Café George, Leidsegracht 84,
Café George has perfected the balance between feeling fancy
without pompous and welcoming without scruffy. Go for brunch
on a lazy Sunday morning and pick something tasty from their
striking typographical menus.
Pancakes! Berenstraat 38,
The blue and white striped awning caught my eye immediately,
as did the smell of their delicious Nutella pancakes! This is an
ideal pit stop to refuel before heading back out to explore.
Mazzo, Rozengracht 144,
This Italian restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of the city
has a relaxed yet cosmopolitan vibe. Flavors are simple and
bold, just as they should be, and the interior is an atmospheric
and theatrical treat.
SLEEP IN COLOR!
citizenM hotel, Prinses Irenestraat 30,
Possibly one of the best city hotels I’ve ever stayed in, the
citizenM hotel is decked out in colorful designer furniture from
Vitra and is designed to provide luxury on a budget. The offering
is a spacious pod-style hotel in which everything in your room is
controlled by one control pad, right down to the lighting, music,
and blinds! The communal areas are expansive and varied,
offering chill-out zones with comfortable (and colorful!) Polder
sofas designed by Hella Jongerius, as well as a lively bar area.
COLORFUL JORDAAN STORE DIRECTORY
Kitsch Kitchen, Rozengracht 8-12,
Nordic New, Rozengracht 196,
Raw Materials, Rozengracht 231,
Mariska Meijers Amsterdam, Singel 434,
HOW TO GET TO AMSTERDAM
European travellers can arrive into Amsterdam
Schiphol by plane or train. International travellers
will fly into Amsterdam Schiphol, the city’s main
international airport. Once through security,
you can get a train from the Schiphol Plaza to
Amsterdam Central Station in around 20 minutes
in a taxi or hired car.