Bitterballen in Amsterdam

Where to Get the Best Bitterballen In Amsterdam

When you’re in Amsterdam, you have to try bitterballen. This savoury Dutch snack is one of the city’s most famous food staples - and it’s one hell of a tasty treat. Loved by locals and tourists alike, bitterballen is a breaded meatball that’s been deep fried - a bit like a croquette but sphere-shaped. The inside of a bitterballen is flavour-packed with a thick creamy roux and a generous amount of beef or veal ragu. This is a meaty dish that makes for the perfect sharing starter or canape. If you’re looking for the best places in Amsterdam to try bitterballen, we’re here to help you out with our round-up of our favourite joints that serve our favourite Dutch finger food.

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Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

A Guide to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

One of the most unmissable attractions in Amsterdam is the Anne Frank House located on the Prinsengracht canal at house 263. Found right in the heart of the city, this museum is dedicated to the famous wartime diarist Anne Frank, a jewish girl who was hiding in Amsterdam from the nazi regime during World War Two. It was this exact 17th century canal house where she and her family hid. Sadly, Anne did not survive the war but her diary lives on forever. The world now knows her story and you can learn more about Anne Frank and walk into the very same space that she used as her hiding place, which is now one of Amsterdam’s most-visited sights. Just remember to pack some tissues as tears are guaranteed. Here’s our guide on everything you need to know before visiting the Anne Frank House…

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Shrimp tacos

Best Mexican Restaurants in Amsterdam

Fully-loaded nachos, crunchy tacos, giant burrito rolls, cheesy quesadillas… Is there anything more satisfying than getting stuck into a messy Mexican meal? Amsterdam isn’t short of Mexican restaurants which will really hit the spot, even for those that’ve been across the pond for a taste of the real stuff. Not to worry if you’ve got a taco craving in Amsterdam, Mexican restaurants are all around the city ready to fill you up on spicy chicken and guacamole. Hungry yet? Read on for the best Mexican restaurants in Amsterdam…

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Thrift shops Amsterdam

7 Best Thrift Shops and Vintage Stores in Amsterdam

Calling all sustainable shoppers! Looking for the best thrift shops in Amsterdam? We love buying second-hand here at the Flying Pig because it’s an environmentally friendly, it supports local businesses and you can always find a bargain on clothing that’s more unique or vintage. Amsterdam has a load of fantastic thrift shops but some are cut above the rest where you are guaranteed to end up spending longer than you wanted inside once you see the awesome second-hand stock selection. If you’re on a budget, love fashion and are always looking for a good deal, then these are our favourite thrift shops in the city…

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