It’s been a while since I’ve posted my weekly Amsterdam Insight posts. The months of March, April and May were really busy but things are finally slowing down now. I will now spend more time at work and dedicate my free time to Amsterdam Insights. So here we go! This week in Amsterdam…
- The other week I went to a work dinner at Hotel de Goudfazant (Aambeeldstraat 10H) in Amsterdam Noord which was absolutely amazing. The food, the location, the interior… Everything. I’m so curious to try their other restaurant in Amsterdam Noord, Cafe Modern (Meidoornweg 2) via Petite Passport. Their new restaurant Radio Royaal in Eindhoven looks pretty great too, also via Petite Passport.
- Don’t miss these two photography openings this week! On Thursday 7 June from 5.30pm there will be an opening of Ron Galella: Paparazzo Extraordinaire! and Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs: Light of Other Days at Foam (Keizersgracht 609). At Huis Marseille (Keizersgracht 401), the exhibition Chino Otsuka: A World of Memories will open on Saturday 9 June.
- Mmm Two For Joy Coffee Roasters (Haarlemmerdijk 182; see previous post) has a great new addition: an Iced Chai Latte.
- I also finally made it over to the EYE Film Institute, located opposite Amsterdam Central Station on the northern banks of the River IJ. The new building hosts a large exhibition space and four cinemas with a total of 640 seats, and is open daily from 10:00 until 01:00 on weekdays and until 02:00 at the weekend.
- The winning images from the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest, World Press Photo, begin their world tour in Amsterdam. An overview of press photography, 200 images are selected from the past 12 months and travel from the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam to more than 40 countries around the world. The exhibition is only display in the Oude Kerk until 17 June.
- I recently tried challah french toast with banana and cinnamon sugar at G&T’s really, really nice place (Goudbloemstraat 91). How about trying out these other brunch places? Coconut french toast at the Australian cafe Little Collins (Eerste Sweelinckstraat 19), yoghurt with fresh fruit and granola at Buffet van Odette (Prinsengracht 598) or a stack of pancakes at George Deli USA (Utrechtsestraat 17). Do you have a favorite brunch spot in Amsterdam?
- And if you’re traveling to Amsterdam in the near future, check out my full Amsterdam Insights roundup of the past 6 months. Cafes, shops, museums, restaurants and more!