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Restaurant Bridges

Local Tip The oysters and slow-steamed sea bas in salt crust come specially recommended. Bridges is the first restaurant in The Netherlands with a Raw Bar where tartares, carpaccios and oysters are prepared right in...

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Restaurant Haesje Claes

Local Tip If you want to try the most popular Dutch food then we would say go for the Stampotten dishes especially during the winters but you could eat these tasty dishes any time of the year.

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Mulligans - Open Irish Session

Mulligans - Open Irish Session

23 Nov - 14 Dec

Every Sunday: Open Irish session, free for all to join. more »

Mulligans - The Back Room Session

Mulligans - The Back Room Session

26 Nov

Every Wednesday: the Back Room session, songs and tunes, free for all to join. In the Back Room (=smoking room) more »

Mulligans - Open Irish Session

Mulligans - Open Irish Session

30 Nov - 21 Dec

Every Sunday: Open Irish session, free for all to join. more »

Mulligans - The Back Room Session

Mulligans - The Back Room Session

3 Dec

Every Wednesday: the Back Room session, songs and tunes, free for all to join. In the Back Room (=smoking room) more »

Videos

Blue Boat Canal Cruise

Book yourself a perch on the Blue Boat Company and set off for a boat tour across the many waterways and canals of Amsterdam, also known as the 'Venice of the North'. more »

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Blue Boat Canal Cruise

Book yourself a perch on the Blue Boat Company and set off for a boat tour across the many waterways and canals of Amsterdam, also known as the 'Venice of the North'. more »

Amsterdam Photos

Albert Cuyp Market - Bicycles

Albert Cuyp Market - Bicycles

De Bijenkorf - Amsterdam

De Bijenkorf - Amsterdam

 Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Red Light District - Amsterdam

Red Light District - Amsterdam

Zuiderkerk - Amsterdam

Zuiderkerk - Amsterdam

Magere Brug - Amsterdam

Magere Brug - Amsterdam

 Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Amstel Kerk - Amsterdam

Amstel Kerk - Amsterdam

Historical Museum - Amsterdam

Historical Museum - Amsterdam

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"The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream" - Jack Kerouac