Good evening! Excuse the late update, it has been a very eventful month and christmas is just around the corner, so I may experience some festive-stress. I kind of still need to buy all my gifts.. oops! However, I do have a new blogpost for you guys, because I didn’t forget you guys! Don’t worry! On this blogpost, I’d like to highlight some of my favourite places in Amsterdam. They aren’t the most common places, because trust me, there are so many good spots. But still, I feel like you should visit them to get the full on Amsterdam experience. So without further a due: Lets get Amsterdamned!
1. Vlaamse Friteshuis Vleminckx
Whilst you are wondering around the city, maybe just like me doing you’re christmas shopping in the Kalverstraat and the Leidsestraat, you might crave for some juicy, delicious, indulging food. At least I do! That’s why everyone, and I mean everyone should throw those french fries from Mc Donalds in the bin. Because they got nothing on the french fries of the Vlaamse Friteshuis on the Heiligeweg. Those are homemade, fresh fried fries and damn they are delicious. You’ll get your fries in the famous ‘patatzak’ with a big dullop of mayonnaise, ketchup, satésaus or any other sauce you prefer. Another plus is the location. It is situated in an alley close to the main shopping street and across the kalvertoren! The perfect excuse 😉 Adres: Voetboogstraat 33 1012 XK Amsterdam Centrum
2. Café Blue One of my other favorites, and extremely close to my first one, is the blue café. It is situated in the kalvertoren, all the way up to the top of the shopping centre. Whilst you’re enjoying your tasty food, you get the best view of the city. You don’t necessarily have to eat something, getting just a drink is totally fine. We’re dutch, we don’t make a fuss ;). It may not been one of the most known spots, but all the more reason to go see that one!
Adres: Singel 457, 1012 WP Amsterdam
3. De Yoghurt Barn The bloggers, fashionista’s, health freaks and hipsters love it, and so do I. The Yoghurt Barn. A very trendy, cosy place with a buzzing atmosphere where you can eat yoghurt with various toppings and combinations. Drink a nice tea or coffee or you might as well go all out and reserve a table for a very nice high tea. Such a treat! And whilst you’re there, definitely instagram about it and tag the yoghurt barn! They are all about the social media 😉 The yoghurt barn is a little bit further from the city centre. It is situated near to the albert kuyp market! Which is as well one of the places you must visit! It’s a market full of fresh foods, cheap but trendy clothes and many possibilities to taste dutch treats as poffertjes, stroopwafels and many more! Great to fill up your afternoon. So much to see, so little time… adres: Vinkenburgstraat 15, 3512 AA Utrecht
4. De Bazar De Bazar is a restaurant which is situated in the middle of the albert kuyp market. It is a turkish themed restaurant, with loads of traditional dishes and it is absolutely delicious! It is an incredible place to take a nice lunch. Order some small dishes and sip a nice mint tea! The restaurant is placed in an old church, therefore the setting is very special. With loads of coloured stained glass and nice turkish decorations. I’m getting hungry writing this..
Albert Cuypstraat 182, 1073 BL Amsterdam
5. Restaurant ‘De Knijp’
Last, but definitely not least; Restaurant de Knijp! This restaurant is situated close to the museumsquare and het concertgebouw! They have an incredible menu, full of nice meat, vegetarian and fish dishes. However they always have weekly specials, full of exciting spice combinations, but not to culinary so don’t worry! It’s small and cosy and they are open until 12 o’clock. So wanna go for a late supper at eleven? No worries, we will visit de knijp! Plus, this year is their 40th anniversary! So let’s celebrate with some good food and good company! Adres: Van Baerlestraat 134, 1071 BD Amsterdam
I do hope you guys liked this blogpost. I’d like to repeat that these are some of my favorites and of course everybody has a different opinion! If you have visited these spots and enjoyed them please let me know :). I’d like to hear more about your hotspots as well and I want to wish you all a very merry christmas and happy new year! XOXO Hella