Fancy a quick weekend trip abroad? Give Amsterdam a try. The Dutch capital is known for its artistic heritage that includes Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer, a maze-like canal system, and tiny narrow houses with gabled facades, but it has much more to offer than coffee shops and a trillion bike paths running through the city. The Dutch food scene is especially noteworthy and what better way to get to know a city’s flavour than through its culinary offerings? To get you started, we’ve hand-picked some of the best options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast at Lotti’s
Situated inside The Hoxton on Amsterdam’s famous Herengracht canal, Lotti’s not only benefits from its fantastic location right in the buzzing centre, it is also the go-to breakfast spot for those in the know. The menu features internationally inspired, brasserie-style dishes conjured from locally sourced ingredients. We recommend the homemade banana bread for those with a sweet tooth and the ‘BBQ Benny’ – a delicious mix of poached eggs, braised pork belly, stewed beans, barbecue glaze and brioche toast – to hit that savoury spot. What’s not to love?
Brunch at CT coffee & coconuts
CT coffee & coconuts captures the city’s relaxed vibe perfectly and is the hangout of choice for trendy, laid-back locals. If you are in need of a healthy but equally tasty breakfast then look no further than this bustling all-day café. Located in a three-storey building from the 1920s that formerly housed a cinema, here you can sip water from fresh coconuts (known here as ‘The Harry Nilsson’) and tuck into dukkah and beet avocado toast or almond and buckwheat pancakes with roasted coconut. If you are looking to get into the party spirit and start the day off where you left it last night, you can enjoy a ‘Drunk Mr. Nilsson’, too – fresh coconut water with a shot of rum.Continue Reading