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

  pictures © Bien schols with thanks

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.

I always visit Marqt, I love almost everything at this organic supermarket and have this small list of things I always get there for dinner. And I also like their collection of small soda and lemonade bottles. Another favourite is Stach, a take away and mini supermarket with delicious
coffee to soup to dessert and everything in between. There is a tiny sitting area in the back to have a coffee or some food.

Of course there are plenty smaller regular food stores with great cheese or bread collections and deli's specialised in Spanish or Portugees products. Meeuwig &Zn. (Meeuwig and son) has a great collection of  Oils from all over Europe stored in the shop and ready for takeaway in glass bottles, there are also several vinegars Mustards and mayonnaise, dried herbs, canned fish, salt, etc. from all over the world. If you love good oil definitely worth a visit.

Meeuwig & Zn.
Haarlemmerstraat 70
1013 ET Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6265286
Opening hours
Monday to Friday 10:30AM-6PM
Saturday 10AM-5:30PM

Website: Meeuwig & Zn.
Haarlemmerstraat 165
1013 EP Amsterdam
+31 (0)208208792
Opening hours
daily 8AM-10PM Website: Marqt

Haarlemmerstraat 150
+31 (0)20 737 2626
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday 8AM – 10PM
Sunday 9AM – 10PM Website
check back for more delicious food shopping soon!

pictures ©

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

pictures ©

MOOOI Brandstore & Showroom | Andaz hotel & Bluespoon Restaurant

Based in Amsterdam I am familiar with Moooi Brandstore & Showroom at Westerstraat 187. It is one of the places I pop in regularly during my Saturday shopping trips, and it is also one of those places where I love to wander around and get inspired for my own home. If you are a reader of my interior Blog Vosgesparis , you might be familiar with the Blogger team I am part of and when we decided to go to Amsterdam with our team (read about us here blogger team ) I was really excited to be able to show them around in my hometown. And working together with Marcel Wanders' Moooi as one of our Blogtour sponsors was a real honour. 

Moooi's showroom, founded in 2001 by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and marketing specialist Casper Vissers, was also the first stop on our Blogtour and we were welcomed with some lovely Dutch apple-pie by the friendly team. 

If you visited the Moooi presentation in Milano earlier this year, you might recognise the work of Massimo Listri An Italian photographer who photographed some of the most important and restricted monuments in the world, like the Vatican, Museums in Rome and Palazzo Pitti in Florence. Moooi invited him to showcase a selection of his amazing works of art during this year’s collection presentation. Some pictures, showing the size of the works, I made of this amazing exposition earlier this year can be found in this Pinterest album.  

After Milan the presentation is now back at the Moooi Showroom and with a smaller version of the photo's showed in Milano they perfectly blend into the living quarters with endless perspective and adding historical content to the contemporary and iconic pieces of all sizes in the bright showroom.  

The showroom reveals how an interior can be magically transformed into an iconic, rich and colourfully dressed living quarters, where Marcel Wanders’ designs and a range of work from other nationally and internationally recognized designers including, amongst others, Jurgen Bey, Bertjan Pot, Maarten Baas, Jaime Hayon, Neri & Hu, Joost van Bleiswijk, Studio Job and Nika Zupanc is combined.

One of the latest additions is the Prop light produced by Moooi and designed by Studio Bertjan Pot. On the picture below the light hangs above the table. There are different variations and different ways to intergrate the light in your home by putting the light horizontally, vertically, hang in an angle or simply put the light on the floor.

We also got to visit Studio Marcel Wanders at the upper floor of the building, where we got a tour through the working area's, and conference rooms with some great views over town. We had a great afternoon and I would love to thank everyone at Moooi for this opportunity!

Andaz hotel & Bluespoon restaurant

On Saturday night we were invited for a culinary evening in house restaurant Bluespoon The in-house restaurant of Boutique art hotel Andaz, and designed by Marcel Wanders. We had a lovely evening and family style dinner, sitting at the large table with a beautiful look on the garden. I made some pictures of the garden this summer, a truly magical silent space in the middle of town.

I really enjoyed both the hotel and restaurant and the friendly atmosphere. Thanks for the wonderful welcome and delicious diner! 

pictures by Amsterdam next and Susanna Vento

& Other Stories | Swedish fashion | Munt area

Yesterday & Other Stories Amsterdam opened it's doors downtown! The Swedish brand, another daughter of H&M is a beautiful addition to the small Heiligweg street where other cool brands such as Diesel, Scotch & Soda and lately also All Saints are located.

The two floor store has the same 'Scandinavian' look and feel as the shops I visited in Stockholm and Copenhagen. Tiles, squared paper & objects under glass, marble, blond wood and lots of plants. & Other stories collection is build around inspiring fashion stories, their lines are from masculine tailoring to feminine chic and designed to create your own story.

& Other Stories 
Heiligeweg 26-28
1012 XR Amsterdam
+31 20 427 51 39
Website: & Other stories area: Munt
Opening hours
Monday 11PM – 6:30AM
Tuesday – Wednesday 10PM –6:30AM
Thursday 10PM – 9AM
Friday 10PM – 6:30M
Saturday 10PM - 6:30AM
Sunday Noon - 6:30AM

pictures by Iphone ©Amsterdam Next

Pistache Studio & Pizzeria.

Pistache is a Studio and Wood stove Pizzeria in the heart of Amsterdam and one day walking around with my camera to make pictures for Amsterdam Next, I found the doors of Studio Pistache open and just walked in.... can you imagine I fall in love with the place?

The Pizzeria makes delicious pizza's and the adjacent Studio is one of the most amazing spaces I know. I recently had a private dinner with a group of Interior design bloggers there and I truly loved the place.  

Frederiksplein 8

1017 XM Amsterdam
Website: Studio Pistache

Area: Utrechtse straat 

Pictures © Susanna Vento & Amsterdam Next