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HIDDEN amsterdam FOODIE GEMS

Amsterdam’s food scene is often overlooked - it is after all neighbor to the the capital of chocolate, Belgium- but in the past five years the number of restaurants in the city has grown by 27 percent. The Dutch love for burgers, breakfast, brunch, and coffee shops has got ever more sophisticated as tourism in the city has exploded. In 2016, 16 million people visited the city, an all time high (and a huge number considering it has less than a million inhabitants). We asked Amsterdam stylist (and former buyer for big fashion names such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Calvin Klein), Sara Adank- who writes the blog Truffles and Champagnes- to share her favorite hidden gems.

1 STICKY FINGERS AMSTERDAM

STICKY FINGERS

This one is for people with a sweet tooth. As they say at Sticky Fingers "Just Bite me". It's delicious!

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2 MERKELBACH AMSTERDAM

MERKELBACH

The most beautiful garden setting! This restaurant specializes in slow food cooking and uses sustainable, local ingredients. They are open for lunch and dinner but you can also stop by for a hot drink and thick slice of cake during the day too.

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3 JUICE TO BOOST AMSTERDAM

JUICE TO BOOST

Juices are big right now in Amsterdam. If you want to cleanse or just maintain a healthy lifestyle, this is the place! The Red Lipstick blend is my fave...

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4 THE BUTCHER AMSTERDAM

THE BUTCHER

One word MEAT!!! And the perfect view with the nicest tunes and cocktails ever.

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5 STACH AMSTERDAM

STACH

This is a very well known deli in Amsterdam. Everything is organic and fresh. They sell amazingly made sandwiches and home made salads. And, of course, their famous chocolate bars... to die for!!!

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6 POKE PERFECT AMSTERDAM

POKE PERFECT

Ahh the poke bowl, originally from Hawaii. I have no words for this dish. This is truly life!!! You can make your own bowl or you can choose from the menu. It's happiness in food form.

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7 LAVINA GOOD FOOD AMSTERDAM

LAVINA GOOD FOOD

Try the lavinia high tea or banana pancakes, it's different than the rest and a great little day pitstop.

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8 DE WASSERETTE AMSTERDAM

DE WASSERETTE

In a great neighborhood, with great ambiance- definitely stop by this little gem of a coffee shop for breakfast (they are rumored to have the best eggs benedict in town).

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9 SEASALT AND CHOCOLATE AMSTERDAM

SEASALT AND CHOCOLATE

Live a little and try these home made goodies. Seasalt and chocolate: a combination of unrelated flavours goes so well together and everything here is delicious and interesting.

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10 PATISSERIE KUYT AMSTERDAM

PATISSERIE KUYT

Even though its a local haunt, people travel far and wide to come to this little patisserie. You simply need to walk by to be lured inside by the delicious smells! From caramel cakes to macaroons, little jelly sweets, croissants, they have it all (and everything’s handmade too).

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