 338 The history of Rialto as a neighborhood cinema dates back to 1921. Several major renovations, the last in 2006, have transformed Rialto into a modern theater with three rooms and a spacious and atmospheric movie café.
WATCHLIST SUMMER 2017 1. Wakefield 2. Vincent 3. Rodin 4. Elvis & Nixon 5. Hampstead 6. Shot Caller 7. American Made 8. Atomic Blonde 9. The Dark Tower 10. It
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Published on Jun 26, 2017
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