Bar Bubowski

Bar Bukowski

Named after and inspired by the writer Charles Bukowski, Bar Bukowski has been a household name in the eastern part of Amsterdam. The bar is a tribute to the writer's love of literature and alcohol, but you can also join Bukowski in style for just a good cup of coffee and a delicious lunch.

The Manor Amsterdam - Restaurant R

Restaurant R

At Restaurant R, indulge in creatively delicious meals that embrace the principles of circular gastronomy. Here, dining isn't just about taste—it's about making a positive impact on our planet. Nestled within the iconic The Manor Hotel Amsterdam in the city's vibrant East, this one-of-a-kind pop-up restaurant invites you to savour a blend of traditional and modern French dishes.

15 MIN

Ode aan de Amstel

Restaurant-Café Ode aan de Amstel is a true gem where you are literally seated next to the Amstel river. You can drop in at any time of the day for a variety of deliciousness, from lunch to drinks and dinner. The menu (which changes daily) consists of all-day dining classics with an Asian touch. Oh, and don't forget to stop by on Sundays for the already legendary Sunday Brunch.

Local Dealer

Local Dealer

Local Dealer food Inc. is a new kid on the block in Amsterdam East, offering an authentic Mexican food experience. They serve a delightful array of tacos, ceviche, and a selection of antojitos snacks. The tacos are prepared using GMO-free heirloom corn tortillas and every dish is made with fresh ingredients, including chillies and spices sourced directly from Mexico. Local Dealer Food Inc. brings a laid-back, casual diner vibe - come as you are and relish every bite until you’re fully loaded and satisfied to the bone.

Tips from the Manor team

Foppe about his favourite spots in Amsterdam


Caffe Milo

Caffe Milo is situated in a colonial building that dates back to 1897, in the lively East of Amsterdam, opposite the Oosterpark. In the cosy café-restaurant you can enjoy their all-day kitchen with an Italian touch, delicious cocktails, great wines as well as a wide range of beers including Italian ones. Their terrace is heated during winter and sun-filled in summer. 

15 MIN

H'ART Museum

A beautiful museum in a special location. The museum shows the collection of one of the most famous museums in the world: the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg. The Hermitage is located on the Amstel and is easily accessible by public transport.

20 MIN

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum - Museum of Modern Art, is located on the famous and much visited Museumplein in Amsterdam. It is the largest museum of modern and contemporary modern art in the Netherlands. Not everything in the museum is ultra-modern though; the historic building in which the museum is housed dates back to 1895.


The Tropenmuseum

With reconstructed villages and a huge collection of exotic objects, the Tropenmuseum is a must-visit for every culture lover. Especially for the little ones, there is a section where kids can go on explorations, play exotic instruments and learn while playing. Its location just outside the centre ensures that you do not find yourself in the middle of the busy stream of tourists.

20 MIN

Our Lord in the Attic

Tucked awa in Amsterdam's city center you can find a uniquely preserved seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. In the museum, through narrow corridors and stairs, you'll be led to historically furnished living rooms, kitchens and bedsteads, and eventually the literal highpoint of the museum: an entire church in the attic. 

25 MIN


The Homomonument (Gay Monument), which has been located on the Westermarkt near the Keizersgracht since 1987, is the very first gay monument in the world. The sculpture consists of three pink triangles that are connected and represent the past, present and future. The pink triangle refers to the Second World War, when gay men and women had to wear the triangle in concentration camps. 

15 MIN

De Waag

The Waag originated in 1488 as one of the three city gates of the capital; the Sint Anthoniuspoort. In 1617, the wall was converted into the Waag, where goods arriving from the harbour were weighed. In the same period, several guilds settled in the Waag, including the surgeons' guild, whose public dissection Rembrandt van Rijn recorded in his famous painting 'Anatomy lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp'.

20 MIN

A'DAM Toren

With 22 floors, the A'DAM Tower literally is an eye-catcher. Here you can find several bars, restaurants and a lookout that offers an impressive view the city. One of the highlights in the tower is the Lookout Swing where you can swing above the skyline of Amsterdam. 

25 MIN


The fact that Amsterdam is an important European jazz city is mainly thanks to the Bimhuis. Jazz and improvising musicians from the country and abroad perform in the concert hall. Jazz greats like John Scofield even claim that the international jazz venue is one of their top 10 venues to play worldwide. Every year, the Bimhuis presents the biggest Dutch jazz prize, the Boy Edgar Prize.

15 MIN


Bitterzoet, also being called the Living Room of Amsterdam, is a bar, stage and theatre. The concept of this venue in the Spuistraat is to offer bands, DJs and other musicians a place where they can experiment and perform for a larger audience. All music styles are represented in Bitterzoet, from rock to hip-hop and soul.


Pride Amsterdam

During Pride Amsterdam, the city is covered in rainbow colours and Amsterdam is all about celebrating freedom, individuality and love. One of the highlights of Pride Week is of course the Canal Parade, but also the Pride Walk, lectures, concerts, expositions and the many festivities are worth visiting.


Amsterdam Light Festival

In December and January, the streets and canals of Amsterdam's city centre are enchantingly lit by the Amsterdam Light Festival. Walk or sail through wintery Amsterdam and admire the most beautiful works of light art by artists from all over the world. Like to learn more about the works of art, artists and stories during the festival? Then choose one of the (walking) tours or special canal cruises.


Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

Every year in October, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) takes place in our capital. That means five days of biggest international artists, best parties and hottest festivals all over the city. So it's no surprise that this renowned music event attracts visitors from all over the world.