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Achieving Piegasm
Business/Location: De Vredespijp
Address: Eerste van der Helststraat 11
City: Amsterdam
State: N/A
Zip Code:
Website: www.vredespijp-artdeco.com/

Posted by:  lily-margaret heaton
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   De Vredespijp
Hidden inside an antique shop (look for the window filled with Art Deco lamps) is De Vredespijp café. I first referred to their citrus-berry cheesecake as the ultimate piegasm. And by ultimate I mean a wave of happiness rushed over my body on the first bite. My mouth was watering for more as I raced my friend to finish off the slice. They say you never forget your first piegasm, and that phase is aptly put for the cheesecake at De Vredespijp. Honorably mentions are extended to the apple crumble (fresh cinnamon + currants + almond slivers, yes please!) and their decadent hot chocolate, which is even more heavenly with a shot of hazelnut to make a sensational nutella-esque drink. After my first visit here I probably went into some kind of sugar coma and promptly needed to nap. So when you go, share the experience with friends and heed my warning to take that 2nd impulsively ordered slice in a to-go bag.


Fluffy Fruity Goodness
Business/Location: Australian Homemade
Address: Spui 5 BG
City: Amsterdam
State: Noord-Holland
Zip Code: 1012
Phone: 020 6274430?
Website: www.australianhomemade.com/

Posted by:  lily-margaret heaton
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   Australian Homemade
I can turn any situation into an excuse to eat Australian Homemade's tasty ice cream, hot cocoa, coffee, and chocolates. But their thick, fluffy waffles are a true crowd pleaser. I was once in line for ages only to see the last waffle of the day go home with the woman right in front of me. Trust me--that was a low moment of my life. Most likely you'll be able to smell their sweet concoctions from a block away, and I dare you to walk by without going in. With summer winding down, try some of their cold sorbets for that perfect warm weather treat.


Double Fried Goodness
Business/Location: Vleminckx Sausmeesters
Address: Voetboogstraat 31
City: Amsterdam
State: N/A
Zip Code:

Posted by:  Chad Bilyeu
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   Vleminckx Sausmeesters
Although they were invented by the Belgians and got their name from the French, the Dutch stake their claim to fries as well. Fries are sold all over Amsterdam. One can actually get them on virtually any block within the city center. However, for those of discriminating taste that are on a mission for the best, Vleminckx Sausmeesters will be the place with the fries for you. You'll notice it once you turn off of Amsterdam's busy Kalverstraat shopping street. There will be a lengthy line and a bunch of people standing around speechless, focused on eating fries. The whole operation from washing and peeling to double-frying is all done in-house for all to witness. Be sure to treat yourself to one of their plethora of sauces they have available for €0,30 extra. Be like the locals and get them doused in mayonnaise.


The Art of Drinking
Business/Location: Door 74
Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 74
City: Amsterdam
State: N/A
Zip Code: 1017BN
Phone: 06 34045122
Website: www.door74.nl/

Posted by:  Chad Bilyeu
Photo:  Chad Bilyeu
   Door 74
It will be necessary that you give a call and leave a message before 8'o'clock as to when you would like to arrive and how many will be in your party. A gentlemen will return your call to confirm your reservation. You'll be walking through Rembrandtplein, dressed a little better than most other people, in route to one of the best cocktail lounges in the world. Door 74 hosts some of the premier mixologists of our time. €10,00 and up for a cocktail? Expensive, yes. But rest assured it is worth every cent. When was the last time you had rose petals in your gin & tonic? These are not cocktails, they are works of art every bit as intoxicating as Van Gogh's use of color. After drinking a few libations here, you won't be able to follow them with anything even remotely tantamount. If impressing people is the motive, then this is the place.