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<h2>Sarphatipark</h2><p>The Sarphatipark is a cosy city park full of grassy areas, ponds and bridges. The residents of De Pijp are extremely proud to have their own 4.5 hectare of greenery. The sun only has to shine a little bit and you will already see people playing football, having a picnic or bbq, reading a book or walking their dog. You can too! Discover the special bee and butterfly park (Vlinderplantsoen) which was set up by environmental residents. The Sarphati Monument, with flower arrangements which are changed biannually, is definitely worth a look.</p>
<h2>Black Bikes – Lijnbaansgracht</h2><p>When you visit Amsterdam you will of course want to cycle as that’s the Dutch way! I’m sure you would prefer not to ride a rented bike with big company advertising but rather use the same type of bike which an Amsterdammer would use. At Black Bikes you will find these typically Dutch bikes which you can use to discover the city inconspicuously without standing out as a tourist. They have five locations across the city.</p>
<h2>Heineken Experience</h2><p>Beer hasn’t been brewed on the Stadhouderskade since 1988 but that doesn’t detract from what you can experience in the old brewery of The Netherland’s most famous beer. During the Heineken Experience you learn everything about the beer: the history, how it was (and still is) brewed and how the ‘laughing’ e in the logo came about. You can find all of this out at your own pace as the Heineken is self guided. There is of course a nice cold glass of barley beer included in the price which you drink at the end of the tour in the special Tasting Bar.</p>
<h2>Discover Amsterdam from De Pijp</h2><p>Amsterdam is a world city. A metropolis with many faces. In each area you can see and experience something different. That’s what makes Amsterdam such a great place to visit. If you happen to be here then you should explore this lovely city from the ‘De Pijp’. From this very popular area you can see, hear and experience all sides of Amsterdam.</p>
<h2>Concertgebouw</h2><p>The Small Hall (20m by 15m) in the Concert Hall (Concertgebouw) doesn’t compare to the grandiose Big Hall (44m by 27m) but it is however the most renowned because of it’s unique acoustics. If you’re there and it’s empty, clap your hands and you will hear that the sound gradually dissipating in a unique and captivating way! No wonder then that the Amsterdam Concertgebouw is especially highly rated amongst symphonic music lovers. Around 800 concerts are performed every year. Grab the chance to go to one if you can!</p>
<h2>Shopping on the P.C. Hooftstraat</h2><p>On the chicest shopping street of the city it’s all about seeing and being seen. It shouldn’t surprise you that the P.C. Hooftstraat is the most expensive shopping street in Amsterdam. It is fun to gallivant past the windows of shops such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier and Hermes. Don’t forget to keep an eye out, you never know who you might spot as many famous people from The Netherlands and the rest of the world have the P.C (as it is so lovingly named) high on their shopping wishlist.</p>
<h2>Monte Verde Pizza</h2><p>Where can you find a good pizzeria? As a tourist in a new city it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish the good from the bad when it comes to restaurants. Which is why we’ll give you a hand by telling you that you don’t have to travel far to find the nicest pizza in Amsterdam. Monte Verde Pizza is just around the corner and everyone who mentions the place will tell you that it’s the place to find cheap and very tasty pizzas with friendly and extremely fast service. We bet that you can’t find a tastier pizza!</p>
<h2>Alexanders Apartments</h2><p>Affordable accommodation in De Pijp, Amsterdam</p>
<h2>Albert Cuyp Market</h2><p>By visiting the Albert Cuypmarkt (market) you will kill three birds with one stone. Firstly this is the biggest day market of The Netherlands and it has consisted of 260 stalls since 1905. Bargain hunters can eat their hearts out here.</p>
<p>Secondly, many different sorts of shops from near and far have established themselves around the Albert Cuypmarkt. This makes the place have a multicultural atmosphere which is more than worth the effort to visit.</p>
<p>Thirdly, since 2005 an important statue has found it’s home here, that of the folk singer Andre Hazes who grew up in De Pijp. This makes it an important place for many Amsterdammers.</p>
<h2>Café De Pijp</h2><p>Amsterdam is bursting with nice cafes, restaurants and bars. There are some of which are extremely modern and trendy but if you want to experience an authentic Amsterdam evening with a beer in a ‘brown bar’, then you need to go to Café De Pijp. This is where all the locals from De Pijp come together: students, young professionals, people in their 30s, 40s and sometimes those a little older. It’s not about how old you are at Café De Pijp but how old you feel, which is why everyone has such a good time together here.</p>
<h2>Museumplein</h2><p>There are few places where you can amuse yourself for a whole day but on the Museumplein (Museum Square) it’s easy to do! You can clamber on the IAMSTERDAM letters, drink a cup of coffee (or something stronger) in the Cobre Café and discover the most diverse artworks of different styles. Not only is there the newly renovated Rijksmuseum but also the Stedelijk Museum (contemporary art) and the Van Gogh Museum. In one day you can see work from the Golden Age, the most famous Dutch artist and the most modern art of today. Just like that, you kill three arty birds with one stone!</p>

Discover Amsterdam from ‘De Pijp’

Amsterdam is a world city. A metropolis with many faces. In each area you can see and experience something different. That’s what makes Amsterdam such a great place to visit. If you happen to be here then you should explore this lovely city from the ‘De Pijp’. From this very popular area you can see, hear and experience all sides of Amsterdam.

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Sarphatipark

The Sarphatipark is a cosy city park full of grassy areas, ponds and bridges. The residents of De Pijp are extremely proud to have their own 4.5 hectare of greenery. The sun only has to shine a little bit and you will already see people playing football, having a picnic or bbq, reading a book or walking their dog. You can too! Discover the special bee and butterfly park (Vlinderplantsoen) which was set up by environmental residents. The Sarphati Monument, with flower arrangements which are changed biannually, is definitely worth a look.

Find out more here

Heineken Experience

Beer hasn’t been brewed on the Stadhouderskade since 1988 but that doesn’t detract from what you can experience in the old brewery of The Netherland’s most famous beer. During the Heineken Experience you learn everything about the beer: the history, how it was (and still is) brewed and how the ‘laughing’ e in the logo came about. You can find all of this out at your own pace as the Heineken is self guided. There is of course a nice cold glass of barley beer included in the price which you drink at the end of the tour in the special Tasting Bar.

Find out more here

Concertgebouw

The Small Hall (20m by 15m) in the Concert Hall (Concertgebouw) doesn’t compare to the grandiose Big Hall (44m by 27m) but it is however the most renowned because of it’s unique acoustics. If you’re there and it’s empty, clap your hands and you will hear that the sound gradually dissipating in a unique and captivating way! No wonder then that the Amsterdam Concertgebouw is especially highly rated amongst symphonic music lovers. Around 800 concerts are performed every year. Grab the chance to go to one if you can!

Find out more here

P.C. Hooftstraat

On the chicest shopping street of the city it’s all about seeing and being seen. It shouldn’t surprise you that the P.C. Hooftstraat is the most expensive shopping street in Amsterdam. It is fun to gallivant past the windows of shops such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier and Hermes. Don’t forget to keep an eye out, you never know who you might spot as many famous people from The Netherlands and the rest of the world have the P.C (as it is so lovingly named) high on their shopping wish list.

Albert Cuyp Market

By visiting the Albert Cuypmarkt (market) you will kill three birds with one stone. Firstly this is the biggest day market of The Netherlands and it has consisted of 260 stalls since 1905. Bargain hunters can eat their hearts out here.

Secondly many different sorts of shops from near and far have established themselves around the Albert Cuypmarkt. This makes the place have a multicultural atmosphere which is more than worth the effort to visit.

Since 2005 an important statue has found it’s home here, that of the folk singer Andre Hazes who grew up in De Pijp. This makes it an important place for many Amsterdammers.

Find out more here

Black Bikes – Lijnbaansgracht

When you visit Amsterdam you will of course want to cycle as that’s the Dutch way! We’re sure you would prefer not to ride a rented bike with big company advertising but rather use the same type of bike which an Amsterdammer would use. At Black Bikes you will find these typically Dutch bikes which you can use to discover the city inconspicuously without standing out as a tourist. They have five locations across the city.

Find out more here

Monte Verde Pizza

Where can you find a good pizzeria? As a tourist in a new city it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish the good from the bad when it comes to restaurants. Which is why we’ll give you a hand by telling you that you don’t have to travel far to find the nicest pizza in Amsterdam. Monte Verde Pizza is just around the corner and everyone who mentions the place will tell you that it’s the place to find cheap and very tasty pizzas with friendly and extremely fast service. We bet that you can’t find a tastier pizza!

Café De Pijp

Amsterdam is bursting with nice cafes, restaurants and bars. There are some of which are extremely modern and trendy but if you want to experience an authentic Amsterdam evening with a beer in a ‘brown bar’, then you need to go to Café De Pijp. This is where all the locals from De Pijp come together: students, young professionals, people in their 30s, 40s and sometimes those a little older. It’s not about how old you are at Café De Pijp but how old you feel, which is why everyone has such a good time together here.

Find out more here

Museumplein

There are few places where you can amuse yourself for a whole day but on the Museumplein (Museum Square) it’s easy to do! You can clamber on the IAMSTERDAM letters, drink a cup of coffee (or something stronger) in the Cobre Café and discover the most diverse artworks of different styles. Not only is there the newly renovated Rijksmuseum but also the Stedelijk Museum (contemporary art) and the Van Gogh Museum. In one day you can see work from the Golden Age, the most famous Dutch artist and the most modern art of today. Just like that, you kill three arty birds with one stone!

Find out more here