Theo van Kampen
Some people think that beergardens is a typical German phenomenon, but today we will show you that Amsterdam has a beergarden as well, a very nice one!
We rent a bike at Mac Bike’s at Marnixstraat 220 and heading to the Elandsgracht, a former canal (gracht = canal) but now a busy street with lots of small shops and neat little bars where the local people like to hang out. The Elandsgracht has his own fleemarked as well: the entrance you can find at the beginning of the street.
Now we approach the centre of Amsterdam and we find ourselves at the square ‘’t Spui’ with it’s bookmarked and a perfect oppertunity to enjoy the favourite snack of everybody: French Frites. However we have to find
the best place in town….Enter the ‘Voetboogsteeg’
“Zum Barbarossa”- and walk to the end of this alley. There you see ‘’t Vlaamse Friteshuis sinds 1957’!
On the Joodenbreestraat you can visit the Rembrandhuis and The Holland Experience. The first one is a neat little museum and the latter a tourist trap which should be avoided!
Behind the Joodenbreestraat you can visit the Waterlooplein Markt, the mean fleemarked of Amsterdam. Still a place where you can find treasures although you have to keep your eyes open: not only pickpockets try to ruin your day, also merchants who see you as a walking source of money try to sell you low quality goods for too much money. But as I said, still you can find the things you where looking for your lifetime!
Trough ‘Rapenburg’ we cycle to the bridge on the Anne Frank straat: de ‘Latjesbrug’ where we can take a little break enjoying a nice vieuw of a surprising quit spot so near the busy flee marked.
In front of this brewery you find the beergarden with it’s unique athmoshere. Here the local people enjoy their refreshments after a day of hard work along the many curious tourists who wanted to taste something else rather than ordinary Heineken Lager…..
website beergarden and brewery het Ij