Random Questions: AMSTERDAM THREAD


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Bails78
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17 Dec 2017 13:33
lothian wrote: Yeah I think we’re just by vondelpark

Great area, I really like Vondelpark, went cycling round there a few times.
Crackajack
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6792 posts since 21/4/05

1 Mar 2018 12:03
I'm going for a weekend with my Mrs on short notice.

Can anyone recommend a vege friendly mid priced place (40-50 + drink) for dinner? And a bar we can book with a table and live music? We are staying very central.

My Mrs normally sorts this stuff but its a surprise so any help appreciated!
toin
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posted 1 Mar 2018 12:09, edited 1 Mar 2018 12:09
For live music in cafes you're not in the best of cities, don't actually know of one here.

Meatless district is a nice place for vegan food thats not too expensive.
Crackajack
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1 Mar 2018 16:24
Cheers toin. Anyone got any good spots for beers and cocktails without music then? Avoiding British sex tourists would be good
toin
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1 Mar 2018 16:45
pmd
sofashionmuchamaze
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640 posts since 12/12/13

1 Mar 2018 17:39
Vegan Junk Food Bar is the shit, but not that classy (neither is Meatless). I'd recommend De Plantage if you can still get a reservation. For drinks there are many places, where are you staying?
Crackajack
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1 Mar 2018 19:08
Thanks toin for the PM and sofashionmuchamaze for your advice. I have booked De Plantage for Saturday and will keep Friday free to discover something or try one of the less formal spots.

We are staying near Amsterdam Centraal station.

sofashionmuchamaze
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640 posts since 12/12/13

1 Mar 2018 19:20
In the IBIS? Maybe 5&33, super close to CS. https://www.5and33.nl/sip/ Cocktails are €10-€15 everywhere though
toin
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2 Mar 2018 19:24
Vegan Junk Food is a good shout. Personally think plantage is overrated, the interior is nice but the food is so-so and the service really poor. Just my two cents though..
sofashionmuchamaze
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3 Mar 2018 13:58
I get what you're saying, but don't fully agree. Service can be poor depending on the person, but I think the food and ambiance are good for what you pay. People do speak too highly of it (almost like it should have a Michelin star sometimes), but it's still good value and fancier than random bistros, let alone tourist traps.
Crackajack
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3 Mar 2018 15:32
Thanks for both of your suggestions.
Bails78
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5 Mar 2018 13:16
Crackajack wrote: I'm going for a weekend with my Mrs on short notice.

Can anyone recommend a vege friendly mid priced place (40-50 + drink) for dinner? And a bar we can book with a table and live music? We are staying very central.

My Mrs normally sorts this stuff but its a surprise so any help appreciated!

A bit late but me and the Mrs went to this place whilst we there https://www.meneerdewitheefthonger.nl

It was alright but a bit pricey.

We went to this place at 3/4 times whilst we there, as we were staying across the road great selection of food stalls, live music/DJs. Your Shoreditch kind of crowd imo. http://foodhallen.nl

Crackajack
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5 Mar 2018 15:30
Thanks mate, going next week so useful for me and no doubt others.
Sholto
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9 Mar 2018 16:43
fucking hell airbnb goes quickly for summer stays