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Sunday 7: Sesanne from food blog The Lion Kitchen!

18 January 2015

7 questions to Sesanne of foodblog The Lion Kitchen

When you follow Your Little Black Book you love good food. No doubt about that!In Sunday 7 we stell stories about Amsterdammers we like. Today on Your Little Black Book an interview with Sesanne of The Lion Kitchen. A happy and energetic 30 year old girl who worked as a layer, but followed her heart to do what she likes most. Cooking! The Lion Kitchen is a foodblog you have to check when you like good food but don’t want to cook difficult recipes. Extra fun: this year we will share a recipe of The Lion Kitchen on Yourlbb every week!

Tip: follow Sesanne via @thelionkitchen at Instagram or Twitter and of course via
Lazy Sunday…
“I would really want to sleep in, but unfortunately I can’t. I keep waking up early! So now I just jump out of bed to make a nice full breakfast at home of to go for brunch with friends.”

Fav neighbourhood
“West! When I moved to the Baarsjes 5 years ago there was nothing. But the last few years it became so cool! I LOVE living there. My favourites are: Morgan and Mees, Ten Katemarkt & Bar Spek.”

“A day in the kitchen with Joris Bijdendijk at Rijks restaurant, because I think it would be a great cooking class to learn new things.”

Shopping spree…
“Haarlemmerstraat, nice stores and a great place for coffee or lunch. I like to go to Vinnies!”

Time for drinks
“During the summer I like to go to Friterie Par Hasard with friends for a good glass of white wine and their delicious frikadellen.”

Pok, pok…
“My fav dish is a while chicken of the rotisserie. When dining out the best one is on the menu of the lovely restaurant Rijsel.”

Overseas restaurant tip
“Constantia Uitsig just outside of Cape Town! Incredible food, great wines and a fantastic view!”

We will put that last tip in our Little Black Book for the upcoming trip to Cape Town! 

> Check out more Sunday 7 stories and discover the Amsterdam favs >>

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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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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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