Pathé Tuschinski - A beautiful cinema in the center of Amsterdam
Brouwerij 't IJ - a local micro brewery with great beer.
Roest - It is a bar, a theatre, an exhibition space, but also a city beach and a concert hall. Essentially, Roest is a creative place, an experiment that is open to innovative ideas.
Trouw - Nightclub, restaurant, cultural/art space. Underground feel. [CLOSED]
STACH food - cute food shop
Burgermeester (Plantage Kerklaan) - Good burgers!
Cannibale Royale - Where I've had my favorite burger in Amsterdam! I'm going back until I've tried the whole menu... These guys know their meat.
Smokin' Barrels: Great beer selection, great burgers, great sweet potato fries, great terrace... a GREAT spot :)
Westerpark - Great spot for a BBQ or fun to hang around when they have events going on.
Pata Negra - Nice tapas restaurant