De Pijp Guide Amsterdam


De Pijp Guide: 80 hotspots to discover

24 July 2015

These are the hotspots at De Pijp that you have to know!

Now that our office is located at De Pijp, we’re even a bigger fan of this neighbourhood than before.There are so many different hotspots here! The Gerard Doustraat had a huge make-over these past few years and is now the place to shop. For a bite or drink (or for Friday after work drinks!) we obviously go to the Oude Pijp. Cafes are everywhere here, just like sunny terraces. Chances are that you can’t find a spot to park your bike, but at least it’s always fun! And did you recently visit the Van Woustraat and the Ferdinand Bolstraat? From coffee and juice bars to restaurants and cafes. The newest hotspots are popping out everywhere here.

De Pijp changed from an old workers class neighbourhood into a vibrant student neighbourhood. And a cultural neighbourhood as well! You will see this when you visit the Albert Cuypmarkt or when you spend a day at the Sarphatipark. Curious about our favourite spots in De Pijp? We listed the best restaurants, lunch & brunch hotspots, coffee bars, clubs & bars, shops and hotels for you. Read more in our De Pijp Guide!

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Food & drinks at De Pijp

For food and drinks you’re at the right place at De Pijp. There are so many options! In this list you have the best restaurants at De Pijp, the best breakfast, lunch and brunch spots, take outs and coffee bars.

Restaurants at De Pijp
Paskamer: at this new dining cafe at De Pijp you can order all kinds of small bites. Nice to share and to try out different things at once!
Cannibale Royale: meat off the grill, beer and wine! Cannibale Royale Amsterdam is the place to go for simple but amazing meat dishes!
Venster 33: order small dishes to mix and match at the restaurant of the famous Cas Jansen.
Café Carbon: a meat place at the Van Woustraat where you can share the most delicious meat dishes with each other.
Mana Mana: a tiny vegetarian restaurant with delicious food!
Thrill Grill: here you go for a juicy burger!
Volt: gastrobar at the Ferdinand Bolstraat with a really good menu. But Volt is also a popular place to have drinks!
Brut de Mer: the first seafood bar in De Pijp! Perfect for oysters and bubbles.
Pho91: Asian hotspot to eat Vietnamese food.
The Butcher: another spot to eat good burgers! And after dinner you can drink some really good cocktails at the secret Butcher Bar.
Friterie Par Hasard: snack in style at Friterie Par Hasard! They also have the best (organic) ‘frikandel’ here!!
De Pizzabakkers: for pizza and prosecco! A phenomenon in Amsterdam and at several locations. Including De Pijp!
Spaghetteria: this is always a nice hotspot for a good plate of pasta and reasonable prices. And let’s be honest: who says no to a good pasta once in a while!
Izakaya: a hotspot for sushi obviously can’t be missing on this list! Restaurant Izakaya is one of our favourites.
Little Collins: nothing beats shared dining! On Thursdays and Fridays you can dine here and choose from 13 little dishes of the menu. But Little Collins is also a fun brunch hotspot from Wednesday to Sunday!
Sinne: French or Mediterranean dishes at this classic restaurant close to the Sarphatipark. Make sure to book a table!
Roasterz: if you love soulfood then you must go to this place! On their menu you have chicken wings, ribs or satay with fried rice and ketjap.
Boca’s: good wines and plateaux to share. At Boca’s it’s always so crowded and fun. Also great for a few drinks with your date!
Fa. Pekelhaaring: this Italian restaurant in Amsterdam has been a great succes since their opening! So don’t forget to make a reservation.
Geflipt: burgerbar at the Van Woustraat! Try for example the lamb burger with salsa verde, feta cheese and cucumber. Mmm!

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Breakfast & Brunch at De Pijp
CT Coffee & Coconuts: all day hotspot for (really good!) coffee, coconuts and great breakfasts!
De Wasserette: this is a breakfast / lunch and brunch classic at De Pijp! You can order a good sandwich and a nice cup of coffee here.
Omelegg: do you love eggs? Then you must go to Omelegg! Here they serve the best egg dishes.
Scandinavian Embassy: Nordic deli at De Pijp where they serve the best coffee and lunch.
Venkel: looking for a healthy lunch? Then this salad bar Venkel is great for you!
Sla: another healthy hotspot! Mix & match your own salad here – also to go!

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Take out at De Pijp

Juice Brothers: in need for some (extra) vitamins? At Juice Brothers they have different very healthy juices!
De Turk: going to the “Turk” for your groceries is a whole different experience at this place. From fresh vegetables and fruits, to homemade Turkish specialties.
Stach: this traiteur in Amsterdam is the best option for eating delicious and healthy food when you don’t feel like cooking, or to get some delicious cheese and sausages to go with your drinks at home.


Coffee at De Pijp
At the hotspots CT Coffee & CoconutsScandinavian Embassy, De Wasserette, mentioned above, you can get some really good coffee. But where else at De Pijp do you go for your caffeine shot?
Bakers and Roasters: coffee place with a happy interior and coffee beans from Brazil.

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Shopping at De Pijp

There are so many places to shop at De Pijp. But especially at the Gerard Doustraat you can find many great shops. At which shops can you go to for the coolest and cutest items?
Hutspot: this will always be one of our favourite concept store for home accessories and musthaves.
Things I like, Things I Love: all time favourite because of to the unique combination of vintage, secondhand, new clothing, upcoming designers and customised items.
Kaufhaus: for your vintage items go to Kaufhuaus at De Pijp.
Anna & Nina: a concept store with home accessories! But this place is also great for jewellery.
Cottoncake: from art to the perfect cappuccino and from jewellery to the warmest plaids ever!
Kiloshop: buy your vintage items here and pay per kilo!
Bloem: while the kids are getting their hair cut, you can shop some nice vintage items here.
Eland en van der Helst: for beautiful tableware, pretty home accessories, shoes, jewelry and even clothing.
Thrift Shop: concept store, vintage shop and secondhand shop in one!
Bubblekid: it’s another hair salon and shop in one! This time not for the kids, but for yourself.
Noor: get a new outfit at Noor! It’s a bit hidden behind the market stands at the Albert Cuyp market.
Charlie + Mary: shop responsibly! At Charlie + Mary they sell eco-friendly fashion.
Felice: ‘fast fashion’ at Felice at De Pijp. Here you can find new items every week, from interior design and clothing to wines!

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Clubs & bars at De Pijp

We don’t only want good food at De Pijp, but during the weekend (or just on a regular evening) we’re also looking for places where we can drink cocktails and… where we can dance! There are no clubs at De Pijp, but there are bars at every corner of the street!

Bars at De Pijp
– These resto’s are both great for dinner and drinks: Volt, Butcher BarBoca’s, CT Coffee & Coconuts,

And then we also have:
Wijnbar Paulus: a vintage wine bar at De Pijp! Perfect for a wine or two after a visit to the film theatre Rialto.
Bar Mash: nice bar at the Gerard Douplein for drinks and delicious bites!
Bar Hutspot: next to the concept store Hutspot there’s also Bar Hutspot! Perfect for some drinks after a day of shopping.
– GlouGlou: wine and a sunny terrace? That’s possible at GlouGlou!
Troost: this is the first beer brewery at De Pijp. Always fun to do some beer tasting here with your date.
– Tapmarin: tap your own beers at this bar that’s located at the Van Woustraat!

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Staying in de Pijp

Sir Albert Hotel: a luxurious boutique hotel in a beautiful historical building at De Pijp!

Voila, there you have our favourite hotspots at De Pijp! No less than 81! So whenever you are in De Pijp and you don’t know where to go… check our De Pijp Guide!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
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:
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
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.
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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