I love concept stores!
This is for the simple reason … you can shop and often eat something delicious all under the same roof. Hotspot Cottoncake is a bright white painted store in the Amsterdam Pijp. The girls behind this concept store and I have something in common: we both love traveling and discovering new things. And that reflects on the stock of this trendy store. You\’ll find real treasures there. From fine jewelry to the warmest blankets and a perfect capuchino. This store is worth a visit!
Why I love Cottoncake:
You can feel the passion for the good things in life when you\’re there. If iannsterdam would be a shopâ€¦ Cottoncake would be a perfect fit! Favourite brands: Mimi et toi (for the best jewelry) and Beck SÃ¸ndergaard (I bought this soft star scarf last week!).
What’s on the menu at Cottoncake?
Go to Cottoncake for a lazy Sunday brunch with friends or your lover. On the menu you will find organic choices for breakfast or lunch and homemade cake. Delicious! I can recommend the veggie toasted sandwich with eggplant. You can also enjoy a good capuchino there and just take your laptop or a magazine as your date :-).
Address: 1e Van Der Helststraat 76-hs, Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: The Pijp
Category: concept store.
Brands: from Taschen books to Scandinavian clothing brands.
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
COMFORTABLE // €€
☾ 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.
Let’s get social
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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Anne de Buck