Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Tenue De Nimes

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Tenue De Nimes |

Tenue de Nimes is known by denim-world insiders as one of the best denim lifestyle stores in the world. You won’t be surprised either when you head into their newest flagship store on bustling Haarlemmerstraat and see their impressive collection of denim, men’s & ladies clothing, magazines, accessories and general things to covet. The denim … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Property Of…

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Property Of… |

You know that urban guy, the one whose style could be described as refined ruggedness? He’s picky and conscious of style and he likes the finer things in life like top shelf liquors and a handcrafted shaving kit. Well he’s probably the same kind of guy who’ll like Amsterdam’s Property Of… store situated on the … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog |

HOTEL DROOG, AMSTERDAM CENTRUM Droog Design, the iconic Dutch design force best known for its unique brand of dry, ironic design has created an almost unimaginable design and hospitality emporium. Hotel Droog as they call it is in fact a hotel offering one hotel room, but what makes its so interesting is its reverse design … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Frozen Fountain

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Frozen Fountain |

FROZEN FOUNTAIN, AMSTERDAM CENTRUM Frozen Fountain is the place where design-lovers unite in Amsterdam. This must-see interiors store has made a name for itself in the city for offering design purists an inspiring and eclectic collection of furniture, fabrics, home wares and art from Dutch design heroes like Piet Hein Eek, Marcel Wanders and Studio … Continue reading

Amsterdam city guide: Why I love Amsterdam, the greatest little city in world

We finally did it. We moved to New York City! I’ve been so caught up in the excitement of the big move in the past months that it wasn’t till our last week in Amsterdam that I got to really reflect on what an amazing little city it really is and more importantly, what an … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Meidi-Ya

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Meidi-Ya |

MEIDI-YA AMSTERDAM A proper Japanese supermarket in Amsterdam! I’ve always thought it was strange for a Japanese supermarket chain to open its doors in Amsterdam of all cities, but here it is and I was not complaining! Best bit: They sell the hand-rolls that are packaged in a way where you have to roll the … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Restaurant Marius

RESTAURANT MARIUS A cozy restaurant on a quiet corner of Prinseneiland, which dedicates itself to simple dishes, cooked with creativity and an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, focusing on seafood. Best bit: After dinner, have a leisurely bike ride around the very pretty Prinseneiland – it’ll help you digest too 🙂   Barentszstraat 173 … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hannekes Boom

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hannekes Boom |

HANNEKES BOOM On a sunny day this is the place to go and hang out with all those sun-loving Dutchies. Boats moor up to Hannekes Boom to enjoy a drink and the vibe, it’s sunny and everyone’s happy 🙂 Best bit: You can end up spending the entire day there drinking and laughing with friends. … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: 290 Square Meters

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: 290 Square Meters |

290 SQUARE METERS A well-curated men’s and ladies selection of brands like Henrik Vibskov, A.P.C, Our Legacy, Mini Market, Surface to Air and Wood Wood. Best bit: The store has a nice mix of heritage and Scandinavian contemporary brands. Houtkopersdwarsstraat 3 1011 NK Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 20 419 2525     LETS GET SOCIAL! … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Proef

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Proef |

PROEF Proef is one of those restaurants you can count on for bad service. But the organic food they serve is so fresh, delicious and creatively styled that you can turn a blind eye to it. Best bit: Enjoy lunch or dinner in the garden alongside the free-range chickens Gosschalklaan 12 1014 DC Amsterdam, … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel De Goudfazant

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel De Goudfazant |

HOTEL DE GOUDFAZANT A restaurant set in a huge industrial space that can accommodate vintage sports cars and an enormous modern chandelier. The kitchen works to a high standard and serves Amsterdam locals with unpretentious but consistently good food. Get the spring chicken. Best bit: Have a round of pool and a drink in the restaurant … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Le Restaurant

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Le Restaurant |

LE RESTAURANT I lived in De Pijp for 3 years, walked past this restaurant countless times but never knew it existed – that’s how hidden it is! This tiny Michelin starred restaurant will impress you with its creative use of ingredients in each course. Best bit: The restaurant is set in an apartment so it really feels … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Ijscuypje

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Ijscuypje |

IJSCUYPJE Really really good gelato. And if you ever wondered how ice-cream shops make any money in cooler climate cites like Amsterdam, the answer is in the winter months they turn into a Stampot takeaway – genius! Best bit: Super creamy nut flavours – my favourite is hazelnut and pistachio. Eerste van der Helststraat … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: The Butcher

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: The Butcher |

THE BUTCHER This place opened the week we left Amsterdam. There was plenty of buzz going on – everyone was excited to see a new all night gourmet burger joint open with a secret invite only cocktail bar behind a nondescript door. I wonder how long it’ll stay “invite only” in little ol’ Amsterdam 🙂 … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Today’s Amsterdam

TODAY’S AMSTERDAM A small Italian takeaway and food store that also caters and holds private dinners. Very cute. Best bit: Probably that only place in Amsterdam that sells Faella pasta, which is not only beautiful to have in the home, but also to eat 🙂 Saenredamstraat 26 1072 CH Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 20 737 … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Duikelman

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Duikelman |

DUIKELMAN A kitchen emporium, everything you need for the kitchen from baking supplies, tea towels and crockery to full kitchens and stovetops. All good brands are available and the staff is very knowledgeable. Best bit: They practically take over the whole street with lots of little Duikelman’s next door to each other. Ferdinand Bolstraat … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: DiVino Winebar

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: DiVino Winebar |

DiVINO WINEBAR An Italian wine bar that I happened to stumble across when it had just opened a few years back – and what a find! The perfect cozy spot for a simple Italian dinner with friends in the wintertime. Best bit: There’s no real menu, the chef makes what he’s feeling for the day … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Toscanini

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Toscanini |

TOSCANINI Mikee’s pick for the best Italian in Amsterdam. He’s a trustworthy source since he lived in Italy for 6 years, but I think the fact you can’t get a table unless you book at least a week in advance says something too. Best bit: Open kitchen and New York vibe Lindengracht 75 1015 … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: La Perla

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: La Perla |

LA PERLA The best pizza in Amsterdam. Best bit: Hopefully the night is warm enough for you and your friends to order a bunch and sit outside on the bench chatting, eating and people watching. If not, hopefully you have a friend living in the Jordaan willing host pizza night – limited seating is the … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Sprmrkt & Spr+

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Sprmrkt & Spr+ |

SPRMRKT & SPR+ Amsterdam’s best proper concept store. 420m2 of vintage, design classics, TopShop and brands like Rick Owens, Acne and Margiela. Best bit: It’s a store you can spend a good ½ hour perusing in even if you don’t end up buying anything.   Rozengracht 191 1016 LZ Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 20 330 … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Noordermarkt

NOORDERMARKT Amsterdam’s most popular organic farmer’s market. Go on a Monday for the vintage flea market or on a Saturday to pick up your week’s worth of fresh organic veggies. Best bit: On a sunny day, get a picnic spread of olives, tapenade and baguette then enjoy on a canal bench. Noordermarkt 9-3 Amsterdam   … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Marqt

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Marqt |

MARQT Marqt is the most stylish supermarket you’ll ever go to. It’s a farmers-market-cum-supermarket, similar to that of Wholefoods Market in the US and UK. I adored shopping at Marqt when it first opened on Utrechtsestraat. It’s such a joy shopping in a cool industrial style warehouse reminiscent of an art gallery with some jazz … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Biomarkt

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Biomarkt |

BIOMARKT Grocery shopping in Amsterdam normally means multiple stops at multiple specialty shops. This specialty shop is of the organic variety and the large selection of fresh and pantry products generally means you get to cut down the number of stops you have to make. Best bit: You can feel assured that everything in the … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Door 74

DOOR 74 This prohibition style bar makes artisanal cocktails. The bar staff know their drinks and can make anything you want – except sadly, my favourite, an espresso martini. Best bit: It’s across from Duivel, a great hip-hop bar. If that gets too rough for your liking, simply ring the doorbell at number 74 and … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Paradiso

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Paradiso |

PARADISO A truly world class music venue. If you’re in Amsterdam even for the weekend check their schedule for any acts you want to see. Make sure walk up to the top floors and enjoy the impressive view of the stage and the sea of fans. Best bit: The acoustic quality in this venue makes … Continue reading