Little Paris in Amsterdam
I have a dilemma: I love Paris and I love Amsterdam. Paris is 500 km far, Amsterdam 100. So the decision is clear: I go more often to Amsterdam. Last, I discovered Parisian influences in Amsterdam, a little Paris in Amsterdam, so if you have the same “problem” as I have 🙂 then read my tips and book that ticket to Amsterdam 🙂
Last year, Cafe de Paris, (Rokin 81/83) where the Dutch version of “How to be Parisian” was presented, has been opened. When I was there, it was full so I have to come back another time!
Grand Café de l’Opera is a café which has a beautiful Art Deco interior. When you take a seat in the greenhouse the you imagine yourself in Paris at that moment! (Rembrandtplein 27-29)
Bookshop “Le Temps retrouve” – do you want buy French books, then is this the right place to be in Amsterdam (Keizersgracht 529).
Brasserie Flo – this is Paris in Amsterdam! White linen tables, the furniture, busy in the kitchen, the menu tres tres French (Amstelstraat 9)
Fromagerie l’Amuse – do you love cheese? Then is this the perfect place to choose your favorite from 400 cheeses! (Olympiaplein 111)
Café le Pub – just like a terrace in Paris! Red canopy, the red-white wicker chairs overlooking the square and a beautiful building which looks like a Parisian Haussmann building. During the 1920s and 1930s it was a famous fashion house: “Hirsch”, nowadays you find the Apple Store. (Leidseplein 2)
Le Fournil – artisan boulangerie francais – This is just a perfect boulangerie in Amsterdam. The baker himself is from France so you can expect home made products. You can buy here such delicies a few steps from the fromagerie l’Amuse to create a delicious lunch or cheese platter! (Olympiaplein 119)
9 Straatjes (the Nine Streets): 9 streets full of boutiques! When I am walking here, it feels like I am walking in Saint Germain des Pres.
Petit Gateau, a French patisserie in the Haarlemmerstraat. I tasted the fig pastry and it was delicious! When I entered the shop, it feels like I was in Paris…all the pastries! It was hard to choose (Haarlemmerstraat 80)
My little Patisserie: situated in the “Pijp” area and is a Parisian style bakery specialized in patisseries with cream will be my first stop when I am in Amsterdam again! A bientot! (1e van der Helststraat 63)