Local expert guides to Amsterdam

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Yolanda van der Jagt

Chef and Food Stylist

As a professional chef I love to taste, try and explore good food and food places. I develop and write new recipes for my own cookbooks (Lekker Hollands and Hollandse Kramen) but also for magazines, supermarkets and commercial products. Foodstyling and cooking on locations is also part of my job.

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CUT_

Electronic Act

CUT_ is a live electronic act based on live composition and looped vocals. Music inspired by the moment, every show is unique

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Tom van der Leij

Photographer

Born and raised Amsterdammer Tom van der Leij has travelled the world as a photographer and editor. His true home will always be Amsterdam though especially because the city is a magnet for one of his passions: fun, eco friendly initiatives. And above all its so photogenic when you know how to take a photo and where. Dare to take pictures of inhabitants, thats his lesson during the Amsterdam Phototour.

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Studio JUX

Design. cool as a nepal ice.

Studio JUX creates fashion that you can wear proudly. Dutch design made of stylish and innovative materials. With an eye for detail. Like an unexpected colour detail or a special story. Chunky cardigans are hand knitted by Nepali ladies in a women empowerment project. And the beautiful dresses are made of wood. Studio JUX even runs its own workshop in Nepal to offer you the best possible fashion: with respect for people, planet and style.

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Hanneke Peeters

Foodie & Cafe Owner

Beter & Leuk is all about ‘Stop eating shit, eat good food!’ Owner Hanneke Peeters is passionate about honest, healthy, organic food. Beter & Leuk is the place where she sells her delicious homemade cakes and pastries, lunch and brunch dishes and high quality teas and coffees. You will find fashion and personal care product here too, and yes, those are organic and sustainable too.

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Beautylab.nl

Beauty Blogger

Beautylab is the beauty blog for everyone who loves makeup, skin care, and positive thinking.

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Heleen Dura - van Oord

Business Woman of the Year

Heleen is the founder and main shareholder of DQ&A Media Group and co founder and partner at investment company Peak Capital. She’s an inspiring leader and has a passion for online entrepreneurship.

She is Prix Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year 2013.

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GirlsLove2Travel

Travel Blog

Bloggers Fiek, Manon & Vi: We believe that in order to live, we must travel…

The world is our playground.

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Claudia

Stay.com's Head of Content

Stay.com Content & Community Manager | Holistic Health Coach | Early Morning Yogini | Vegetarian | World Traveler | Reiki Practioner

Creator of tons of Stay.com guides focusing on health and budget. Expect juice bars, independent cafes, yoga classes, free attractions and a whole lot more.

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Mihaela Lica Butler

Food Writer

I love good food and good family fun. I recently published my first book ‘Garden Super Hero Tales’, the 1st volume in a series of 10 that will set the stage for 100 different veggies, herbs and fruit, to show their true super powers for a healthy diet. The books - available on Amazon.com - are inspired by my son, Paul-Jules, who is the main hero of the stories. I also share my cooking experiences with young mothers on Fusion Mom, and I’m sharing the best family experiences on Stay.com.

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Ivana Perkovic

YouTuber

Ivana is a YouTuber and currently traveling the world. On her channel EnterpriseMeTV she makes video’s for Dutch women with the highest ambitions. Also she makes travel blogs of her adventures abroad.

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beeldSTEIL

Photographer & Interior Stylist

I’m the owner and founder of beeldSTEIL Photography & Styling. beeldSTEIL is about photography, styling, interior and design with a Scandinavian touch.

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DrtyLndry

Lifestyle Bloggers

Bloggers from Amsterdam who aren’t afraid to get some dirt on their clothes while exploring and experiencing new (or old but really good) things.

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Vicky Hampton

Writer, Cook & Foodie

Vicky Hampton is a writer, cook and avid foodie who has lived and worked in the Netherlands for nine years. Vicky has written for various publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Out, Eyewitness Guide and Michelin Guide. She has recently had her first cookbook, Vicky Hampton’s Working Lunch, published in The Netherlands. She also manages the blog content for Eating Europe Food Tours, including the Eating Amsterdam Tour.

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Noni May

Freelance Editor & Photographer

I work as a freelance editor and photographer. I write about health & happiness, travel, lifestyle, career and art. I photograph models and I like to combine styling + product/food photography. I’m the creator of Amsterdam Curated and my personal website, www.nonimay.com.

I’m creative and technical. I like tech, traveling, films and series, fashion, online privacy, books, lifestyle, politics, coffee, starting new businesses, parties, discussions and football.

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Rena Noordermeer

Shop Owner

Rena Noordermeer is the founder of Hear Hear, a tiny two story shop in Amsterdam.

I love extraordinary details and products with a simple design and a pristine feeling.

I live together with my love Sam and our four guinea pigs. In our house you’ll find a few fast bikes, a large comfy couch, a white dinner table, ever changing art work on the walls and over fifty plants.

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Free Wifi Guides

Helping you get connected!

Check your email, upload those photos, get your Facebook fix, and – of course – sync your guides!

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GoodiebagGirl

GoodiebagGirl

I’m the founder of GoodiebagGirl, the company that creates goodie bags for companies and events. Besides, I’m a freelance journalist and I work with different lifestyle magazines.

‘Life is like a Goodiebag. You never know what you’re gonna get’.

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BAK Restaurant

Award-winning Chefs

BAK started as a pop-up restaurant. Always cool, fresh, and organic. Without a permanent location, but with the best young chefs, the best ingredients and the best atmosphere.

Recently, the guys opened a fine dining restaurant and lunch cafe with great waterfront views.

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Self Help Editor

Journalist and Blogger

As a journalist for various magazines I’ve specialized in articles on health and happiness. That means whipping up a new superfood recipe or trying a new yoga class is labeled as ‘research’. Yep, love the job. Almost daily I stumble upon new books, great advice and yummy, healthy recipes that are a great inspiration for my blog selfhelpeditor.com- tips and tricks for a happy, healthy life (and shiny karma).

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Nathalie Paak - Map of Joy

Travel journalist/photographer/blogger

On my website I reveal where to shop, eat and stay around the globe. Hot spots which stand out in concept, styling, location etc.

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Mirik Milan

Night Mayor of Amsterdam

I’m the Night Mayor of Amsterdam - the Ambassador of Amsterdam Nightlife Culture 2012 - 2014. and I’m a producer. My life motto is ‘Work Hard, Party Hard!’

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kiyoko

Organic Lip Balm Creators

kiyoko is a 100% natural lip balm, made in a small factory in the Netherlands specialized in natural cosmetics. We came up with kiyoko because we missed a lip balm that was both attractive and of 100 percent natural origin, so we decided to create our own. The unique recipe was found after months of lab research and testing - not on animals of course. kiyoko is the result of what we see as the perfect lip balm.

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Max Zorn

Street Artist

I’m a street artist from Amsterdam. My art work consists only of many layers of packing tape. Once pasted on street lamps, they unfold their illuminating effect.

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Maaike Bloem

History Student

I’m a 21 year old History student, currently doing an internship at the Amsterdam City Archives (Stadsarchief). I’ve been living in Amsterdam for the past 3.5 years. My hobbies are running and photography.

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Joni Kort

Theater Amsterdam

Hi! I am Joni. Two years ago I moved to Amsterdam and I still discover new places in the city. Last May, I started working at Theater Amsterdam, located in the ‘Westelijke Houthavens’. I never knew this part of the city had so much to offer!

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Stay Editors

The best movie, music and book spots

And… action!

Your Stay.com editors take you to the best spots from the movies and books. Get the guide and visit the best film and literature locations, all over the world.

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Rick Kempen

Beer Expert

For well over a quarter century, my life has been all about beer. Flunking out of University because of my side-job as a waiter in De Pilsener Club turned out to be one of the best things ever happening to me. I work as Export Manager for Bier&cO which includes distributing American Craft beer all over Europe. Bier&cO’s efforts helped change the European beer culture. For the past decades I have devoted my life to making craft beer more available for everyone who has more than one taste bud.

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Concerto Record Store

Amsterdam's Best Record Store

Concerto is a unique concept: nostalgic, while ahead of its time. It opened in 1955, and has been a reference for music lovers ever since. It offers a wide range of both new and used CDs, LPs and DVDs in every conceivable genre.

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The Green Girls

Food Bloggers

De Groene Meisjes (The Green Girls) Jamie and Merel are the girls behind the successful blog with the same name. They blog about vegan, organic and healthy food.

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A Chef's Guide To Amsterdam

A Chef's Guide to Amsterdam

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Yolanda van der Jagt

Chef and Food Stylist

As a professional chef I love to taste, try and explore good food and food places. I develop and write new recipes for my own cookbooks (Lekker Hollands and Hollandse Kramen) but also for magazines, supermarkets and commercial products. Foodstyling and cooking on locations is also part of my job.

  1. Patisserie Holtkamp Amsterdam chocolate cake +Add

    Patisserie Holtkamp

    Delicious breads and artisan pastries
  2. Caramel Slice - Jones the Grocer AUD3.18 AUD30 per kg +Add

    Caulils Delicatessen

    For food connoisseurs
  3. Metropolitan (Kees Raat) +Add

    Metropolitan (Kees Raat)

    The best chocolate you can get
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    Vlaamsch Broodhuys

    Breakfast, brunch and apple pies
    Locals' Pick
  5. Best Dutch apple pie, at Winkel 43 +Add

    Winkel 43

    The best apple pie in Amsterdam
  6. Bunches of Carrots +Add

    Haarlemmerplein Wednesday Market

    Organic market on Marnixstraat
    Locals' Pick
  7. Interior +Add

    Cafe Modern

    Hip and happening
  8. Co-Creation dinner at AS +Add

    Restaurant As

    Excellent restaurant, historic setting
  9. Mustard Steak Sandwich 2 +Add

    Wilde Zwijnen

    Not so much wild boar specialties, as fusion cuisine
  10. Toscanini +Add

    Toscanini

    Typical Italian restaurant
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    Haarlemmerstraat

    A lively street chock full of things to see and buy
    Locals' Pick
  12. Noordermarkt +Add

    Noordermarkt

    Charming market in a charming area
    Locals' Pick
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    Gartine

    Organic bliss with impeccable provenance
  14. BROUWERIJ"T  IJ AMSTERDAM APRIL 2011 +Add

    Brouwerij 't IJ

    Windmill-shaded brewery
    Locals' Pick

Local markets, the best stores and fine dining

Amsterdam is a true food haven for a chef. The Dutch capital offers great markets, lovely coffee and lunch rooms, great cafes and true fine dining. I've selected my favorite spots to suit every budget.