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Top Choice Gastronomy in De Pijp

Graham's Kitchen

A veteran of Michelin-starred kitchens, chef Graham Mee now crafts intricate dishes at his own premises. Multicourse evening menus (no à la carte) might include a venison and crispy smoked-beetroot macaron, cucumber…
Top Choice Market in De Pijp

Albert Cuypmarkt

Some 260 stalls fill the Albert Cuypmarkt, Amsterdam's largest and busiest market. Vendors loudly tout their array of gadgets, homewares, and flowers, fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. Many sell clothes and other…
Top Choice Gastronomy in De Pijp

Ciel Bleu

Mind-blowing, two-Michelin-star creations at this pinnacle of gastronomy change with the seasons; spring, for instance, might see scallops and oysters with vanilla sea salt and gin-and-tonic foam, king crab with sal…
Top Choice Brewery in De Pijp

Brouwerij Troost

Watch beer being brewed in copper vats behind a glass wall at this outstanding craft brewery. Its dozen beers include a summery blonde, a smoked porter, a strong tripel and a deep-red Imperial IPA; it also distils c…
Top Choice Cafe in De Pijp

Avocado Show

A world first, this cafe uses avocado in every dish, often in ingeniously functional ways (burgers with avocado halves instead of buns, salad 'bowls' made from avocado slices…). Finish with avocado ice cream or sorb…
Top Choice Cafe in De Pijp

Bakers & Roasters

Sumptuous brunch dishes served up at Brazilian-Kiwi-owned Bakers & Roasters include banana-nutbread French toast with homemade banana marmalade and crispy bacon; Navajo eggs with pulled pork, avocado, mango sals…
Top Choice Craft Beer in De Pijp

Watering Hole

At this bare-brick space, the 30 taps feature a rotating range of obscure brews such as New Zealand Yeastie Boys, Austrian Bevog, Spanish Naparbier and Amsterdam-brewed Two Chefs, alongside 45 bottled varieties. It'…
Top Choice Design in De Pijp

Hutspot

Named after the Dutch dish of boiled and mashed vegies, 'Hotchpotch' was founded with a mission to give young entrepreneurs the chance to sell their work. As a result, this concept store is an inspired mishmash of D…
Top Choice Brewery in De Pijp

Heineken Experience

On the site of the company’s old brewery, Heineken's self-guided 'Experience' provides an entertaining overview of the brewing process, with a multimedia exhibit where you ‘become’ a beer by getting shaken up, spray…
Korean in De Pijp

Miss Korea BBQ

Tables at this wildly popular all-you-can-eat restaurant have inset barbecue plates to sizzle up pork belly, seasoned beef, squid, prawns and vegetables yourself. You can order an unlimited number of ingredients, bu…