This enclosed former convent dates from the early 14th century. It’s a surreal oasis of peace, with tiny houses and postage-stamp...
Civic Guard Gallery
This cool gallery is part of the Amsterdam Museum – consider it the free ‘teaser' – and fills an alleyway next to the museum’s entrance....
Charming little Tomaz hides near the Begijnhof, and is a fine spot for a light lunch or informal dinner, accompanied by a bottle of...
Lonely Planet review
Also known as Engelse Reet (ask the bartender for a translation), this small, narrow and ramshackle place doesn't allow you to do anything but drink and talk, which is what a 'real' brown café is all about. It opened in 1893 and has hardly changed since. Little name plates mark the seats of the bar's regulars through the years.