Weekend Tip: ‘Sloten Bier Festival’ for Beer, Food & Music

This Sunday, July 5th, the ‘Sloten Bier Festival‘ will be held for the first time. They have invited 10 local breweries from Amsterdam & surroundings to bring their locally brewed beer and offer you a taste. The number of local breweries in the Netherlands is growing, and so is the quality of their beer. So,…
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Weekend Tip: Beer tasting during the ‘Nederlandse Brouwerijdagen’

The Dutch love a good, nice & cold beer. But you must realize that the Dutch beer culture is so much more then the Heineken, Amstel and Grolsch beer you see everywhere (mainly abroad). The number of small beer breweries is growing within the Netherlands and they are making some amazing beers too!¬† Want to…
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REM Eiland: diner with a view!

REM Eiland actually is an historic building. It was built in 1964 in the North Sea to house a Dutch pirate television channel: Noordzee TV. But only after a few months of service the pirate channel was removed from the building and ‘Rijkswaterstaat’ took over. In 2006 the building was left again and there was…
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Floor 17: Ice Skating on the Rooftop of the Ramada Hotel

Floor 17 – the rooftop terrace of the Apollo Ramada Hotel – is not the shabbiest place you can end up drinking in Amsterdam: a place with great cocktails and an even greater view. To top this amazing experience, the hotel announced an icerink will be put on the roof to let the guests enjoy…
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Great Homemade Soups @ the “Soepboer”

The days are getting colder and somehow, at the same time, the craving for a hearty & filling warm soup is growing. The Soepboer is one of those places where you can warm yourself with some really good homemade soup. Next to that they serve coffee, pies (sweet and hearty) and sandwiches that go perfectly…
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Caffe Milo: Tonight all Cocktails just 5 Euro

Just around the corner of the Onze Lieve Vrouwengasthuis, caffe Milo can be found. Caffe Milo is an establishment, looking out over the Oosterpark. Luckily for us Caffe Milo helps us to break the week: on Wednesdays all cocktails are just 5 euro, all night long. You can order the most well-known cocktails for a…
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Out of Town: the ‘Jopenchurch’ in Haarlem

One of the best beers of this part of the Netherlands must be the Jopen beers form Haarlem. And it’s not just us, last year the Jopen beers won 5 medailles at the World Beer Awards! The best place to taste the beers of Jopen is the Jopenchurch in Haarlem. This magnificent building (former church)…
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Neighbourfood Market @ Westergasfabriek

Each month the¬†Neighbourfood Market will be taking place at the Westergasfabriek. This market is all about an honest meal brought to you by people with a passion for food. The market stalls offer a large selection of food brought to you by local chefs, farmers, caterers, bakeries, butchers and so on. There are also lots…
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Visit brewery ‘t IJ

‘Brouwery ‘t IJ’ is one of well known breweries in Amsterdam. When you visit a bar in Amsterdam, most likely you will be able to order one of their beers. It is a small brewery, founded in 1985. The brewery is located next to the huge windmill ‘De Gooyer’. This is the highest wooden windmill…
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Friday Evening @ Van Gogh Museum

Enjoy a museum in completely different style: come visit one of the Friday Evenings @ the Van Gogh museum. The museum will be opened till 22.00 and there are free guided tours. Had enough of the artsy fartsy stuff? Order your cocktail and dance on the DJ-provided tunes. Entrance fee: 15 euro (free with museumjaarkaart)….
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