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The best Sushi between the ‘Dams

Tourism-wise, food-wise, and otherwise, Amsterdam gets all the attention. But Rotterdam would like a word. Named “Europe’s next capital of cool” by Vogue magazine and only a short train journey from Amsterdam, the port city is dynamic, forward-looking, and bristling with energy. So for this food guide, it’s only right that we roll Rotterdam into…

Mexican Food

Don’t worry Andrea, we got this. Mexican food is somewhat underrepresented in Amsterdam. But hidden among the kebab joints and steakhouses there are some great places to get your south of the border order. Whether you’re a discerning foodie or you’ve just wandered out of the coffeeshop with a wicked case of the munchies, here’s…

Amsterdam’s 10 best pizza spots

Amsterdam may be known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ but it’s safe to say that the Dutch capital lags behind Italy in the culinary department. If you’ve tasted the stodgy reheated pizza slices sold around Amsterdam’s top tourist spots (Looking at you New York Pizza), you’ll know you’re a long way from the Mediterranean….

The Hague, 5 Healthy Choices

The Hague, a healthy city? We are Eline and Lotta of Healthy Life LAB [link: http://www.healthylifelab.nl/en/home-2/ ). On Expat Republic we will share blogs about (healthy) food, life and healthy places in The Hague. In this article we will tell you why we chose The Hague as our city of residence  and why The Hague is…

Date Ideas

Date Ideas 6 Restaurants you’re Girlfriend Will Love

If you’re like any guy you sometimes struggle to find nice restaurants you’re +1 will love. Nice restaurants make for great date ideas. We’ve found and tried a few nice ones that she will definitely enjoy. Date Ideas #6: Barbeque  Castell – Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam This lovely cozy place is nestled in the…

7 Unique Dining Experiences in Amsterdam

The choice of nice trendy restaurants in Amsterdam is virtually unlimited. There’s room for a different dining experience with good food and friendly service every night of the week. But how about those ehum- extra special and unusual dining experiences in Amsterdam?

5 Beery Nice Places in Amsterdam

If you ask most people what they first think of when they think of Amsterdam, most will reply, “The Red Light District,” or “Coffee shops!” Your more refined friends might say, “Art!” Well the good news is that there is way more to enjoy in this ancient and international city. One of the more hidden…

Albert Heijn

Terribly-surprising-products

If you live in the Netherlands you’ve definitely witnessed the variety of grocery stores namely: Dirk, AH, Aldi, C1000 and of course Marqt (the high end pricier grocer however they do accept credit cards). Generally the food is quite good and the quality found in the grocery stores rivals that of countries which have significantly…

Hip Coffee World of Amsterdam

Around three years ago it was difficult to find a nice coffee place (not to be confused with a coffee shop) for a flavorful authentic cup of coffee in Amsterdam. Today the number of choices are simply stated: overwhelming.

Amsterdam’s best broodje doner

Hasan’s broodje doner Fame. Money. True Love. Multiple orgasms. We’re all searching for something. Whether we can find it in Amsterdam or not is a different story. My quest is a little simpler. I’m searching for Amsterdam’s best broodje doner. The ubiquitous hand-held kebab is sold in hundreds of snackbars across the city, thanks to…