Pro AV professionals from around the world will descend upon Amsterdam next week to learn and conduct business at ISE 2019. Most people who arrive in the capital city of The Netherlands come to eat and drink, however.

When the show doors close each evening, attendees should have plenty of time to experience what the city has to offer from a tourist’s perspective.

Here are the best events, restaurants, bars and sites to explore after hours at ISE 2019.

RESTAURANTS

Finding a quality restaurant is not only a great way to get a feel for a place’s culture and history, it can also play a pivotal role in business and networking.

Café-Restaurant Stork: Amsterdam is known for its canals, and what better way to dine than along the banks of the famous waterways. Café-Restaurant Stork is a seafood restaurant through and through, but for those also looking for a drink after the show, this setting is hard to beat.

Restaurant de Plantage: Not far from both the city center and ISE 2019 is Restaurant de Plantage. Another moderately priced contemporary eatery, this restaurant is a great pick for people of all palates. Built out of a nineteenth century conservatory and in site of a spacious park, this place is as easy on the eyes as it is the stomach.

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BARS

Nightlife and Amsterdam go hand in hand. Although it is hard to pick among the seemingly endless places to grab a pint, there are some that stick out above the rest.

Proeflokaal De Drie Fleschjes: The Netherlands has a rich history, and nowhere in Amsterdam has been serving drinks longer than Proeflokaal De Drie Fleschjes. The bar dates back to 1650, when the city was experiencing its Golden Era.

Twenty Third Bar: Just steps from ISE 2019 is Twenty Third Bar, aptly named for its location 23 stories above ground level in the Hotel Okura. The setting gives patrons a sprawling view of the city landscape and is known for fantastic cocktails.

Of course, it does not get any more Dutch than Heineken, and the Heineken brewery tour is among the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The Heineken Experience should be on every beer drinker’s bucket list.

EVENTS

Win a Drone: At 1 p.m. each day, attendees will have the chance to win a drone. The Drone Arena (Hall 14, presented by Stampede) will serve as a showcase for the latest in drone technology, and all visitors to the area will be entered in a raffle to take home a free one!

Projection Mapping: From 5-8 p.m. each night, massive projection mapping displays will take place on the façade of the 25-story nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel. The display will be orchestrated by Green Hippo and LANG.

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