Javastraat – Amsterdam’s melting pot

Amsterdam East (oost) has always been one of my favourite neighbourhoods for various reasons, and in recent years I’ve been enjoying it more and more. It’s one of the many areas in Amsterdam that has been subjected to the feared gentrification — the housing market exploded, and for a while I was scared that the … Read more Javastraat – Amsterdam’s melting pot

Louie Louie – Drinks and bites

Louie Louie is possibly my favourite bar in Amsterdam East because of the good vibes, drinks and food, and clearly a lot of other people feel the same, because it’s always busy. Especially in the spring and summer when the weather is (hopefully) a bit better, the big terrace is great for sitting out in the … Read more Louie Louie – Drinks and bites

De Spuyt – Tiny cosy beer bar

If there’s one reason to defy the shuffling masses on the ever crowded Leidsesquare, it is this tiny gem located right around the corner. The Spuyt. A tiny traditional-looking bar with over a hundred (international and local) beers to choose from. Also very nice: this bar has the kindest (and beer-savvy!) staff that can definitely … Read more De Spuyt – Tiny cosy beer bar