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[{"address":"Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels Albert Cuyp Markt Amsterdam","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":52.35582102058815,"longitude":4.894889000000022},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Delicious Stroopwafels: Rudi's Original, Amsterdam**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=de43938d-65e0-446f-988e-d3dbc49cb7fd"},{"type":"text","content":"Hey there and welcome to Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels at the Albert Cuyp Markt in Amsterdam. Did you know that stroopwafels have been around since the 18th century? That’s right, these delicious treats have been enjoyed by Amsterdammers and visitors alike for centuries. As famous Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**“One of the joys of life in Amsterdam is the stroopwafel”.**"},{"type":"text","content":"I can attest to that statement, personally. As a local and avid foodie, I make it a point to grab one of Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels whenever I’m in the area. The market is not just a perfect place to experience traditional Dutch cuisine, but it's also a treasure trove of cultural and historical significance."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=c2c3b3af-998f-42bd-9c7b-89b8f74fa55b"},{"type":"text","content":"Make sure to take your time exploring the stalls here, you might find something that you want to bring back home with you. In addition, the food isn't just authentic but really affordable too, so don't hesitate to try something new. The Albert Cuyp Markt is a must-visit destination for anyone wanting to experience the best of Amsterdam."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=1d4a41e6-a308-4b13-b8bd-d3008c5bf8d9"},{"type":"text","content":"Now that you’re here, don't forget to try the stroopwafels while they're still warm. They're heavenly and represent everything that's great about Dutch cuisine. When you’re ready to move on, just let me know and we’ll continue our journey through Amsterdam's food scene!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 11 am–5 pm\nTuesday 11 am–5 pm\nWednesday Closed\nThursday Closed\nFriday 11 am–5 pm\nSaturday 11 am–5 pm\nSunday Closed"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://originalstroopwafels.com/"}]},{"address":"van Wonderen Stroopwafels","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":52.36812397059729,"longitude":4.892081649999995},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Irresistible Stroopwafel Magic: van Wonderen**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=74b2b01e-1f53-4a97-96a8-886445365003"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Van Wonderen Stroopwafels! Did you know that stroopwafels are one of the most popular Dutch treats? These deliciously addictive snack-sized waffles are made by sandwiching a layer of rich caramel between two thin waffle layers. As soon as you step inside, you will be greeted with the mouth-watering aroma of freshly-baked stroopwafels. Trust me, there is nothing quite like the taste of a freshly-made stroopwafel."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=65c4c43a-621c-4416-bc46-0dab1bbfb69d"},{"type":"text","content":"As a famous person once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Life is uncertain, but stroopwafels are always a good idea.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"So grab a cup of coffee or tea, and indulge in this classic Dutch treat. And while you're here, why not take a peek into the kitchen and see for yourself how these delicious treats are made?\n\nAs a local, I've been to Van Wonderen Stroopwafels countless times and every time I come back, I'm always excited to see what unique flavors they've come up with. From traditional caramel to apple pie, they always have something new and exciting. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on these mouth-watering creations.\n\nIf you're looking for a unique souvenir to bring back home, you can even purchase a box of stroopwafels to enjoy later. And if you're feeling extra generous, they make the perfect gift for friends and family.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F333.jpg?alt=media&token=3a62fcfc-7f4b-4c52-a040-8cf92d680fd4"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time to savor the flavors and enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Van Wonderen Stroopwafels. When you're ready, let's move on to our next stop on this culinary adventure through Amsterdam."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 8:30 am–10 pm\nTuesday 8:30 am–10 pm\nWednesday 8:30 am–10 pm\nThursday 8:30 am–10 pm\nFriday 8:30 am–10 pm\nSaturday 8:30 am–10 pm\nSunday 8:30 am–10 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://vanwonderenstroopwafels.nl/"}]},{"address":"De Ballenbar","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":52.36713007059654,"longitude":4.867712549999994},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Savory Ball Delights: De Ballenbar, Amsterdam**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F8.jpg?alt=media&token=4c53c5b5-da42-4527-ac86-dd11d626f4e4"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to De Ballenbar! As an Amsterdam local and culinary enthusiast, I am excited to guide you through this delicious stop on your culinary adventure. Did you know that bitterballen, the signature dish of De Ballenbar, are a beloved Dutch snack that have been around since the 18th century?\n\nAs the famous Dutch proverb goes,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"eat it while it's hot,\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"and I couldn't agree more. The secret to the perfect bitterbal lies in the creamy, meaty filling and crispy exterior. Take a bite and let the rich flavors melt in your mouth."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F88.jpg?alt=media&token=4e824b25-d81c-4e7d-9fd8-3f09985f7a16"},{"type":"text","content":"But De Ballenbar is more than just delicious food. As we enjoy our bitterballen, take a moment to look around and take in the vibrant atmosphere of Amsterdam's city center. The charming architecture, bustling crowds, and cozy cafes all contribute to the unique character of this city.\n\nBefore I leave you to savor your bitterballen, let me tell you about a hidden gem in the area. Just a few blocks away is an alley known as Zeedijk, which is home to some of the city's best food and drinks. Take a stroll down this charming alley and discover even more of Amsterdam's culinary delights.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F888.jpg?alt=media&token=03689fc6-7c61-4351-89bc-0a4b840399b1"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, take your time to enjoy De Ballenbar and when you're ready, continue on to the next stop on our delicious tour through Amsterdam's eclectic food scene."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 12–10 pm\nTuesday 12–10 pm\nWednesday 12–10 pm\nThursday 12–10 pm\nFriday 12–10 pm\nSaturday 12–10 pm\nSunday 12–10 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://deballenbar.com/"}]},{"address":"Café De Prins","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":52.376133720603214,"longitude":4.884040999999977},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Classic Dutch Hospitality: Café De Prins, Amsterdam**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=0e1d6f49-96a7-4dde-a55d-21ffe2c66cee"},{"type":"text","content":"Hello and welcome to Café De Prins! I bet you didn't know that this café has been a staple in the Amsterdam culinary and cultural scene since 1910. It's truly a hidden gem, with its cozy atmosphere and delicious cuisine.\n\nAs the famous Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Café De Prins is one of those rare places that makes you feel like you're part of a story.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And I couldn't agree more. This café has seen it all, from famous writers and artists to everyday locals stopping by for a coffee and a chat."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=adc46165-6ad9-47aa-89fe-990561a1fc66"},{"type":"text","content":"As a local, I have so many cherished memories here, from grabbing breakfast with friends to celebrating special occasions. But what truly makes Café De Prins unique is its famous Dutch pea soup, which is a must-try for visitors.\n\nSo take a seat, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. And if you're feeling adventurous, why not try one of their famous Dutch jenevers, a traditional gin-like spirit served with a side of conversation.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F777.jpg?alt=media&token=b43b8b78-5750-40ef-8dbf-2a4321eb6b9a"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready to move on, be sure to take a stroll down the picturesque streets of Jordaan and De Pijp, which are dotted with trendy cafes and restaurants that are sure to satisfy your culinary cravings."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 10 am–1 am\nTuesday 10 am–1 am\nWednesday 10 am–1 am\nThursday 10 am–1 am\nFriday 10 am–2 am\nSaturday 10 am–2 am\nSunday 10 am–1 am"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://deprins.nl/"}]},{"address":"Swieti Sranang","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":52.378252120604806,"longitude":4.883150349999985},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Surinamese Delights: Swieti Sranang, Amsterdam**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=3ff99f2c-4eed-4662-9cde-35a6697bacae"},{"type":"text","content":"As we approach Swieti Sranang, I want to share with you a surprising fact. Did you know that this stop is home to the largest Hindu temple in Suriname? That's right, right here in Amsterdam, we have a significant cultural and religious gem.\n\nAs Mahatma Gandhi once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's precisely what you'll find here - the heart and soul of Surinamese culture."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=cbe8526e-9c07-4a61-bdd9-76fee985bbe1"},{"type":"text","content":"But this stop isn't just for cultural and religious enthusiasts. I once heard someone describe this area as a hidden culinary gem. You'll find an array of Surinamese street food here, which is a must-try for any culinary adventurer.\n\nWhen I first discovered this stop, I was in awe. Growing up here, I never knew the true beauty and significance of Swieti Sranang. But over time, I learned about the rich history and the importance it holds in our community.\n\nTake your time to explore and interact with this stop fully - there's so much to discover here. Whether it be admiring the intricate architecture of the temple, or indulging in the mouth-watering street food, there's something for everyone.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=fd5a68ad-9f1d-4da1-a4c7-757b32a8e120"},{"type":"text","content":"When you’re ready, let's move on to the next stop, and continue our journey through the beautiful city of Amsterdam."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 12–9 pm\nTuesday 12–9 pm\nWednesday 12–9 pm\nThursday 12–9 pm\nFriday 12–9 pm\nSaturday 6–9 pm\nSunday Closed"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/na7ZAtgdbrXMCb17A"}]},{"address":"JWO Lekkernijen","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":52.38109767060691,"longitude":4.883946950000029},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Dutch Delights at JWO: Amsterdam**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=35747617-244e-4c71-8859-824543ee4e01"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, foodies! Are you ready to experience Amsterdam's unique cuisine and cozy cafes? As we arrive at our stop, JWO Lekkernijen, let me share a surprising fact with you. Did you know that this cafe has been serving delicious Dutch pastries for over 40 years? Now that's what I call a sweet success!\n\nAs a famous person once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"life is uncertain, but dessert doesn't have to be.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"I couldn't agree more, and that's why JWO Lekkernijen is such a hidden gem. Not only do they serve the best stroopwafels in town, but they also have a secret recipe for their poffertjes that will leave you wanting more."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=d88d1264-49f7-4a0a-8919-b6dfe2e7546e"},{"type":"text","content":"But let me tell you a personal story about this charming cafe. When I first came to Amsterdam, I was looking for a cozy spot to drink a cup of tea. I stumbled upon JWO Lekkernijen, and I was blown away by the friendly service and welcoming atmosphere. It soon became one of my go-to spots in the city, and I always recommend it to visitors looking for a taste of real Dutch hospitality.\n\nAs you explore JWO Lekkernijen, be sure to take in the cozy atmosphere and indulge in some of their famous pastries. And don't forget to try their famous bitterballen, a savory Dutch classic that pairs perfectly with a cold beer. Trust me, you won't regret it.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F111.jpg?alt=media&token=9f76e358-678b-4ed3-9033-d04782102ac0"},{"type":"text","content":"Alright, foodies, if you're done here, let's move on to the next stop on our culinary adventure. But if you're not quite ready to leave this delicious spot, feel free to stay and savor every bite. There's plenty more to come on our walking tour of Amsterdam's unique food scene."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 8 am–5:30 pm\nTuesday 8 am–5:30 pm\nWednesday 8 am–5:30 pm\nThursday Closed\nFriday 8 am–5:30 pm\nSaturday 7:30 am–5 pm\nSunday 10 am–4 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://www.jwo-lekkernijen.nl/"}]},{"address":"The Papeneiland Café","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":52.38044297060643,"longitude":4.888018549999984},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Historical Charm at Papeneiland Café, Amsterdam**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=d59d6f85-90b2-4764-87c2-a769db1c09ef"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Papeneiland Café, one of the oldest and most charming cafes in Amsterdam! Did you know that this café dates all the way back to the 1600s, making it one of the city's true hidden gems?\n\nAs the famous Dutch author, Simon Carmiggelt, once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"At the Papeneiland Café, time stands still.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And he was right; this café is truly a step back in time with its cozy wooden interior and friendly staff."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=1ebc29a6-38f5-4a2d-88f6-28f39ef74eff"},{"type":"text","content":"I have to admit, this cafe holds a special place in my heart. I remember coming here with my grandmother when I was a child and enjoying some of their famous apple pie. There's something about the warm atmosphere and delicious food that always brings me back.\n\nNow, if you're looking for a true Dutch experience, you have to try their traditional Dutch pea soup. Trust me, It's a perfect way to stay warm on a chilly Amsterdam day. Or, if you're in the mood for something sweet, try their Dutch apple pie it is unforgettable!\n\nTake a moment to look around; you'll notice that the walls are covered in memorabilia and photographs from over the years. It truly is a museum of sorts! This stop is one of the hidden gems of Amsterdam, and you're lucky to have experienced it.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F555.jpg?alt=media&token=9e5a994f-5911-43ba-bc51-58cf50470f67"},{"type":"text","content":"If you're ready to continue the journey, move on to our next stop, just a short walk away. Or, why not stick around and savor some more of that Dutch apple pie? The choice is yours!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 10 am–1 am\nTuesday 10 am–1 am\nWednesday 10 am–1 am\nThursday 10 am–3 am\nFriday 10 am–3 am\nSaturday 10 am–1 am\nSunday 12 pm–1 am"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://www.papeneiland.nl/"}]},{"address":"Dutch Pancake Masters","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":52.375589370602825,"longitude":4.896086149999994},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Fluffy Pancake Perfection: Dutch Pancake Masters**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=9a7316e5-cf91-404d-90b2-fb4b19cb159e"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, my fellow foodies, to Dutch Pancake Masters! Did you know that Dutch pancakes date back to the 16th century? I bet you didn't know that. These delicious treats are a must-try when in Amsterdam. As a local, I can tell you these pancakes are unlike any you've tried before.\n\nAs the famous chef, Julia Child once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"So, let's dive in and enjoy!"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=a8d17704-0851-4bc2-bb83-b3e8842985c8"},{"type":"text","content":"Here at Dutch Pancake Masters, they offer a wide variety of both sweet and savory pancakes. They even have gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. I highly recommend trying the traditional Dutch pancake with bacon or the apple and cinnamon pancake for a sweet treat.\n\nWhile you're here, make sure to take in the cozy atmosphere and admire the talented chefs as they whip up these delicious pancakes right in front of us.\n\nBefore we move on, I'd like to share a personal story. When I first moved to Amsterdam, I was skeptical about these unconventional pancakes. But, after trying them, I became a loyal customer and even learned how to make them myself. This stop is truly a hidden gem in the heart of the city and I'm excited for you to experience it.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FEraFI5dnJNHgieB0Wxz6%2F222.jpg?alt=media&token=14e70785-7e12-440b-b6b1-0c8a45e28d0f"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time, indulge in these tasty treats, and let's meet up for the next stop on our culinary adventure through Amsterdam."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\n\nMonday 8:30 am–10 pm\nTuesday 8:30 am–10 pm\nWednesday 8:30 am–10 pm\nThursday 8:30 am–10 pm\nFriday 8:30 am–10 pm\nSaturday 8:30 am–10 pm\nSunday 8:30 am–10 pm\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://www.dutchpancakemasters.com/"}]}]
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