24 June 2016

Restaurant De Kas | East area

Restaurant De Kas is located in Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer at the beautiful recreational Park Frankendael and located in a set of greenhouses which date back to 1926 and used to belong to the Amsterdam Municipal Nursery. The restaurant is surrounded by its own gardens where the owners grow most of the ingredients used in their fixed menu, based on the harvest of the day.

Restaurant De Kas
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3
1097 DE Amsterdam
+31 20 462 4562
Closed on Sunday

pictures Jet van Fastenhout | Ronald Hoeben | Hotze Eisma

18 June 2016

Taschen store and Warehouse sale | South area

With more than 35 years of publishing prowess to its name, TASCHEN has garnered a devoted global following with its bold, innovative books across size, subject, and price. The Pc Hooftstraat store offer the complete range of TASCHEN publications as well as sumptuous design interiors, boasting artworks, furniture, and fittings.

Taschen Store Amsterdam
P.C. Hooftstraat 44
1071 BZ Amsterdam
Opening hours
Monday noon - 6PM
Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM
Sunday noon - 6 PM

website: Taschen
area: South | Museumkwartier

TASCHEN Warehouse Sale
With Summer approaching 
it is time for the famous Taschen Summersale. Time to get your hands on that must have book you always wanted. 
With discounts from 50-75% on almost all Taschen display titles you are welcome to have a look from Wednesday 22 till Sunday June 26. Taschen warehouse sale will take place in all Taschen and other stores worldwide and online at www.taschen.com  

For 5 days there will be an extra discount one a selected title only available in the Amsterdam Taschen store keep an eye on the Facebook event page to find out the 'Steal of the day'

Photography © Amsterdam Next

24 May 2016

ETQ Amsterdam | Spui Area

ETQ Amsterdam was born under the mindset of eliminating over accessorized branding and focusing primary on letting the quality of the product speak for itself. With three standard rules: elegant, timeless, and quality the brand, that was born as an idea in 2010 as a men's footwear label, now offers an array of clean, sophisticated and affordable products for both men and woman crafted by hand in a small factory in Portugal. 

I visited their store in Amsterdam housed in a huge raw, yet elegant,  space with lots of concrete where especially the huge blocks with different accessories and leather cushions caught my eye. More info about the brand can be found at the website ETQ Amsterdam 
ETQ Amsterdam
Singel 459
1012 WP Amsterdam

Opening hours: 
Monday - Saturday 11AM - 7PM
Sunday noon - 6PM

Website: ETQ Amsterdam
Area: Dam | Spui area

Photography © Amsterdam Next

9 April 2016

Denim days 2016 | The Blauw kitchen a New Schotch & Soda | Pijp area

For the occasion of Amsterdam Denim Days 2016 an annual event for fashion forward denim lovers, starting this Monday! I thought I show you my latest denim find in town 'The Blauw kitchen' at de Pijp area, a beautiful addition to the Scotch & Soda store chain.

'The Blauw kitchen' is a beautiful small denim concept store with an interior based on denim, and Japanese denim technics while the white tiles refer to the kitchen and denim lab where can be experimented with different colouring technics.

In the App you'll find a Denim Days special with a small selection of Amsterdam Denim makers and brands, and on the blog I showed some of the most beautiful Amsterdam Denim stores, have a look here if you missed it: Amsterdam Denim Days | brands & stores 

Scotch & Soda | The blauw kitchen
Gerard Doustraat 71
1072 VM Amsterdam
Opening hours
10AM - 6PM
website: Schotch & Soda
area: De Pijp

All Scotch & Soda stores
Though Scotch & Soda has been around since the 80s, the Amsterdam-based fashion brand as we know it today originates in a brave new start in 2001, when three new owners joined their broad experience and shared love for making great garments.

Scotch’s most ambitious project Amsterdams Blauw hit the stores in December 2010; a compact high profile denim collection. The name Amsterdam Blauw (Amsterdam Blue) comes from the color of paint used to Paint Dutch porcelain in the Golden century. 

Scotch & Soda | The blauw kitchen
Gerard Doustraat 71
1072 VM Amsterdam
area: De Pijp

Scotch & Soda | Atelier Scotch
Heiligenweg 45
1012 XP Amsterdam

area: Spui | Munt

Scotch & Soda | Denim, men, women and fragrance
Berenstraat 15
1016 GG Amsterdam

Area: 9 straatjes

Scotch & Soda | Denim, men, women and fragrance
Huidenstraat 3-5
1016 ER Amsterdam

Area: 9 straatjes

Scotch & Soda kids | Denim
Wolvenstraat 14
1016 EP Amsterdam

Area: 9 straatjes

Different opening hours, find them at the website or in the APP 
Website: Scotch & Soda 

pictures © Amsterdam Next

31 March 2016

Gekaapt | Westerpark area

Gekaapt is moving again, from April 2nd 2016 Gekaapt can be find at Tweede Nassaustraat. This pop up store, formerly located at Bilderdijkstraat and Magna Plaza, loves to be seen as a travelling store for young entrepreneurs. At gekaapt you will find both fashion and interior items and you will be able to meet the designers, as they all work in different shifts at gekaapt.

These pictures are from their first location at Bilderdijkstraat but give a good impression of the goods that are sold at Gekaapt.

Gekaapt | Magna Plaza shopping mall

Tweede Nassaustraat 25
1052 BK Amsterdam
Opening hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday 11AM - 7PM
Sunday noon - 7PM
Website: Gekaapt
Area: West | Westerpark

6 March 2016

X BANK | Dam area

X BANK is a brand new cultural platform where art, design and fashion are sold in an exhibition like setting. Located at the bottom two floors of the former Kasbank, hence the name X BANK, and part of Hotel W Amsterdam it is the place to discover the work of 180 different Dutch labels.

At the ground floor and entrance an exhibition of various photography and art objects, while an installation made out of safe lockers filled with fake banknotes reveals the history of the building. A white spiral staircase leads to the first floor where the shop and restaurant are located.X BANK is more than just a shop, it is showcasing and selling the work of established Dutch designers like Marcel Wanders, Denham and Scotch & Soda to name a few next to smaller brands. The work of couturier Mattijs van Bergen’s is beautifully displayed, he also designed the uniforms of the hotel staff, and product designer Dirk van der Kooij is represented with his lamps, that you will also find at the lounge of the hotel.

Books, graphic design, photography, parfum, bags, ceramic and many more in all price ranges are sold, and the work of graduates of the Design Academy can be admired while you buy some flowers and wander around and get inspired. As an extra unexpected given everything is organized by colour, the common factor however is that everything sold and showcased at X Bank is by Dutch designers only.

From the shop you walk straight into restaurant ‘The Duches’ offering everything from breakfast to dinner and high tea to cocktails in a classic surrounding with marble and velvet. XBANK is the latest addition to Hotel W and the building includes additional rooms and a spa and gym. The main hotel is located right across the street from X BANK at Spui Straat, until now this part of Spui straat town has always been a bit of nowhere land, I guess it will fastly become a more lively area.
Hotel W Amsterdam must have one of Amsterdams best views, from the rooftop lounge you overlook the city centre, and the outside area has a swimming pool with a look on the royal palace.

Spuistraat 172
1012 VT Amsterdam
+31 (0)208113320

Opening hours:
Daily from 10AM - 10 PM
website: X BANK
area: Dam

pictures via X BANK | Last picture ©Amsterdam Next 
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