Hotspot Amsterdam: The Avocado Show

the avocado show amsterdam

New in town, and already a big hit. The first European avocado restaurant is drawing in crowds in Amsterdam. Everything on the menu is made with the healthy fatty fruit. From avocado burgers, to pokebowls and ice cream. Even the brownies that are served with your latte are made from avocados, even though you wouldn't have guessed by the flavour and texture. The green dishes are super insta-worthy presented with edible flowers, beautifully stacked, or arranged as rose petals. And to finish … [Read more...]

Restaurant The Seafood Market in Amsterdam De Pijp

seafood market amsterdam de Pijp

One of my top 10 lunch restaurants in Amsterdam - The Seafood Bar - just opened its third location in Amsterdam. After the Seafood Bar in Van Baerlestraat (old South), where I usually go, and the one on Spui (centre), it is now the hip Ferdinand Bolstraat in neighbourhood De Pijp that is spruced up with an establishement. 'The Seafood Market', which is going to be the shop’s name, is a modern fish restaurant with high quality fish. The place provides take-away, where customers can choose from a … [Read more...]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Miuse conceptstore

Miuse Amsterdam

One of my favourite shopping streets in Amsterdam is the Gerard Doustraat. It is packed with small boutiques. In my blog posts 'Shoppping Guide de Pijp part 1 and part 2, you can read all about the great shops. One shop that wasn't there a few years ago when I wrote those posts about the Pijp, is the boutique MIUSE conceptstore, on Gerard Doustraat no. 80HS. MIUSE is a conceptstore boasting with fashion, interior & beauty brands. But not the mass market brands. Here you'll find edgy, … [Read more...]

Amsterdam hot spot: The Yoghurt Barn

Last week I went to a special bloggers event in the newly opened Yoghurt Barn in Amsterdam's neighbourhood De Pijp, a stone throw away from the Albert Cuyp market.  The event was organized to introduce us to this trending concept and have us sample their many flavours and combinations. Yoghurt shops have been spiking in popularity in the USA and the trend is now also dispersing in the Netherlands. People want to live more mindfully and eat healthier snacks. The Yoghurt Barn brings yoghurt from … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Sir Albert in Amsterdam

I'm so excited, because tonight is the official grand opening of the Sir Albert Hotel in Amsterdam. Earlier this month I spent a lovely day there and got an exclusive tour of this new gem in Amsterdam's lively neighbourhood De Pijp. I received a very exclusive invitation to their special evening. Sir Albert is part of the Sir hotels brand, with other hotels opening soon in Tel Aviv and Munich, and Sir Savigny in Berlin. Each Sir hotel is unique as it adapts its branding and design to the … [Read more...]

Shopping Guide Amsterdam: De Pijp part 2

Neighbourhood De Pijp in Amsterdam, also referred to as the Latin Quartier, is one of the most vibrant parts in the city. Most notably for its Albert Cuyp market and many hip and trendy boutiques. I continue my guide with my favourite shops and places to eat. All the Luck in the World All the Luck in the World is a shop chock full of vintage, hand-made and new design. They have everything from furniture, to lamps, art, jewelry and clothing. Danish design is abundantly present. The owner is … [Read more...]

Shopping Guide Amsterdam: De Pijp part 1

Although I visit Amsterdam quite often, I hardly ever blog about my trips to the big city. Time for a change! Coming months I would like to share a few of my favourite shops in Amsterdam, as I also do in Paris and London. I would like to start with neighbourhood De Pijp. De Pijp is a vibrant multicultural part in the city with the renowned Albert Cuyp market and many eateries, boutiques and concept stores. Bakken met Passie For my bread and pastries I go to Bakken met Passie (meaning: … [Read more...]