[My address book] Amsterdam, di damdam didi dam 🇳🇱

If you are one of my regular followers on Instagram, you must have noticed that Samy and I travel to Amsterdam on a monthly basis. I am so grateful to have the chance to experience what this beautiful city has to offer without the pressure of ticking boxes like the classic tourist would do. Actually, even if you are only there for a few days, I strongly recommend to forget about Anne Frank Huis, Heineken Experience & Cie and live the locals’ life. Below are our favorite addresses for that!

ok but first coffee & cie

Festina Lente - The cosiest café in town.

Looiersgracht 40

Coffee Company - Forget about Starbucks.

Berenstraat 6

Bocca Coffee - Forget about Coffee Company.

Kerkstraat 96HS

Pâtisserie Pompadour - Pastries!

Huidenstraat 12

Van Stapele - Cookies you never forget.

Koekmakerij Heisteeg 4

quick yums

Goodies - From breakfast to teatime.

Huidenstraat 9

The Lebanese Sajeria - Delicious Lebanese street food!

Wijde Heisteeg 1

Small World Catering - Sandwiches and salads.

Binnen Oranjestraat 14


Raïnaraï - Algerian food for dummies.

Prinsengracht 252

The Butcher - Charcoal-grilled burgaaaaaz.

Albert Cuypstraat 129 (their first address but you’re welcome to try the others!)

Pazzi - A super yummy pizza.

Eerste Looiersdwarsstraat 4

La Perla - A delicious pizza.

Tweede Tuindwarstraat 53

Scandinavian Embassy - Smørrebrød in Holland!

Sarphatipark 34

Fou Fow Ramen - OMG ramen!

Elandsgracht 2a

slow yums

Toscanini - Book in advance’s Italian restaurant (a must try!).

Lindengracht 75

Café Modern - Gastronomie Madame !

Meidoornweg 2

Cannibale Royale - I hope you like meat and are not afraid of big knives…

Handboogstraat 17a

Wilde Zwijnen - Delicious Dutch cuisine!

Javaplein 23

Rakang - Jordaan’s finest thai food.

Elandsgracht 29-31

#need

Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum - Int'l newspapers/magazines.

Spui 14-16

Laura Dols - A must-see for all my vintage lovers out there!

Wolvenstraat 7

Anecdote - Nice basics from Holland.

Wolvenstraat 15

Velour - Finest fashion selection.

Huidenstraat 12

SKY - Parisian style provider in Amsterdam.

Herengracht 228

Concrete Store - Streetstyle with a proper scenery.

Spuistraat 250

Tenue de Nîmes - Great fashion selection from France to the Nordics.

Elandsgracht 60

Lovestories - I wish they could hold my F cup…

Herengracht 298

X BANK - Dutch designers. Beautifully presented.

Spuistraat 172

#realneed

Marqt - Organic food supermarket.

Wolvenstraat 32

Albert Heijn - Groceries central, just because you may meet me there ;)

Elandsgracht 13A

Noordermarkt - Saturday mornings farmer’s market.

Noordermarkt…

Vlaams Broodhuis - Tastiest bread! Better than the French…

Elandsgracht 122

Kaashuis Tromp - Cheese !

Elandsgracht 27A

wow

EYE Film Institute - Catch a boat, enjoy the scenery, have a drink, watch a movie and catch a boat back.

IJpromenade 1

Huis Marseille - Photo exhibitions, back garden.

Keizersgracht 401

The Movies - Have a drink before/during/after a movie.

Haarlemmerdijk 161

Kriterion - Have a coffee and hot chocolate before/during/after a movie.

Roetersstraat 170

LAB111 - Have dinner and watch a great movie (yeah we like movies…).

Arie Biemondstraat 111

Hot Flow Yoga - Bikram yoga done well.

Koninginneweg 221

The Dylan - Have a drink by the fire place in winter.

Keizersgracht 384

Zzz zzz

The Hoxton - Tested & approved that night we locked ourselves out of our flat…

Herengracht 255

W - Never tried (invitations welcome!) but just so you know: they have a rooftop pool…

Spuistraat 175

In case of emergency

Huisarts aan de Herengracht - General Practioners!

Herengracht 278b

Leidsestraat Pharmacy - The drugs you may actually need (not those drugs…), open almost anytime.

Leidsestraat 74-76

SOAP - Impeccable nails!

Spuistraat 281 

Mrs Highbrow - Brows done right!

Van Woustraat 79

Chanel - It’s all fun and games until you need your Chanel bag to be repaired!

Pieter Cornelisz Hoofstraat 68

What about you? Are there any addresses you would recommend? I am always curious to discover more! Also, if you didn’t enjoy one, let me know.