Public Space | North area

Amsterdam might be known best for its canals and charming city centre, I personally love living on one of the edges of town, the Eastern Harbour area where I am surrounded by water. I live on the first island of the area that from a harbour and industrial area was transformed into a partly residential area. My daily grocery store is located at one of the islands and just across the water there is the northern part of the city with industrial chic spaces like Hangar to be reach by a ferry.

The Northern area is becoming quickly a new favourite area, where you can breath and enjoy the waterfront, remember the apartment shoot we did in one of the new area's last year! After the opening of a new subway last Summer, which took more than 15 years to build, and the housing problem we have there are many new residential area's build and a new skyline across the water is already visible.

Located inside one of the new residential towers, Public Space opened its doors some months ago, and it feels different from every other coffee space we have in Amsterdam. A huge grey space with a black ceiling, black tables and chairs next to several corners with vintage Danish furniture. Not my favourite kind of furniture but I have to admit really comfortable. I can see a few seating areas with elements by Living Divani though looking amazing here!

Some details I loved....the plants are huge, including a few trees 'growing out' the communal table. The bar is made out of Viroc, a material I have been looking at before and coffee is served in beautiful ceramic cups, more about these later! Find Public Space at 
Bercylaan 301 just behind the Eye. 

Pictures ©Amsterdam Next - Vosgesparis

Little Italy event | Westergasfabriek 1-3 february

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Op 1, 2 en 3 februari 2019 staat de Amsterdamse Westergasfabriek voor de vierde keer helemaal in het teken van Italië. Kom naar Little Italy event voor vakantie-inspiratie, de lekkerste Italiaanse proeverijen en de leukste workshops.

Wat is Little Italy?
Dompel je in het eerste weekend van februari helemaal onder in het Italiaanse leven met bijzondere proeverijen, wijn- en kookworkshops, show cooking, een uitgebreide foodmarkt, lezingen over de Italiaanse (eet) cultuur en natuurlijk veel inspiratie voor je volgende vakantie. Kijk op of bestel direct je tickets

Dit jaar is het programma van Little Italy zeer uitgebreid, met een extra locatie waar je elke dag Smaakcolleges (workshops en proefsessies) kunt volgen. Met dit jaar veel aandacht voor het populaire mediterrane dieet. Bekijk het overzicht van de Smaakcolleges. Reserveer tijdig je tickets want het aantal plaatsen is beperkt!

English Summary 
From 1-3 february the  'Little Italy' event for holiday inspiration, the tastiest Italian tastings and the best workshops will take place at the Westergasfabriek
Special tastings, wine and cooking workshops, show cooking, an extensive food market, lectures on Italian (food) culture and of course a lot of inspiration for your next holiday.
In an extra location you can follow Taste lectures and workshops. With this year a lot of attention for the popular Mediterranean diet.

Reserve your tickets on time because the number of places for the workshops and tastings are limited! More info at  

New Dutch Cuisine at 101 Gowrie | Pijp area

101 Gowrie is the home address where Alex Haupt grew up in Australia and the name of his new to open restaurant at the Amsterdam Pijp AreaThe food at 101 Gowrie can be defined as New Dutch Cuisine and the pictures are looking really promising. 

101 Gowrie embraces the traditions, local produce and history of the Netherlands by using Dutch products and taking inspiration from the country's food history and culture to create their menu. The wines served are imported from all over the world, including some exclusive Australian wines that will only be available at 101 Gowrie. All wines are made by small producers who work with respect for the environment, minimal intervention and mainly by hand. 
(open from Tuesday the 27th of November 2018)

101 Gowrie
Govert Flinckstraat 326 HS
1073 CJ, Amsterdam
+31 20 334 64 18

Opening hours
Tuesday - Thursday: 6PM till 11PM
Friday & Saturday: noon - 2:30PM & 6PM-10:30PM 

website: 101 Gowrie
area: Pijp area

Photography Rinze Vegelien | Styling Rianne Landstra

Studio Piet Boon designs Omoda flagshipstore | South area

Dutch successful shoe retailer Omoda developed its vision for a luxury flagship store in the atmosphere of a luxury hotel or restaurant together with Studio Piet Boon. This week the flagship store (the twentieth Omoda store) opened at Van Baerlestraat and I visited their festive opening party.

Studio Piet Boon, responsible for the interior design of the new Omoda flagship store of over 500 square meters, created a unique shopping experience that feels like a combination between a museum and a personal walk-in closet.

This feeling was realized by providing the interior with large, low and apparently floating presentation blocks that vary in height and pedestals with glass roofs on which "pieces" can be displayed. The blocks are contrasting in both color and material, creating an exciting dynamic. The low presentation tables emphasize the height of the ceiling (5 meters), which gives the interior a theatrical appearance. The side walls show straight cabinets, the back wall in the store has a green silk plant wall. Round freestanding open walk-in closets in different heights and  without a back wall give the store secluded corners with a transparent character.

Van Baerlestraat 60
1071 BA Amsterdam 

Happy Happy Joy Joy South | Pijp area

After the location in the Eastern Harbour this is the latest location for the colourful restaurant chain Happy Happy Joy Joy. The restaurant offers a cheerful collection of colours and typical Asian flavours in a lively atmosphere.

Happy Happy Joy Joy
Ceintuurbaan 256
1072 GH Amsterdam +31 (0)20 344 6406
Opening hours
Sunday - Thursday: 5PM till 1AMFriday & Saturday: 5PM till 2AM
From the 17th of September '18 we are also open for lunch
Kitchen Sunday through Thursday till 10:30PM, Friday and Saturday till 11PM
website: Happy Happy Joy Joy 
area: Pijp area

Pictures ©AmsterdamNext 

A hotel with a WOW factor | Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam | Eastern Docklands

Definitely build on one of the best hotspots close to and with an amazing view on the Amsterdam city centre is the new Jakarta Amsterdam hotel. With its huge tropical courtyard that was realized in collaboration with the Hortus Botanicus, the hotel can proudly call herself the greenest hotel in the Netherlands.