Amsterdam

Amazing Local Markets Around the World (PHOTOS)

One of my favorite ways to experience local culture while traveling is by visiting a market. Loud, crowded and colorful, it’s easy to immerse oneself in this multi-sensory slice of daily life abroad. In every destination, I’ve found a market worth visiting, from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market – the biggest seafood wholesaler in the world, to Bamako’s recycling market – …

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Eating at an Indonesian Rice Table in Amsterdam

While traveling, I make it a point to sample the regional cuisine. But what if the local specialty isn’t exactly local? History. Colonization. Immigration. These are factors that directly impact a culinary culture. In London, I’m on the lookout for spectacular Indian food. In Germany I’ll grab a Turkish kebab, and recently on a trip to Amsterdam, I dined at …

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FEBO Automat: Late Night Fast Food Fix in Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam is pure genius when it comes to round-the-clock snack attacks. In recent foodie history, the Dutch brought the veggie falafel snack chain Maoz to New York City (THANK YOU!) However, my latest obsession is FEBO, the Dutch chain version of the Automat. Serving up croquettes, burgers and assorted good-but-not-good-for-you delectables, FEBO has been in business (and …

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South African Food and World Cup Fever in Amsterdam

I caught World Cup Fever this summer. After Italy fizzled out of the competition much (much!) earlier than anticipated, I swallowed my disappointment and looked for a new team to support. By the time finals were announced, there were only three places on Earth I wanted to be: South Africa, Spain, or the Netherlands. Luckily, I already booked a round …

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