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Foodies on short visit to Amsterdam

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Foodies on short visit to Amsterdam

We are 50 something foodies who will be in Amsterdam for a Saturday and Sunday mid August. Already on our list for the Saturday is a visit to the markets at Albert Cuyp and/or Noordermarkt. Can anyone suggest any other foodie shops, experiences or places we should also explore? What is the best time of day for these markets? Worthwhile to go to both Albert Cuyp and Noordermarkt or too much of the same? Breakfast/lunch at/near markets? Is there another market that you suggest or are those the best?

My husband wants to try ristaffel, and we have tentatively made reservations for 7 pm sunday at Restaurant Blauw. OK choice? Are there any moderately priced restaurants that you would suggest?

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1. Re: Foodies on short visit to Amsterdam

There are several recent threads that ask the same question,

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g188590-i60-k44484…

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g188590-i60-k44507…

Peace,

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2. Re: Foodies on short visit to Amsterdam

Thanks for the links but neither one discusses the markets, places to eat at or near the markets, and seem to be focused on more expensive places to eat. Any suggestions for the markets, foodie shops, and less expensive places to eat?

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3. Re: Foodies on short visit to Amsterdam

The Albert Cuyp is not really a foodie market. Ok they have cheeses and a good selection of fish but basically nothing specialised. Only about 30-40% of the stalls are actually food stalls. It's really busy on a Saturday. So musch so that I tend to avoid it.

Better to go to the Noordermarkt whcih is basically a lot smaller but mostly specialised atrisan bread and chese stalls. Best to get there as early aas possible on a Saturday morning. Be aware though that the produce in this market is expensive.

If you want to then go to the Albert Cuyp also you can walk aong to the Marnixstraat and take the #3 tram to Ferdinand Bol Straat then walk to the market.

Edited: 30 May 2011, 02:03
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Re your question about breakfast and lunch. Getting Breakfast in Amsterdam always seems to an issue. most cafe's etc only open after 1000 and most people just grab a sandwich or a kas & ham croissant to eat on the go.

Just up from the Noordemarkt there is the Cafe 't Smaale which served breakfast. It is a really nice brown cafe, one of my favorite places in Amsterdam.

For lunch around the Albert Cuyp there is a really good bakery on the Albert Cuyp Straat called Bakken Met Passie and I also like cafe Krull for a nice coffee and a sandwich but there are lots of places in ad around the market.

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5. Re: Foodies on short visit to Amsterdam

This is helpful. Breakfast at our hotel is expensive (our Priceline NYOP room doesn't include it).

The Noordermarkt opens at 9.00 am and the Cafe t'Smaale opens at 10 am? From the map, it looks like the Noordermarkt is close to the Anne Frank House which also opens at 9 am?

Is Bazar Amsterdam near Albert Cuyp one of the places that you were thinking about around the market for lunch?

Thanks again.

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Bazar is on the same street as the market. North African place. Sorry I have never eaten in there.

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7. Re: Foodies on short visit to Amsterdam

I've eaten at Bazar many times. I can highly recommend it.

Its about half way along Albert Cuyp. Just look up to the rooftops for a gold statue.

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8. Re: Foodies on short visit to Amsterdam

I should add that I consider myself a foodie and I disagree completely with Ron re. Albert Cuyp. For me its a great foodie market. :-) One place in particular there you should visit is the herb and spice shop that is just a few meters along from Bazar, about half way along the market, on te same side. I don't know the name but you can't miss it.

Two other eateries there that I particularly like are Burgermeester which serves arguably the best gourmet burgers in Amsterdam - http://www.burgermeester.eu/ - and De Soepwinkel wich is in one of the side streets about 20m from the market itself. - http://www.soepwinkel.nl/

Having said that there are so many good, reasonably priced places in the area you usually can't go wrong. If you see somewhere that catches your eye just try it.

Edited: 30 May 2011, 09:06
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