Amsterdam, Veer Buiksloterweg
Pont (ferry) to Central Station. It's free and you can ride your bike onto it!
If you arrive at the Amsterdam Central Station, take the ferryboat to Buiksloterweg. NOT the one to NDSM or IJplein. There are two ferry's to Buiksloterweg. Check my route description for more info.
There is a nice bar here, you can take the ferry to central station as well from here and have a nice drink on the terras when the weather is nice.
“This is an average alternative for the shopping downtown. There are a fair amount of clothes stores, its a fairly big shopping mall. Nothing special though. ”
“Thai take away; should be okay but we have not tried yet. Also the Turkish place just across should be okay”