To say that it is an honor to share Karin Swerink’s – editor in chief of Dutch Vogue – favorite spots in Amsterdam, might be an understatement. Knowing that she has the ability to instantly turn a new magazine one of the most popular ones (which she did from the very first edition at Glamour) and now helming Dutch Vogue made me sweat like a mad woman when I thought I was going to be late for our meeting in her favorite street, the Utrechtsestraat.
Bless me for the fact that she walked in right after I properly recovered my breath, to tell me that – apart from a little extravaganza here and there – she also likes sausages and fries.
Acne, Oude Spiegelstraat 8
COS, multiple locations
Every once in a while I just have to go there, for the basics and all.
Paul Warmer, Leidsestraat 41
I am addicted to their shoe collection.
All Saints, Heiligeweg 49-51
They will soon open the doors of their first Dutch store and it is the perfect location for beautiful leather pants and the ultimate biker boot.
De Bijenkorf, Dam 1
For everything you could not find in the stores mentioned above… It is good for browsing because they have everything, even though it is more fun to buy items from luxury brands in the actual store – because of the service and packaging.
Marius/Worst, Barentszstraat 173
For the best sausages and the best wine. The perfect place when you are not going out for a ‘real’ dinner, but still want to eat something small.
Baut, Wibautstraat 125
Deliciously underground with small but great dishes from all around the world!
Rijssel, Marcusstraat 52
Rijssel is situated in a ‘residence’ and it feels very French. As if you are in Paris for a bit.
Goudfazant, Aambeeldstraat 10H
When the sun is out, my love and I like to hop in our little boat to go to this classic restaurant.
Fier, De Clercqstraat 79
For the best fries.
Lobster House, Frederiksplein 6-8
The place to go when you do not feel like cooking, but the Chinese takeaway around the corner is just a step too far.
Anna+Nina, Gerard Doustraat 94
This is where I buy my gifts for birthdays.
Hotel Droog, Staalstraat 7
Beautiful goods, tasty brunches and shopping at Het Kabinet (which is the shopping part of the ‘Hotel’).
Lucie’s Kralen Enzo, St Luciensteeg 22
For random browsing.
De Posthumuswinkel, St Luciensteeg 22
This is where I go for graphic and typeface inspiration.
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