THE NICEST HOTSPOTS oN THE UTRECHTSESTRAAT AMSTERDAM
One of my favourite streets in the city center of Amsterdam is the Utrechtsestraat. Filled with nice shops, restaurants and other hotspots. Stroll past the Amsterdam canals from spot to spot with a coffee to go in one hand and a shopping bag in the other. Because whether you’re looking for food hotspots or concept stores, the Utrechtsestraat has it all! Check out our favourite spots on the Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam. Enjoy!
15 X FOOD & DRINKS ON THE UTRECHTSESTRAAT AMSTERDAM
Guts:: every half year they serve meals from a different animal. The menu offers a selection of sophisticated starters and intermediate courses in Daalder style. A favourite of Yourlbb!
Ali Ocakbasi: at this Turkish restaurant they serve food from the Anatolic grill. Try especially the dishes with grilled eggplant.
Meat & Greek: the best Greek sandwiches can be found at Meat & Greek.
Pata Negra: do you feel like a night of Spanish tapas? Go to Pata Negra! Fun detail: you can order here till after midnight.
Ô Mai: authentic Vietnamese kitchen with summer rolls, noodle dishes and Vietnamese sandwiches.
Toon: at this all day hotspot you can eat all day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Toon is also a hotel where you can stay for the night.
Zuivere Koffie: hidden gem in the Utrechtsestraat for juices, sandwiches and good coffee.
De Huyschkaemer: known as hotspot for a drink! But also De Huyschkaemer is a spot to go for (mostly organic) breakfast and lunch!
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Kaashuis Tromp: feel like a nice cheese platter? Go to Kaashuis Tromp. A favourite in Amsterdam for more than 50 years!
Ciao Bella: on the corner of the Prinsengracht and the Utrechtsestraat you will find the Italian traitor Ciao Bella. Here you can get delicious authentic Italian meals like pastas and antipasti.
Patisserie Kuyt: from cake to sausage rolls. At this Patisserie you will only find homemade delicacies!
8 X SHOPPING ON THE UTRECHTSESTRAAT AMSTERDAM
Essentiel: from fine basics of quality to true eye catchers. Essentiel is a shopvalhalla for men and women and it’s our favourite fashion store in the Utrechtsestraat.
GeitenWollenWinkel: concept store where everything you buy is sustainable. The GeitenWollenWinkel shows that sustainability isn’t only for the Bamaku (geitenwollensokken) type of people.
Jan: one of our favourite concept stores in Amsterdam! Here you find the nicest gifts for yourself and others.
Samsøe & Samsøe: everyone who loves urban stylish items and is looking for basics has to shop in this store from Copenhagen! Also the accessories are very beautiful.
We Are Labels: here you find nice and international brands to score a cool outfit. Quality, nice fabrics and as well classic as trendy items.
Mobilia: interior design store with a beautiful collection of interior design! Here you will find affordable and more exclusive items.
De Gouden Ton: looking for a fine wine? Winery the Gouden Ton is a true recommendation. They know exactly what you want ;-)
Maison NL: pretty stuff for the home, your desk or your closet. As soon as you enter this concept store, you’ll get greedy.
1 X stay the night on the UTRECHTSESTRAAT AMSTERDAM
Hotel Dwars: a small boutique hotel in the city centre. The 9 unique rooms are designed by the girls of Things I Like Things I Love with a bohemian meets design style.
Have fun at the best hotspots on the Utrechtsestraat !
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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