The most busy and tasty laundromat (De Wasserette) you ever been ;)De Wasserette is one of most popular cafe in de Pijp. A perfect place to have breakfast or lunch.The secret of being popular for so many years is simple – great, fresh and super tasty food. Highly recommend the pumpkin sandwich…So lekker! Prepare for a wait awhile to get a table.. Adres: Eerste van der Helststraat 27, Amsterdam Website: de wasserette
How lucky I am that one of my favorite designers is also my neighbour?! I’m very happy to introduce Hilde Tempelman – the super talented designer behind the ATELIER TEMPEL. Amsterdams smallest department store! (what a great name is that!). Hilde is designing accessories, handcrafted bags, scarves, bijoux, paper goods, dolls, pillow covers an other home decorations- all hand-made by her! Hilde is re-using vintage fabrics to create bags and accessories. I love her work. It’s full with imagination, originality, sense of humor and with her amazing twist on everything she makes. A visit to the atelier/shop is a visit to a true magical place and a great opportunity to meet the wonderful Hilde in person 🙂 For more exciting things to see in Amsterdam check this guide.
+ I’m regularly updating this guide. Adding new exciting places and address. If you want to be updated you can register to my mailing list on the right, thanks! After many requests to share tips about good places to visit in Amsterdam,….here it is: “The best secret guide to Amsterdam – De Pijp” or “Don’t forget to bring your umbrella!” When visiting other cities there is nothing I like doing more than following a local guide and discover the hidden treasures of a place. The kind of places that only locals knows about. All the places & shops mentioned in this guide are based on my personal recommendation only. I don’t have any benefits from sharing this information. I collected them because for me they make this place special. All photos are taken by me (unless mentioned otherwise). I also included Google maps for easy searching and localization. De Pijp/Museum Quarter is where I live for the last 10 years, the neighborhood that I love very much. You can find here museums, parks, shops, cafes, …
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (less than 10 minutes walk from my house..so nice) is reopened after almost 8 years (!) of renovations. Beautiful building, exciting exhibitions. In the ground floor I got completely excited from the exhibition and the display about Dutch design. In one of the rooms were lots of hidden articles in big drawers full of wonderful, inspiring objects – jewellery, toys, graphic,furniture, textile, … In the Second floor, contemporary art- again- great exhibitions. All together it was worth waiting for. Take your time there -its big! and one warning: stay away from the restaurant/cafe (over priced,bad service).
Win the admiration of your child classmate mothers in five simple steps: 1. Make an appointment in the weekend with your child classmate. Better with more than one child (in ordered to maximize the admiration factor). 2. Make sure that it’s going to be the cloudiest, stormy, rainy day of the week, and you are at stuck at home with a few six years old girls and a baby. 3. After pulling hairs, sit and read all mails you never look at on regular days. 4. Find the golden newsletter, you normally don’t look at: cooking workshop for children with super title: “Yakki vegetables: carrot” (Getverderrie Groente: de Wortel) taking place in a children book shop (!) in your neighborhood. 5. After all been finished, sit at home and enjoy the admiration of the (lovely) mothers…;-) and this three little mouses Romi made for dinner …:-)
Pick off my favorite neighbor cats. Have a happy sunny weekend!
What an experience, what a joy. Thanks to all visitors, you made this two day to such a pleasure!