Some of my favourite places
A skip with the ferry across the pond and you’re at the Tolhuistuin. A roomy cafe with great coffee. The former Shell cantina is a nice place to work and has great views!
Monk Amsterdam is a great bouldering spot on a gorgeous location. I hang out here (sorrynotsorry) quite a lot and shoot the RE-set competitions.
The Thai Bird is a great place near Central Station for delicious Thai food. Quite busy between 19:00/21:00 because of mentions in Lonely Planet/Tripadvisor!
Rush Hour Records
I try not to visit Rush Hour too much because of its awesome selection of records. If you’re into rare grooves and it’s a rainy afternoon, don’t hesitate!
The Jordaan is a quaint and very elegant piece of Amsterdam. Especially lovely at night when it’s quiet and all the small streets, shops and bridges are lit.
It’s a great juxtaposition. The Skatecafe is a spot that serves great food, beers, ramps and more than occasionally a great party. Highly recommended!