Tips from team Ambassade

Our favorite spots in Amsterdam!

Every month, one of our staff members shares his or her favorite spots in Amsterdam. This way you will not only get to know the team of the Ambassade Hotel, but also discover where the locals go!

Below you will find our staff members’ favorite places in the city of Amsterdam, which are updated each month.

Derek’s suggestions

Derek has been our longtime Front Office colleague, always happy to assist you with any question you have. Derek listed his top three must-see’s in our lovely city for you.

“The part of Amstel between the Amstel hotel and the blue bridge/waterlooplein. Here you will find the old 17th century locks and the ‘Magere Brug’ with multiple passages. It is a typical representation of Amsterdam in the 17th century and traditionally an important docking point. You will also find many beautiful houseboats. It is a wonderful place to sit along the waterfront and watch the boats. It is also a beautiful piece of nature in the city with many aquatic plants and fish species. Considering the many obstructions in the water, the different depths, the warm houseboats and the vegetation, it is a place where many fish reside in winter. Along the quay are many prestigious buildings from the history of Amsterdam (The Hermitage, Carre, Amstel hotel).”

Cafe Alto
“The best jazz cafe in Amsterdam open 7 days a week until 3 or 4 am at night. The cafe exudes an international jazz atmosphere from the 50s and 60s. It was opened in 1953 (the same year as the Ambassade Hotel). Since then there have been many big names and several big names from the Dutch Jazz scene come here on a weekly basis. For example, Hans Dulfer and Peter Beets often perform here. My first date with my girlfriend was here 15 years ago and I have often been there with friends. Back then it was still very smoky.”

The peninsula at the end of the Ms. Van Riemsdijkweg near NDSM.
“From the NDSM pound, walk right and take an immediate right along the water. Past the industrial area you will find a quiet stretch of waterfront (see attached screenshot). Here you have a lovely place to chill out, look out over the water and have a picnic. You have a nice view of the IJ and all kinds of boats that call at or pass by Amsterdam.”

Bente’s suggestions

“Hello, my name is Bente and I am 21 years old. I’m originally from a town called Velp, but currently living in Amsterdam. I started my internship at the operations management department in September of 2022. I made a list of a few of my favorite places and things to do in Amsterdam.”

Eetsalon van Dobben
Address: Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017 BH, Amsterdam
• Typical Dutch sandwiches
• Famous ‘Van Dobben’ croquettes
• Gezellig (meaning cozy, pleasant, fun, comfortable in Dutch)
• Still like in the old days
• 10 min walk from the Ambassade Hotel

Het Vondelpark
• Great place to run
• 19 min walk from the Ambassade Hotel

Pure Markt
• Markt with food and non-food
• Every Sunday at a different location in Amsterdam
• Products sold by artisans

Lotte’s suggestions

“Hello, my name is Lotte, I am 26 years old and I was born in Geldermalsen. I studied at the hotelschool in Maastricht and after that I’ve moved to Amsterdam, where I’ve been living for 4 years now.
I have been working at the front office of the Ambassade Hotel for 3 years and 9 months. This includes a 6 month internship and my current position is front office supervisor. I have been living in Amsterdam for a while now and have a few places I would like to share with you.”

Caffé Toscanini
Address: Lindengracht 75, 1015 KD, Amsterdam (address Toscanini Deli Lindengracht 79, 1015 KD, Amsterdam)
Instagram: @toscaninirestaurant and @toscaninideli
Facebook: Caffé Toscanini

– Italian restaurant and supermarket
– Homemade pasta and sandwiches
– 18 minute walk from the Ambassade Hotel

Cora Delicatessen
Address: Prinsengracht 705, 1017 JV, Amsterdam
Instagram: @cora_delicatessen
Facebook: Cora Broodjes & Delicatessen

– Italian sandwich store
– Absolutely worth it – beyond your expectations
– 24 sandwiches in total – Number 6 is my favorite (A sandwich with Parma ham, Dutch Goat Cheese, spinach and fresh tomatoes
– To go only
– 8 minute walk from the Ambassade Hotel

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