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

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      1. re: eoj

        Marius has been open for a couple of months now.

      2. 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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        1. re: Klary

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

          Was able to secure a reservation at Marius too.

          1. re: mcattrone

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

                1. re: mcattrone

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

            1. 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.