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Wednesday
Jun052013

terrace of the week: Waterfront

Clientele: trendy peeps of Amsterdam & Amstelveen
Sun exposure: all day
Ambiance: relaxed, informal
Trendy hotspot or oasis of tranquility: trendy hotspot, and in some way an oasis of tranquility
Unique: the view 

Sometimes you have to work hard to find a gem…  in the case of the Waterfront, you either work so hard to be able to buy a boat OR you manage to find the place by bike/car.

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Thursday
Jul052012

new in amsterdam: riva

When you can’t afford a Riva (boat), then just take a seat at this bar-restaurant 10 cm above the river Amstel! 

Open since May 2012, Riva is welcome addition in the rather dull area of the Amstel station. Of course, on sunny days it's terrace is ideal. However, the glass walls allow you to enjoy the scenery also on let's-stay-indoors-days.

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Thursday
Jun282012

Bar Oldenhof

I am one of those people who would love to leave today’s rushed lifestyle and step back into time. Also fancy having a quiet drink in a ‘presidential‘ arm chairs and read a newspaper - made from real paper, as in web 0.0? Or how about sipping a cocktail while reclining on a chaisse longue? If you feel like it, light up a cigar or have a chat with the bar tender impeccably dressed in black and white. All of the above is possible at Bar Oldenhof.

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Wednesday
May302012

Terrace of the Week: WG Cafe

Cool terraces in Oud-West are hard to find. OK, the are many bars with some chairs on the pavement (ie Cafe Wilhelmina, Coffee Plaza, Overtoom). However, sitting between housing blocks or along a busy road, is just my preferred al fresco experience. There’s one little gem though: the WG Cafe.

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Tuesday
Mar272012

Terrace of the Week: Cafe Alverna

Spring has arrived with an abundance of sunshine and tulips. To enjoy the sun rays, Amsterdammers cheerfully head out to the terraces. Every week, I’ll focus on a new terrace for you to get acquainted with. I start with: Cafe Alverna.

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Tuesday
Feb212012

best amsterdam historical bars

Spend an evening or day in ancient times by and visit these historical bars and sights. They include the oldest bars of Amsterdam haven’t lost a bit of their gezelligheid over the centuries!

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Saturday
Jan212012

Best Gay Bars in Amsterdam

Regardless of your sexual-orientation, these gay bars are seriously fun. Everyone is focused at having a good time, making the ambiance is unbeatable.

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Monday
Oct242011

Best Cocktail Bars in Amsterdam

Updated on October 24, 2011 by Registered CommenterKira

Shake it Baby! The bartenders at these cocktails bars in Amsterdam know what's in the mix.Many more bars and restaurants have cocktails on their menus, but these six venues  are a definite cut above the average.

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Tuesday
Sep202011

Best Beer Bars in Amsterdam

Updated on February 5, 2012 by Registered CommenterKira

Amsterdam counts 13 specialty beer houses. At these pubs you get that Bavarian beer bringing you back to vague October fest memories. Prefer new world beers? Visit the Beer Temple, Europe's first American beer bar. But more popular in Amsterdam are the Belgian beers, which are the focus of most specialty beer houses.

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Tuesday
Sep062011

Best Bars in the Jordaan, Amsterdam

To blog about the best Jordanese bars, we called in the help of a trendy Jordaan yuppie originally from London. From breakfast places to the wee-hours-joints, he's the expert.

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Wednesday
Aug032011

Best terraces along the Amstel river, Amsterdam

When the sun salutes Amsterdam and you want to enjoy her warm embrace together with a pleasant breeze, head to one of these terraces along the Amstel river. Enjoy the boats passing by and the unique Amsterdam ambiance!

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Tuesday
Jul122011

Best lively terraces in Amsterdam

When the sun salutes Amsterdam and you want to enjoy her warm embrace,  here’s a list of Amsterdam’s best terraces. These are not small side walk terraces set along a busy road. Instead, they have are popular local sunny hang outs.

Also, all of them serve more than just a bitterbal, which goes well with your (white) beer. Understaffing may require you to be patient with the service staff.

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Monday
Jun062011

Best Terraces on Amsterdam Squares


The lively squares are one of the most treasured Amsterdam places. It is where locals sit next to visitors and where waiting 30 minutes for a (wit) biertje is not so much of a problem. 

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Sunday
Jun052011

Best tranquil terraces in Amsterdam 

When the sun salutes Amsterdam and you want to enjoy her warm embrace in a peaceful spot - here’s a list of Amsterdam’s best al fresco hide-aways.

These hotel bars offer stunning terraces, each with their own look-and-feel. They are suitable for business meetings, family occasions or just to get a ‘peace of mind’.

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Tuesday
Apr192011

Best Wine Bars in Amsterdam

Updated on November 9, 2011 by Registered CommenterKira

Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance, according to the great Benjamin Franklin. And don't we agree.

The Netherlands is a beer drinking country by nature and few wine bars were to be found a decade ago. Thankfully, slowly but surely Franklin's wisdom is getting a following in Amsterdam, where a new wine bar is welcomed almost annually.

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Monday
Jan172011

Best Sky Bars in Amsterdam

With few high rise buildings, sky bars are scarce. Yet check out these Amsterdam from the Top Bars that boast great bird’s views of the city. Of these six, only Blue and Canvas op de 7e offer a 360 degrees' view. On cold days, it's best to opt for Blue as it is indoors. Canvas op de 7e is Amsterdam's highest roof terrace.

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Monday
Nov152010

Best Jazz Bars in Amsterdam

Are you in the mood for jazzy tunes on the spur of the moment? Or just looking for a relaxed evening out? Here’s a list of the best jazz joints in Amsterdam. No reservations, no entrance fees, just order a drink and enjoy the live music!

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Wednesday
Feb102010

Best Irish Pubs in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a large amount of Irish pubs, but which carry the true Irish soul? Where are you welcomed with Irish hospitality? Where do you find the race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever (according to Sigmund Freud)?

Irish Mary and British Matt have trotted Amsterdam, drank litres of ale and sang hundreds of songs, in the search of the best Irish Pubs in Amsterdam...

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