Gekaapt Amsterdam, the online traveling store now in west
Gekaapt Amsterdam has officially anchored at the Kinkerstraat in West. Now I can hear you think, ‘I know that name…’ Gekaapt Amsterdam was or actually still is, an online shop and pop-up shop. A shop where you can get the most beautiful interior and fashion items from brands that are focused on sustainability. And now they have a permanent location in the city where you can drop by every day to look for nice items for yourself or your friends birthday.
Every day you can meet the (right now) 17 enthusiastic Gekaapt entrepreneurs in the shop on the Kinkerstraat. Meet the maker of your new pillow, painting or scarf. How nice is that?! They also have a new line in the shop of Gekaapt Amsterdam; The Vegan Lane, a collection of brands and products that fit into the vegan lifestyle, animal-friendly and animal-free.
Gekaapt Amsterdam is still helping young dreamers to succes
Gekaapt Amsterdam was founded in 2013 by Rick Ruijter of Brût Amsterdam, Aanyoug Yeh and Jan Swinkels of Doing Goods and Wonderwall Studios. 4 years and 8 different pop-ups later, the trio handed the business to Natali Salvaggio, who has been joining Gekaapt with her own online and offline interior shop Hunting the Pretty for 2 years already. The concept hasn’t changed since. Gekaapt is still a place where individual entrepreneurs are helped to create succes. All the beautiful brands with sustainable products in the area of fashion, interior, food and body care can now also be shopped in the offline store of Gekaapt Amsterdam.
Despite the fact that Gekaapt now has a permanent location in Amsterdam, they remain a bunch of pirates. They are still looking for the most beautiful, most special brands ;-) The credo remains ‘Work like a captain, play like a pirate’. Thumbs up!
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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Kinkerstraat 320Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)