Chocolaterie Pompadour

Chocolaterie Pompadour

The lemon drizzle and chocolate walnut tart I tried were absolutely and utterly sublime, light, rich, delicate, smooth, I want more MORE MORE.  All the chocolates and cakes at Chocolaterie Pompadour are made by them with fantastic quality ingredients and a huge dollop...
De Prael (Red Light District Brewery)

De Prael (Red Light District Brewery)

  This is a really comfortable, incredibly centrally located micro-brewery with an excellent selection of brewed on the premises beers, they are also the best value in town!  Up the stairs past the bar is a large area with lots of room, diverse and comfortable...
Vesper – Cocktail Bar €€€

Vesper – Cocktail Bar €€€

What an awesome find by someone on a tour of mine.  This cocktail bar is so tucked away I have never stumbled across it.  There is a very interesting offer of cocktails on their quirky menu including beer based and wine based cocktails and ingredients as unusual as...
Lokaal ‘t Loosje

Lokaal ‘t Loosje

This is an old favourite of mine, one of the nicest and most welcoming ‘brown cafes’ of Amsterdam.  It is right on the Nieuwmarkt Square but somehow maintains its local feel.  The old floor and wall tiles and wooden tables and chairs create a very...
Roest – cafe / bar / beach

Roest – cafe / bar / beach

Roes (Rust) is a vibrant, off the beaten track, local squat-style style bar / cafe / beach and a great place for whiling away a sunny afternoon.  When the weather really warms up this is a great place for swimming, attached to the blue crane is a rope for swinging...
Hannekes Boom

Hannekes Boom

Hannekes Boom has been a trendy, slightly off beat, unpretentious local hangout for years now.  It is central but tucked away.  I  summer it heaves and is choc-a-block full day and night.  Now, it’s a bit quieter in the afternoons and a great place to hang out...