loads of steel, concrete and greens at coffee spot benjis amsterdam
Oh Wibaut, could you please stop? Let’s be honest, it’s almost impossible to keep up with this street. So many nice spots have opened on this big avenue in Amsterdam-East last year! To remind you: Drovers Dog 3, The Breakfast Club, The Pool and Nest. And now yet another new gem: Benjis Amsterdam!
As soon as you enter here, it may be clear: Benji’s is a no nonsense place where you can go for good coffee, breakfast and lunch. Better said; it’s an all day breakfast spot and yes, we loooove all day breakfast spots. So besides those good cups of coffee, you can also go here for breakies and lunchies. For breakfast they serve classic yoghurt bowls with banana, strawberries and of course granola. But they serve toasts, tuna salad sandwiches and sandwiches rendang as well. Mmm, sounds good, huh?
And about that interior: with all that steel, concrete and green it’s the perfect urban jungle. And that’s exactly what they aim for: to be a lengthening piece of Mother Nature. To achieve this, they’ve collaborated with Indebt Studio, a collective of young artists in Amsterdam. Just count all the plants while drinking your cup of coffee and you’ll feel zen right away.
The address of Benji’s Amsterdam is Wibautstraat 196.
Do you want to check out all the other hotspots on the Wibaut? Check out this list with 11 x the best hotspots on the Wibautstraat!
more hotspots in Amsterdam East?
>> Food & Drinks >>
(Eetbar) Wilde Zwijnen >> Canvas op de 7e >> Beter & Leuk >> Filter >> Roest >> Coffee Bru >> Bar Bukowski >> Smokin’ Barrels >> Girassol >> Generator >> Bar 1900 >> Louie Louie >> The Pool
And have you spotted Yourlbb’s guides for other must visit neighbourhoods yet? Check them here:
Amsterdam City Center >> Amsterdam North >> Amsterdam Old South >> Amsterdam West >> De Baarsjes >> De Pijp >> Haarlemmerbuurt >> Jordaan >> Nine Streets >> NDSM Wharf >> Red Light District >> Rivierenbuurt >> Spaarndammerbuurt >> Stadionbuurt
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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