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Cafe Van Mechelen Amsterdam: new all day hotspot at the Sloterkade – with video

2 April 2013

 ‘Cafe van Mechelen Amsterdam’ the newest hotspot at the Sloterkade

Restaurant Gent aan de Schinkel has a younger brother! ‘Cafe van Mechelen Amsterdam’ opened its doors at the Sloterkade a few weeks ago. Located in a beautiful industrial building with several area’s that make it a perfect all day hotspot. The bar is huge and perfect for drinks with friends. ‘Cafe van Mechelen Amsterdam’ has a very nice bar menu with delicious bites to go with your drink. On the menu of ‘Cafe van Mechelen Amsterdam’ you find classic dishes prepared with local produce as much as possible. The menu is seasonal and has several day specials to choose from the chalk board. This new gem is located close to the Hoofddorpplein on the border of Amsterdam old South and Sloten. Perfect for breakfast, because ‘Cafe van Mechelen Amsterdam‘ is open 7 days a week from 9.00 o’clock till late. A fun mix of vintage gives ‘Cafe van Mechelen Amsterdam’ a very laid back atmosphere. Check out the video’s for a good impression of the interior design!

‘Cafe van Mechelen Amsterdam’

Address: Sloterkade 96-97, Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Near Hoofddorpplein, close to Amsterdam old South
Price level: moderate
Perfect for: drinks, lunch or dinner with friends


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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