soon also juices, brekkies and lunch in the berenstraat
YES, YES, YES! Pluk Amsterdam opened their second location in the Nine Streets and I can already hear you think, they already have a location there don’t they? Yes they do! Ever since Pluk opened its doors in the Reestraat we’ve been a fan of this hotspot for take away fresh (detox) juices, a healthy breakfast or a tasty lunch and to buy the best presents and musthaves.
We secretly knew that Pluk was opening a second location for quite a while already, because man oh man it’s so busy there all the time! But that this location is opening its doors literally a couple of doors away from our office is the best news ever. In the Berenstraat around the corner from the Keizersgracht and so very close to the YourLBB HQ! I hope we can control ourself a bit when it comes to the intake of carrot cakes. And with that I mean a maximum of one piece a week. You can experience how hard that’s going to be once you’ve tasted it yourself!
this is what you can expect at pluk amsterdam in the berenstraat
You can expect the same good vibes at the Berenstraat that they have in the location of Pluk in the Reestraat, but just a little bit bigger and with its own unique twist. I’ve went to have a sneak peek with my friend Iris in her new establishment before the opening. And while busy discussing all the vintage and antique finds she made in Friesland, I could already picture myself the look and feel of the new Pluk.
A large bar when you come in, a fruit stage, shelfs full of the cutest living accessories and a split leven, downstairs an open kitchen and a few tables and upstairs a big sitting area. And that’s good news, because Pluk is always busy that an extra big sitting area is very convenient. When you’re done having coffee or with lunch than make sure to shop a phone case, nice glasses, notebooks or perhaps take something sweet to take home. Do you have something to celebrate? In that case you can rent Pluk in the Berenstraat for parties or dinners in the evening.
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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