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A travel journal to Amsterdam by koshkha

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Quote: Going to Amsterdam at least once a month means I have a lot to say about the place :-)

Humphrey's

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant | "Dining with Humphrey"

Humphrey's Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Quote:
My most recent visit to Amsterdam was for a meeting with thirty colleagues. We needed a place that could handle a large party, ideally located somewhere we could reach using public transport. The place we chose was Humphrey’s on Nieuwezijds Kolk, about five minutes walk from both the Central Station and Dam Square. We found out there were two Humphrey’s in Amsterdam after our secretary booked the wrong one which is on Spuistraat. So double check that you are all going to the right place.We were staying at a hotel in the north west of the city and took a bus to Central Station and then walked down Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. Several of us had been before and know Humphreys as ‘the...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 7, 2013

Humphrey's
Nieuwezijds Kolk 23
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

Rosarium

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Restaurant | "A Cool Place to Eat - Part Two"

Rosarium Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Quote:
Whilst we waited for the starters we all started to realise that we’d probably made a tactical error not choosing hot starters. When the soup arrived – a beautiful delicate green cream soup which was poured gently around a row of crayfish sprinkled with pea sprouts – I think the five cold starter orderers were all thinking "Oops". The temperature was the least of our worries. The tuna had been described as " Tuna served with sweet peppers, cream of avocado, Wasabi crackers & herb salad". I don’t know what I’d been expecting but I’m sure it included something with at least a hint of flavour. The tuna was practically sashimi with just the outermost couple of millimetres seared. Dots of green avocado...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 19, 2013

Rosarium
Amstelpark 1
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
20-644-4085

Rosarium

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Restaurant | "A Cool Place to Eat - Part One"

Rosarium Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Quote:
Another month and back in Amsterdam again. This month we have the added complication of dealing with quite deep snowfalls which meant we needed to think a bit more carefully about where to go and how to get there. Of course we’ve got to eat and so this month we tried to keep things simple and eat near to the hotel to avoid walking too far in the snow. I think we probably picked the very closest possible option to the Novotel on Europaboulevard and went for a place called Rosarium which is situated on the other side of the road within the grounds of the Amstel Park. I’m fairly ashamed to admit that despite staying regularly in the Novotel for the last 4 years, I hadn’t actually realised there was a par...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 19, 2013

Rosarium
Amstelpark 1
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
20-644-4085

De Kas

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant | "Putting Down Roots in the Greenhouse"

De Kas Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Quote:
Another month means another Amsterdam team meeting and another team dinner and since it’s December the Christmas spirit meant the boss was willing to push the boat out a bit and take us somewhere a special. The restaurant which was chosen was ‘De Kas’ in the south east of the city. To tell the truth I have absolutely no idea where I was. I just got into the taxi with everyone else and found myself somewhere completely new, in the dark on a cold frosty evening. ‘De Kas’is a restaurant inside a large greenhouse in the middle of a park and we could see the lights glowing from the main road as we passed over a little bridge and walked alongside the canal.I had been told to expect a treat by a ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 13, 2012

De Kas
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1097
020-462-4562

Amsterdam Restaurant Delikeet

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Restaurant | "Sashimi that's worth the walk"

Quote:
Delikeet is not a place you’re going to stumble across – in fact I am not sure I could find it again without a bunch of other people to follow or a Sat Nav. I’d long heard from another colleague about his favourite place in south Amsterdam and I suspect – since we found him walking along as we made our way there – that this was the place he’d been recommending for so long. Delikeet is in an area that’s mostly residential with a few shops but not many. If you know Amsterdam, it’s just south of the E19/A10 also known as the Ringway Zuid. It’s equidistant from the Amsterdam Zuid and RAI railway stations and about a 15-20 minute walk from either. The nearest Metro stop is A. J. Ernststraat and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 24, 2012

Amsterdam Restaurant Delikeet
Willem Van Weldammelaan 4
Amsterdam, Netherlands
020 6613730

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koshkha

koshkha
Northampton, United Kingdom