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Museum
“EYE Film Institute Netherlands is a film archive and museum in Amsterdam that preserves and presents both Dutch and foreign films. They have an insane collection of movies, posters and other filmrelated objects. Not to mention that the building will catch your eye, not only the outside! Also nice with kids!”
  • 687 locals recommend
Brewery
“Our windmill tap room is located in the same former bathhouse that also houses our first brewery, right under Amsterdam’s biggest windmill. It opens at 2pm and closes at 8pm every day of the year, including holidays. The majority of beers that we brew are available on tap in this tap room. It’s self-service only so order your drink at the bar and find yourself a suitable spot. In summer there’s also long tables outside on our terrace, and in winter you’ll find shelter between the old bathhouse walls. Of course this place is mainly about the beer but for those who don’t appreciate that beautiful style of drink there are a few wine, juice and soda options. Food wise we offer a basic menu of tasty beer snacks. We selected a few cheeses, sausages and other bites we think go down very well with our beer. It’s self-service here again. You’ll find all the options on the menu at the kitchen. There is no table reservation, so come early or make friends and squeeze in. We don’t host stag parties in our tap room. Opening hours: 14:00 hrs and closes at 20:00 hrs every day of the year, including holidays.”
  • 717 locals recommend
Gastropub
“In summer it has a city beach, in winter it's still very nice to visit this old industrial port area and have a drink/lunch or dinner with a view.”
  • 634 locals recommend
Event Space
“Served as a tram depot for decades and transformed into a vibrant center for fashion, art, culture, foods & beverage, and crafts in 2014. ”
  • 438 locals recommend
Bar
“There are not a lot of places like Bar Bukowski. They have great beer, food, coffee, music, nice and happy people and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday you can enjoy great cocktails. ”
  • 313 locals recommend
Join us for chicken and burgers!
“One of the most popular bars of Amsterdam East, located opposite of the Oosterpark. It's always busy here. Sit down on the wooden benches and before you know it you will be chatting a whole evening with a group of pleasant strangers. Regarding the menu: you do come here for the specialty beer and the fried chicken.”
  • 348 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Reachable via a couple of pedestrian/bike bridges from the NEMO Science Museum, this cool, laid-back waterside cafe is built from recycled materials and has a fantastic leafy beer garden. Join the arty crowd enjoying the sunshine at brightly coloured picnic tables under the trees. If the weather's no good, cosy into a vintage armchair by the fire inside.”
  • 363 locals recommend
Music Venue
“There is a lot to see and do in Amsterdam, all depending on your taste. If we were in the neighborhood, you could run into us and other locals at Roest. If the weather is nice, nothing beats Amsterdam Roest (5-10 min walk) at Jacob Bontiusplaats. At an old factory location, Roest has a pseudo beach area, a rough edged arty atmosphere and plenty of cold drinks.”
  • 328 locals recommend

Cafes

Gastropub
“In summer it has a city beach, in winter it's still very nice to visit this old industrial port area and have a drink/lunch or dinner with a view.”
  • 634 locals recommend
Bar
“There are not a lot of places like Bar Bukowski. They have great beer, food, coffee, music, nice and happy people and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday you can enjoy great cocktails. ”
  • 313 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Reachable via a couple of pedestrian/bike bridges from the NEMO Science Museum, this cool, laid-back waterside cafe is built from recycled materials and has a fantastic leafy beer garden. Join the arty crowd enjoying the sunshine at brightly coloured picnic tables under the trees. If the weather's no good, cosy into a vintage armchair by the fire inside.”
  • 363 locals recommend
Café
“Apple pie of cafe Winkel 43 is to die for... best in whole Amsterdam! Taste it and scrap it from your bucketlist! ”
  • 340 locals recommend
Café
“The trip getting there (free boattrip on the "Ij"-lake,) the place itself and the view on Amsterdam, this place is worth seeing!”
  • 310 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“(Spring and summertime). Want to sit in the sun on the waterside and enjoy some nice drinks with all the other young people in Amsterdam? Go here and see all the boats pass while sipping some beers or cocktails. Tip: if you want to try some dishes from Suriname, the best roti can be found here (the roti roll is exquisite!)”
  • 287 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful location at the river Amstel. Plenty of space aswell inside and outside, good service, nice menu at every season of the year”
  • 267 locals recommend
Nightclub
“High end food in a traditional old Dutch primary school. Expensive but delicious. The real recommendation here is if you like to party, Berlin style. A 24 hour club filled with Techno. All in an old Dutch primary school with that atmosphere”
  • 209 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“In Westerpark. They have a little shop selling fresh bread, croissants and pastries daily. Also a great pick for breakfast or lunch. Child friendly: changing facilities and toys are available. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Best bakery in town for breakfast and lunch only. You pay a little more but get the best quality, organic, sustainable food and drinks. Well known for their coffee's and juices/smoothies, milkshakes, New Zealand Wine, beers and brunch cocktails. They serve smoked salmon, eggs, bacon, fresh frui,t salads, cakes but also veggy food. Open daily 8.30 a.m - 4 p.m.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Bakery
“absolutly the best whole grain bakery in town! There is almost always a cue in front of it...”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bakery
“For the French guest (and the baguette lovers): The best baguette you are able to find in Amsterdam. A superb French bakery. Owner is French, personnel speaks French if you like; croissant, baguettes and all pastry tastes French.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Fresh, home-roasted coffee and specialty fromown import and home-made bakery products. Sit down on the cozy terrace or slide in at the reading table. Diagonally opposite you can find one of the best greengrocers in Amsterdam East: Helal. In the same street you will also find a trendy lemonade shop for the total abstainer, a Gluten-free shop and 'Joe's Garage' a squat cafe for a real underground experience.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Craving for the perfect bagel? Bagels & Beans is your spot for breakfast or lunch.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bakery
“City center located. Lunch / Tea time. Nice pie and a lot of choices. Sandwishs are also very good! If you are in the neighbourhood you might like this one!”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great place for breakfast and lunch, also nice food platters for 2 persons ”
  • 44 locals recommend