Amsterdam Cheese Museum
It's a tourist ploy, but a good-humoured one. The main floor is a cheese shop with abundant samples laid out for noshing. The basement...
Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Don't be dissuaded – or distracted – by the gift shop overflowing with floral souvenirs at the front of this small museum. And yes, it...
Those Dam Boat Guys
Here's your least-touristy canal-cruise option. The guys offer cheeky small tours (no more than 11 people) on electric boats. Feel free...
De Twee Zwaantjes
The small, authentic 'Two Swans' is at its hilarious best on weekend nights, when you can join locals and visitors belting out classics...
On a picturesque stretch of the Prinsengracht, this brown café is a wonderful spot for a drink on the canal-side terrace or in the cosy...
Egelantiersgracht 12 · interesting places nearby
't Smalle information
Dating back to 1786 as a jenever (Dutch gin) distillery and tasting house, and restored during the 1970s with antique porcelain beer pumps and lead-framed windows, locals' favourite 't Smalle is one of Amsterdam's charming brown cafés . Dock your boat right by the pretty stone terrace, which is wonderfully convivial by day and impossibly romantic at night.
It's so gorgeous, so authentic and so Dutch gezellig that there's a reproduction of it in Japan.