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20 Things Amsterdammers Love About Amsterdam

There's nothing like doing a city like a local rather than a tourist. So we teamed up with British Airways to ask Amsterdam residents where the secret hotspots are.

1. The secret medieval court behind the city

2. Buying Dutch design at Droog or Frozen Fountain

3. Picnicking at Vondelpark

4. Drinking beer inside an old windmill turned brewery

5. Renting a bike and exploring the town

6. Sampling Surinamese cuisine at Dappermarkt street market

7. Taking a stroll along the canal ring

8. Visiting the Stadsarchief (The City Archive)

9. The Albert Cuypmarkt street market

10. Buying flowers at Bloemenmarkt

11. Partying at Blijburg beach

12. Attending secret free concerts at Concertgebouw

13. Checking out a good read at Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam

14. Clubbing at Trouw

@TrouwAmsterdam Right club: Where are the best places to parties in Europe? TROUW , AMSTERDAM , NETHERLANDS

According to locals Trouw is the 'best club in Amsterdam, possibly the world…'.

Calling Trouw a club is doing it a disservice - the space itself is more of an events explosion: offering music, food, exhibitions and general merrymaking.

15. Visiting this secret museum: Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

16. Drinking cocktails at Bo Cinq

Ridiculously great wagyu beef burgers at @bocinq Amsterdam tonight. Oh, and this happened #itsnotabar @simonredfern

Bo Cinq is famous for it's chilled out vibe and excellent cocktails. But if you're feeling flush, head over to Hiding in Plain Sight on the corner of Peperstraat and Rapeburg. It is prohabition-themed and a 'real hidden gem' according to our local in the know. The burgers are said to be good too.

17. Haggling at the IJhallen flea market

18. Having a late drink at Lux

19. Exploring the creative and art community at NDSM-werf

20. Walking through the forest at Amsterdamse Bos

Getting away is more affordable than ever with British Airways.