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Cosy Christmas Markets in Amsterdam for 2019

Spending Christmas in Amsterdam is simply magical. Festive Dutch foods, Christmas markets and glorious festive cheer that takes over the whole city throughout December. If you’re thinking of spending the festive season in Amsterdam, there are some incredible Christmas markets and winter events that you simply must visit. Sip on mulled wine at the Ice Village, wander the festive stalls, go ice skating on Museumplein, gaze at the Christmas tree on Dam Square, eat a hot dog, or pick up a few gifts for loved ones on Rembrandtplein. There’s nothing more heartwarming than wrapping up warm in scarves and hats and heading out to soak up the magical Christmas market atmosphere. These are the best Christmas Markets in Amsterdam…

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Best Things to Do in and around Leidseplein Square, Amsterdam

Leidseplein (also known as Leiden Square) is one of Amstedam’s most vibrant areas, where you’re guaranteed to experience the late-night buzz and party atmosphere. On a trip to Amsterdam, you have to have a few nights out in Leidseplein to get a real feel for the city. Filled with brimming restaurants, clubs, local theatres, live music venues and street performers, Leidseplein is like the London equivalent of Piccadilly Circus (just not as huge). We have you covered for the best things to do in this centrally-located nightlife hub from where to eat, where to drink, where to party and more…

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6 Best Affordable Chinese Restaurants in Amsterdam

When a sudden craving for chicken chow mein or sweet n’ sour prawns kicks in, you can’t ignore it wherever you are in the world. When on the hunt for the best cheap chinese restaurants in Amsterdam, you’re spoilt for choice on where to get your spicy noodles or hot dumplings. Amsterdammers love their Chinese food so it’s unsurprising that there are some really great affordable options in the multicultural city. If you happen to be in town for Chinese New Year on the 25th January, then this is the article for you. From floating chinese restaurants, the best takeaways, dim sum, Cantonese cuisine and vegetarian dishes, we’ve rounded up our favourite chinese restaurants in the city that won’t break the bank…

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Where to Get the Best Street Food in Amsterdam

When it comes to eating in Amsterdam, the Dutch know how to cook up a storm. But it’s not all pancakes, bitterballen and pickled herring as you’ll be seriously spoilt for choice at the sight of Amsterdam’s street food options from around the world. Whether you fancy an authentic taste of Suriname, rustic Arabian shawarmas, overstuffed Japanese bao buns or pretty much any cuisine you can think of, Amsterdam’s food halls and markets will whip it up perfectly. For the foodies amongst you, here’s where you’ll find the best street food in Amsterdam…

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