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local community food restaurant??

aberdeen
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local community food restaurant??

Hi , when in Copenhagen a couple of years ago I found a community run restaurant which served a buffet daily which was both excellent value and quality - with the cost going back to the venture. It was very popular with local residents and tourists who were venturing out of the usual eating hotspots.

Wondering if there are any similar type venues in Amsterdam?

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Delft, The...
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1. Re: local community food restaurant??

Due to mass overtourism, most either disappeared or are not welcoming tourists.

I think "De Stadskantine" comes most close to what you're looking for.

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: local community food restaurant??

Don't know anywhere like that and De Stadskantine is a commercial enterprise. There is a place on the Overtoom that is a kind of hippie pay what you think it is worth. However it is vegan and I can't remember the the name either.

Breda, The...
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3. Re: local community food restaurant??

I know a couple of places like that, such as Resto van Harte. However these initiatives are aimed at bringing people in a neighbourhood together and building a community. That very fact makes that they are not open for tourists.

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4. Re: local community food restaurant??

This is the place Ron is talking about:

https://depeper.org/

Another squat restaurant is

http://zaal100.nl/

Europe
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5. Re: local community food restaurant??

Will these places will be happy to be named or linked on a tourist forum like Tripadvisor?

Port Townsend...
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6. Re: local community food restaurant??

I don't believe they're trying to remain hidden. They have rather nice websites.

I'm apparently nothing more than a tourist and I go to Zaal 100 occasionally.

Now did I name all the similar places like this that I know? Or my favorite brewery with quayside terras? No, because * I * don't want those linked on a tourist forum like Tripadvisor

Amsterdam, The...
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7. Re: local community food restaurant??

Yeah that is the place on th Overtoom I was thinking of Chuck, Thanks, I kept thinking Overtoom or OT 303 but it is 301 so I was not far off lol.

Bedfordshire...
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8. Re: local community food restaurant??

Is that the one more or less next to Craft & Draft?

Port Townsend...
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9. Re: local community food restaurant??

Not exactly next to. It's a couple blocks down actually.

Winter Haven...
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10. Re: local community food restaurant??

Pericoloso definitely has the right idea using pubs as a landmark and thinking of where everything else is in relation to one.

"Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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