Omelegg claims they make the best omelettes in town, and there’s only one way to find out if that is true. Made with fresh ingredients, the café serves a wide range of unusual omelette varieties, in addition to the universal classics. Dare to try an omelette with dates or banana and peanut butter? No matter what you order, Netherlands’ first ‘omeletterie’ is sure to impress.
Visit the secret hiding place of Anne Frank, now a biographical museum dedicated to the young diarist, at Anne Frank House. Relive the years Anne and her family spent hiding from Nazi persecution through quotes, photos, videos and original items. Walk behind the hinged bookcase to enter the secret annex and explore the various museum exhibits that bring the years to life – the original red checkered diary gifted to Anne on her birthday, the height markings of Anne and her sister on the walls, and the various picture postcards plastered on the walls.
Lunch and afternoon
Head to Netherlands’ first organic farmers’ market, Biologische Noordermarkt or Farmer's Market on Noordermarkt, to pick up a picnic lunch. From organic vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and herbs to bread, cheese, and honey, the market offers a range of delicious foods. Warm breads, coffee rolls, croissants, raspberry cakes, ice creams and cheese platters, you’ll be truly spoilt for choice. Pick your favourites and then head to Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam. Find a quiet corner amidst the 47 acres of lush greenery, either under the cool shade of a tree or by the shimmering waters of the pond and enjoy a delightful al fresco lunch.
After spending nearly 48 hours in Amsterdam, walking past the many canals of the ‘Venice of the north’, it is time to explore the city’s crowning glory. Undoubtedly one of the most popular Amsterdam things to do is a sunset canal cruise. Float past the various sights that you explored over two days and take pictures of them from a whole new perspective.
Brown cafés are an integral part of Amsterdam’s culture, and some date back several centuries. A traditional Dutch pub, brown cafés acquired their name from their cosy dark wood furnishings. If you don’t mind a pub dinner, a brown café would be just the place to soak up the authentic Dutch life and mingle with the locals – from corporate lawyers in three-piece suits to struggling artists with sketch pads. Café Chris opened its doors in 1624 and to date is one of the most loved brown bars by locals and tourists alike. Amongst its many quirks is a toilet so tiny, the flush tank is placed outside it. Certainly worth a look, even if you don’t intend to use it.