And all of the sudden the overtoom is getting hot hot hot
The Overtoom in Amsterdam West is, just like the Amstelveenseweg, one of those streets which is all of a sudden really worth a visit. The Overtoom is an extension of the Amstelveenseweg so that explains the hotspot madness as a lot of new places are opening the doors there. Time for a re-visit of the Overtoom to check it out and create a list for you with the best addresses there.
A while a go Stach opened their Asian Food Court, Anne tried a lesson of Hot Yoga at David Lloyd (perfect for the cold days: she was glowing all day!) and we went to one of our favorite concept stores of Amsterdam: Friday Next. Discover them all in this new list with 16 hotspots to visit on the Overtoom.
16 X HOTSPOTS on the overtoom IN AMSTERDAM not to miss
BUUF: Buuf on the Overtoom is known because of her daily changing menus that you can get for an affordable price. You can eat the best meals for only 8 euro’s, now that’s a budget dinner! – Overtoom 495
Koffie academie: A nice little coffee shop in Amsterdam West where they pour coffee from fresh roasted beans and serve home made croissants, brownies, and carrot cake. I want it all! -Overtoom 95
De Pizza Bakkers: Pizzas made in an Italian wood oven, always with a thin, crispy crust and topped with tasty products. You can’t get a better pizza… De Pizza Bakker also has a location on the Overtoom, go! – Overtoom 501
Friday Next: Friday Next is one of our favorite concept stores in Amsterdam. You can have lunch outside (when the weather is good of course) and while you’re waiting for your sandwich, you can shop for must have items for your interior. We like! – Overtoom 31
Olivity: Do you love the Greek kitchen? Then you definitely need to check out Olivity. A greek woman makes the tastiest Greek dishes you definitely want to try out. – Overtoom 239
David Lloyd: When you like food as much as we do, but want to stay fit as well, you can go to David Lloyd. At the gym you can go for a swim, take part in the bootcamp, or even do some yoga on an early Monday morning. – Overtoom 557
Goud West: The perfect spot for a Friday night with friends, good food, and drinks is Goud West. Also nice: their lunch is good as well. Order the sandwich with beef sausage, the meatball from Loes, or a sandwich with Reypenaer cheese. – Overtoom 413
Stach: Stach Asian Foodcourt on the Overtoom is the place where you can get fresh poké bowls, sushi, spring rolls and asian salads. You can eat at Stach but also get it for take away. Nice!
Peoples Place No 5: is the place to be on the Overtoom if you like Italian food. We’re already getting excited by seeing the menu. Ravioli with truffles? YES! – Overtoom 5
Conscious Hotel: This is a sustainable hotel where you must go to at least once in your life. Nice for a stay-at-vacation?– Overtoom 519
Dish Global Kitchen: Do you want to try sandwiches, salads, cakes and other dishes from other countries? Visit Dish Global Kitchen and get surprised. – Overtoom 255
Pita Queen: You can order the best pita’s at Pita Queen. A pita with charmoulla, tiger prawns and harissa cream? Oh YES! – Overtoom 557
ADAM: A gastrobar where you can eat tasty food, drink the best wines, and get good personal service. On the menu you can find classic dishes like steak tartare, cote de boeuf, and the fish of the day. YUM! – Overtoom 515
Absolute Yoga: at Absolute Yoga you can get ‘hot & sweaty yoga lessons’, aka bikram yoga. You’ll get sweaty but feel really fresh afterwards. Let’s go! – Overtoom 230
Bouncespace: At Bouncespace you can find an espresso bar (Lot Sixty One), a hairdresser (Bubblekid), ánd the interior company MADE in one building. – Overtoom 141
At the corner of the Overtoom:
Sticky Fingers: You can find the famous pink wall and cakes at Sticky Fingers. You need to try a coconut macaroon and a banoffee cake. – Amstelveenseweg 3
Restaurant Moer: A restaurant where you can get high quality vegetable dishes is Restaurant Moer. They’re opening their doors February 14, so just a little bit more patience. – Amstelveenseweg 7
Did we miss a hotspot on the Overtoom? Let us know by sending us an email via tips@ yourlittleblackbook.me!
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.
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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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