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....
One of two churches located in the Begijnhof, the Engelse Kerk was built around 1392. It eventually was rented out to the local...
Café de Dokter
Very atmospheric and slightly spooky, Café de Dokter is said to be Amsterdam's smallest pub. Candles flicker on the tables, music from...
Charming little Tomaz hides near the Begijnhof, and is a fine spot for a light lunch or informal dinner, accompanied by a bottle of...
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Pilsener Club information
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.