Why You Absolutely Need To Go There: You’ve never eaten this much meat
This carnivorous cavern is no nonsense: no website, no reservations, and no menu. OK, so there is a menu, but it’s scrawled on a chalkboard and printed on T-shirts, and it’s just a list of meats, with a heavy emphasis on ribs and steak. In fact, the only meatless items on there are baked potatoes, cheesy French onion soup, and beer. Despite its location in the middle of the Leidseplein tourist masses, its intimidating interior -- a tiny, dark 17th-century-style tavern both packed with, and dependent on heavy wood beams -- discourages the casual passing traffic from popping in. Still, the locals are obsessed, so expect a wait.