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Favorite places to eat in Amsterdam

My wife and I are going to Amsterdam in the Spring for the first time. I was wondering about other travelers food experiences in Amsterdam. Does anyone have any stories about a meal that they would like to share with us?

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Everything you could want for a day of nibbling is in and around the 'Albert Cuyp' Market: Frites; Croquets; Herring in season; Stroopwafels; Paprika Chicken; Indonesian, Malay, and other Asian street-food bites; and don't forget to try 'Salmiak Truffles'.

Most of this is outside, but some fry stations, sate stops and candy shops, are found in the corner hole-in-the-walls. The buildings on the south side are filled with fabric and clothing stores, but there's also a great Tea, Herb & Spice shop with nicely packaged mixes that make fun souvenirs.

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i tried and like FEBO. I also had some dutch dish that was more or less like a beef stew.

happy trails.

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Agree with taking a stroll through Albert Cuypmarkt for some quick and easy street foods. While the concept of FEBO's mystery meats behind glass may be fun (especially late at night after leaving a local "coffeeshop"), at least you can recognize the ingredients used by the food stall vendors at Albert Cuypmarkt and the prices are not that different.

The Tassen Museum Hendrikje has a really nice high tea in some gorgeous rooms overlooking the canals. Your wife may really enjoy the museum (it's dedicated to purses) but it's small enough that you can pretty much see most of the museum in 1 hour before or after your tea - so it should not be too painful for you.

Brasserie Keyzer over near Museumplein and Concertgebouw is a nice, sit down restaurant if you are looking for someplace to have lunch, dinner or a drink in between or after visiting the Rijks, VanGogh or Stedelijk Museums.

Moeders serves up traditional Dutch meals in a really casual setting. But after you have had your fill of Dutch foods and want to try something different, Semhar in the Jordaan neighborhood or Cafe Kadijk are both good.

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Thanks for the suggestions....heard that the House of Bols may be an experience too. Can't wait to see and taste it all.

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One of our favorite places to sit awhile and have a drink and bite to eat is the beautiful, delft tile filled bar adjoining the Hotel Die Port Van Cleve. This impressive complex is the site of the first Heineken brewery in the city center of Amsterdam. The large adjoining restaurant is know for its quality steaks. After traveling for 3 months in Europe we were steak starved and this restaurant was a nice find but the wood and delft tile bar was where we really enjoyed a little respite from sightseeing!