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17 x hotspots at the Javastraat in Amsterdam East

2 December 2019
Photo credit: Venkel, Amsterdam

these are the nicest hotspots in the Javastraat Amsterdam

One of the nicest streets in Amsterdam East is the Javastraat Amsterdam. Full with shops and products from all around the world together with super trendy hotspots. At the grocery store you buy the best vegetables, bread, herbs and spices. Next thing you plump down at a nice coffee bar, lunchroom, or restaurant. In this blog we will show you our favourite places to go to at the Javastraat (and Javaplein) in Amsterdam. Have fun!

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12 x food & drinks in the Javastraat Amsterdam

The Walrus & The Carpenter: this seafood bar in East has a warm and cozy interior. Think of lots of wood, blue accents and nice details that refer to the seafood concept. The menu is bursting with au fruit de mer, oysters and other seafood. Nice: you can order the seafood plates hot or cold to eat with friends.
Strongfood: at this restaurant the focus lies on healthy and powerful food. They sell fresh nuts and superfoods and have a lot of vegan, vegetarian and suger-free options. We are fan!
Wilde Zwijnen: this restaurant on Javaplein has been Yourlbb’s favourite for years! Here they serve beautiful fish, meat and veggie dishes. The wooden tables with old school chairs, lots of white and industrial elements give the place a nice and cosy vibe.
Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen: little brother of Wilde Zwijnen and only a step away also at Javaplein. Here you can order middle size meals to share which taste as good as the ones at their neighbour.
Bar Gallizia: a cosy Italian restaurant in the Indische buurt! At Bar Gallizia you can drink the nicest Italian wines, have lunch or go out for dinner. Thanks to the nice living room atmosphere a real recommendation to visit.

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Bar Gallizia // © Bar Gallizia

Bedford Stuyvesant: here you drink the best coffee in the Javastraat! Bedfort Stuyvesant is perfect for a catchup with friends and an afternoon of drinking coffees. In summertime the outside terrace is nice to take place.
Majesteit Taart: something to celebrate? Here you can buy the beste cakes of Amsterdam. With some organic, gluten free and sugar free. And did you know Majesteit Taart also delivers cakes to for example Hutspot?
Bar Basquiat: this all-day hotspot for breakfast, lunch and drinks has tasty sandwiches and great cocktails on their menu. Before the opening people were already calling this hotspot the hidden gem of the Javastraat. This hotspot is therefore a must-visit.
Rum Barrel: from chocolate to coffee and from cocktails to comfort food and cigars. This spot with a tropical hint has so much to offer!
The Walter Woodbury Bar: coffee, juices, lunch, dinner or a drink. You can do and have it all at Walter’s.
Badhuis: this is thé place where locals gather for drinks and bites! Is it a sunny day? Go sit outside on their sunny terrace!

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4 x shopping in the Javastraat Amsterdam

Støv: this is a great shop for buying gifts and interior items. They have a lot of fun stuff to style your home, like frames, lamps, decorative pillows and so much more. Ps. they have lots of fun items for children too.
Div Damesboudoir: after the Herenkabinet Div now has a shop for women in the Javastraat: Damesboudoir. In this store, they have an original and diverse collection of clothing, jewelry, bags and shoes of well-known and less well-known brands.
Ashes to Snow: for hair, music and design! Ashes to Snow is a high-end hairdresser but also a gallery, shop and stage for music and other performances.
Hartje Oost: here it’s all about good coffee and beautiful brands. Concept store Hartje Oost is a cozy coffee boutique where you are welcome for coffee, cake and lunch. But here you also shop the most beautiful clothes, accessories and gifts.

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Hartje Oost // © Hartje Oost

and if you’re there anyway…

Make sure you visit Bar Botanique as well! It’s in the extended street of the Javastreet and a very good place to have a cup of coffee!


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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