My friends hate me for letting them climb the 365 stairs :-P
Even though I live so nearby Delft I should visit it more often. Delft is lovely, cute, small and just nice to hang around. I mostly bring my friends from abroad here. They hate me for climbing 365 stairs of the new church, but love me for the view from above :-P.
The times I visit little Amsterdam its for dinner or a drink. I like de “Beestenmarkt”, (cattle square in the old days) a square which is surrounded by restaurants where you have indoor and outdoor eating and drinking possibilities. There are many options for the cuisine of your choice. Before choosing your dining or drinking spot, here are 3 things you should know which makes your restaurant choice perhaps easier.
1. Almost half of the restaurants are chains
If you can choose between approx. 10 restaurants around the square you might want to know what they have to offer, which price, or perhaps search for the more authentic stuff right?
Popocatlpetls, Billy the Bear, La Cubanita and Fratelli are chain restaurants and yes I count this as fast food. Is this particularly bad? Nope I just wanted to let you know to make be able to make your choice. When the weather is nice its possible to sit outside.
2. Café Restaurant "Vlaanderen" has nothing to do with "Flanders"
Ok the above mentioned restaurants are chains. But what is worse a restaurant that calls themselve Café Restaurant Vlaanderen and not serving authentic fries or a chain restaurant where you can have the same and cheaper? I guess you know the answer. The quality in Flanders / Belgium is high so maybe I was expecting to much of a restaurant called "Vlaanderen". Also this place does not offer significant dishes on the menu that connects with Flanders. All this together makes it an overpriced place.
If you are ready to walk your diner out,, go to " De Nieuwe Kerk". The church is being renovated and outside there is some nice graffiti art from Micha de Bie. I love it!
This is my favourite. Opened last year next to Fratelli is a new café called ‘t Swiebertje. They have cheap options good drinks and you can sit and relax outside where they have blankets and heaters during cold days. I like their menu which is a small booklet where they explain their history and connection with Kobus Kuch at the corner.
3. New place "t' Swiebertje"