Best Boat Tour
Those Dam Boat Guys offer small group boat tours with fun and funny guides. Forget the big boring boats - these guys are the future!
Best Thing to do on Friday Night
Van Gogh Museum is open until 10pm and they're serving cocktails. What more needs to be said?
BEST COZY BEER BAR
Cafe de Spuyt
Korte Leidsedwaarstraat 86
Open 4PM - 3AM
With over 130 beers on offer, friendly staff and a warm cozy interior, it's hard to imagine a nicer place to sit and sip your way through a selection of Dutch, Belgian, French and other beer from all over the world. A personal favorite is the Mooie Nel, a delicious IPA from the Jopen Brewery in nearby Haarlem.
The Upstairs Pancake House
Open 12PM - 5PM Closed Mon, Tues
They claim to be the smallest restaurant in Europe. With only 3 tables inside, it's easy enough to believe. Climb the steep Dutch stairs and try a nice Cheese and Bacon pancake, covered in delicious syrup. That's how the Dutch do it.
BEST FRENCH FRIES
Vlaams Friteshuis Vleminckx
Open 12PM - 7PM
They've won lots of awards for being the best in town - it is rarely disputed! Try fries with Mayonnaise (it's a different, more delicious mayonnaise than what you get back home!) or, if you're feeling more adventurous, try Patat Oorlog (Fries with War sauce), which is a combination of Mayonnaise, Peanut sauce and diced onions. Very delicious. Then go sit in the Begijnhof gardens to enjoy them!
De Prael Brewery
Oudezijds Armsteeg 26
The beer here is very good, plus they make the best Dutch beer snack - the Bitterbal. Beef ragout, breaded and deep fried and served with mustard. Goes great with beer. Very few places make them fresh, and here, they use their own beer in the batter! Delicious! Warning: They are piping hot on the inside.
BEST ICE CREAM
All made in house. I love the mandarin sorbet. they get their mandarins straight from Sicily. My girlfriend prefers the mango sorbet. We make it work somehow.