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stock

April 7th, 2013 by nina · amsterdam, coffee, food, netherlands

stock is not only a small café and bistro but a hostel. from the caféroom you can look through a giant window into the hostel and see the people checking in and out and walking through the hostel at the ground and the first floor. the hot chocolate is perfect and the sandwiches and paninis are too.

stock // darak 50h // 1012 ll amsterdam

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screaming beans

April 3rd, 2013 by nina · amsterdam, coffee, food, netherlands

screaming beans is a nice place to have a little breakfast of a coffee in the afternoon. they serve a variation of coffee, tea and little things to eat. the croisants have been delicious. the service is very nice and decend. it is a perfect place to start a day.

screaming beans // hartenstraat 12 // 1016 cb amsterdam // http://screamingbeans.nl/

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dr wonen

April 3rd, 2013 by nina · amsterdam, netherlands, shopping

dr wonen is a small shop which sells some classic design things. you can get really nice tableware here. but also candlestands, lamps and some furniture.

dr wonen // hartenstraat 27 // 1016 cs amsterdam // netherlands

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anne frank huis

April 3rd, 2013 by nina · amsterdam, netherlands, sightseeing

the anne frank huis is a must if you visit amsterdam eventhough you have no connection to the german-jewish history. the diary of anne frank is a very important remnant of the holocaust. the anne frank huis was the place where anne and her family hid from the nazis. unfortunately they have been betrayed and deported to auschwitz. to see the house where they hid and walk on the same floors is really moving but something one must do. to avoid long queueing you can get the tickets online. they are about 9 euro and can be bought on the homepage.

anne frank huis // prinsengracht 263-267 // 1016 gv amsterdam // http://www.annefrank.org/

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frietsteeg

April 3rd, 2013 by nina · amsterdam, food, netherlands

if i’m going to the netherlands i need to have fries! the ones at frietsteeg have been so yummy. it is just a small kiosk where you only can have fries. But believe me, this is enough. the fries are crispy and you can choose between about 15 different sauces. if you stroll around the city have a step inside and a bag of fires. it’s worth it.

 

frietsteeg // heisteeg 3 // 1012 wc amsterdam // netherlands //

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winkel 43

April 3rd, 2013 by nina · amsterdam, coffee, netherlands

we got this hint by a local. she said if you want to eat the best apple pie in amsterdam you have to go to winkel. and of course we didn’t need to be told twice. winkel is a nice and crowded place where locals and travellers drink their coffee. and where people stand in line to get a peace of apple pie. i have eaten a lot of cakes but trust me this was the best apple pie of my life. you need to try it!

winkel 43 // noordermarkt 43 // 1015 na amsterdam // netherlands // http://www.winkel43.nl/

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juffrouw splinter

April 3rd, 2013 by nina · amsterdam, netherlands, shopping

 

we went inside this nice little shop because it looks so colourful. and it is. they mainly sell tableware but also some other things. everything is a bit retro and like from the good old times.

 

juffrouwsplinter // prinsengracht 230 // 1016 he amsterdam // netherlands // www.juffrouwsplinter.nl

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de weldaad

April 3rd, 2013 by nina · amsterdam, netherlands, shopping

de weldaad sell retro classics. i could have spend hours in this little shop. you can buy beautiful home accessories here. some nice glases, vases, pegs and postcards. it is a perfect shop to buy a not touristic small present or souvenir.

de weldaad // reestraat 1 //1016 dm amsterdam // netherlands // www.weldaad.com
de weldaad // noordermarkt 35-36 //1015 na amsterdam // netherlands // www.weldaad.com

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unicorn boutique

April 3rd, 2013 by nina · amsterdam, netherlands, shopping

the unicorn boutique is a lovely shop where you can buy unique things from the netherlands and denmark. they have some really nice scarves and clothes but also tableware and other things. but the best thing - the staff is unbelievably friendly and helpfull. they take time to make sure you are happy and get exactly what you want, in the right colour and size.

unicorn boutique // tweede egelantierdwarsstraat 28 // 1015 sc amsterdam // http://www.unicornboutique.com/

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