Amsterdam has a lot of ‘coffee shops’, but just as many (if not more) cafes. There is a generally high importance placed on sourcing fresh, organic produce which reflects the healthy and active Dutch lifestyle.
If you’re visiting Amsterdam for the first time, this list contains cafes which are located near various city must-sees. So if you’re a brunch enthusiast, there’s really no excuse for missing out on visiting these spots.
> Vinnies: Vinnies is a mere 10-minute walk from Centraal Station! It makes for a convenient breakfast spot to hit up before setting off on another Dutch or European adventure! It looks small and intimate from the outside – and it is. But, it also has a cute upstairs floor if you’re looking for quieter surroundings. Each table has a little pot plant and exclusive poem about Vinnies’ food philosophy.
> Blushing: Blushing is not far from Vondelpark (about a 5-minute walk) and is also around the corner from the Van Gogh Museum. Depending on the time of day you go, you may have to wait a while for a table but if you’re on the go – grab a coffee and a pastry to take away and sit in the park! It’s worth it for the adorable coffee cups!
> Bloem: Bloem prides itself on its organic and fresh produce, and offer a wide range of innovative and incredibly tasty sandwiches and salads. Not only will you get a delicious meal but you can soak up views of the canal in front while you’re there! It’s a great spot to visit while you’re exploring the Jewish Quarter.
> Lavinia Good Food: You won’t be short of good food here (let’s be honest: that pun was inevitable). Lavinia also emphasise a philosophy focused on sustainable produce and living a healthy lifestyle. Head there for the all-day breakfast menu, customisable salads or spelt pizzas – there’s something for every craving.
Have you been to Amsterdam? I’d love to know your favourite cafe spots!