First time visitors to Amsterdam are confronted with over two-thousand places to eat and drink. Learn tips on how to find great meals, cozy watering holes, and experience international flavors without burning a hole in your wallet. This quick guide will help you learn about traditional Dutch meals and snacks, as well as restaurant suggestions for an array of Dutch and ethnic restaurants. Contains listings for dozens of eating establishments including 30 highly rated and affordable ethnic restaurants.
Targeted Age Group:: All Ages
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to share some suggestions on good food and drink in Amsterdam. Over the years I have eaten in all sorts of establishments in the city and I want to help fellow travelers avoid places that are too expensive or just plain awful.
I have been visiting Amsterdam since the mid 1990’s, first as a poor, dirty backpacker and later as a so-called “grown up.” Whereas I could only afford street food and dives back then, I can now enjoy all those places that once beckoned me with their glowing windows and gezellig charm. Over the years I have sampled quite a bit within the central area of Amsterdam: Good, bad, and downright atrocious. From old pizza covered in fruit flies, to savory croquettes and apple pie, to sumptuous Indonesian Rijstafels that will put a Pu-Pu Platter to shame. There are over 2000 eating establishments in Amsterdam so your odds are pretty good that you will find what you are looking for.
About the Author:
Justin Demetri is a native of the historic fishing port of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Growing up “Down the Fort” in one of the many families that comprised Gloucester’s Italian fishing fleet, he spent his childhood among the fishermen, the boats and the wharves. At age 12, Justin gave the first cash donation to the newly arrived Schooner Adventure, leading to a friendship with author and historian Joseph E. Garland. This was the spark that would lead to a love of writing, and an appreciation for the special place he still calls home.
His interests are vast, but include researching local maritime history and exploring his family’s Sicilian fishing heritage. His works on Italian history, culture and food can be found at LifeinItaly.com, around the web and in print. Justin holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and is the Director of Visitor Services for the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.
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Link To Buy Food Lovers Guide to Amsterdam: How to Eat Well Along the Canals On Amazon
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