For Amsterdams hipster district De Pijp, which is located on the outskirts of Amsterdam city center, there are even more tips than fit in a single post. That is why today there is only one half and you can find a second part with De Pijp Hotspots here.
But first I want to start at the beginning or better: with the morning coffee, because you can enjoy that in De Pijp very particularly good in the Café Scandinavian Embassy with a substantial breakfast. The café is located in the center of De Pijp, opposite the green Sarphatipark. With its great windows overlooking the park, the Scandinavian Embassy offers the perfect opportunity to watch the hustle and bustle of the scene district. In contrast to many other cafes, which I regularly present to you here, at the Scandinavian Embassy is the focus not mainly only on the special coffee and the furnishings, it’s also on fresh nordic food. This is probably due to the combination of the two founders: a cook and a barista, both with a great predilection for the Scandinavian countries and their culture.
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After an extensive breakfast, the strolling through the small shops near the Sarphatipark is a good idea. A shop I particularly liked was Cottoncake – a white-kept generous concept store in which there are fashion, books and a lot more. Many of the products have been discovered by the owner herself during her travels and placed with love in the small shop in De Pijp. In the above part of the shop, you can even drink coffee or tea and immerse yourself in a book surrounded by the exquisite sunlight that falls through the backyard. The Concept Store is also suitable for a small lunch break.
1e van der Helststraat 76-hs
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At the end of my one-week trip to Amsterdam, my travel companion asked me “And what was your favorite discovery in the last seven days?”. “Sir Humus” was my answer, because as delicious and at the same time simple and natural as there, I have not eaten before! Especially for vegan and vegetarian I can highly recommend the deli with its very own charm. One thing is clearly in the focus here: the hummus. To this one you can order as besides pita bread and different extras like beetroot or onions to it and make yourself comfortable at one of the wooden tables.
Van der Helstplein 2
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