from freakshakes to lactose free milkshakes in amsterdam
Milkshakes in Amsterdam, where can you find them? Once in a while we just want a thick, cold milkshake made with milk or fresh cream. Especially when the sun is shining we’re in the mood for a filling drink with flavors as strawberry, vanilla or chocolate. That’s why we went on a milkshake hunt. We made a list with the best places to order milkshakes in Amsterdam. From ordinary milkshakes, to freak shakes and lactose-free milk shakes.
8 x Milkshakes in Amsterdam to order with your lunch or dinner
Bakers & Roasters: At this New Zealand hotspot in the city center you need to order the milkshake with caramel or vanilla and a stack of pancakes! All the egg dishes are also delicious, as well as the homemade cakes.
Bulls & Dogs: At Bulls & Dogs you order 1: a delicious hotdog with friend onion rings and 2: a freak shake. A freak shake is a milkshake with different toppings als whipped cream, marshmallows, caramel, pretzels, cookies and even brownies. So good!
Dignita: Oké it’s not a milkshake, but it’s so tasty! The affogato (espresso with melted ice cream) is really good at Dignita. Tip: order our favourite dish: the Benny-Boy as well. It’s bacon on a crisp potato cake with two poached eggs, hollandaise apple cider and Granny Smith apple.
Bar Bukowski: The milkshakes at Bar Bukowski are made with fresh cream and organic milk. Can I have one with coconut and the hangover breakfast on a early Sunday morning please?
Burgermeester: When you order a good hamburger, you need a good milkshake as well. At Burgermeester you can order a homemade milkshake with banana or even better mandarin!
Corner Bakery: At Corner Bakery you can order a colourful freak shake as well. If you’re more into hot chocolate, order the Unicorn Hot Chocolate. It’s hot chocolate made from white chocolate and pink dye with of course colourful toppings.
Drovers Dog: Drovers Dog is my to go to place for a late night snack. I always order the fried chicken with farm frites and a milkshake. If I’m still hungry after that I need the signature rocky road. It’s so good!
CT Coffee & Coconuts: Our favourite place to go to on a Sunday morning is CT Coffee & Coconuts. They have a lactose-free milk shake on the menu and it’s delicious. It’s a milkshake with oatmeal milk, almonds, peanut butter, banana, cocoa and a little bit of honey. So good!
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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
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
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: Bulls & Dogs, Corner Bakery
Anne de Buck
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