Lastagne | Nieuwmarkt

Lastagne is the name of the neighbourhood between Nieuwmarkt, Waterlooplein and Oosterdok.

Waterlooplein | Waterloo Square is located in the centre of town, in between Rembrandtplein and the Plantage district. On the square you’ll find a flea market from Mondays to Saturdays, and the area used to be home to famous Dutch painter Rembrandt. 
If you are heading over here from the Munt direction, walk through Staalstraat to check out Droog Design, a must-see for lovers of Dutch design.

Other nearby spots include China Town and the Nieuwmarkt: an old town square that hosts an organic farmer’s market on Saturdays, and a flea market on Sundays in the summertime. Between Nieuwmarkt and Oudeschans you will find a beautiful area with small streets and narrow canals.

On Valkenburgerstraat, which runs from Waterloo Square to Prins Hendrikkade, you’ll find a number of renowned interior design brands on one side of the street, and up-and-coming design projects on the other side.

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A complete list with my favourite locations in this area, more info and opening hours of the specific locations can be found in our Amsterdam city guide APP AMS NXT   

See this area on the Amsterdam city map

Waterlooplein | Flea market 6 days a week 
Droog design Staalstraat 7a | Mini empire of design shops
Cine Qua Non Staalstraat 14 | Collection of film posters, arthouse dvd’s and books
Anna + Nina Kloveniersburgwal 44 | Department store with a focus on jewellery and accessories for your home
PapaBubble Staalstraat 16 | Artistic candy store
Arclinea Amsterdam Valkenburgerstraat 167a | Italian Kitchen design 

Baden Baden Valkenburgerstraat 201a | Department store focusing on interior and bathroom design
Roche Bobois Valkenburgerstraat 123 | High end furniture design

Vola Valkenburgerstraat 23 | Danish design taps

Eat & drink
Filter Valkenburgerstraat 124| Coffee & Lunch
Coffee Company Waterlooplein 129 | Coffee & Wifi or Take away
Puccini Bomboni 
Staalstraat 17 | One of Europe’s best chocolatiers
Black Gold Coffee Korte Koningsstraat 13 | Coffee roasters & Vinyl

Hotel Droog Staalstraat 7a | Hotel with one (!) room 
Ecomama Valkenburgstraat 124 | Green and Conscious hospitality
Motel One Amsterdam-Waterlooplein Valkenburgstraat 90 | Design Motel

Located in a brand new building, Filter managed to create a cozy coffee corner with a raw and industrial look. With coffee from Headfirst coffee roasters a great spot to have a healthy breakfast or lunch or to just a tea or coffee and working on your laptop.
Valkenburgstraat 124

1015 CA Amsterdam
Website: Filter

Opening hours 
Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00 
Saturday & Sunday 09:00-18:00

Blogpost & more pictures | Filter