beste matcha latte van amsterdam

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These 6 hotspots serve the best matcha latte in Amsterdam

13 June 2024

It is said that the precursor of matcha tea was first consumed around 600 in China, where it was reserved for the elite and nobility at the time. A few centuries later, the green tea variety became extremely popular in Japan, and that’s precisely the matcha we know in the West today. In Japan, they prefer to drink it ‘pure,’ while we often opt for the latte version in the Netherlands. Our capital city has countless coffee shops, but finding a good matcha latte is different. That’s why it’s high time for an overview of the establishments that understand how to serve this traditional drink. Discover the hotspots with the best matcha latte in Amsterdam below.

Drink the best matcha latte in Amsterdam at these coffee bars

Not all matcha is the same. Purchase the right blend when you want to try making it at home. Visit a delicatessen store for information because not every matcha is suitable for making tea. For example, you use ‘cooking blend’ and ‘drink blend’ for making tea.

Matcha has become particularly popular recently due to its stimulating effect and fresh flavor. It’s often claimed that coffee provides a huge caffeine kick, followed by a crash after an hour or two. With matcha, it’s said to be less severe; the energy you get from it (it contains theine) gradually sustains, rather than having significant peaks and valleys. Whatever the reason you enjoy the drink, if you’re ordering one, you want to ensure it’s good. It’s time for an overview of the places with the best matcha latte in Amsterdam.

Toki

Toki doesn’t just offer the best coffee in the capital and perhaps the tastiest matcha latte in Amsterdam. Since its inception in 2015, they’ve been serving Bellocq matcha, sourced from a young tea farmer in Shirakawa, Japan. Toki’s motto is ‘Go slow,’ making it the ultimate place to enjoy a newspaper with a massive cup of matcha latte on a regular weekday morning. The interior of this establishment is inspired by Japan, just like its name: ‘toki’ means ‘time’ in Japanese.
Toki, Binnen Dommersstraat 15, Amsterdam

Luuk’s Coffee

Luuk’s Coffee is becoming more popular by the week, and we understand why. The coffee is excellent, and the bright interior of the establishment makes you want to linger. In addition to sweet treats, coffee, and fresh tea, Luuk’s Coffee prepares matcha lattes with any desired milk – hot or cold. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best matcha lattes in Amsterdam.
Luuk’s Coffee, Westerstraat 3 en Vijzelgracht 49, Amsterdam

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Chun

Chun is a bona fide TikTok sensation – the queues are endless, but there’s a reason beyond TikTok frenzy. Their sandwiches are sublime, and their matcha surpasses all others. Chun makes almost everything with matcha: from ice cream to pastries and cookies – you name it, Chun has tried it. And if the queues are anything to go by, you’ll find the best matcha latte in Amsterdam here.
Chun Café, Berenstraat 8, Amsterdam

AO Bar

AO Bar is near Westerpark and has a fresh, light interior, much like Luuk’s Coffee. In addition to solid coffee, matcha latte is one of AO Bar’s specialties. To make the matcha experience even more complete, AO Bar occasionally hosts exhibitions, including those featuring Japanese artists.
AO Bar, Van Hallstraat 97, Amsterdam

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Mundi

You’re in the right place at Mundi for a good matcha latte. On Postjesweg, this address is a regular stop for locals, but even those living in other parts of Amsterdam hop on their (electric) bikes for a delightful cup of matcha and weekend coziness.
Mundi, Postjesweg 98, Amsterdam

Oficina

They call themselves a ‘canteen and food design studio.’ In simpler terms, it translates to food and drinks that look very appealing, including dedicated staff that continually surprises with new offerings and timeless classics. When you step inside, it feels like you’re briefly in Japan. The tranquility, serenity, and minimalist interior exude Japan like their highest quality matcha latte.
Oficina, Jan van Galenstraat 147, Amsterdam

more Amsterdam tips

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
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 several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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