Skina Amsterdam

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Skina Amsterdam: this hotspot might just have the tastiest coffee in the West

13 June 2024
Photo credit: © Skina, @skina.amsterdam

The men behind the well-known Rue de La Bastille have joined forces with coffee connoisseur Michael Danner (former employee at Toki in the Jordaan). The result? Skina Amsterdam – a ‘neighborhood café’ with excellent specialty coffee and accompanying high-quality sweets. And so the Bilderdijkstraat in Amsterdam-West has a new coffee hotspot.

Why you want to visit Skina Amsterdam

‘Skina’ means ‘corner’ in Papiamento. It will not surprise you that Skina Amsterdam can be found on the corner of Bilderdijkstraat, directly opposite Ikaria – another place with good coffee. We can now say that Amsterdam Oud-West, especially the area around Kwakeerplein, is a heaven for coffee lovers. In addition to the two mentioned businesses, Loof, Berry, and Bakery Loof are a stone’s throw away. The common denominator? They all serve specialty coffee, all of equally high quality. Amsterdam-West has many good coffee shops, and Skina is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood.

Skina Amsterdam

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Menu Skina

At Skina, you immediately feel at ease; the space is light thanks to the many windows, and the seating areas are comfortable. The entire concept is correct: the interior (full of eye-catching primary colors), the atmosphere, and the extensive menu. Add to this that you immediately notice that the staff is passionate about coffee. They know what to do with every doubter. You will also get your money’s worth regarding tasty treats with your coffee at this place. Every day, they get fresh sweets from the best bakeries in Amsterdam – including Loof and Grammes – and the savory spreads, for they make the bread in their kitchen.

All in all, Skina best describes itself as an innovative coffee shop, unique and which did not yet exist in Amsterdam. That fact alone is reason enough to visit it.

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Skina Amsterdam

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Skina Amsterdam

© Skina, @skina.amsterdam

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
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 several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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