Friese Palingroker

Down the lengths and breadths of the Amsterdam Canals, cruises a man selling his wares. Bas Oosterbaan, aka de Friese Palingroker (Eel smoker from Friesland) is a colourful, passionate and genuine character who exudes warmth and excitement for what he does.

From his tiny boat, which is more equipped than you think, he sells his extraordinary home-smoked products. It naturally started with eel, which he is most famous for. It's delicate in flavour, not over seasoned or smoked.

Then there's cured and smoked gravadlax, hot smoked salmon, smoked goose breast, rilette (pulled goose) and confined goose leg.

Certainly a man of many talents. Look out for him on the Amsterdam Canals every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 


Restaurant Keizersgracht 238

Restaurant Keizersgracht 238

Marvel at evocative views of Amsterdam’s most romantic canal while dining at Restaurant Keizersgracht 238. Its elegant ambience comprises a charming terrace along the canal, garden seating, an open kitchen, and unique artwork.

Savor a culinary experience during lunch or dinner in Restaurant Keizersgracht 238 offering grilled specialties and local market-fresh ingredients products with a wide open window to the world. Entrées include fresh whole lobster from the grill with lime mayonnaise, fennel salad, basil oil, and new potatoes, as well as Côte de Boeuf and dry-aged Weiderund entrecote, each served with our 238 herb butter, béarnaise sauce, and onion rings. Meals can be perfectly paired with a bottle from our distinguished wine list. Superb cuisine, a distinctive selection of wines and a unique atmosphere make Restaurant Keizersgracht 238 an ideal choice for dining.

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Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht in the former Public Library on the Prinsengracht – the “Prince’s Canal.” Marvelously located in the cultural heart of Amsterdam, the hotel is surrounded by the creative scene and dynamic character of the lively Jordaan district and adjacent “Nine Streets.” The new 122-room (including five suites) hotel is within close walking distance of the city’s major attractions, as well as prime retail and business districts. Reflecting its energetic and distinctive surroundings, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is devoted to providing highly personalized, uncomplicated service in an atmosphere that authentically embraces the best of Amsterdam. Notable features are the in-house restaurant and bar, Bluespoon, 400 square meters (4,305 square feet) of meeting space, a signature spa with sauna, steam and treatment rooms, and a fully equipped 24-hour gym. Every space is uniquely designed by Dutch architect and renowned designer, Marcel Wanders, reflecting a modern and adventurous view of Dutch history and local culture.

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