Famous spots in Amsterdam can easily be spotted. There are well-attributed attractions in Amsterdam like Casinos, Clubs, Bars, churches, museum and so on, but what about the spots that are hidden? There are many places in Amsterdam that are explained very less by the traveling guides. These places will serve as an add-on to your visit and will make your trip unforgettable.
Let’s explore these secret places that you must visit in Amsterdam:
Tibetan Restaurant Located in the Middle of Red Light District
Yes, there is a Tibetan restaurant located in the heart of the red light district in Amsterdam known simply as Tibet Restaurant. It is the first Tibetan restaurant in the Netherlands, open since 1993. Diners come to get an authentic taste of Tibet, a destination that many would not associate with delicious cuisine. A popular menu item is the momos – Tibetan-style meat dumplings. Warning: the food is very spicy!
Dine at Guts & Glory to Taste One Kind of Protein at a Time
Guts & Glory Restaurant is famous for serving a single kind of protein each season. Let it be Chicken, beef or fish; they serve seven-course meals focusing on a single kind of creature once in four to seven months. If you think that eating a single kind is boring, then you must surely give this place a try.
Visit a Secret Garden
There is a secret garden known as Begijnhof. Once upon a time, it used to be the sanctuary of the Beguine sisterhood known as the “Benguinage.”
“The women were not nuns and nor did they live in the seclusion of a convent. They had no founders nor did they make lifelong vows. They did have to be unmarried, to make a vow of chastity and to promise obedience to the parish priest, but since they were not expected to make a vow of poverty, they were free to dispose of their own possessions.They could renounce their vows at any moment and leave the Beguinage, for instance, to get married.”
Nowadays Begijnhof is a residential community with charming wooden houses, 16th century gates, and manicured gardens.
Visit the Tassenmuseum Hendrijke (Museum of Bags and Purses)
The Tassenmuseum Hendrijke is the perfect outing for those who love fashion, handbags, and accessories. It is the largest of its kind in the world, situated in a lovely canal house in the centre of Amsterdam, in th eUNESCO World heritage Canal Ring area of the city. What you’ll find here are hundreds of bags and purses spanning centuries (Middle Ages – today). The Museum Shop was voted ‘Best Museum Shop in Amsterdam’ by Dutch newspaper Het Parool in 2014. The museum is also a wonderful venue for a two or three-course High Tea.
Have an Indonesian Feast at Kantjil & De Tijger
If you want to try some Indonesian cuisine, then you must surely visit Kantjil & Tijger on Spuistraat, a restaurant with a reputation of over 20 years for delectable Indonesian food. The menu offers a variety of Indonesian specialties such as
Go to the Friday Van Gogh Museum Party
Every last Friday of the month the Van Gogh Museum hosts their Vincent on Friday party, a unique evening produced in collaboration with young, creative talents and initiatives from Amsterdam. There’s art, cocktails, live music, DJ’s and plenty of Van Gogh-themed activities to enjoy. Click here for the monthly party program.
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