The Heineken Experience – Like Guinness in Ireland, Heineken turned an old brewery into a tourist attraction. It’s not the most interesting thing ever, but I can think of worse ways to spend a couple of hours. Plus: beer!
Kroket – I tried kroket — a tasty deep-fried tube that’s a specialty in Amsterdam — from a couple of different places.
McDonald’s – I tried one thing at McDonald’s in Amsterdam: McKroket, a decent croquette sandwich.
Original Stroopwafels – I had a fresh stroopwafel from a street vendor in Amsterdam, and it haunts my dreams to this day. It’s so damn good.
Tokoman – Thanks to its colonialist history, there’s a bunch of Surinamese food to be found in Amsterdam — including something called a pom sandwich, that looks a lot better than it tastes.
Vleminckx Sausmeesters – This place specializes in delicious French fries with various toppings. Their specialty: oorlog mix, which comes with mayo, satay sauce, and onions.
Winkel 43 – The apple pie at Winkel 43 is somewhere between a pie and a cake. It’s delicious.