The Complete Hipster Guide to Amsterdam

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust Amsterdam by World of Wanderlust

Hipster Guide to Amsterdam: Neighbourhoods


Amsterdam centres itself around a glorious canal ring that presents the perfect opportunity to get lost. Make your way to each of these neighbourhoods to get a real local’s insight into the many personalities of this fascinating city!

My Fave Hoods

Jordaan – Easily the hippest hood of them all, Jordaan is full of quirky cafes, bespoke boutiques and a myriad of concept stores to work your way around.

Oud-West – Outside of the centre of town, my favourite neighbourhood to wander around at leisure (particularly on weekends when the locals are too wandering) is Oud-West. The accommodation is a little cheaper here, making it a great alternative if you plan to cycle in to the centre each day (just don’t forget where you parked your bike!) A couple of my favourite eateries are here also, including the super hipster Vegan Junk Food Bar (which sells food as the name suggests).

De Pijp – This neighbourhood centres itself around the most iconic market in Amsterdam; Albert Cuyp Markt, which operates daily. Around this area you will also find some of the best brunch spots in Amsterdam, including my personal favourite; Little Collins. 

Read More:

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam things to do | World of Wanderlust

Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam by World of Wanderlust Pulitzer_Hotel_Amsterdam Politzer_Amsterdam

 

Where to Stay


Small boutique hotels & Air BnB’s are where you’ll find the most authentic Amsterdam experience

The Pullitzer Hotel – As one of my most memorable hotel stays the world over, I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Housed in old canal house mansions, the owners of the Pullitzer Hotel have been acquiring neighbouring real estate for decades and building an iconic luxe hotel with a uniquely boutique feel.

The Dylan – Overlooking the Keizersgracht canal is this extremely swanky, NYC inspired hotel with a strong design focus. Both the Dyland and the Pullitzer share the forward-thinking approach to design in common, but The Dylan is a bit more of a secluded experience.

Hotel Estherea – If you’re into old school luxe, check yourself into this time-warp of a hotel that literally feels like you’ve stepped back a century in the most grand of scales.

Canal House – Another beautifully appointed central hotel is the Canal House, which is a little less swanky and a little more affordable.

Rent a House Boat – Still one of the most iconic experiences to have in Amsterdam is to rent a houseboat and lives like the artists of the city historically have (though now, this is some of Amsterdam’s most expensive real estate!)

Read more:

Checking in to the Pullitzer Hotel, Amsterdam

 

 

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

 

Getting Around the Attractions


 

Bikes reign supreme in Amsterdam

The Sights to See!

Flowermarket

Anne Frank House

Rijksmuseum

Van Gogh Museum

Dam Square

Jordaan

Heineken Experience (even if you don’t drink the stuff)

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust Cheap Eats in Amsterdam | World of Wanderlust Cheap Eats in Amsterdam | World of Wanderlust Cheap Eats in Amsterdam | World of Wanderlust

 

 

 

Beyond the Attractions


Amsterdam is a city you just take a stroll in for entertainment

Vlaams Friteshuis Vleminckx – hands down the best frites in Amsterdam. Expect a line but know that it moves quickly.

De Drie Graefjes – charming little cake shop in the centre of town, down an alleyway that resembles diagon alley.

Vegan Junk Food Bar – even if you’re not a vegan you will LOVE this place. Greasy vegan goodness awaits!

Read more:

The Best Cheap Eats in Amsterdam

Amsterdam by World of Wanderlust Politzer Amsterdam Politzer_Amsterdam

 

 

 

Museums Guide

 


The streets of Amsterdam are a living museum but this city is also home to some of the world’s most renowned museums, so be sure to allow 2-3 days for these indoor experiences!

Museums you can’t miss:

The Anne Frank House

Van Gogh Museum

The Rijksmuseum 

The Hague by World of Wanderlust Amsterdam by World of Wanderlust Amsterdam by World of Wanderlust Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

 

Concept Stores


Boutiques are in abundance in Amsterdam, the secret is knowing where to go!

RESTORED

COTTONCAKE

Hutspot

Droog

48 Hours in Utrecht | World of Wanderlust 48 Hours in Utrecht | World of Wanderlust

 

 

 

Day Trip to Utrecht


 

The only thing more hipster than Amsterdam is visiting its’ cooler cousin; Utrecht. The easiest way to visit Utrecht is by train (30 mins), but if you’re smart you’ll make more than a day trip of it as the hotel prices are a fraction of the price!

Plan your trip to Amsterdam:

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Follow:
Share:
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments