In this section we would like to offer you a few tips and ideas to make your stay in Amsterdam a more enjoyable one. In addition we would like to draw your attention to Breaks & Butlers Ibiza.


Breaks & Butlers Ibiza – Villa Vedramar

Villa Vedramar is located in Cala Carbó at the south west coast, one of the most protected nature reserves of Ibiza where the magical rock Es Vedrá rises out of the sea like a majestic sculpture. Cala Carbó beach offers two restaurants with great fish specialities. It’s one of the most relaxing beaches of Ibiza, with comfortable sun loungers and palm leaf parasols.

With a pale blue infinity pool set against the azure sea and deep blue open skies, Villa Vedramar has unrivalled views and a wonderful light, breezy atmosphere. With emphasis on outdoor living, there is a covered terrace with table for alfresco dining and plenty of sun loungers and daybeds to soak up the sun. Internal arches, open fireplaces and just the right scattering of cushions and fabrics bring warmth and charm and make this the ultimate holiday destination.Visit website


Anne Frank House

Prinsengracht 263
Tel: +31 (0)20 556 71 00

The Anne Frank house is an extremely popular museum, where visitors can get a glimpse and feel of the house where the young Anne wrote her now world famous diary. Towards the back of the house, in Otto Frank’s office, behind the cleverly concealed wall panels, Anne survived her imprisonment with 8 others. The secret hiding places still have an eerie and realistic feel to them, with many documents, pieces of furniture and articles of the day scattered around. Various exhibitions are now shown regularly in the purpose built building situated next to the original house.Visit website

Hermitage Amsterdam

The building in which Hermitage Amsterdam is currently housed was for 324 years a home for the elderly. When at the close of the twentieth century it became apparent that Amstelhof care facility no longer met contemporary requirements it was decided to find a new use for the building. Since June 2009 the site has been home to Hermitage Amsterdam.Visit website


The Rijksmuseum is just too big to be fully appreciated in just one day, as it holds one of the largest collections of Dutch artwork in the world! However, for those wishing to pay a fleeting visit, the museum has many specialised tours, with audio equipment, so that you can get a brief idea of the artwork and artist and enjoy the museum’s full diversity. Not to be missed are the “Dutch Masters” of the 17th century, such as Vermeer, Frans Hals and many more. And of course you cannot miss Rembrandt’s world famous piece, “The Nightwatch”!Visit website

Van Gogh Museum

Museumplein 6
T +31 (0)20 570 52 00

A visit to the van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum has the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It gives you the opportunity to follow the developments that he has experienced as an artist and his work and compare this with other artists from the 19th century.Visit website

Breakfast & lunch

Grand Café De Jaren

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-2
Tel: +31 (0)20 625 57 71

The ideal place to mix business and pleasure. It is possible to have lunch and dinner at this top location, which used to be a bank in days gone by. In the summertime, the fortunate amongst us with a boat can moor alongside the scenic terrace and enjoy the hustle and bustle of this popular Grand Café. The freshly made tomato soup, the vegetarian lasagne and not forgetting the banana puff pastry are definitely not to be missed.Visit website


Staalstraat 21
Tel: +31 (0)20 620 84 58

This cafe has a very cosy atmosphere and the service is always superb. The Italian coffee “Illy” is served here in many different ways and the sandwiches and pastas are also delicious. Not to mention the cakes and pastries freshly made every day. A little gem of a place!Visit website

De Bakkerswinkel

Warmoesstraat 69
Tel: +31 (0)20 489 80 00

De Bakkerswinkel or baker’s shop is a combination of bakery and tea-house in one. You can have delicious home-made cakes and pastries or try their quiches, also freshly made on the premises. The “high tea” with scones, cream and jam will also make your mouth water! Top this off with a relaxed and beautifully decorated restaurant, combining traditional and modern styles, and you are guaranteed a fantastic eating experience!Visit website

Brasserie De Joffers

Willemsparkweg 163
Tel: +31 (0)20 673 03 60

This is the place to see and be seen! Whatever time of day, the restaurant is always buzzing with activity and is a fun place to enjoy a milky coffee (koffie verkeerd) and watch the world go by. The lunch menu varies from freshly made soups to salads and delicious sandwiches! You can eat inside or out, as the terrace is heated. The location is also perfect for shopping or for taking a stroll in the nearby “Vondel Park”.Visit website


Restaurant De Kas

Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3
Tel: +31 (0)20 462 45 62

The restaurant was originally a greenhouse where vegetables and plants were grown. Nowadays it houses a superb restaurant, using all the produce grown within the grounds. The seasons dictate the menu, creating totally fresh products and if the chef runs out of any herbs, he can just go into the garden and pick some more! In the summertime you can enjoy dining “al fresco” within the grounds of the restaurant, which houses the herb garden and beautiful water features.Visit website


Singel 460
Tel: +31 (0)20 344 64 00

If you want to try something very different that is not only hip and trendy then this is the place to be. Guests can literally lounge around in the bar or experience a totally unique dining experience in the restaurant. It serves not only has delicious food but the whole atmosphere is mind-blowing and something not to be missed. Reservations in advance are a must!Visit website

Vis aan de Schelde

Scheldeplein 4
Tel: +31 (0)20 675 15 83

This is one of Amsterdam’s best fish restaurants, with favourites such as bouillabaisse, fish lasagne, all types of fresh shell fish, lobster and one of the house specialities, fish fondue.Visit website

Special foods

Puccini Bombini

Staalstraat 17
Tel: +31 (0)20 626 54 74

Watch in wonder as the chocolates are made and prepared before your very eyes. The chocolates are hand-made and have exciting and unusual fillings such as cranberry, herbs and spices as well as the traditional fillings. A box makes a delightful gift too!Visit website