Boutique Hotel | Karwei pop-up store Kalverstraat | Dam area (CLOSED)

At the vtwonen & design fair Dutch DIY store Karwei presented their collection in a beautiful hotel setting; 'The Boutique Hotel'. Beautiful decorated with luxury wallpaper by Graham & Brown, all the right colours on the wall and a range of home accessories with a luxury feel in a colour range of intense emerald green to midnight blue it was the talk of town. Pop Up Store until november 20 | Pijp area (CLOSED)

With showrooms in Amsterdam IJburg, London, Bath and Scotland the British furniture manufacturer opens its first pop-up store in Amsterdam. From Monday, October 24th, 2016 until Sunday, November 20th you are welcome to see and try out the luxurious fabrics and handcrafted sofa's, and get advice and inspiration to choose your ideal sofa. During these four weeks you have the chance to win a bench with a value of € 1,600, for the first ten visitors who buy a piece of furniture or check in on Facebook and post a picture on twitter or Instagram there is a of bottle champagne.

Misguiding Guide of Amsterdam by Scotch & Soda

Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda introduced a new city guide during a release party last week. With a handful of well-known creatives enlisted as Scotch & Soda’s trusted ‘Misguiders’. The Misguiding Guide of Amsterdam seeks to unearth a side to the city you can’t mouse click to - and help us roam the ‘ungoogleable’. The Misguiders are all renowned influentials in their respective fields of music, style, business and art.

Hangar Amsterdam | North area

Hangar Amsterdam is located at Amsterdam North and the latest establisment by Tim Immers, owner of restaurant Moustache and Jop Pollmann is build out of corrugated sheet and with the look of an old hangar perfectly fitting it's industrial surroundings.

LOFT Amsterdam | Eastern Docklands area (CLOSED)

LOFT Amsterdam recently opened their doors in one of the industrial buildings at KNSM laan on the KNSM island, another great addition to the few selected stores in the same street like Sissy Boy Homeland, Pols Potten and children department store Keet aan Huis. The Eastern Docklands is a great not to crowded residential area. As the formal harbour of Amsterdam, the North America line is still departing from here and many huge cruise ships can be seen from time to time. The many old industrial buildings and warehouses are perfectly blending with modern architecture on the different peninsulas and make the area to what it is.

LOFT Amsterdam offers a great selection of Scandinavian design and home accessories, Dutch design and fair trade home and fashion brands. In the basement larger interior items are placed in a home-like setting. More pictures can be found at my Interior design blog Vosgesparis 

LOFT Amsterdam
KNSM Laan 301
1019 LE Amsterdam
Loft is now closed find their other stores at the website: LOFT 

Happy Happy Joy Joy | Eastern Docklands area

On Amsterdam Next we occasionally cover a few lunch spots because of the great interior and because it's always a good idea to combine shopping and lunch. Happy Happy Joy Joy is the latest dinner and lunch spot at the Eastern Harbour area, combine it with a visit to Bed Habits across the street, and one of the many places to be found in our Amsterdam Next city guide App. Happy Happy Joy Joy offers a cheerful collection of colours and typical Asian flavours in a lively atmosphere. The restaurant has a large deck and garden for long summer nights. Be sure to make a reservation as it is pretty populair.

Happy Happy Joy Joy
Oostelijke Handelskade 4
1019 BM Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 344 6424
Opening hours:
Monday - Sunday noon till 1AM
Kitchen Sunday through Thursday till 10:30PM, Friday and Saturday till 11PM
website: Happy Happy Joy Joy 
area: Eastern Docklands

Cold pressed juicery | Nine streets & Museum district

At Amsterdam Next we are fans of fresh juices, one of our favourites addresses downtown is Dr. Blend in the Herenstraat 23 and we recently found the 'Cold pressed juicery' another great juice bar with tasty cold pressed juices and superfood smoothies to go, all made with the best organic and locally grown ingredients. We visited their second store on corner Herengracht/Gasthuismolensteeg with a tree in the store and lot's of wood it has a super cute interior. 

The cold pressed juicery 
Herengracht 245
1016 BH Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 370 11 83

The cold pressed juicery  
Willemsparkweg 8
1071 HD Amsterdam
 +31 (0)20 753 09 19

The cold pressed juicery
Nieuwe Passeerdersstraat 12

1016 XP Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 215 94 99

The cold pressed juicery 
Prinsengracht 154
1016 HA Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 370 11 84

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 7.30AM - 7PM
Saturday 9AM - 6PM
Sunday 10AM - 6PM

Website: Cold pressed juicery
area: 9 straatjes | Nine streets 

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

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

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

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

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

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 
pictures ©Generator

Generator Amsterdam | East area

I have some good memories of sleeping at the Generator in London and always loved staying there as it was a really affordable option on a good location for that time in my life. Generator Amsterdam will open in March in the Eastern part of town located in a former zoological university building. Close to the city centre, the new upcoming east area and the Oosterpark with the grand cafe De Tropen just around the corner.

Flexible and spacious social areas, filled with creative design from Dutch designers like Blom & Blom, Mooi and Studio Job, their wallpaper by NLXL can be found throughout the building. The former lecture hall is turned into an impressive chill-out lounge and bar, while the old library is now a relaxation and private events room. The basement and café are now dining destinations and the original boiler room has become a secret late night bar.

The Generator can accommodate 564 guests in 168 twin and quadruple rooms with incredible views on the surrounding and en-suite bathrooms. There is also one luxury apartment for six people with views of the park and a self-catered kitchen.

Generator Design Hostel
Mauritskade 57
1092 AD Amsterdam 

+31 207085600
website: Generator Amsterdam
area: East | Oost 

The Cool Collective | Oostpoort | Oost

Love to show you some new pictures made today at the The cool collective, located at Oostpoort, the shopping area in the Eastern part of town. Lots of new stores are opening in East and over the last week I have been looking around to see what stores are interesting to cover on the blog and  the APP and I hope to show you some more over the weekend.

Although there are only a few selected interior and home decor brands and the store is really big and has a pop up kind off feeling, it has a nice vibe and worth visiting if you happen to be in the area.

A good place for affordable fashion brands, lifestyle and vintage furniture by the Sample Club, ICatchyJan&Jacob and Frederik George who will have his workstation in the store making beautiful bags. Find brands like French Connection, Stoned Marble, Van Os Vintage Furniture Amsterdam, Monsak and Komoni.

The Cool Collective
Oranje vrijstaatplein 3
1093 NG Amsterdam

tel: +31 (0)207371222
Opening hours: tbc
website: The Cool Collective
area: Oost

Unfair Amsterdam Art fair | Westergasfabriek March 30 - April 3rd

Unfair Amsterdam is a cultural initiative by and for emerging and young artists. An auction, exhibition, overview and statement. The third edition of this multifaceted project in the space between art and commerce will take place from March 30th - April 3rd in the Zuiveringshal in the
Westergasfabriek at Westerpark area

Art Fair
Zuiveringshal, Westergasfabriek,
Pazzanistraat 37
1014 DB Amsterdam
From: Wednesday March 30 - Sunday April 3rd, 2016
Website: Unfair Amsterdam
Area: Westerpark area
Photography Beeldsteil - Bolia

Latest App update: februari 14 2016

This is Happening | Haarlemmerbuurt

Doing some late Christmas shopping the other month I finally popped in at 'This is happening' at Haarlemmerdijk. First thing noticed: a great interior consisting of steel frames, huge mirrors and a neon green room at the back, designed by Staat

This is happening is more than a regular barber shop, inspired by the street fashion of the big cities they love to 'upgrade' your own style and not so much change. The combination of good hair, both for men and women, beautiful fashion labels, fine jewelry and cool gadgets makes this salon and store an inspirational place... I spotted some Nomess furniture and accessories, one of my favourite Scandinavian brands and found an amazing home fragrance!
This is happening
Haarlemmerdijk 40-42
1013 JD Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6202440

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM – 7PM
Thursday - Friday 10AM - 9PM
Saturday - Sunday 10AM - 5PM 

website: This is happening
area: Haarlemmerdijk

Local Goods Store | Amsterdam's finest at De Hallen | Old west area

The store to find the work of local Amsterdam entrepreneurs and designers. From cool design gadgets, refurbished lamps, local liquor and honey to books and fashion like Oost/West sweaters referring to the Amsterdam neighborhoods.  
Local Goods Store | De Hallen
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 39
1053 RT Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 788 4435

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday noon – 7PM
Saturday 11AM - 7PM
Zondag: noon - 7PM
website: Local goods store
area: Old West