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20 new lunch and coffee hotspots in Amsterdam

10 October 2014

From coffee to lunch. The best new hotspots in Amsterdam!

I love to spend my weekends having coffee and lunch dates with friends.  The last few months lots of new hotspots opened the doors that are perfect for coffee and lunch in Amsterdam. Time to share some of my favourite newbies in the Amsterdam lunch and coffee scene with you!

SLA Zuidas | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Healthy food for breakfast, lunch or a salad to take home after work. With the new SLA shop we all want to work at the Zuidas!
More information and photos of SLA Zuidas here.
Volkshotel Amsterdam

Werkplaats | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

The ground floor cafe of the hot and new Volkshotel in Amsterdam East. For breakfast, lunch, coffee while catching up with friends.
More information and photos of Werkplaats here.
Nacional Amsterdam

Nacional | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

The Paris or New York feeling in the heart of Amsterdam. From breakfast to lunch or just a coffee. Nacional is one of the newest hotspots in town.
More information and photos of Nacional here.
Hartje Oost a new coffee boutique in Amsterdam

Hartje Oost | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

This Coffee Boutique (love that concept!) is perfect for coffee, lunch or cake. Located at the upcoming Javastraat.
More information and photos of Hartje Oost here.
Headfirst Coffee Roasters at the Westerstraat in Amsterdam

Headfirst Coffee Roasters | coffee bar in Amsterdam

Great coffee roastery and coffee bar at the Westerstraat in the heart of the Jordaan area.
More information and photos of Headfirst Coffee Roasters here.
Rum Baba Amsterdam East

Rum Baba | coffee bar in Amsterdam

Yummy cake and good coffee at this cosy cafe in Amsterdam East.
More information and photos of Rum Baba here.
Lavinia Good Food in Amsterdam

Lavinia Good Food | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Healthy food, lovely interior, central location. Sounds good, right?
More information and photos of Lavinia Good Food here.
Dophert Amsterdam: a vegan hotspot at the Spaarndammerstraat

Dophert | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Vegan, vegetarian and healthy. That’s Dophert!
More information and photos of Dophert here.
Cafe De Ceuvel Amsterdam

Cafe De Ceuvel | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Waterfront hotspot in Amsterdam North. It’s a really cool place!
More information and photos of Cafe De Ceuvel here.
Filter Amsterdam coffee hotspot

Filter | coffee bar in Amsterdam

Coffee and mainly organic food just around the corner of Artis.
More information and photos of Filter here.
Bar Swych Amsterdam

Swych | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Pop-up cafe for every moment of the day. Cute small patio near the canals.
More information and photos of Swych here.
Porter Bar & Kitchen Amsterdam

Porter Bar & Kitchen | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Lunch (and dinner) spot on a corner in Amsterdam Old South.
More information and photos of Porter Bar & Kitchen here.
Rein Amsterdam juice and salad bar

Rein | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Healthy juices, yoghurt, sandwiches and coffee at the Rijnstraat.
More information and photos of Rein here.
Stach Food Admiraal De Ruyterweg

Stach Food | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Now Amsterdam West also has its own Stach Food store. With lunch cafe!
More information and photos of Stach Food here.
Juice & Salad Cafe Amsterdam

Juice & Salad cafe | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Juices and salads in Amsterdam West and at the Zuidas. Two new locations!
More information and photos of Juice & Salad Cafe here.
G's brunch boat

G’s Brunch Boat | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Brunch on a boat. Perfect combination.
More information and photos of G’s Brunch Boat here.

Lite/Dark | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Chocolate, super foods, raw foods and good coffee. The new Lite/Dark location has it all.
More information and photos of Lite/Dark here.
Coffee Concepts Amsterdam

Coffee Concepts | coffee bar in Amsterdam

The newest coffee hotspot in Amsterdam Old South with a cute interior design.
More information and photos of Coffee Concepts here.
Vinnies Deli in Amsterdam

Vinnies | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Vinnies Deli is now named Vinnies and opened a second location.
More information and photos of Vinnies here.
Bennys & Marys Amsterdam

Bennys and Marrys | lunch hotspot in Amsterdam

Weekend pop-up brunches at Cafe Struik by Bennys and Marrys on Saturday and Sunday.
More information and photos of Bennys and Marrys here.

Did you discover a new lunch or coffee hotspot that opened recently and that’s not in this list yet? Please let me know in a comment!

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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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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