Eat: Flo’s Appetizing Bagels Pop-Up
You’ll find Flo’s bagels at pop-ups all over the city. Their bagels are baked in small batches and the fillings focus solely on local and seasonal ingredients. We got the chance to try them out at their latest pop-up at 4850, a great lunch spot located next to Oosterpark.
Check Flo’s website or Instagram to stay up-to-date on their latest pop-ups and where you can find them.
A conceptual design company, café and event space all rolled into one. Droog focuses on matters that affect society and its people, looking to collaborate with like-minded brands and businesses. Their event spaces are re-decorated frequently, meaning you’ll always see something different and fresh here. The café is open daily from 9am -7pm and their very own fairy tale garden is a great space to relax and take in the outdoor surroundings with a cup of coffee.
Just outside of the canal belt, lies Diptych – an eight-seat Japanese omakase restaurant. Don’t expect to be given a menu to choose from here as omakase translates to ‘I leave it up to you’ in Japanese.
You’ll experience a tailor-made menu, expertly pieced together in front of you using fresh, seasonal and authentic ingredients. This is a great place for a long and leisurely lunch or dinner, but be sure to leave plenty of time as the whole experience can take up to two and a half hours. Booking is essential due to the limited amount of seating available.
Eat & Drink: Cecconis
Classic Italian food in a luxurious surrounding – this is the perfect evening setting for some amazing food and traditional, Italian-inspired cocktails. Nestled within the same building as Soho House Amsterdam, green plants hang from the ceiling and soft pink walls provide a relaxing atmosphere, whilst plush furnishings and beautiful lighting add an elegant touch.
If you fancy splashing out, we recommend ordering the lobster pasta dish from the all day menu as it was possibly one of the best things we ate during our trip.
Take the free ferry from central Amsterdam to the NDSM for a change of scene. The disused shipping yard has been transformed in recent years into a cultural hub where day festivals and concerts are held throughout the year. This is a great place to relax on the beach and take in the less touristy part of Amsterdam, whilst enjoying the art and culture the area has to offer.
NDSM-Plein 28, 1033 WB Amsterdam
Located just off the Ruysdaelkade canal, the small but perfectly formed salad bar of Venkel boasts some of the best lunches in town. They use seasonal and organic ingredients to make healthy and creative salads with inventive flavours. Choose from their ever-changing and seasonal menu or if you’re feeling creative, create your own from an extensive list of delicious ingredients.
Nestled inside Amsterdam’s Entrepotdok warehouse sits the eatery, Entrepot. Using mainly local, seasonal and high-end produce, the chefs in this restaurant prefer to cook on an open fire for a more authentic process and flavour. Inside is relaxed and always busy making it the perfect choice for a sociable evening meal with friends. The menu changes daily to be in line with seasonal and available ingredients. To top it all off, the staff are friendly and very welcoming – a place to visit again and again.