A juice bar and a cosy living room cafe: De Ruyschkamer Amsterdam
Our local cafe Bar Bukowski gets competition… De Ruyschkamer Amsterdam opened its doors across my home :-). From 7.59 a.m. till late you can go to the brothers Scip and Sun for the most delicious juices, coffee, breakfast and small or larger bites. From a platter with meats to bread with spreads or breakfast in bed for 2! The official opening is September 28th, but to try and test their concept your more than welcome at the soft launch of De Ruyschkamer Amsterdam already. We tried and tested the artisan Ruyschballen (yummy meatballs!) and the spicy tuna spread. Both delicious!!
When you enter this new hotspot it feels like you’re in a New York juice bar where the Sapmeesters make the best juices. We tried the Green Smoothie and I can highly recommend this dose of vitamins and minerals! But don’t forget to check out the chalk board with the different flavours. In the back of De Ruyschkamer Amsterdam you enter a living room style cafe that gives you the East Berlin vibe (love it!). The whole cafe is decorated with vintage furniture from Zo Goed Als Oud and everything is for sale. So don’t get attached to that one comfy chair…or buy it before it’s sold to someone else :-). I think I will spend many hours at my new neighbours from De Ruyschkamer Amsterdam! Check the Facebook page (LIKE!) for the small events coming up.
De Ruyschkamer Amsterdam
Address: Ruyschstraat 34 , Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Amsterdam East
Price level: cheap, fresh juices € 2,50
Perfect for: a juice date with the girls or a beer date with the guys. Or a mixed date ;-).
PS: more hotspots are in the Amsterdam Little Black Book. A city guide to Amsterdam with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!
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.
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