Day ONE: Hunted down the bar, Beer Temple.
Beer Temple (www.beertemple.nl) is a bar that serves MANY different types of beer from several different countries. Our buddy, Arvid, is a self proclaimed beer connoisseur so he was as happy as a clam trying some new brews.
Fun story: Quickly after arriving, I posted a picture of us arriving in Amsterdam and a friend from high school, who was living in Amsterdam, reached out and we made plans to catch up during our stay. A day later, Nikki and I were sitting in a cafe, catching up on the last decade. We walked through a local market and stopped to eat at Pho 91 (www.pho91.nl) .
On our last full night in Amsterdam, we made a reservation at the very cool speakeasy bar, Door 74 (www.door-74.com).
Door 74 is a 1920s themed bar, that really plays up the prohibition era well. To enter you must find the street with door 74, ring the doorbell, wait until the host greets you and he then gives you a reservation time. We arrived for our 10pm reservation and stayed well past midnight. The drinks are unique with an array of tastes and accompanied by little snicky-snacks. To top it all off, the staff are friendly, knowledgable, and give great recommendations when you just can’t decide what your next cocktail should be.
Would I recommend going to Amsterdam? Absolutely!