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mcattrone Feb 20, 2011 12:57 PM

Hey all,

Going to be in Amsterdam in from 3/10 - 3/13 - been to town 8 times and am planning to hit some favorites but wanted to give a scope to see if it came up with any good suggestions. So here it goes:


Dinner - La Perla - Nduja pizza - so good!


Lunch - Provisions from De Kaaskamer - Spanish ham, cheese and olives.
Velminkcx - French Fries - so good!

Dinner - Japanese Pancake World - one of my favorites all time for Amsterdam and Europe as a whole. A one of a kind experience and with limited hours. The last 3 times I've been they've been closed.


Lunch - Broodje Bert - Grilled Salami and Cheese Sandwich or the famous buger

Dinner - Restaurant Marius - god I love this place, my wife will be so jealous but it has to be done.

Hope this helps some of you all and please add suggestions if you see fit!


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  1. Klary RE: mcattrone Feb 21, 2011 01:31 AM

    Glad to see some love for La Perla's Pizza Nduja, it's one of my favorite things to eat in Amsterdam.

    If you love cheese, might I suggest a visit to L'Amuse
    http://www.lamuse.nl/ for truly superior cheeses. And then don't forget to go nextdoor to bakery Le Fournil, some of the best bread in Amsterdam. Both are a bit from city center, but easily reached by public transport.

    Another great cheese shop, a bit more centrally located, is Kef
    which has the advantage of having a little area where you can sit down and have a glass of wine while sampling their cheese.

    have fun!

    1. eoj RE: mcattrone Feb 21, 2011 06:05 AM

      This sounds like a pretty good list! Is Marius open again? I think they've been closed for ages.

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        Klary RE: eoj Feb 21, 2011 08:29 AM

        Marius has been open for a couple of months now.

      2. Klary RE: mcattrone Feb 25, 2011 11:36 PM

        I happened to pass Japanese Pancake World last week and there was a notice in the window saying they would be open from Feb 24 - March 13, so if you go there one of the first days of your visit, you should get lucky!

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          mcattrone RE: Klary Feb 26, 2011 04:02 AM

          Thanks for the heads-up - I called last night and made a reservation - so excited.

          Was able to secure a reservation at Marius too.

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            mcattrone RE: mcattrone Feb 26, 2011 12:19 PM

            Can any of you advise on good chocolate shops for truffles? Would like to put together a box of treats for my wife. thanks!

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              eoj RE: mcattrone Feb 27, 2011 10:43 AM

              I like Puccini Bomboni.


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                Klary RE: mcattrone Mar 2, 2011 11:37 PM

                2 excellent new chocolate shops have opened recently:


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                  zuriga1 RE: mcattrone Mar 4, 2011 08:25 AM

                  I second Puccini Bomboni. I never go to Amsterdam without stopping in one of their shops. Excellent chocolates!

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              Denisek RE: mcattrone Mar 3, 2011 04:52 AM

              Great choices! I can recommend another option for lunch: try something Surinamese. I would suggest having a "broodje pom" (a sandwich with a delicious casserole with pomtajer, chicken and meat), my favorite place to have this is the Tokoman (across Waterlooplein). Don't forget to order it with "pepers and zuur" (hot peppers and pickles), you will love it!

              And another nice chocolate shop is Unlimited Delicious in the Haarlemmerstraat. They also have delicious pastries.

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