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Achieving Piegasm

Hidden inside an antique shop (look for the window filled with Art Deco lamps) is De Vredespijp café. I first referred to their citrus-berry cheesecake as the ultimate piegasm. And by ultimate I mean a wave of happiness rushed over my body on the first bite. My mouth was watering for more as I raced my friend to finish off the slice. They say you never forget your first piegasm, and that phase is aptly put for the cheesecake at De Vredespijp. Honorably mentions are extended to the apple crumble ... Continue

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Fluffy Fruity Goodness

I can turn any situation into an excuse to eat Australian Homemade's tasty ice cream, hot cocoa, coffee, and chocolates. But their thick, fluffy waffles are a true crowd pleaser. I was once in line for ages only to see the last waffle of the day go home with the woman right in front of me. Trust me--that was a low moment of my life. Most likely you'll be able to smell their sweet concoctions from a block away, and I dare you to walk by without going in. With summer winding down, try some of thei ... Continue

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Double Fried Goodness

Although they were invented by the Belgians and got their name from the French, the Dutch stake their claim to fries as well. Fries are sold all over Amsterdam. One can actually get them on virtually any block within the city center. However, for those of discriminating taste that are on a mission for the best, Vleminckx Sausmeesters will be the place with the fries for you. You'll notice it once you turn off of Amsterdam's busy Kalverstraat shopping street. There will be a lengthy line and a bu ... Continue

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Door 74

The Art of Drinking

It will be necessary that you give a call and leave a message before 8'o'clock as to when you would like to arrive and how many will be in your party. A gentlemen will return your call to confirm your reservation. You'll be walking through Rembrandtplein, dressed a little better than most other people, in route to one of the best cocktail lounges in the world. Door 74 hosts some of the premier mixologists of our time. €10,00 and up for a cocktail? Expensive, yes. But rest assured it is worth eve ... Continue

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