48hrs in Amsterdam

How to spend a whistle-stop 48 hours in the "Venice of the North"! Discover the best place to eat, drink and even the ultimate instagrammable spot...
26 September 2023

Dine Out

Ted’s All Day Brunch

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Ted’s opened its doors in 2015, becoming the first restaurant in Amsterdam that serves brunch all day, every day. The menu features an extensive array of absolutely amazing dishes and drinks, ones that we hold dear even in the depths of night. These soulful culinary delights may not be classified as low-fat, but they are made in-house and served with lots of care and attention.

Ted’s also serves a traditional afternoon high tea, complete with loads of delicious treats, menu favorites, and, of course, a pot of tea.

Check out their brunch vibes playlist to carry on the great atmosphere! @Pasquinel_dj @Mitchellyard.


Amsterdam Oud West – Bosboom Toussaintstraat 60, 1054 AV Amsterdam

Amsterdam Jordaan – Prinsengracht 178H, 1016 HB Amsterdam

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A’DAM Lookout


A’DAM Lookout is a popular tourist attraction and observation deck located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It offers panoramic views of the city and its surroundings, along with various interactive experiences and activities.

The 20th floor of A’DAM Tower is home to the stylish “Madam” Sky Bar. It provides a trendy setting to relax with a drink and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Amsterdam. At night, Madam often transforms into a club hosting DJ performances and parties. Expect a 360 sky deck and the ‘highest dance floor in town.’

Address: Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Most Instagrammable

MOCO Museum

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A trendy place located in a historic townhouse near Museumplein, the MOCO Museum offers an intimate and immersive art experience. The museum’s interior provides a modern backdrop that complements the contemporary art on display. The innovative and interactive nature of the exhibitions engages visitors and encourages them to connect with the artwork in new and exciting ways.

The MOCO Museum has become a popular destination for art enthusiasts and tourists alike. Its accessible and engaging approach to modern art has helped to break down barriers and make the art world more inclusive. Whether you’re a seasoned art connoisseur or simply curious about contemporary art, the MOCO Museum offers a captivating and inspiring journey through the world of modern and contemporary art.

Address: Honthorststraat 20, 1071 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Best Bakery

Van Wonderen Stroopwafels

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While not a traditional bakery, Van Wonderen Stroopwafels is a well-known establishment that specializes in creating and serving delicious stroopwafels served in adorable tins. Stroopwafels are a traditional Dutch treat consisting of two thin, round waffles with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle.

It has gained popularity for its unique and creative approach to stroopwafel-making; they offer a variety of flavors, toppings, and presentation styles that elevate the traditional tasting experience!

Address: Kalverstraat 190, 1012 XH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Must Visit

Pure Boats Amsterdam


Hop on a cruise with complimentary eat and drink! Pure Boats was founded in Amsterdam in 2017 by three young entrepreneurs; James, Nick and Geertje. They worked on restoring several old yachts, growing their fleet from just one to three boats in the past six years. They have been awarded both Best Canal Cruise Company 2018, and the Prestige Award for Unique Boat Tour of the Year 2019.

At Pure Boats, they have curated a distinctive and effortlessly chic style, delivering flawless service on tailor-made vessels, all while adopting a sincere and personalized approach. The company truly values the local experience, forging connections with groups seeking an authentic and laid-back canal cruising experience, and ultimately aiming to evoke a sense of ownership, as if guests were aboard their very own boat.

Address: Keizersgracht 106, 1015 CV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Windmill Tour and Cheese + Clogs

Enjoy an excursion with both beautiful sites and fun cheese samples. This three hour long tour gave us the opportunity to soak up all the area had to offer, including a live clog making demonstration, a look into all the old windmills, and a cheese making demonstration which ended with cheese sampling of all different kinds! Along the way we even got to stop in all of the five different gift shops they had, each full of fun tulip and clog souvenirs.

Dine Out

Midtown Grill

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Deemed TripAdvisor Best of the Best’ award, come to Midtown Grill for a few appetizers and a nice steak in a tasteful atmosphere. Here you can find the best steak in Amsterdam or a complimentary four course brunch if you’re hungry a few hours earlier on the weekends.

With an extensive menu of options and exclusive offers you’re sure to find a meal that will bring you back for dinner time after time. This location includes a private dining space that’s perfectly decorated for a huge group of up to 34 guests in its meet experience room.

Address: Stadhouderskade 12, 1054 ES Amsterdam, Netherlands

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St. Christopher’s at the The Winston

Not only was this a great hostel to stay at with it being in the middle of the city, but it was even better when we realized there was a bar directly attached. Belushi’s Bar had a great atmosphere with a nice outside patio and great food deals, especially for travelers that are staying in the hostel). Both nights there was a live DJ and a lot of dancing!

Sweet Treat

Massimo Gelato


Looking for an after dinner dessert? We’ve got your back, Massimo gelato is the perfect stop for everyone. Gelato with ingredients packed with care. Its unique taste is brought from Venezuelan chocolate and Madagascar vanilla for a high quality treat made with organic milk.

This Italian owned company has four Amsterdam locations open until 10pm on most nights. They take pride in their flavors that range from pistachio to lemon to peach. Their passion for gelato guarantees a ‘high quality creation’ that will be the highlight of your day.

Address: Van Ostadestraat 147 H, 1072 SW Amsterdam, Netherlands

Crepes & Waffles

This dessert place was so good we ended up going three times over the course of the two days we were there. Not only do they serve delicious crepes both sweet and savory they also have many unique ice cream flavors and fresh stroopwafels and waffles.

While there we learned that when they first opened up, Crepes & Waffles was the only shop that had these treats made-to-order, unlike now with a crepe stores being everywhere throughout the city. One thing that makes this shop even better than it already is the fact that they are open until 3am on the weekend and have no judgement when you go in that late asking for a breakfast crepe.