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
Area: Pijp Area
Opening hours: 

Monday - Friday 7AM - 10PM
Saturday - Sunday 8AM - 10PM 
Website: CT Coffee & Coconuts

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Photography... 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

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.