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10 of the best cafes and budget restaurants in Amsterdam

Vicky Hampton of Amsterdam Foodie picks the city’s best budget restaurants, for whether you’re after a quick sandwich while sightseeing, an afternoon pancake or a full steak dinner

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Getto is a burger bar with a difference: each burger is named after a drag queen who performs there – keep an eye on the website if you’re keen to catch an act. It describes itself as “an attitude-free zone, for gays, lesbians, bi, queers and straights”. Relaxed and friendly, the bar staff mix great cocktails, and the interior has a chilled vibe. The burgers don’t disappoint: try the Jennifer Hopelezz beef burger with guacamole and bacon, or the Dolly Bellefleur lamb burger with tzatziki and grilled courgette. They’re served with chunky seasoned wedges and a mayo-heavy salad. And try the Gettopolitan – a cosmo made with Dutch Jenever liqueur.
Warmoesstraat 51, +31 20 421 5151, getto.nl, mains from €10. Open Tues-Thurs 4pm-1am, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am, Sun 4pm-midnight

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10 of the best clubs in Amsterdam

Old newspaper offices, art galleries and avant-garde theatres all double as clubbing venues in Amsterdam, where there’s a night to suit everyone from techno heads to surf rockers. Arun Sood of Amsterdam Magazine picks his top 10

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Tucked away from the leery crowds prowling around nearby Leidseplein, this clandestine club can be spotted only by the long queues outside its discreet and narrow two-storey building. An intimate space with a great sound system, the club is also associated with the exclusive artists’ society De Kring, which is based on the floor below. It all sounds very secretive, but the vibe inside is remarkably laid-back and friendly. On certain nights, such as the eclectic Kiss Escort parties, De Kring opens its doors to the public and the venue effectively becomes a two-in-one club, where DJs are spread across the two floors and play a mixture of underground hip-hop, deep house and soul.
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 26-1, clubup.nl

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