The Smallest House, Oude Hoogstraat 22, Amsterdam
Tea in the smallest house in Amsterdam? Yes please. We walked in to the skinny building, 6ft 7in wide and 16ft 4in deep, the smallest self-contained house in the city built in 1738. Inside is only mildly claustrophobic, but so worth visiting. The tea is really something. Sniff a few, I fell in love with the house blend and brought some home. Well, why is it so skinny? The owner let us in on the secret, and it’s exhilarating…tax purposes! The skinnier your building was, the lower taxes you paid. The building next door is notable as well, the funeral gate to the Walloons Church built in 1565.
Other than loose tea and tea accessories, the second floor hosts a tea room.
Up to five people can enjoy breakfast or lunch or afternoon tea in the most adorable setting!
Brouwerij ‘t IJ , Funenkade 7, 1018 AL Amsterdam, Netherlands
You have to see a windmill while you’re in Amsterdam, so why not sit and gaze upon one with a beer? This brewery sits right beside the De Gooyer Windmill on a canal, you can’t beat that atmosphere. Tours and flight tastings available.