amsterdam city break guide

Amsterdam is one of the cities in my ‘to visit’ list but never quite knew what to expect of it. It’s the perfect city to visit over a weekend as you get to see quite of it in three days. Probably one to visit over Spring or Summer as we didn’t get the best weather, but that didn’t stop us enjoying all the food and coffee – yum!

If you’re planning a visit make sure to check out these places


wolvenstraat 23

We stopped by Wolvenstraat 23 for lunch on our way to Anne Frank’s museum and I fell in love with this little corner. This place is interior goals and quite Instagram friendly, despite the lighting. The food is amazing too and this is also the place where I found out Duch can make a mean coffee – espresso are actually drinkable here!

de laaste kruimel


No idea of how you’d pronounce this one, like most of the places I visited in Amsterdam, but this place again has an amazing coffee and if we didn’t stop by before lunch. I’m sure I would have tried that Zucchini with Lemon Curd cake on display! Be warned the place is quite small, so if you can I suggest you opt for take-away or try not to go during lunch time.

bikes houses and canal in Amsterdam

Another two good place to mention for authentic Dutch food which we really enjoyed are The Pantry, where we had the most amazing cinnamon ice cream and Restaurant Haesje Claes where I had hutspot with meatballs, bacon and turkey – SO good!

HAY Amsterdam


If you are into Scandi inspired interior design and fancy a cup of coffee too then probably you’d think HAY is heaven as much as I do. I would have bought everything from this place if I owned a house. Warning, it is a bit on the pricey side like most places in Amsterdam I would say, but if you cannot afford any of the pieces yet it is a good place to take inspiration from and snap a picture or two.

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