Very luxurious and in the best neighborhood.
Has one of my favorite bars and is in the best neighborhood.
Sir Adam Hotel
A very hip, fun hotel at a reasonable price—comparable to the Ace Hotel in New Orleans.
Cute boutique for fun jewelry and home decor goods, also serves yummy tea, coffee, and pastries.
Cozy little coffee shop near the Rijksmuseum, adorable interior, yummy pastries.
I often studied here, because I loved how cozy it was. Felt like an Aunt’s living room or something like that…They serve food here (and good, healthy food at that), but my favorite thing was to come here for a tea and a sweet potato brownie.
A super Instagrammable spot for a latte and pastry. They also serve food, but I preferred stopping there for a snack. The carrot cake is delicious! They also sell some adorable mugs, chocolate bars, etc.
These guys aren’t messing around with their coffee and are incredibly well respected. It always smells amazing in there, too, because they make their own cakes and Swedish cinnamon buns.
My absolute favorite spot for brunch in Amsterdam. Their pancakes, smoothie bowls, and egg dishes are all delicious. I had my birthday brunch there, perfectly celebrated with DIY mimosas! I’d recommend their De Pijp location over their location in Centrum, as it’s a little more spacious. (Brunch/lunch)
A beautifully designed, plant-filled café that has a menu full of super tasty sweet and savory options. They also usually have a yummy cake and pastry selection! (Brunch/lunch)
One of the coolest spaces in the city. The café is housed in an old, three-story cinema building and is beautifully designed. Great smoothies, breakfast options, sandwiches, hot chocolate… you can’t go wrong with anything here. (Brunch/lunch)
Adorable boutique that also serves delicious healthy breakfast and lunch food. Hard to resist buying something while you’re there…(Brunch/lunch)
A great breakfast and lunch spot that is also very involved in social justice. I would recommend their Zuid location for a cozier interior. Their menu is seasonally inspired, and the sweet and savory options are both wonderful! (Brunch/lunch)
An adorable, healthy, delicious café with awesome breakfast and lunch options. Very cute interior, friendly staff, and delicious sweets too! One of my favorite cafés to bring visiting friends. (Brunch/lunch)
This is one of the most special restaurants for me in the world, partly because of who I shared meals here. It’s a very elegant, lovely bistro along a beautiful canal. Delicious food, great wine, and yummy desserts too. They have a B&B too which looks adorable! (Nicer)
This restaurant is part of the Pulitzer and is in a beautiful part of Amsterdam. The truffle pasta is INSANE but everything on the menu looks and is delicious. (Nicer)
The perfect spot for pizza and wine! The interior is sleek, the wine list is lengthy, and the pizza is delicious. (Nicer)
Delicious selection of vegetarian options, fish, and meat entrees. They have great cocktails and desserts too! A luxurious restaurant, but reasonably priced. (Nicer)
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum
Where the “I Amsterdam” sign is.
This was where I went when I wanted to do yoga, but really wanted to sweat!
This was where I worked out most frequently in Amsterdam. It’s a 45-minute, HIIT based workout with intervals on treadmills, plyo boxes, and on the floor. It’s a great workout, and I found it really fun every time I went!
A more feminine, cozy studio with great barre, pilates, and yoga classes. They have tea and infused water in the studio, and everyone is incredibly friendly.