7 questions to Tedje Fliers, founder of Coffee Concepts!
Stories from cool Amsterdam locals about their Amsterdam. That’s Sunday 7 at Your Little Black Book. In today’s Sunday 7 we interview Tedje Fliers. A 20-something who started her own business this year to do what she loves most. Being an entrepreneur! Together with two friends she started Coffee Concepts. A coffee bar slash gallery slash marketing- and communication agency in Amsterdam Old South.
“I start the day with yoga and after that I’m hopping from spot to spot at De Pijp. First stop is Bakers and Roasters, after that coffee and many cigarettes at the Wasserette and then food and drinks at Mem’s.”
The Albert Cuyp Market…
“A few weeks I woke up and thought; how is it possible that De Pijp is so cool, hip and upcoming while the heart of all this, the famous and historic Albert Cuyp is sooo old fashioned. These entrepreneurs are really Stuck-in-a-Rut. The synthetic clothes they sell are hideous and the small amount of people that still goes there is all but fun. How cool would it be if local and young entrepreneurs became part of the Cuyp. Small pop-up market stalls of new indie fashion brands, coffee carts, organic food and life performances of artists. I totally see this and can talk about these opportunities for hours…”
Nom, nom, nom!
1. Asian: Woo Bros. Asian-persuasion it is! I love everything on the menu!
2. Meat: Cannibale Royale. One of the best late night dining spots in Amsterdam. It’s all delicious. Even the salad is comfort food.
3. Top of the bill: Daalder at the Lindengracht. Don’t let the brown café interior design fool you. Johannes van Dam gave Daalder a 9-, I give them a 9+.
“The location doesn’t really matter, with friends I always drink one (or more) Skinny-Bitch(es), vodka with Pellegrino and lemon.”
“At Miuse in the Gerard Doustraat. Two awesome sisters opened this store with cool brands they spotted abroad. They also launched their own sweater collection, I want them all!”
Best overseas EAT!
“The Japanese restaurant Maru Kaiseki in Bangkok. Every Tuesday and Friday they fly in fresh fish from Japan (no joke!) and all the Bangkok Thai stand in line for a bite. The sushi is incredibly good. If you ever get the chance to go here… do so! Try the Uni there, it’s sea urchin and a real delicatessen.”
“I would love to do something completely out of my comfort zone…. like Expedition Robinson for non famous peeps.”
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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Anne de Buck
- Amsterdam Tips -
- To do -
Amsterdam Light festival
Sail along the light artworks in the city center of Amsterdam, during Amsterdam light festival.Book a tour >>
(Private) Canal Cruise
Make a boat tour and enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water during a cruise on the canals.Tickets from € 16,- >>
- Stay -
This trendy hotel with a rooftop, restaurant and club is located in hot and happening Amsterdam East.Check the rates >>
This lifestyle hotel is located on Herengracht in the Canal District and also loved by locals.Check the rates >>
- Deals -
Visit the number one photography museum of Amsterdam for exhibits about contemporary photography.Get tickets for € 12,50 >>
Tulips at Keukenhof
One of the most Instagrammable places in Holland during this season!Get that Insta-photo >>