at Kef Amsterdam North you start the weekend
Is your Friday evening only complete with wine and cheese? Then the new Kef Amsterdam North, or Fromagerie Abraham kef, will be your new go to place to celebrate the weekend. The newest and third location of Kef can be found in North on the Van der Pekplein, ‘across’ the IJ.
Okay, now pay attention. Kef has two other locations: one in the city center at the Marnixstraat and a cheese store in East at the Czaar Peterstraat. The location at the Marnixstraat was perviously thé spot for cheese and wine tastings with friends, but now it has turned into a ‘regular’ cheese shop because of the arrival of the establishment in North. So for a portion of cheese and wine you’ll have to take the ferry (or if you’re a lucky bird that lives in North not anymore ;-))
Kef Amsterdam North is both a store and tasting room
Kef Amsterdam North consists of two areas, one area is the place to taste wine and cheese and an area where they sell those wines and cheeses that you tasted so you can bring them back home with you. What makes this location extra fun is their huge terrace, with lots of sunshine in the summer. And while the cold winter months are coming, we can imagine ourselves sitting here on a cold, sunny day with a glass of wine in the left hand and a cheese platter in the right one. Cheers!
Note: you can go here from Wednesday to Sunday. If you have cheese cravings on other days, you can of course cycle to one of the other locations.
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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Photocredits: Fromagerie Abraham Kef
Van der Pekplein 1bAmsterdam (Amsterdam North)