S2 E3 - AMSTERDAMMING with Jody van Engelsdorp Gastelaars

My local guide friend, Jody van Engelsdorp Gastellars joins me in this episode to share a bit about Dutch culture, history, and international foodie treats. With a degree in microbiology, Jody has an unlikely background for a tour guide, so I was sure to have her share how she made the bridge from Biology studies at university to leading tours for Rick Steves Europe all around the continent. We discuss King's Day, Amsterdam's biggest festival of the year and since the Netherlands is an expensive country, I grill Jody on some budget tips so we can enjoy the best of Amsterdam's sights, nightlife and activities on a budget.

References in the episode:
Jordaan - Affordable neighborhood to stay in Amsterdam
Albert Cuyp Market - Authentic daily flea market
De Pijpe  - Amsterdam's up and coming trendy neighborhood

Typical Snacks & Treats
Stroopwaffles - Syrup waffle cookies
Poffertjies - mini pancakes
Febo - coin-operated fast food joint
Haring - Dutch power lunch of raw fish
Dutch cheese
Bitterballen - steamy-hot fried ball of mashed potatoes and ground meat

Top Sights
Anne Frank - annefrank.org/en/
Van Gogh Museum - vangoghmuseum.nl/en
Rijksmuseum - rijksmuseum.nl
Heineken Experience - heineken.com/heineken-experience
Begijnhof - Check out the listing in my guidebook