Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sebastiaan, 35
Restaurant Manager
see his Amsterdam city guide

What do you do and why do you do it?

I live in a dream, and try to share that naive and lovefull dream. Because when you don't believe in dreams, no one will. However, as long dreams dont bring any bread on the table, i'll be working as a manager at the restaurant where i work some years now.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Nope. some like, some dislike, even bad jobs have positive side effects. But I'm not your average employee, so I can tell you it has not been easy. :)

Were you born and raised in Amsterdam? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Amsterdam?

I'm a suburbianboy

What’s your current hood in Amsterdam and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

Amsterdam itself is the hood, worst thing is the need for status or something like that.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

No matter the music, you cant hate quality when your meet quality

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

I'm still standing by Elton John

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

Care Bears - stuffed animals w/ happy signs on their belly.

Name some spots in Amsterdam that are good for a Tinder date.

When you make an appointment, which is a dissapointment. You call them tinderpointments.

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Majoor Bosshardt

Who’s your hero and where in Amsterdam would you take them out for a serious hang?

My hero is the person you first look up to, but in the end is just as human is as you are.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Big Vintage Shop near by Haarlemmermeerstation

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Not making that mistake again, years ago I said I would never live in Amsterdam Noord. How foolish I've been.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?


Where do you go in Amsterdam for a casual night out?

Several places, for several occasions. Savoybar, Disco Dolly, Bloemenbar, Radion, Proeflokaal van Wees, Pking, Club Claire, Shelter, Doka, and so on

Where would you go in Amsterdam to celebrate some freaking good news?

redlight district

What’s your choice of transportation in Amsterdam and why?

Bike, whitin 40 minutes tops you get from deep west to deep east.

What are the Amsterdam spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

cafe hermes, ceuvel, ijburg, ndsm, ruigoord, jaap edebaan, knijn bowling, amsterdamse bos, savoybar, bourbon street, sound garden, westerpark

What are the Amsterdam spots tourists should run from screaming?

anne frankhuis, van gogh museum en moco "museum", waffle houses, tours & tickets

Tomorrow’s your last day in Amsterdam. How do you spend it?

laid back

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Dunno know, dont care. It's what you make of it.

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