CIRCL Amsterdam made with 16.000 old jeans and paving stones
CIRCL Amsterdam is a new circular platform on the Zuidas where society comes together for a sustainable world. What? That’s exactly what we thought. ABN AMBRO wanted to contribute to a sustainable world where nothing of what we make, buy or use, will get lost. So in 2015 they made plans to build a building by the reuse of materials. How? By using 16,000 old jeans for the isolation and by making the basement with old windows and old paving stones. Special, right ?! Two years later, the doors of CIRCL Amsterdam are finally open.
CIRCL Amsterdam is a meeting place for startups and educational institutions, neighborhood residents and established companies, governments and citizens. Actually for everyone! Besides being a meeting place, CIRCL Amsterdam also has a restaurant and a very nice rooftop bar with garden where you can relax!
rooftop bar of CIRCL Amsterdam; both tea and night garden
The CIRCL Rooftop bar transforms from day to night and night to day. During the day it’s a Tea Garden where you can escape the chaos from the city without even missing it for a minute. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a delicious, organic lunch on the roof garden. And in the evening, the rooftop bar changes into a Night Garden. Better said come here for a good glass of wine, cocktail or an ice cold beer. Cheers with colleagues on successes or with friends on a nice evening.
Ps: It’s not a spelling mistake that the letter E in CIRCL Amsterdam is missing. An important starting point of circularity is that what you don’t need can be left out. You don’t need the E to pronounce CIRCL. Bravo, they thought of seriously everything!
Want to visit a rooftop bar right now? These are our favourite rooftop bars in Amsterdam.
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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Photocredits: ABN AMRO
Gustav Mahlerlaan 10Amsterdam (Amsterdam Old South)