Selma’s Amsterdam: for Swedish treats and good coffee

10 February 2017


Selma’s Amsterdam is taking the beautiful Sweden to The Netherlands. Founder of Selma’s Nordic Bakery Café, Anna, decided to introduce the Swedish coffee break, Fika in Amsterdam as well, and we are completely okay with that. During your fika, which is done about 2 times a day, you drink a cup of coffee around 10:00 and 15:00, ánd have some Swedish goodies. These fikas are mandatory in many Swedish companies. It not only ensures that you have less stress, but that you’re also more productive.



At Selma’s Amsterdam you can get a really good cup of coffee from coffee roasters Stooker, and Swedish treats in the cosy, Scandinavian livingroom. This is a true paradise for those with a sweet tooth. Selma’s Nordic Bakery Café specialises in the well-known cinnamon buns (Nordic buns), coffeebuns (semlor) and the delicious chocolate balls (chokladbollar). These chocolate balls are so good that I ate them every single morning during my study abroad in Denmark, so tasty!

Are you more into savoury snacks? Selma’s Amsterdam also has ryebread, knäckerbröd, burgers made with moose meat, Nordic meat, and salmon.

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From early in the morning till nighttime you can go to Selma’s Amsterdam on the Jan Van Galenstraat. When the fikas have done their job the mugs are traded for cocktail glasses that are filled with G&T’s with French gin. The Swedish know all too well how to get through the day. Secretly we’re a bit jealous of the Swedish. Though now we can go to Selma’s Amsterdam for a good dose of Swedish that we need everyone once in a while, nice!

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.

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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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