Useful apps

Ticketswap

  • both an app and a website;
  • purpose: sell a ticket you no longer want, or buy a ticket someone else wants to sell;
  • ticketswap.com

Facebook Local

  • both an app and a website;
  • purpose: find events and places in the area you are interested in;
  • facebooklocal.com

Thuisbezorgd 

Uber Eats

  • both an app and a website;
  • purpose: ordering in food;
  • ubereats.com

Amsterdamfoodie

  • a website;
  • purpose: finding recommendations and reviews of restaurants in Amsterdam;
  • amsterdamfoodie.nl

Marktplaats

  • both an app and a website;
  • purpose: buying and selling second hand items;
  • marktplaats.nl

bol.com

  • both an app and a website;
  • purpose: e-commerce (biggest e-commerce platform in the Netherlands);
  • bol.com

Datumprikker

  • a website;
  • purpose: schedule the next meeting based on everyone’s provided availability;
  • datumprikker.nl

Google Calendar

  • both an app and a website;
  • purpose: planning, scheduling, and structuring your time;
  • google.com

Buienradar

  • both an app and a website;
  • purpose: getting notifications on weather changes;
  • buienradar.nl

TIKKIE

  • both an app and a website;
  • purpose: send a request for an amount of money to a specific person;
  • tikkie.me

Additional Food Info

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WHAT IS THE AVERAGE FOOD PRICE IN AMSTERDAM?

The following is for reference:

  • Coffee – 2-4 euros
  • Sandwich – 4-8 euros
  • Typical lunch – 7-13 euros
  • Typical dinner – 10-19 euros
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RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VEGANS/VEGETARIANS?

  • Cafe-Restaurant De Plantage (vegetarian): This elegant (surprisingly affordable) restaurant is located near the main UvA campus, right in front of the Artis Zoo. They have a range of options from breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and drinks selections. You can find a good list of vegetarian options on the menu here.
    Location: Plantage Kerklaan 36
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    WHERE CAN I BUY MY GROCERIES?

    You can either buy your groceries from a nearby supermarket or get fresh produce from an open air market.

    General supermarkets

    • Albert Heijn – Largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands. Does not accept foreign credit cards (e.g. Visa, Mastercard).
    • Marqt – Only accepts card payments.
    • Vomar Voordelmarkt – Does not accept foreign credit cards (e.g. Visa, Mastercard).
    • Lidl
    • Jumbo
    • Spar

    Specialised supermarkets

    • Ekoplaza – Organic food ingredients.
    • Amazing Oriental – Asian food ingredients, spices, sauces.
    • Shilla – Asian food ingredients, spices, sauces.
    • Dun Yong – Asian food ingredients, spices, sauces.
    • Yakhlaf – Turkish food ingredients, spices, sauces.

    Open-air markets

    • Dappermarkt – Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm
    • Noodermarkt – every Saturday 9am-6pm
    • Boerenmarkt (Nieuwmarkt) – every Saturday 9am-4pm
    • Zuidermarkt – every Saturday 9am-4pm
    • Boerenmarkt Noord (Buikslotermeerplein) – every Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm
    • Ten Katemarkt – Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm
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    WHAT ARE SOME TYPICAL DUTCH DISHES I SHOULD TRY?

    Bitterballen: Deep-fried breadcrumb-covered balls with creamy meat-ragout fillings, traditionally made with beef, beef broth, flour and seasonings. Traditional Dutch snack.

    Raw Herring: This raw fish is usually eaten with chopped onions and pickles, balancing out the salty taste of the fish. Worth a try, but stay clear if you are not used to eating raw seafood.

    Dutch cheese: The Netherlands has historically been known for its variety and quality of cheese. You can find a variety in any supermarket near you, or try a sample at a farmer’s market around the city.

    Stroopwafel: Two thin layers of baked dough with caramel filling in the middle. Goes well with a hot drink – you will find yourself gobbling up an entire pack in one sitting.

    Hagelslag: A popular Dutch-style toast with chocolate sprinkles on the top. Simply cannot go wrong.