10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

We present our series of guides that will come in handy if you are in town for the first time or, on the contrary, everything about it you know. In this issue - Amsterdam through the eyes of its residents.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

Squat OT301

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

15 years ago, squatters took over the building of the local Academy. However, nothing good came of it: those who managed to get out and rebuild their lives, with horror remember the years spent in the OT301.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

In 2007, the "legalized" the building: there are now placed public space, where the master classes, film screenings and restless party with mad music and cheap beer.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

By night at the gate guards on duty, who asked not to make noise as you follow through the courtyard to the coveted squat. They're on the way back to wish you good night and even help call a taxi if necessary.

Albert Cuypstraat Market

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

This food market is located in the pipe - one of the few areas of Amsterdam where the Dutch really like to live.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

Albert Cuypstraat existed for 100 years: during this time of indiscriminate cluster shopkeepers he had become a civilized shopping street. Behind the stalls lined cafe Surinamese, Arabic, Indonesian and other national cuisines.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

In the evening, the remains unsold goods (primarily fish) flock hundreds of gulls and herons - to fight for a piece of salmon, soar with him over the quarter and without any notion of decency reset to careless passers-by.

IJburg

Houseboats

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

Quarter in the east of Amsterdam consists of six artificial islands connected by bridges. It should turn from Ijburglaan and go through the long, 200 meters Kadegebouw building (the outside looks like a solid wall, and the inside resembles a cruise ship) - and you will find yourself at the shore of a small pond. Hence it can be seen piers and the main attraction of the area - the so-called floating homes.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

On the largest island - Haveneiland - is a city beach Blijburg. If you do not want to lie on the sand, it is possible to limit inspection of a fishing village and a promenade along the Bert Haanstrakade, - for the convenience of visitors there is a large red bench. Ijburg'a to reach from Amsterdam Central Station in 15 minutes by tram №26.

Art cluster NDSM

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This part was annexed to the city only in 1981, to reach it you can use the free ferries that depart from Amsterdam Central opposite side (by the way, just opposite the railway station built cinema museum here periodically conduct free screenings of Dutch film).

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

Take a seat on one of the ferries and swim up to the largest art cluster NDSM Amsterdam. In the old shops and hangars bankrupt shipyards are located workshops of artists and artisans, and in the surrounding areas - small cafes and bars.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

Walking on the territory of the NDSM is possible all day, even better - go to any festival. For example, twice a month on weekends spend the largest flea market in Europe IJ-Hallen.

Vodkaroom store Wynand Fockink

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

In a small store based in the XVII century, going to the Masons, here zahazhivali Churchill and Chagall. And all in order to taste the famous Dutch liqueur - Jenever. Buy clay bottles of liquor can be in different places, but the experience of the Dutch brazhnichestva necessary precisely Wynand Fockink.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

In order to have a drink, have to contrive: glass with Jenever in any case can not be touched by hands. Drink sips, leaning to the bar, or hold the glass in a bent elbow and thereby hold it to his lips.

Westerpark Park

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

At the end of the XIX century in Amsterdam West Park built a storage facility and a number of industrial facilities.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

After many years, this area has changed its initial value - here now settled restaurants, bars, jazz cafes and gourmet markets, and in the former gas storage facility and does pass the main techno festival of the Netherlands.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

Jazz Hall the Bimhuis

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

Almost every day on stage "Bimhoysa", the oldest jazz hall of Amsterdam, live music from around the world. A few decades ago the institution was located in a different place, so that the architects had to maintain the same schematic layout in the new building - not to lose the spirit of tradition. On Wednesdays, the entrance to the concerts is free. Musical evenings are usually still in the city center, but the local know better then, near the "Bimhoysa" go down to the pier, which goes out restaurant Zouthaven, or go up to the terrace of the hotel Mövenpick.

The brewery Brouwerij 't IJ

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

One of Amsterdam's famous breweries is located in an old mill, which during his long life time to stay and fortress tower, and bathing.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

As the district a little sightseeing, here tourists seldom wander. In the evening, all the tables are occupied by local, and in the parking lot you will hardly be able to attach even a bicycle. Beer, which is prepared in the Brouwerij 't IJ, and whose name is difficult to pronounce enough (braueryay tie), can be found on an ostrich, depicted on the label. Cheaper will purchase in a separate window - just take a couple of bottles.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

If you are lucky, you will be able to try and special seasonal offers with unusual tastes.

Amsterdam Public Library

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

One floor of the public library is given to children's literature, in a special section is a selection of fresh periodicals, the upper floors are designed for movies and video games, artistic and scientific literature, music and music. Books in the library are not only in Dutch, but also in French and English.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

If you do not want to sit with someone at the same table, you can get in some chairs. On the last floor of the building there is a café with a terrace overlooking the historic center.

10 places in Amsterdam where to go themselves Ajax

Quarter, which houses the library building was rebuilt a few years ago. At the site of buildings owned by the postal department, once temporarily huddled the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, as well as the location was the best night club in the town - Club 11 - a replica of Berlin's famous Berghain / Panorama Bar. Before starting their visit better from the other side, then go past the NEMO science museum and a small bridge to go to the water.

Van Ness Cupcake

Patisserie, which specializes in cooking cupcakes, occupies a small room adjacent to the famous "houses with graffiti" and squat Frankrijk ( "France"), which received its name from the local club informals. Almost every day behind the counter stands founder confectionery Vanessa, whose dreams of New York will take place in such an interesting manner. Probably the best cupcakes here - "Red Velvet". If you arrive a few minutes before closing time, you can get one free.