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Amsterdam Central Amsterdam Neighbourhood Guide

Staying within Amsterdam's canals can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand you're well placed to walk out of the front door and wander the city, but at the same time Amsterdam is a very popular tourist destination, so you're going to share your front door with a lot of other tourists. If you don't mind that, then staying in Central means everything you'll want to see and most places you'll want to eat at are within walking distance. And you get up close to Amsterdam's UNESCO listed canals.

Best Hotels in Central Amsterdam

Hotel V Nesplein

€ € €CentralModernTrendyUp Market

This 4-star design hotel is located in the historic centre of Amsterdam. V Nesplein offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. Central Station is 930 yrd away. Each air-conditioned room is decorated in ... Read more

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Best Restaurants in Central Amsterdam

Gebr. Hartering

€ € €Set MenuTrendy

Reviewed by: EataCity - Travel Channel - Your Little Black Book -

Gebr. Hartering is a modern Dutch restaurant with a French twist. It is an intimate space with wood-panelled walls and a cosy mini-room downstairs. The set menu changes daily. Try getting a table in the ... Read more

Choux

€ € €ModernSeasonalTrendy

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Opened earlier in 2015 Choux has been getting great reviews for its modern seasonal menu. Located in a rather industrial area of Amsterdam, the interior fits its surroundings, cut back, clean, steel and concrete. Bookings ... Read more

Moeders

€ € €DutchFunTraditional

Reviewed by: EataCity -

'Moeders' is a Dutch word for mother. And that's what this restaurant is all about. Mother's cooking. Traditional Dutch food served in a restaurant that is a temple to mothers everywhere. Mother's photos line walls, ... Read more

Restaurant Greetje

€ € €Date NightDutchTraditional

Reviewed by: Amsterdam Foodie - Dutch Grub - EataCity - The Guardian -

A beautiful old restaurant serving upmarket and authentic Dutch food. The plush atmosphere, with formal service and polished wood panels, feels like stepping into a bygone era. Put on a jacket or heels and experience ... Read more

Bluespoon Restaurant (Andaz Hotel)

€ € € €Business Dinner

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Located in the upmarket Andaz Hotel, Bluespoon is an ideal business dinner location. Comfy chairs and fine dinning make for a perfect setting to discuss affairs of the day. Read more

Tempo Doeloe

€ €CasualIndonesianSet Menu

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Tempo Doeloe is one of the most well known places to try Rijsttafel (rice table), the Netherlands' take on Indonesian food. The food itself is very authentic, ranging from mild flavours to blow-your-head-off hot. You ... Read more

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Best Bars in Central Amsterdam

Hiding in Plain Sight

CocktailsFavourite

Reviewed by: Awesome Amsterdam - EataCity - Thrillist - Your Little Black Book -

HPS is a speakeasy cocktail bar without the secret password or mysterious doorway. Hence the name. It's our favourite cocktail bar in Amsterdam, just far away from the main tourist area to avoid the crowds; ... Read more

Door 74

€ € €CocktailsSpeakeasy

Reviewed by: EataCity - Thrillist - World's 50 Best Bars -

Door 74 is a hidden island of peace in an otherwise hectic Amsterdam nightlife. A nice place to come to chill out over a long cocktail. Do call ahead and book, especially during the weekends, ... Read more

Hannekes Boom

€ €BarOutdoor Area

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Situated a semi-industrial zone, Hannekes Boom feels like a country barn converted into a bar. With rows of picnic tables and a view over the water toward NEMO, Hannekes Boom is a popular local hang out in summer. Read more

In de Olofspoort

€ €AuthenticBarLocal

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Historical little bar tucked away at the far northern end of the red light area. Read more

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Best Cafes in Central Amsterdam

Filter

Great CoffeePastries

Reviewed by: EataCity - Story 154 - The Coffe Vine - Your Little Black Book -

Part hotel lobby, part cafe. Filter brews up coffee from well known roasters Headfirst Coffee Roasters. Read more

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Best Street Food in Central Amsterdam

Febo

Reviewed by: EataCity - Thrillist -

We've included Febo here purely for its novelty value. Febo is a chain of street side vending machines. Warm snacks are dispensed from one of the many 24 hour vending machines that dot the city ... Read more

Frens Haringhandel

Reviewed by: EataCity -

This is a little family run herring stand that's been going for over 25 years. Pickled herring is a bit of a Dutch snack treat. Either have them natural or in a sandwich. They come ... Read more

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What to See and Do in Central Amsterdam

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

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Mediamatic

Mediamatic

Mixed space of gallery and bar

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Amsterdam Central Station

Amsterdam Central Station

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de Appel arts centre

de Appel arts centre

Art gallery and centre

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De Wallen (Red Light District)

De Wallen (Red Light District)

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Ferry Terminal

Ferry Terminal

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Foam

Foam

Photography Museum

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Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

Photography Museum

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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

"Museum Our Lord in the Attic" Museum in a secret church

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Royal Palace Amsterdam

Royal Palace Amsterdam

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Science Center NEMO

Science Center NEMO

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The Oude Church

The Oude Church

Church, event space and red light district

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