Above: A wide selection of craft beer on tap.
People from near and far flock together to sample the wares of Amsterdam's most talented food and beverage merchants. Introducing De Foodhallen (that's The Food Hall if you can't quite piece that together). An old tram depot converted rustic eatery is one of the city's most popular venues to kick back and enjoy a cold drink (or five) and some tasty food.
Above: Tasty treats in no short supply.
Looking for neon lights and the all too familiar puffs of sweet smelling smoke? Sorry champ, you're out of luck. Here you'll settle down on a comfy wooden stool among the animated chatter of locals and seasoned expats. De Foodhallen is thought to be by many a well kept secret (so when they ask you how you found out about it, you say "by accident, kind Dutch person."
Above: Japanese sushi cones.
Your nose is to be to be treated to aromas of the worlds' best cuisines upon entry. Dishes from The Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, France and Spain just to name a few. Yes the food is quality. Yes you will be greeted with a smile (or with a frown which means smile in Hipster) and yes you will leave satisfied and eager to upload your artisan cupcake photo to Instagram.
Above: Don't fret , there's a safe spot under the hall to rest your bike.
Want to leave the well beaten track that has now become most of Amsterdam City? Find a pretty date, or some friends, or your favorite pet rock, leave your ego at home and arrive on your omafiets (grandma bike) armed with some spare change and in high spirit. You're gonna have a good time.
Above: Find De Foodhallen in Amsterdam, Oude West.
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