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Undutchables in the City- Amsterdam

If there was one city in the Netherlands that has been written about in travel blogs over and over again it is Amsterdam. There seems to be an endless list of new café’s, restaurants, shops and museum’s to write about and this blog will only add more places to the list. Our colleagues in Amsterdam were more than happy to share some of their favorite places to visit in the city. So we hope you enjoy this blog about Amsterdam and that you visit some new places next time you are in town!

As our office is located right in the center on the Westeinde and we often have candidates coming in for interviews and contract meetings it only seems fitting to start with some places in the neighboring area where one can have a cup of coffee or a celebratory glass of wine after visiting our office. First of we have to mention Nel, a French style café that also serves dinner. It has also been used for networking events by Undutchables in the past and it is only a 6 minute walk from our office. If you are looking for something more Asian then Omai is just a 10 minute walk away from the Westeinde. A lovely Vietnamese restaurant that is a firm favorite of our colleagues.

In terms of cultural activities, the city has a lot to offer and if you feel like skipping the well known route towards the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank house, the music venue Bimhuis on the Piet Heinkade is definitely worth a visit. With up to 300 jazz concerts a year this is the definitive place to visit for any jazz enthusiast. For the movie lovers amongst us, the Rialto cinema on the Ceintuurbaan offers a wide range of independent arthouse films from all over the world. If you are looking for the latest action movie then the Filmhallen are a popular choice. Located in Amsterdam West the Filmhallen is next door to the Foodhallen, which as you probably guessed, offers a wide range of food and drinks, and the two combined are a very pleasant afternoon/ evening spent in Amsterdam.

If you would like to be overlooking the water while enjoying a drink the options are endless in Amsterdam. We selected a few places with nice waterfront terraces. The first being Hanneke’s Boom on the Dijksgracht. A local favorite for those looking for an informal environment to enjoy a drink and soak up some sunshine. Another great waterfront location is Pllek. Located in Amsterdam North, this café/ restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers a great urban beach area where one can sit down and enjoy a refreshment whilst looking out over the water.

And finally if you are looking for a bar with a more exclusive drinks menu, these two options might be ideal for you. The first is the Brouwerij t’IJ. This brewery is located in a windmill and you can visit it for tastings between 14:00-20:00. For fancy cocktails we would recommend either Door 74 (reservations are necessary) and the bar in the Okura hotel.

There are countless other places in Amsterdam worth a visit and we hope you let us know which ones you always recommend to new visitors!

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