I am FINALLY writing my Amsterdam travel guide. Which I visited hmm five(ish) month ago.
BUT, better late than
This was my second time visiting Amsterdam & it never fails to disappoint. I highly recommend going if you like a fun, relaxed, environment, full of culture & good times.
Fav. Food + Drink Spots
Yoghurt Barn // I don’t eat dairy in my everyday life, but I make an exception in Europe. I could be wrong, but I feel as thought their dairy is better. Yoghurt Barn was a build your own parfait type of place. You had the option of choosing your yoghurt, and three or four toppings. I was a regular here.
Coffee & Coconuts // Literally the best cappuccino I’ve ever had… & trust me, I drink ALOT of cappuccinos. I ordered there coconut milk cap. and it was to die for. Plus, the environment here is so aesthetically pleasing, if you are into that kind of thing, put this at the top of your list.
Bakers & Roasters // Went here with my family & it couldn’t have been better. Brunch is my favourite meals so this place was right up my ally. I had the kimchi fried rice and loved it. I loved it so much that I am going to re-create the recipe for you!
SLA // Basically a BYOS (build your own salad) which is great because then everyone can have what they want. A lovely quick lunch spot.
Lavinia Good Food // Another healthy food spot. I had the shakshuka and it was delicious.
Sky Lounge// Looking for a place with a little romance and a great view of the city? This is the place to be.
Pllek// A cool spot across the river ( you have to take the ferry) that is built within / near shipping containers. If you go in the warmer months they have picnic tables outside and a beach! A super unique spot for drinks and food.
Toastable // Hello cute breakfast (or brunch stop). Right downtown Amsterdam, this little spot is a great place for a croissant and a coffee in the morning hour.
Fav. Areas & Such
The Jordaan // A cute neighbourhood full of cafes / restaurants & shops. This was my favourite neighbourhood to explore.
De Pijp// This neighbourhood was right near my airbnb so it was my little hangout. Plus, here you can find Yoghurt Barn + Coffee & Coconuts.
Albert Cuyp Market// Located in De Pijp, has tones of clothing, food, some produce… it’s a nice little market to visit in the morning time.
Keukenhof Gardens// A beautiful garden about an hours drive outside of Amsterdam. It takes about two hours or so to walk through it and makes for a lovely afternoon.
Heineken Experience// Definitely a touristy thing to do but what can I say? I was a tourist. It was super interactive, informative and high energy. I HIGHLY recommend checking it out if you’ve never done so before. Side note: I am NOT a beer drinker, but it was still a great experience in my opinion.
A’Dam Lookout // The photo you see of us on the swing, that is A’Dam lookout. Think of it as a unique way to see the city. But trust me, it is VERY high and actually scary… kind of like a ride.
The Red Light District // This was my second time here & it’s definitely a spot to check out. But, a little tip, don’t try to take photos or videos because the ladies will literally yell at you… trust me, I heard them do it.
This & That (& details)
Rent Bikes // Biking in Amsterdam is like driving in Toronto, aka it’s the way to go. Plus it’s great exercise. There are plenty of places to rent bikes so have at it.
Bring a rain coat // The weather is weird… to put it simply. I’m pretty sure it rained each day even if the forecast didn’t call for it. But, it was just a ten minute sprinkle & then it would be gone. Hence, the reason you see me wearing the same coat in almost every photo + video clip.
Wine // Not a restaurant or bar but I do want to let you know that you CAN buy wine at their local grocery store (Albert Heijn) for 3-8 euro.
Albert Heijn // This is the go-to grocery store, they have them everywhere.
Dates: Early May – Mid May
Airbnb: It was great, very cool architecturally & could sleep five people comfortably.
Weesperzijde 34B, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1091 ED, Netherlands