Hmm, this looks interesting, but maybe because I'm remembering how it's done on the Zeedijk: totally without pretension. Worrisome is the proclamation that the Haarlemmerstraat/dijk is the "best street for eating in Amsterdam".
This may actually be true, but the fact that they're marketing it that way makes me think that prices will begin to reflect that self-assessment. Maybe not.
Is it in fact the best eating street in the city? Who are the other contenders:
2) Albert Cuypstraat
4) Kinkerstraat/Jan Pieter Heijestraat/Ten Katemarkt
6) Nine Streets
What does the Haarlemmerstraat offer that these others don't? Other than authentic Spanish and Portugese food. There are two average cheese shops. Three pretty good bakeries (a high concentration for an Amsterdam street). One really excellent fishmonger place. No Indonesian or Surinamese takeaways. Three chocolatiers. Not a lot of "real" dinner restaurants that aren't Indian or pizza.
Is it strange that most of these streets have their own website? Do most streets have their own websites these days?
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