Amsterdam Travel

Hotel, food places and cafes in Amsterdam

June 9, 2016
Hotel, food places and cafes in Amsterdam

Hotel, food places, and cafes in Amsterdam I stayed in and ate at.

I stayed at Hotel de Hallen. Built on an industrial heritage site situated within former tram depot, it has high ceilings, vintage Scandinavian furniture with fresh and uplifted interior. The hotel is perfect for conference or board meetings. The rooms are cozy and the only catch I found is no windows in the room. Though as the staff explained, one of the conditions to allow having a hotel within heritage site is not to alter anything to the original structure.

I personally fell in love with the feel and interior of the hotel as it was inviting, bright and airy. A perfect idea for our new office interior.

Hotel De Hallen Swing

Hotel De Hallen Bar

Hotel De Hallen Welcome Refreshment s

Hotel De Hallen Flower decor
Hotel De Hallen Lights Fixtures
Breakfast at Hotel De Hallen, I must say they are very generous with their portion.

Alacarte - Healthy Breakfast
Food places and cafes

Right next to the hotel and within the same heritage building is a fantastic food market, FoodHallen. My first lunch in Amsterdam was ooye gooey “cheese tosti” at Caulils Kaas within FoodHallen. The cheese tosti was to die for with loads of cheese.

Caulils Kaas
Cheese, Tomatoes and Onions
Dessert anyone?

De FoodHallen plays live JAZZ every Tuesday, the place comes to life with tourists and locals around.

Pizza at Food Hallen
The walk around the corner from FoodHallen and you will stumble upon a cute farmers market with beautiful flowers, local cheese, and meat shops.

Farmers Market - Fresh Herbs
Flower Market - Gerbera , Tulips, Roses
Flower prettiness - Gerbera, Tulips

Credit card is must in Amsterdam as the local shops or rather any shops don’t want to entertain cash. When I inquired, I was answered “Credit card is safe”.

Amsterdam has beautiful cute cafes and yummiliciois goodies. I was able to visit Vlaamsch Broodhuy cafe and bakery.


Vlaamsch Broodhuys - vb
Breads and Pastries
Dutch Pastries

Visiting Dutch capital and not eating famous Dutch stropp waffle aka syrup waffle doesn’t cut in! It is the must, and trust me, one isn’t enough. Try to visit earlier in the day as they run out of it.

Sorry, I don’t have a picture of those delicious stropp waffle but, here is the picture of Lanskroon bakery where I had my share of stropp waffle.

Heaven of Stropp Waffles

Restaurant De Bolhoed serves a hearty meal in a laid back and funky (with wall paintings of Bollywood movie Devdas) set up. They serve simple vegan and vegetarian food consisting of soups, salads, sandwiches and warm meals along with wine, beer, and coffee.  They accept only cash (the only place I was asked for cash) so be sure to stop by at ATM on your way. It’s an old school but pet-friendly restaurant and reservation is suggested. Located right in the center of Amsterdam near Anne Frank House, on the other side of the canal.

De Bolhoed Dinner
Off the track, the beautiful seasonal cherry blossom. The seasonal pink in the city.

Cherry Blossom

Thank you for stopping by. Do read more on my experience in Amsterdam on links below:

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