Amsterdam Hot Spots

tips AmsterdamBike rides along the beautiful canals, interesting museums, a vibrant night life, countless festivals, the unique King’s Day celebration (27 April), picnics and strolls in the Vondelpark, what’s not to love about Amsterdam? Another plus is that it’s one of the easiest cities to travel to and in. Most of the city’s hot spots can be reached within 15 minutes by bike and Amsterdam Central Station is only 15 minutes by train from the national airport, Schiphol. And with our Amsterdam hot spot tips, you will get the best out of your stay! 

SLEEP

Hans Brinker – Our absolute favourite hostel in Amsterdam. It’s close to all the hot spots, has a great bar, awesome staff and there’s always a party going on somewhere – Kerkstraat 136-138

Hotel Dwars – If your budget allows it, this 9 room B&B is a romantic option! Also close to everything and around the corner from the Hans Brinker hostel – Utrechtsedwarsstraat 79

Hotel Stout & Co – Close to Amsterdam Central station, this 5 bedroom B&B created by a famous architect agency is a design heaven! – Hoogte Kadijk 71

COFFEE
Headfirst Best barista’s in town. And if you’re in for a yummy apple pie, walk over to Winckel (on the next corner) afterwards. They’re famous for it! – Westerstraat 150

Scandinavian Embassy Sarphatipark 34
Two for Joy –  Frederiksplein 29
De Fietskantine – Overtoom 141
Bedford Stuyvesant – Javastraat 55
Rum Baba  – Pretoriusstraat 33
White Label Coffee – Jan Evertsenstraat 136

BRUNCH
Stach food
– (yummy take away) – Van Woustraat 154 // Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 52 // Nieuwe Hoogstraat 1 // Haarlemmerstraat 150 // Admiraal de Ruijterweg 77 //

Jaques Jour – Meidoornweg 2
Bakers & Roasters – Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54
Little Collins – Eerste Sweelinckstraat 19 /F
Staring at Jacobs – Jacob van Lennepkade 215

LUNCH
Trust (Pay what you want)  – Albert Cuypstraat 210
Gartine – Taksteeg 7
Pussy Galore – Tolhuislaan 2
Lavinia – Kerkstraat 176
The Fat Dog (hotdogs & bubbles) – Ruysdaelkade 251

DINNER
Mossel & Gin – Gosschalklaan 12
Daalder – Lauriergracht 75
Fraiche – Westerstraat 264
Van t Spit – De Clercqstraat 95
Cafe Modern –  Meidoornweg 2
Cannibale Royale – Handboogstraat 17

DRINKS
Walter Woodbury Bar –  Javastraat 42
Hiding in Plain Sight (Cocktails) – Rapenburg 18
Bar Brouw – Ten Katestraat 16
Brouwerij Flevopark – Flevopark 13
Hugo’s (Cocktails) – Hugo de Grootplein 10
Vesper (Cocktails)– Vinkestraat 57

SHOPS
9 Streets – Cute little designer shops and café’s – Gasthuismolensteeg, Oude Spiegelstraat, Wijde heidesteeg, Hartenstraat, Wolvenstraat, Huidenstraat, Reestraat, Berenstraat, RunStraat

Hutspot – Van Woustraat 4 // Rozengracht 204-210
Restored  haarlemmerdijk 39
FRIDAY NEXT – Overtoom 35
Frozen Fountain – Prinsengracht 645
Miscellaneous – De Clercqstraat 130 – www.misc-store.com
Anna + Nina  Gerard Doustraat 94 // Kloveniersburgwal 44 – www.anna-nina.nl/

CULTURE & FESTIVITIES

Rijksmuseum –Museumstraat 1
Stedelijk Museum – Museumplein 10
Foam – Amsterdam’s Photography museum – Keizersgracht 609
The Movies – This charming movie theater has shown blockbusters and arthouse movies since 1912. Definitely worth a visit!  – Haarlemmerdijk 161

Parade – Outdoor theater festival surrounded by small food stalls and bars. Usually mid August, 17 days in a row – Martin Luther King Park

Rollende Keukens – food festival // 4 days of food heaven – Usually end of May – Westerpark

CLUBS
Paradiso
Melkweg
Bitterzoet
Club Air
Trouw
Jimmy woo
Club NL