Excellent thread! I will be visiting with a friend of mine from the 23rd to the 27th (sandwiched -- no pun intended -- between stops in London) and was curious what kind of food I could get my hands on. The only thing I'd seen so far was an article on A Hamburger Today about the Febo burgers.
We'll be staying right by the Vondelpark; I was already really looking forward to the trip, but all these photos have increased the excitement TREMENDOUSLY. Anything else folks have to contribute, please, lay it on me.
brooklyncook, what type of food/drink are you interested in, maybe I could give you some more specific advice! Also, see the other Amsterdam threads that albiston linked to for inspiration!
It'll sound elitist, but I'm fond of finding the places that aren't overrun by tourists. It's like when folks visit me in NYC -- the last place I'd take them is Times Square.
I'm really intrigued by the Febo burgers, mainly because I'm curious what they're like in comparison to U.S. burgers (possibly better, based on the burgers I've had in NYC).
I'm also interested in finding out about good comfort food from the Netherlands...and jenever. :)
It's actually very easy to avoid the touristy places. There are about 2 or 3 streets lined with your usual pizza/thai/indian fastfood places, with the ubiquitous 'tourist menus' written on chalkboards outside - but apart from that, Amsterdam very much caters to it's own people, at least that's how it feels to me.
I'll be away this weekend but I'll try to post about some nice beer & jenever bars early next week. Let me know if you'd like any more info (for instance about certain types of restaurants). I trust you'll be able to find the Febo all by yourself they are all over the city..
Edited by Chufi, 03 March 2006 - 01:17 PM.