13 X Best Terraces in Amsterdam East

Last month we published the 13 x best terraces of Amsterdam West but it wouldn’t be fair to leave Amsterdam East behind! Get your sunglasses out, put some sunscreen on because here are our favorite terraces in Amsterdam East!

Club Koffie
It’s not a very large terrace but it’s the ambiance that counts here. Young, old, you will find all ages here. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and good coffee, obviously. www.clubkoffie.com

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Source: Club Koffie

Le Pain Quotidien
Tipped by fellow hotspot lover @mytravelboektje, this place serves delicious sandwiches on quality bread. Now is the perfect time to order one of those tasty lunch meals. www.lepainquotidien.nl

De Vergulde Eenhoorn
The perfect place for chilling on the grass, play games and drink beer while your kids are running around. It’s near the Amstel station but tucked away so it feels like you’re on a farm. www.verguldeneenhoorn.nl

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Het Badhuis
When I lived in Amsterdam East, I used to chill here with my friends for hours. The building dates back from the 1940’s and was used for washing up. In the 70’s it started become a meeting place for people from the neighborhood and that hasn’t changed until this day. It’s right at the end of the Javastraat and great for people watching! www.badhuis-javaplein.nl

Volkshotel
The place to be if you are a freelancer. You can work here for hours while enjoying the rooftop terrace. At 5pm (or 4pm if you deserve it), close your laptop and enjoy the sunlight on the rooftop where you can also enjoy bathing sessions with music (in a jacuzzi) once a month. www.volkshotel.nl

Roest
It’s a club, a restaurant, a place for markets and creative people. But the outside area is what it is all about during the summer months. A place for children to play in the sand and for parents to relax while listing to jazzy tunes. The food is pretty good too and we like the coffee here! Facebook.

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The Ysbreeker
I’ve sat here several times in the past and even though this spot is anything but new, it still attracts a good growd. You will find a lot of locals or people on their way from work who stop over to meet a friend and have a drink. Thank to the Lonely Planet, you can also find the occasional tourist. It’s situated next to the water, which gives it a nice touch. www.deysbreeker.nl

Amstel Boathouse
Not very central but you could call this one a hidden gem or sure! The Amstel Boathouse is perfect for those who love good food and good wine. The building is also in use for hosting events and business purposes and you can expect that the age group is around 30+. (yep, that’s meee) www.amstelboathouse.nl

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Source: Amstel Boathouse

Girassol
Travel to Portugal but stay in Amsterdam? You can do it here at Portuguese restaurant and bar Girassol. At the Amstel with a great view and the sun in your face. Now that I mentioned it, I should go here more often! www.girassol.nl

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Nest
Also situated near Amstel Station, this is a wonderful rooftop for after work drinks with your friends. No need to dress up, because casual chill is the dresscode. Just enjoy the sunshine and good conversation. They are only open if it’s dry so check the weather forecast before you head over! www.hotelcasa.nl

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Bar Louie Louie
A great lunch spot near Oosterpark! Large wooden benches behind glass that keeps the wind away so you can stay warm. When it get’s really hot, they open the windows which gives it a great open feel. You will spot me here soon! www.louielouie.nl

’t Oostpoortje
I discovered this spot when I walked by on my way to an appointment so I’ve never actually sat down here, but it certainly looked inviting! This terrace is overlooking a canal with flowers and trees on the other side and I could sit here all day. Will you join me? Facebook

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De Biertuin
It means the beer garden and yes, there is beer, but this sunny spot offers a lot more than that! They serve organic farm chicken, salads and bites. www.debiertuin.nl

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Enjoy the East side this summer!

Love,

Elke

Generator Hostel Amsterdam opens The Oosterbar

When the Generator Hostel in Amsterdam opened, we had a hangover for days. Meaning, it was good fun! One of the areas where we danced all night, was a bar in the basement of the building that included a beautiful refurbished bar. Well, this bar opens to the public this Saturday! Friday and Saturday nights are for the Oosterbar.

Oosterbar is a new nightly bar in Amsterdam East where you can mingle and drink cocktails until the early hours. A clever concept because Amsterdam East is really the place to be at the moment. New concepts, hotels and restaurants are opening up by the month and attracting a young hip crowd. Oosterbar is trying to cater to this target group by opening up their doors.

“We want to create a creative vibe with the Oosterbar and add this to Amsterdam’s nightlife”

The Bar
The building where Oosterbar is situated used to be a University of Health studies and was build back in 1908. Now it’s used as the new Generator Hostel and open to travelers around the world that love a hostel kind of vibe but also prefer the services and cleanness of a hotel. (see our article aboput Poshtels) The bar itself has an Berlin vibe to it with industrial features. They’ve kept some of the original design features such as the white metro tiles and historical window frames. The bar can hold 180 people and is perfect for a party. The warm old-fashioned light bulbs behind the industrial bar put down a nice contrast. Located in the basement where no disturbances may encounter, Oosterbar is the place to let your hair loose. Even the world’s largest online music platform Boiler Room has curated here.

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Music
Oosterbar offers regular programming on Friday and Saturday, and one-off performances. The night bar is proud of her city and therefore mainly put local DJs behind the decks, with a monthly visit to international artists. On Friday they play soulful music, from hip hop to R & B and funk & soul to bass and on Saturday you can expect electronic music: house, tech, soul and deep house. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for events and parties.

Oosterbar
Mauritskade 57, 1092 AD Amsterdam
www.oosterbar.nl
Open: Friday & Saturday from 11pm till 4am

Love,

Elke

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5x breakfast galore in Amsterdam East

Whether its a lazy Sunday morning (with possibly a slight headache) or a pre­ work date during the week, going out for breakfast is thé reason to get out of bed. I love the fact that there is no need to dress fancy but all the need to just chill and start your day as relaxing as can be. The only thing that might cause some stress: where to go? Decisions, decisions. Worry no more, I’m giving you five great places in the east of Amsterdam for the perfect kickstart!

1. Bar Wisse
A hidden gem if you ask me . With industrial elements mixed with just enough coziness, the interior is hip and inviting. Sitting next to you is a hipster couple with a fresh stack of pancakes, behind you the family next door. Everybody comes here and that makes for one hell of a relaxed atmosphere. But even more important: the food is perfect! The menu gives you just enough to choose from, with plenty of ‘not your everyday’ sandwiches. I would normally skip the fish for breakfast,but their
mackerel and avocado sandwich is to die for. Same goes for the steak sandwich , for the heavy users. Don’t forget to order a coffee, i’m still dreaming about the soft blend. Needless to say, I’m a Wisse fan.
Bar Wisse
Linnaeuskade 1A, 1098 BC Amsterdam
www.barwisse.nl
Tue ­ Thurs 08:30 ­ 01:00 / Fri: 08:30 ­ 03:00 / Sat: 10:00 ­ 03:00 / Sun: 11:00 ­ 01:00

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Bar Wisse

2. Helena Primakoff
As if entering a friends place where a bunch of strangers also happen to have walked in, Helena’s is home. This is where you don’t rush anything and forget the time. Simple and sweet, perfect to read your newspaper or chat with your friend. Preferably over a big piece of their carrot cake with a fresh mango smoothie. Perfect bliss. Don’t care for a sweet breaky? No problem, they have one of the best club sandwiches in town! Super fresh, rustic bread stacked with chicken, avocado and bacon. Some chips on the side and your good to go for a day full of adventure. That is, if you even want to leave this place.
Helena Primakoff
Lijndenstraat 28, 1018 Amsterdam
www.helenaprimakoff.nl
Mon ­ Fri: 08:30 ­ 16:30 / Sat ­ Sun: 10:00 ­ 16:30

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3. Bakers & Roasters
This ‘kiwi’ place is where you need to go if your craving a heavy breakfast. Although i’m not really convinced that the friendliness of the waitresses is genuine, they do spot a hangover from a mile a way and advice you which breakfast goes best with that unwanted friend. In our case that meant ‘the cubano’, a huge bun with ham, cheese, pickles and best of all: pulled pork. After eating this baby its perfectly acceptable to go back to bed and digest. Too heavy? They have tons of other options (Pancakes, poached eggs, cakes). If you have the chance and the weather allows it : go sit outside. The terrace gives you sun and lots of people the watch. The inside is a bit more cosy and slightly sterile, but hey, your main reason for coming here is the food anyway!
Bakers & Roasters
Kadijksplein 16, 1018 AC Amsterdam
www.bakersandroasters.com
Mon ­ Sun: 08:30 ­ 16:00

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One of the best meals on the menu, the veggie breakfast!

4. Clubkoffie
If you are like me and feel easily satisfied as long as you can order a good coffee and a club sandwich, Clubkoffie is your go to breakfast spot. They focus on two things, surprisingly: coffee and clubsandwiches. Now don’t worry if you are not into those big, three layered breads, they have some other nice and pretty healthy alternatives (yogurt, Acai, cakes). Or you just pick a two­ piece of bread club. No more excuses not to go. now back to the important part, the food. They offer ten (!!) different kind of clubs, ranging from classic to vegan to pulled pork, all served with vegetable chips. I haven’t tried them all, but they are on my list for sure. Second best part about this place is of course the coffee. They serve you a strong cup made of beans from a very local roasting company called Stooker, run by two guys who also trained the Clubkoffie staff. Can’t go wrong with these cappuccino’s. The inside of the place is cosy and fun, but I advice you to enjoy your plate on
the cute and very sunny terrace!
Clubkoffie
Krugerplein 2, 1091 KX Amsterdam
www.clubkoffie.com
Mon ­ Fri: 08:00 ­ 17:00 / Sat ­ Sun: 9:00 ­ 17:00

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5. Bedford­-Stuyvesant
I’m a sun lover, so with every chance I get I am outside absorbing that vitamin D. Therefore I can only admit that the outside space of Bedford­Stuyvesant in the Javastraat, is perfectly located to catch some rays. However, this is the one place where I would recommend to pack your stuff and head inside (with the Dutch weather that’s not really hard). Drawings on the wall, cute tables and comfy couches combined with industrial touches and a bar filled with cakes, this place is cool! Same goes for the menu, lot’s of not ­so ­ordinary sandwiches, smoothies and juices. The best one if you ask me: the mean green. Pesto, spinach, avocado and Turkish bread, yum! Combine that with a big glass of fresh orange juice and you’re good to go for the rest of the day!
Bedford­Stuyvesant
Javastraat 55, 1094 HA Amsterdam
www.bedfordstuyvesant.nl
Ma ­ Fri ­ 08:00 ­ 19:00 / Za: 09:00 ­ 19:00 / Sun: 10:00 ­ 19:00

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Bedfort stuyvesant Amsterdam

Remember: breakfast is the most important me a l of the day! Don’ t skip it, you know where to go now.

Love,

Jill

*Jill is one of our guest bloggers living in Amsterdam where she works as a content manager for a digital agency. She’s Crazy about traveling and has spend her studies in New Zealand . You can read a new article from Jill in every 3rd week of the month!