AMSTERDAM FOR THE CURIOUS
The ultimate list of cool spots in our hood
Koffie Academie Sloterdijk
It’s not easy to find good coffee in northern Europe, so thank god we have Koffie Academie! This charming, small bar serves roasted coffee and homemade croissants, brownies, and delicious carrot cake. By the way, they also serve beers, wine, and cocktails.
The space within The Student Hotel bringing students, travelers, freelancers, entrepreneurs and neighbourhood locals together over the joy of food and drinks. It is the every-bar/restaurant/café for everyone: laptop and coffee workspace for students, cocktail-bar for friends, lunch spot for business meetings, date night for lovers, and a casual group dining space for families of all kinds.
Meneer de Wit heeft Honger$$$$
At Mr. White Is Hungry (Meneer De Wit Heeft Honger) you get an excellent opportunity to try many dishes for low prices. The menu focuses on how the food tastes and not on how it is cut. Fresh seasonal vegetables, quality meat, poultry and seafood, and dishes that can be shared make it a brilliant choice for a relaxed evening with friends.
There’s always something going on at Podium Mozaiek, such as Parties, performances, festivals, music, dance, theater, comedy, exhibitions, and artistic projects. It’s also a perfect venue to meet with friends for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If the sun is out - take a sit on the terrace. If you’re here on the weekend, you should try the Turkish breakfast, served until 15:00.
Things I Like Things I Love
Things I like Things I love is a hip concept store with a fashionable combination of vintage, second hand, new products, and young designers. Besides clothing, they also have shoes, accessories, jewelry, and gifts. There’s always something on sale, and it’s a great alternative if you need a fresh new look for an affordable price.
Street Art Museum
Street Art Museum Amsterdam (SAMA) is a contemporary eco-museum, that uses art as a tool to a social dialogue. It isn't inside one building. It's an open-air museum. Its mission is to create, explore, document and preserve the growing democratic movement of Street Art. They offer group and private tours of their "collection" and workshops.
A super cool, hip and trendy multipurpose spot: there's a pretty cafe, a lovely (casual-chef) restaurant, an uber happening night club and an ever changing cultural program with art, lectures, temporary exhibitions and overall creative vibe going on. Try the 5 course menu - packed with vegetables, check the program for which DJs are playing and dress nice.
The Rembrandtpark is an ideal place to sit out in the sun and enjoy a picnic. The park is a green oasis with ponds, playgrounds and walking and biking paths. You can also visit De Uylenburg, the oldest petting zoo in Amsterdam and get some facetime with cute animals.