Time for Food STACH FOOD
A deli that has the yummiest fresh soups, coffee, sandwiches, treats (sticky toffee!) and take away meals for every hour of the day. With 5 outlets across the town, STACH is your best choice for a quick and healthy meal. Van Woustraat 154 // Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 52 // Nieuwe Hoogstraat 1 // Haarlemmerstraat 150 // Admiraal de Ruiterweg 77 www.STACH-food.nl
This is the city’s best kept secret for lunch. They serve passion on a plate, all homemade and homegrown in their biological garden just outside of Amsterdam. Make sure you book ahead as its 6 tables fill up quickly.
Time For Food: SLA
Time For Food: Cafe Restaurant Amsterdam
Taksteeg 7 BG www.gartine.nl
Step into the world of good food at SLA. Their delicious and healthy salads, juices and soups are surrounded by the beautiful design of their shop (the counter is a greenhouse! ). Ceintuurbaan 149 // Westerstraat 34 // Claude Debussylaan 35 www.ilovesla.com
Time For Food: Scandinavian Embassy
Indulge Yourself: City Spa
Indulge Yourself The City Street Spa
After a hard day of sightseeing, it might be nice to treat yourself to a divine massage or facial. I highly recommend this beautiful salon on the Prinsengracht. Prinsengracht 764 www.thecitystreetspa.com
My favourite and the cutest 102-yearold cinema in Amsterdam. It shows the latest blockbusters and cult movies and on Thur-Sun you can eat a cheap movie meal at their restaurant before your movie starts. Haarlemmerdijk 161 www.themovies.nl
Whenever I’m in Amsterdam I want to eat at this restaurant with FrenchFlemish cuisine at least once. The food and wine menu is mouth-watering and the personal service is superb. It is housed near the Amstel, in an old science school, which gives the place a funky vibe.
These people have raised the bar when it comes to making GREAT coffee! Westerstraat 150 www.headfirstcoffeeroasters.com
Marcusstraat 52 www.rijsel.com
Lot Sixty One
They roast their own beans downstairs, so we can safely say that the Australian owner officially offers the freshest coffee in town.
If you have time and want to try something special, book a table at this restaurant run by two food loving brothers. They have a daily six course menu with only seasonal products. And Amsterdam’s best cocktail bar – Hiding in Plain Sight - is just next door.
Kinkerstraat 112 www.lotsixtyonecoffee.com
Nicolas and Rikard are the two happy Swedish guys behind this cute little coffee bar in Amsterdam‘s Pijp neighbourhood. They introduce the Swedish coffee (Swedes apparently drink A LOT of coffee) culture with Swedish bites along side.
Peperstraat 10 www.gebrhartering.nl
Beautifully presented and delicious Dutch food in a charming historic Felix Meritus building right on the canals.
Sarphatipark 34 www.scandinavianembassy.nl
Keizersgracht 324 www.facebook.com/foyerfm
Mossel & Gin
Located in the Westerpark, this new restaurant is an ambassador of the famous mussels from the Dutch coast in Zeeland. They serve all kinds of other seafood as well, all best accompanied by a beautiful glass of Gin and Tonic.
Two for Joy
Shop Stop: Human Beauty
A go-to spot for coffees, breakfast, pastries and sandwiches. Frederiksplein 29 www.twoforjoy.nl/cafe
Gosschalklaan 12 www.mosselengin.nl
The construction (out of old sea containers), this large outdoor hangout, friendly staff and nice food make this the perfect escape from the city. Only a 15 minutes boat ride across the canal from the back exit of Amsterdam’s Central Station. TT Neveritaweg 59 pllek.nl
Most delicious takeaway in town. Looiersgracht 12 www.foodware.nl Hit the Sack: Hotel Droog
Time For Food: Cafe George
Time for Food: STACH Food