'Mediamatic on the Vijzelstraat is the only renowned exhibition space with real balls; the Stedelijk Museum could learn a thing or two from them.' Read more.
"De Nieuwe Anita in the west is also a really cosy party venue at the weekends. The entrance fee is usually only €3, and it has a 1950s retro atmosphere." -Amsterdam Student Read more.
Nicest general bookstore, with very professional service, terrific assorted with literature, philosophy, history and social studies. Read more.
Love this indie movie theater, lounge, restaurant, bar, all rolled into one. The staff is friendly! Be sure to check out some nice movies while you're here. Read more.
Go on Tuesday nights for ping pong night. Drink cheap beer and play 'around the table' pong, great fun! Read more.
Great music, beautiful artwork on the walls (for sale) and friendly owners. For beer drinkers, they serve good beers: HertogJan & Jupiler. Read more.
Every evening there are minimal and techno DJ's. Once a month on Saturday evenings Studio 80 has a party called Multi Sexi, especially enticing for the gay and art scene. Go there! Read more.
One of the great world hubs for music technology, attracting composers and inventors of new controllers and experimental turntablists and everything in between. Read more.
"Every Wednesday, the venue organises a daytime event called De Kappers where hairdressers come to the café to cut their clients’ hair in front of the vintage golden mirrors." Read more.
Awesome new coffee place with fantastic coffee, friendly staff and a great ambiance. Places like this give me hope for Amsterdam coffee culture. Read more.
"The friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff is also a crucial part of the shop’s alluring charm. You know you’re dealing with people with a passion for music and film. " Read more.