from Kånken backpacks in all colours to winter proof clothes!
If you think of the brand Fjällräven, you’ll probably think about the Kånken backpack. Maybe, like me, you’ve even got one somewhere in your closet. The backpack that you can recognise from anywhere with its red logo with the polar fox (that’s actually what Fjällräven means in Swedish). Did you know that the iconic style was designed way back in 1978? You wouldn’t say so if you saw it, right? That’s exactly the power of a brand that is sustainable and timeless. That actually doesn’t go along with the trends, probably loved by hipsters and Nordics for exactly that reason. That’s why the Kånken backpack became so popular throughout the rest of the continent a few years ago. I always laugh when I remember I thought that the firm back was for protecting your laptop. Handy for city people like me! No, my Finnish colleague at the time let me know that you’re supposed to take it out toast on if the grass is wet when you’re hiking in the mountains. I’ll never forget that. You’ve probably thought the same, too. At the Fjällräven store in Amsterdam – on the Rozengracht in the Jordaan – they have Kånken backpacks in every colour of the rainbow. If you want another style, they also have a bunch of cool retro backpacks with trimming in more sophisticated colours.
warm jackets, Hats, toiletry bags and more
Are you going on an active holiday soon? The Fjällräven store in Amsterdam is around 500m2 big. There are even tents set up in the garden so you can see how they work in ‘nature.’ They also have nice warm jackets that will keep you warm the whole winter, on the bike in Amsterdam or just for a walk through the park. You’ll also find everything you need for any active vacations you’ve got coming up. For example, if you’re about to go on safari to Uganda in Africa, like me. Or maybe you’re going to take a trip to Lapland like I did a few years ago. But you can also just check out the Fjällräven store for nice warm gloves for on the bike en a soft fur hat (faux fur of course)!
Fjällräven and Sustainability
Sustainability is at the top of the list of priorities at Fjällräven. All products are made with sustainable materials and in such a way that they can stand the test of time. Last week I was in the store for an event with various workshops. Go with the Glow was there to talk about the plant-based lifestyle and why it really is better if we eat less meat in the future. Along with some other things, she served a lovely vegan salad! Everything was about maintaining the earth and being able to enjoy beautiful nature for as long as possible. Far away or close to home. And that’s exactly what Fjällräven is all about.
Enjoy the winter!
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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In collaboration with Fjällräven Amsterdam
Rozengracht 219Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)