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17 x hotspots at the Jan Pieter Heijestraat in Amsterdam West

16 May 2018
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These are the best hotspots at the Jan Pieter Heijestraat Amsterdam

One of our favourite streets in Amsterdam is the Jan Pieter Heijestraat, aka the J.P., in Amsterdam West! Over the last years, so many great new hotspots located here, from burger spots to vintage stores. In this blog you’ll find therefore the best spots to eat, drink coffee, have drinks and to shop in the Jan Pieter Heijestraat Amsterdam. Have fun!

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6 x food & drinks at the J.P. Heijestraat Amsterdam

Dr Blend: Dr Blend is your healthy go to spot in the Jan Pieter for healthy smoothies, juices, sandwiches and veggie bowls.
Soul Burger: At Soul Burger you dine in an industrial setting and you really enter burger heaven, because here you can choose from chicken, lamb or beef burgers, but they also have burgers made of beets or other veggies and sweet potatoes fries, yum!
Voldaan: Soup and balls! At this nice hotspot they serve different kinds of soup every season and there are different (meat) balls and salads on the menu. Everything is homemade and organic where possible.

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Voldaan // © Voldaan

Golden Brown: This seems like a brown cafe where you go for beers and bites. But don’t be fooled. Here they serve the best thai food! From padthai to fried rice and curries!
Cafe Frieda: Plenty to do at Cafe Frieda! Here they organize pub, music and movie quizzes. But they also have stand-up comedy nights! Perfect for a quick bite and an nice evening program.
Deegrollers: Craving for pizza? Luckily there is a pizza place located at the Jan Pieter Heijstraat! In the always crowded Deegrollers you can eat tasty pizzas but it’s also a favourite take-out of us!

3 x take-out at the J.P. Heijestraat Amsterdam

Maass Meal Station: No time for or don’t feel like ;-) preparing a healthy meal for hours in the kitchen, but also no need for unhealthy fast food? At Maass Meal Station you can pick up fresh, healthy ready-to-go meals.
Saffraan: This deli has the best Mediterranean cuisine in the neighborhood! Don’t feel like cooking? Then check their daily menu or go for one of the other delicious dishes on the menu.
Holy Ravioli: Do you love pasta? Then this is a must visit at the Jan Pieter Heijestraat! On the menu you’ll find classic ravioli or ravioli filled with seasonal ingredients and pasta of the day to go!

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Holy Ravioli // © Holy Ravioli

2 x coffee at the J.P. Heijestraat Amsterdam

Trakteren: Not only can you drink really good coffee here, but they also serve homemade pies, muffins, croissants and cinnamon rolls at the Jan Pieter Heijestraat! And in summer time they have a small sitting area outside.
CoffeeRoastery: They roast their own beans here! So order a monthly changing specialty coffee here.

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5 x shopping at the J.P. Heijestraat Amsterdam

Gesponnen Suiker: For cool festival outfits and accessories! Everything here is super affordable and you know you always buy something unique. With reason our favourite store at de Jan Pieter Heijestraat.
Dépôt by Johnny at the Spot: Beautiful clothes and shoes, cute and funny home accessories, cool books. You can spend hours at this concept store with the most beautiful things!
Objet: Here they offer a mix of women’s fashion, bags, jewelry, gifts and home accessories. A little pricey, but oh so beautiful and of very good quality!
Bullitt: Looking for vintage items in the Jan Pieter Heijestraat? Here you can buy vintage clothing and accessories like vintage lighting, glassware and design pieces.
Following Lucy: Clothing shop for both sexy and cool outfits! They offer a nice mix of clothing and accessories from international designers.

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Following Lucy // © Following Lucy

And while you’re there…

Be sure to make a stop at Staring at Jacob x KU West at the Van Lennepkade, around the corner of the Jan Pieter Heijestraat. Here you can enjoy a relaxed brunch with chicken and waffles in the afternoon and in the evening you’ll enjoy tasty Japanese bites.


TIP: discover more Amsterdam and travel tips in the books of Yourlbb THE AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE & WANDERLUST!

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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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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