Oh, Amsterdam. A month. Four weeks. 28 days. It has been much too long now. Time, that you – at least here – once again before my eyes.
Today I have a few (mainly cafe-) tips for the center of Amsterdam for you. I have devoted myself to this in my first contribution to Amsterdam in 2013, but I would also like to show you more corners here in the current Amsterdam series. Amsterdam Centrum is also (or above all) off the beaten tourist masses beautiful and not only because it is probably the district of Amsterdam with the most canals and the most beautiful architecture. This is the place where the typical narrow streets of Amsterdam are situated.
In fact, on the first day of the week-long trip, I visited one of my old tips: Café Tabac. On that day, the sun in the Dutch capital seemed uninterrupted and it was the warmest 25th January in Amsterdam for decades. Perfect for a wine overlooking the water and the opposite row of houses. Another already told recommendation (in a german blog version, not translated yet) is the lovely concept shop the Darling.
1016 GK Amsterdam
Between Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht there are some really nice spots, so also PLUK. This is a café with a small shop area, spread over two floors in a light-flooded room. A good place for a delicious – and gladly also healthy – breakfast: smoothies, fresh fruits and natural delicacies. This café is also good for lunch or coffee and cake. By the way, anyone who like the Scandinavian interior will certainly not move with empty hands.
1016 DM Amsterdam
Only a few houses next to PLUK is the Café Ree7 located. Ree7 is also a very cozy place to stay, eat cake and have a coffee. Also the seats in front of the café just screaming for enjoy coffee in the sunshine and watch the people passing by – glorious.
1016 DM Amsterdam
Because the friend of me, with whom I was in Amsterdam, is vegan, we also made a stop in a vegan cafes. The Vegabond at the Leliegracht offered us a wide selection of delicacies and is still a small shopping market in which there is everything for the heart of a vegan. I especially liked the cozy seat corner in the shop window of the shop – overlooking the canal and everything that happened before.
I’ve been feeling the trend of mixing cafe and store is increasingly more and more. So also the next tip is a conceptstore with both: KOKO Coffee & Design. In addition to fashion in the minimalistic style of partly not so well-known designers there are self-roasted coffee, delicious cakes and more.
One thing I have discovered in many of the shops in Amsterdam again and again were stylish raincoats (here in Hamburg also affectionately known as “Friesennerz”). I also bought something from a label which makes its fashion, and above all nice backpacks, made of waterproof materials for myself: Rains. The backpack, which I bought from the Danish label, you can see in the following picture.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 145
1012 DG Amsterdam
The last tip for today is sure to make some coffee-lovers’ hearts beat faster: in the rooms of the roastey Bocca you can enjoy many different coffee specialties or even participate in one of the workshops, which are held here on a regular basis.
1017 GP Amsterdam