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Digital Nomad Guide to Amsterdam 🌷🌷🌷

Digital Nomad Guide to Amsterdam 🌷🌷🌷

UPDATE : I added my pictures from my second trip to Amsterdam in October 2018 (first one was in March 2018) that’s why you have a mix of early spring and fall pictures here πŸ˜ƒ I also added some of my new favorite places as well. Give it a scroll through or read! Enjoy! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

UPDATE II : Also I added all the schools where I took Lambada and Brazilian Zouk classes. AAaaaaammazing dances and community. Give it a try if you can. πŸ’ƒπŸ½

Ok without further ado, here we go:

Oh Amsterdam, you surprised me! I was mesmerized by your beauty, openness and future-thinking outlook. I thought I would like you, but I did not expect to fall head over heels in love with you from the get-go. ❀️

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Your people, the sunsets on the canals and the upbeat and eclectic energy (work hard and play hard vibes! - where is the next party?), I loved it all. To prove this point I initially came for one week to attend a Lambada & Brazilian Zouk dance festival and I ended up staying for three.  Ooooooppss.

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At Rainbowls 🌈✨✨✨

At Rainbowls 🌈✨✨✨

For my own memories, I decided to compile my favorite places, so I have them handy for when I return: 

MY FAVORITE CAFES AND RESTAURANTS (vegan and gluten-free)

  • Vegabond β€” All vegan cafe and a small grocery store with canal views. My favorite cozy hangout during my stay 🌈

  • Rainbowls Amsterdam β€” prettiest smoothie bowls you can find! 😍

  • The Cold Pressed Juicery  β€” I am still daydreaming ✨ about their raw caramel and matcha treats! All their items are amazing though.

  • Dignita β€” Amazing all-day brunch place with a few and excellent vegan picks. Two locations.

  • Mastino V  β€” Gluten free and vegan pizza place with interesting toppings (SO GOOD! :))

  • Monks Coffee Roasters  β€” My favorite cafe in Amsterdam West

  • Pllek - Cool restaurant/cafe/beach bar in NDSM. For this one you need to take the ferry from Amsterdam Centraal β›΄οΈβœ¨

  • Le Pain Quotidien β€” They are all around town and great for a quick bite, a coffee and a couple hours of work. 

  • De Nieuwe Yoga School β€” Their cafe has terrific vegan (as well as raw vegan) food! Don't skip dessert!😍  You can also take a yoga class.

At Vegabond, Leliegracht 16

At Vegabond, Leliegracht 16

At Dignita Vondelpark

At Dignita Vondelpark

PLACES TO WORK FROM  

  • The Hoxton β€”  Hotel and lounge with a social club feel. Loved the vibe! Great for work as well as day meetings and dinners.

  • Merkspace Herengracht β€”  My favorite coworking space in Amsterdam. ❀️

  • Zoku β€” Hotel & coworking space with a conscious focus.

    Most cafes and restaurants have fast internet, so it was super easy to just stop about anywhere to get a couple hours of work done. 

Lounge at The Hoxton aka my second home in AMS

Lounge at The Hoxton aka my second home in AMS

Night magic at the canals πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’«

Night magic at the canals πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’«

LAMBADA AND BRAZILIAN ZOUK CLASSES

  • Brazilian Zouk Amsterdam (BZA) Dance School β€” great for beginners, weekly socials on Sunday evening

  • Vibe Latina by Ruanita Santos β€” Ruantia is the queen πŸ‘‘ of technique and her classes reflect that. Highly recommend them!

  • Brazilian Dance Masters β€”  Zouk Lambada by mestro Gilson Damasco and team πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί Nothing compares to that Lambada energy! πŸ”₯

Again at Vegabond πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—

Again at Vegabond πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—

GROCERY STORES

  • Ekoplaza β€” All organic super market chain. One of their locations (West Amsterdam) is plastic free! Yeah!

  • Marqt β€” Probably one of my favorite grocery stores ever! It is soooo well curated.

    Both have several locations throughout the city.

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SHOPS 

  • Diabolo β€” Hunting for your next Burning Man/festival outfits, look no further! :)

  • Hay β€” Danish design store (home, kitchen, stationary etc.) that I adore!

SPA AND BEAUTY

  • Sauna Deco β€” Art Deco spa in the city center. So lovely! (esp in winter #dreamy)

  • Soap Treatment Store β€” One stop shop for beauty treatments.

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The Cold Pressed Juicery 🍍🍍🍍 Herengracht

The Cold Pressed Juicery 🍍🍍🍍 Herengracht

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At Vegabond, Leliegracht 16

At Vegabond, Leliegracht 16

NDSM

NDSM

Photo credit: All pictures are mine.

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