Windy cobbled streets, cosy bars and an eclectic food scene, is what comes to mind when we think about Amsterdam beyond the tourist hot spots. It’s the perfect setting for an autumnal weekend away. A big enough city to get lost in for an afternoon, but not too big that you leave feeling guilty for not getting up at the crack of dawn to explore every corner of the city. Amsterdam is a place that you can keep coming back to, a place to take time out in that feels a little familiar, like a recurring dream, but always different every time. Read on for the places we recommend visiting in a city that fills your cup rather than draining it dry.
Rooftop view of Amsterdam from Soho House
Tales & Spirits
A place where every cocktail has its own story, this is not the bar to go to and stick to one drink. Try as many as you can, and then go back for more.
An amazing Algerian restaurant where the dishes change daily.
Hungry Birds Food & Walking Tour
A great way to get an overview and history of Amsterdam’s food scene.
Head here after you land in Amsterdam, great pizza and cold beer after a flight is the best way to begin a long weekend.
Due to a fire 212 is closed until November 2022, but once it’s back open head for a culinary experience you're not going to forget. Awarded two michelin stars, 212 is a 30 seater restaurant where a central open kitchen takes centre stage.
Fou Fow Ramen
One of the first Japanese Ramen restaurants in Amsterdam, head here on a chilly day for the warm comforting food.