to do and to see.
act like a local and rent a bike as your main mode of transportation. there are several bike rental shops throughout the city.
rijksmuseum the world-famous masterworks from the dutch golden age include the milkmaid by vermeer and rembrandt's night watch.
van gogh museum world's largest collection of the works of the world's most popular artist - vincent van gogh.
anne frank house is the house where anne frank and her family went into hiding during wwii.
vondelpark ride your bike throughout the park like a local.
stroll through the 9 streets (de 9 straatjes) in the center of the city along the canals and traditional dutch architecture.
foodhallen fun and lively food hall with several types of food stalls. great for lunch or dinner.
dignita cozy, neighborhood breakfast place.
van’t spit locally sourced and humanely raised chicken in an cozy setting.
van stapele the best cookie i have ever had. seriously.
stach fun food shops throughout amsterdam.
brouwerij ‘t ij is a local brewery in an old windmill serving up great beer along with meat and cheese.
tales & spirit is a unique cocktail experience
pluk is a cute coffee & lite bites along with a little gift shop. their branded chocolate bars make great gifts.
lot sixty one roaster is the perfect place for a fresh cup of coffee. they roast their beans twice a week in their shop to guarentee the best quality of beans.
denham denim handmade in amsterdam.
kaas cheese because you have to stop in a cheese shop when in amsterdam. they ship to the US, too.
pluk is a coffee & lite bites along with a little gift shop. their branded chocolate bars make great gifts.
&klvering is a quirky shop that carries home accessories and gifts.
traveler note: jenna lived in amsterdam for two years so the canals, bike riding and neighborhood spots are very dear to her heart.