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Christina Newberry

Christina Newberry

Contributing Writer, Amsterdam

Christina is a Canadian writer and editor based in Amsterdam. She writes about Amsterdam for Time Out, as well as for easyJet Traveller, British Airways High Life, Preferred Travel and more. 

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The 21 best restaurants in Amsterdam

The 21 best restaurants in Amsterdam

Whether you’re headed to Amsterdam to tour its world-class museums and galleries, pop out on a canal cruise, visit centuries-old cafés or sample one of its notorious coffeeshops, there is one thing you absolutely should not miss – and that’s the food scene, which is getting better and better every year.  In fact, now might be the best time to pay the city a visit, as there are eateries for every taste (and budget). Classic, family-run Dutch food. The freshest vegetable-driven menus. Exciting Michelin-star dining. Whatever tickles your fancy, there’s a restaurant in Amsterdam for you, guaranteed. Read on for our list of the very best restaurants in Amsterdam right now, picked by our experts.  RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Amsterdam🍳 The best brunches in Amsterdam🍷 The best bars in Amsterdam🏘️ Where to stay in Amsterdam🏨 The best hotels in Amsterdam This guide was recently updated by Karin Engelbrecht, a food writer based in Amsterdam. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines. 

The 14 best bars in Amsterdam

The 14 best bars in Amsterdam

Unlike some cities, visitors to Amsterdam often find themselves wanting to go again and again and again. This city is known for its innovative food scene and great attractions, but the thing that will forever linger in your mind? Amsterdam’s bars. The nightlife scene here is second to none, and there’s a bar for (literally) every mood.  So whether you’re looking to sip cocktails with a view or boogie on down ‘till the early hours, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in this party capital. Think hotel bars, glitzy wine bars, trendy craft breweries and everything in between. Just try not to miss your flight home the next day. Here are the best bars in Amsterdam right now.  RECOMMENDED:🪩 The best clubs in Amsterdam🌿 The best coffeeshops in Amsterdam📍 The best things to do in Amsterdam🍴 The best restaurants in Amsterdam This guide was last updated by Amsterdam-based writer Derek Robertson. Photos are by Amsterdam-based photographer Joao Costa. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines. 

The 12 best cafés in Amsterdam

The 12 best cafés in Amsterdam

If you want to hear our top tip, it’d be don’t cram every second of your trip to Amsterdam full of sightseeing. The beauty of Amsterdam is worth sitting back and admiring for a while. And the best way to do that? Grabbing a coffee at one of its many lovely cafés.  But before you head out, there’s an important thing you should know. Cafés in Amsterdam are what you’d expect, but coffeeshops are something else entirely: they sell cannabis, not croissants. This list right here? Traditional, brilliant Dutch koffiehuisjes (cafés). The croissant kind. Each and every one handpicked by us. Got it? Good. here are the best cafés in Amsterdam.  RECOMMENDED:☕ The best coffeeshops in Amsterdam🍴 The best restaurants in Amsterdam🍳 The best brunch in Amsterdam📍 The best things to do in Amsterdam🏨 The best hotels in Amsterdam Christina Newberry is a writer based in Amsterdam. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines. 

The 9 best art galleries in Amsterdam

The 9 best art galleries in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is stuffed full of so many galleries, it’s genuinely hard to know where to begin. Not to be confused with its museums (find those on our list of the best museums in Amsterdam), the arts scene here covers everything from contemporary art to art way back when.  We’ve ranked the best galleries in Amsterdam, from well-known to niche collections. Discover the Yayo Kusama works found in the bath-shaped Stedelijk Museum, the independent photography museum in a renovated canal house, and the very best time to see the Rijksmuseum. Whatever your vibe, here are the best museums in Amsterdam.  RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Amsterdam🍴 The best restaurants in Amsterdam🏘️ Where to stay in Amsterdam🌿 The best coffeeshops in Amsterdam🍳 The best brunch in Amsterdam Christina Newberry is a writer based in Amsterdam.At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.