Hello everyone, Maria here! Amsterdam is my favourite city in Europe. Six years ago, my mother and I established a new tradition of spending a few days in Amsterdam together, once or twice a year. It is our kind of mother-daughter ritual and she has different ones for each of my sisters as well. That way, each of us girls can spend a weekend getaway with our mum alone.
I now know a few interesting places that Amsterdammers swear by.
Here is my list of my 15 favourite places for food, drinks & books in Amsterdam, The Netherlands!
1. The Cold Pressed Juicery
Fresh healthy juices. Their ‘Glow’ juice is delicious.
2. Gebroeders Niemeijer
French bakery which I, as a critical French native, approve of. Brioche for the win!
3. My Little Patisserie
Eerste van der Helststraat 63 HS,
Another excellent French pastry shop. This is the ideal place to get your breakfast from.
4. De Wasserette
Eerste van der Helststraat 27,
A quirky café, also perfect for brunch!
5. Winkel 43
Coffee, tea & especially apple pie, which this coffee shop is well-known for.
6. Coffee Bru
Coffee and cake.
7. De Bakkerswinkel
Breakfast & brunch. I absolutely love their Rye-Raisin Bread with home made jam, as well as their cheesecake. Delicious 🙂
De Clercqstraat 93III,
The BEST pizza in town!
9. Café Sonneveld
Egelantiersgracht 72 74,
For local cuisine and a cosy, familial atmosphere.
Hugo de Grootplein 7HS,
An absolute MUST for drinks with friends. Also ideal to meet local people!
11. Restaurant Marius
A small restaurant that does succulent lentil soup. Good location for a lovely yet simple dinner.
12. Eetcafé “Harlem Soul Food”
The best nachos I have ever had. Also a great place for lunch!
13. Drovers Dog
Aussie food. Ideal at any time, they have a wonderful range of food, suitable for breakfast/brunch, lunch or dinner! Truly my favourite place in Amsterdam!
14. het martyrium
Van Baerlestraat 170,
A bookshop. Reading books in their original language enriches your vocabulary and helps to quickly improve your foreign language skills.
15. Wijnkoperij De Gouden Ton
A lovely wine shop!
Amsterdam is really worth a visit, it is a truly beautiful city! The locals are great and very friendly too. I hope this will inspire you to visit the city soon.
You can study Dutch in Amsterdam by taking a language course with Apple Languages! Our programme in Amsterdam is a little different to most as you choose how many Dutch private lessons you’d like and these take place in the teachers’ homes.