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Eating Vlaamse Friteshuis, Amsterdam

What the corner pizza shop is to New York, the meat pie cart to Sydney, and the falafel stand to Tel Aviv, so are Belgian-style French fry joints to Amsterdam.... more

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Eating Visaandeschelde, Amsterdam

Don't let the run-on name intimidate you. It means "fish on the Schelde" (and sounds like it, too), as in the Netherlands' Schelde River or the restaurant's... more

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Eating Pancakes! Amsterdam, Amsterdam

The exclamation point isn't a sign of phony PR enthusiasm—the Dutch get very excited about their pancakes. They're the Madeleine of the lowlands, and this... more

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Eating De Kas, Amsterdam

In early 2001, Amsterdam's municipal (plant) nurseries from the early 20th century in Frankendael Park became this hip, happy glasshouse restaurant, and despite... more

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Shop P.C. Hooftstraat, Amsterdam

On this, Amsterdam's Rodeo Drive, international name-brands rule and homegrown specialty shops thrive. Designers from abroad run the gamut from Armani (39 P.C.... more

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Shop Noordermarkt, Amsterdam

The best place for watching classic Jordaan bohemians, this canal-side market sits on a square at the foot of the Noorderkerk, one of Amsterdam's oldest, most... more

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Shop Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, Amsterdam

One of the last great antiques hubs in Europe, this long street, aptly running straight to the Rijksmuseum, is a legacy of the Golden Age when Holland's traders... more

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Shop Negen Straatjes, Amsterdam

In the heart of the Western Canal Belt, "the Nine Streets" are a tic-tac-toe board filled with small, specialized home, fashion, and art boutiques. At Laura... more

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See + Do Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

A 1973 building by Gerrit Rietveld along with a 1999 addition (locally known as "the mussel") by Kisho Kurokawa is the world's premier venue for works by... more

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See + Do Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The vast neoclassical brick castle of the Rijksmuseum—is set in gardens leading to Museumplein and onward to the Van Gogh Museum and the Concertgebouw.... more

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Shop Albert Cuypmarkt, Amsterdam

People speak of this street market in superlatives: longest-running (since 1904), largest (several long blocks), most diverse (dozens of ethnicities), and... more

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See + Do Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

Even if you've heard the story of Anne Frank time and again, a visit to the house is a must. You'll be surprised at how emotional a walk through the secret... more

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