In the non-touristy part of Amsterdam you will find De huiskamer van Rembrandt. It is located next to Rembrandtpark, that’s why this place is called ‘the living room of Rembrandt‘. As there aren’t that many nice cafés in this part of the city, the owner wanted to create a café where everybody feels at home. Its interior is inspired by all the cultures of this neighbourhood. You will find a mixture of Portuguese tiles, South American fabrics and Arabic woodcraft. In summer you can sit on the sunny terrace while overlooking the park or entertain yourself by playing some boules on one of the two courts. Address: Orteliuskade 5.
Located on one of the most beautiful canals of Amsterdam, Keizersgracht, wine bar Clone 42 can’t be missed if you are visiting Amsterdam and you feel like having a good glass of wine. Three friends opened this bar in January 2017, they are incredibly passionate about wine. Wines from all over the world are served as well as small, high quality bites like our famous ‘bitterballen‘, cheese platters etc. If you sit at the window you have an amazing view on the canal. In summer you can enjoy your glass outside in the sun as they have a small bench in front of the door. More information: www.clone42.nl
In the city centre of Amsterdam you can visit our Royal Zoo Artis. It is the oldest zoo in The Netherlands and one of the oldest zoos of Europe. During summer they open every Saturday night and extra activities are being organised (concerts, workshops etc). To visit the zoo you have to buy a ticket but if you just want to sit down and relax you can go to Artisplein (a charming square, free access), grab a chair and watch the flamingos. More information: www.artis.nl
Although Rayleigh & Ramsay doesn’t call itself a wine bar, at this new hotspot you can taste more than 100 different wines from all over the world. They even have wines from countries like Armenia, India and The Netherlands. By adding money to a card that you will receive, you can poor the wines yourself. You can choose between half a glass, a whole glass or even a sip. If you don’t spend the complete amount that you’ve added to the card, you can get back the amount left in cash. They have a lunch and dinner menu as well and delicious bites like oysters and cheeses. Address: Zocherstraat 2.