Sissy Boy Christmas market on the Amstelveld | Utrechtsestraat area

The Amstelveld, located in the Utrechtse straat | Rembrandtplein area, is a quiet square dominated by a white wooden church, surrounded by trees and a view on the canal. Around the church yesterdays Sissy Boy Christmas Market was the place to search for small treasures, unique items and left over stock. Like on every real Christmas market lots of greens, wine, hot chocolate and fire pots to keep you warm.

In the Duif church on the other side of the canal, different designers and brands were represented with a small stable. In case you missed it, there will be another Sissy Boy Christmas market on December 20 in Laren. (See link here)

pictures © Amsterdam Next

Ecomama | A new green and conscious boutique hostel

Some time ago I showed you Filter, a new cozy coffee corner with a raw and industrial look. Today some pictures of Boutique hostel Ecomama, located in the same building! When I visited it just opened it's doors and I got a little tour through the rooms that were being photographed at that moment.

Expect different ways of sleeping, and some really uniqued and inviting rooms for all kind of travellers. 
I made some pictures in the inviting lobby and kitchen area, where you can make your own meal and enjoy the amazing space. And if you love to have breakfast and a good coffee before exploring the city, you can visit Filter! 

Ecomama stand for Green and Conscious hospitality, which you can find in all the different ways Ecomama is build and run: cradle to cradle furniture, use of fair trade materials, natural stone heating, environmentally friendly water system and waste recycling.  

Eco mama
Valkenburgerstraat 124
1015 NA Amsterdam
Website & Reservations | Ecomama         

Tram 9 or 14 and metro's 51,53,54 stop on the corner.
More in this area can be found at Waterlooplein | Weesperbuurt | Plantage

De Pijp Area | Guide update

De Pijp is an older part of town located between Stadhouderskade - Rijksmuseum and Ceintuurbaan, easily reachable from either the Museum district or the Utrechtsestraat. The heart of de Pijp is the Albert Cuyp, a classic Dutch street market and the largest in the Netherlands. A mixture of all cultures, selling fresh produce, affordable clothing, and mainly... freshly baked Stroopwafels - syrup-filled cookies.

Around the market, on Eerste van der Helststraat and Gerard Douplein, you can find a lot of small stores as well as charming Dutch cafe’s that haven’t changed for decades... The guide ha been updated with details and new stores in this lively area downtown, more here: De Pijp

CT Coffee & Coconuts | Pijp area

I haven't had the time to go here myself yet! but Bien Schols was so kind to let me use her pictures to give you a sneak peek of this brand new spot in De Pijp Area. Just around the corner of the busy Albert Cuyp market in a former cinema built in the roaring 20s – called the Ceintuur Theater – CT coffee & coconuts  opened it's doors today.

The place looks raw and industrial and has been decorated by different creative people. Atelier Sukhapart of Sukha Amsterdam, being one of them adding a natural touch to the cafe-restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch, coffee and dinner!

CT Coffee & Coconuts
1072 GK Am
Pijp Area
Opening hours: -
Website: CT Coffee & Coconuts

Delicious food shopping at Haarlemmerstraat and Haarlemmerdijk

Although I love to look at the new collections coming in almost daily at all the beautiful shop on Haarlemmerdijk and Haarlemmerstraat I love this area to shop on Saturday mornings in combination with a visit to the Noordermarkt or just for some groceries on a late Saturday afternoon. 

Concrete Matter | The Men's Gift company at Haarlemmerdijk

Concrete Matter is a small shop at Haarlemmerdijk that specialises in products that make great gifts for men as the say - find selected personal care, taxidermy (not really my thing to be honest), globes, shaving accessories including some old skool brands, prints, lithography and school charts.

Concrete Matter
Haarlemmerdijk 127
1013 KE Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 261 09 33

Opening hours
Monday 1PM-6PM
Tuesday to Saturday 10AM-6PM
Sunday Noon-5PM