Amsterdam : Outlook Recommends

Dave West
By Dave West  - Travel Guide Manager 2 Min Read

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FOR A BIT OF DUTCH COURAGE…

Cosy cocktail bar Dutch Courage features the world’s first kopstootje vending machine, the centuries old drinking ritual that consists of jenever paired with a cold beer on the side. The juniper flavoured jenever liquor is stocked in over 150 varieties and mixed into delicious cocktails. Its moniker dates back to the Eighty Years War when English soldiers witnessed the Dutch taking gulps of jenever to take the edge off morning battles.

FOR A STYLISH STEAK… 

Midtown Grill

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FOR STOPPING TO SMELL THE ROSES…

One of the oldest botanical gardens in the world is the Hortus Botanicus, containing more than 6,000 different plants. It is a quiet and relaxing place to visit, with a recently renovated orangery, monumental trees, and a beautiful café. Not forgetting the famous tulips, the best time to see these colourful blooms is in spring. 

FOR SWINGING ON TOP OF THE WORLD…

At 85 metres tall, the A’dam Lookout offers an unparalleled view of Central Amsterdam with Rotterdam on one side and North Holland on the other. There are two swing chairs, and it is a great way to unwind after sunset. 

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FOR A POP CULTURE MOMENT…

The Hilton Amsterdam is where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their famous “bed-in” protest, and there is even an eponymous suite. The canal-side hotel is in a quiet neighbourhood near the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. It offers cocktails, dining, and a fitness centre with a sauna and steam room. 

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