Where to go & what to do in Amsterdam
Inside tips from KF exhibitors
Merel Verbrugge, Kidscase
My favourite restaurant at this moment is Wilde Zwijnen. Basic cooking with the best ingredients.3-courses €30,00.
Javaplein 23 hs, 1095 CJ Amsterdam
De winkel van GUUS. A life style shop with great gifts, all produced socially responsible.
Rozengracht 104, 1016 NG Amsterdam
From June 30 – July 15 we participate in ‘SALON’ together with our regular photographer Annemarieke van Drimmelen. SALON is a cross-over experience in art, design and fashion and organises a route through the city during those weeks. www.salon1.org
- posted 13-06-12
This new and unique Dutch hotel chain offers you stunning, hip, contemporary places to stay in Amsterdam. If we had to define them we’d probably call them eco design hotels. Conscious Hotels strive to be as green, sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. But they’re more hip than hippy. And by hip we don’t mean their staff are too cool to answer the phone. You might not even notice some of their ‘green’ decisions because they just quietly get on with being kind to the planet in the background.
Hip, friendly, green & fun
1013 JJ Amsterdan
+31 (0)20 6253432
In a friendly atmosphere and with a competent and patient crew, it is a pleasure shopping here for clothing, shoes, toys, strollers etc.
1078 GG Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6754504
Koter & Co specialises in beautiful pieces for children. Offering a strong selection of apparel, there’s also a wide range of interiors, accessories and toys to choose from. Especially good for children’s bedlinen.
KNSM Laan 297
1019 LE Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 4195958
This 300sqm inspirational store is a market leader for children’s clothing, toys, accessories, furniture and bedding. Keet is always ahead of the curve.
1013 EJ Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6268597
This colourful shop stocked full of curious finds is located on one of the nicest shopping streets of Amsterdam. Old tableware sits alongside Portuguese enamel, French curios and Spanish folkloric pieces. Good for children’s accessories.
Bosboom Toussaintstraat 27
1054 AM Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 4274407
This children’s bookshop has an adjoining cinema and is located close to Overtoom. Great for children’s books and accessories, but there’s also space for children’s parties, films, workshops and other cool activities for kids.
NL = New Luxury is Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco Van Benthum’s unique, luxury store on Jacob Obrechtstraat. The store is split between the two designers, with the first floor housing van Slobbe’s sober and beautifully detailed womenswear line Orson + Bodil and Francisco van Benthum’s traditional menswear on the ground level.
1012 XA Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6226248
This bookshop on the lively Spui boasts a large stock covering both the literary and the academic, thanks to strong links with the university and city college. About 40% of the stock is self-imported. Head next door to the Athenaeum Newscentre for the enormous selection of foreign and local newspapers and magazines, as well as travel guides and books on design, jazz and pop music.
1016 HV Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6229375
This shop doubles as a gallery selling contemporary furniture and home accessories. Working closely with international design graduates, the owners ensure the stock is dynamic and ever-changing.
1017 NX Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 4211324
Popular store by designer Jos Raak, specialising in feminine cut and design. The line offers everything from the perfect little cocktail dress to denim, daywear and accessories.
1013 KA Aamsterdam
+31 (0)20 3376473
This creative studio for young designers also has a store on Haarlemmerdijk. Artists and designers sell remarkable fashion, interior design, accessories and art here.
1078 GR Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6751583
Whispered to be the best fish restaurant in Amsterdam, Visaandeschelde lies directly opposite the Amsterdam RAI. The wonderful fish-heavy menu includes sashimi, lobster, bouillabaisse and seafood platters and generally changes every ten weeks.
1071 HK Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 4702530
Perfect for people-watching, this casual, yet highbrow hang-out likes to mix a little New York attitude in with its famous French bistro cuisine. Good for steaks, French fries and a salade verte.
1091 GL Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 4637788
The Trouw night club “so hip it hurts” is run out of a former newspaper press building. Its restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 6:30-11pm and on club nights til 2am. It serves a range of international street food, from tortillas to satay all courtesy of chef Jaymz Pool.
1083 AD Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5411123
Good location in the centre of the south part of Amsterdam. The hotel is near the Rai, so you can reach the Rai by foot.
Prinses Irenestraat 30
1077 WX Amsterdam
reservations: +31 (0)20 8117000
contact: +31 (0)20 8117090
Citizen M hotel Amsterdam City offers all mobile citizens and especially fashion citizens of the world affordable luxury in the heart of Netherlands’s capital city. With just a 10-minute walk to the RAI Convention Center and only 15 minutes to the shopping streets, historic canals and squares of Amsterdam city centre this is the place to stay for your visit at kleine fabriek. Not to mention the Free WiFi and on demand in room movies.
Roelof Hartstraat 1
1071 VE Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5711511
This luxury boutique hotel, located between the Museum Quarter and De Pijp, won the Hotel Award for Best Interior Design. The renovated, former school building has an intimate, luxurious and warm atmosphere. Nice to know: the international staff is supported by students of various hotel management schools. Jamie Oliver is one of the many famous fans of this hotel.
Jan Luijkenstraat 76
1071 CT Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 3485555
Hotel JL №76 is located in two 18th century mansions in the heart of Amsterdam, right in the middle of the museum & fashion district close to, Vondelpark, Concert Hall and its two sister hotels, Hotel Vondel and Hotel Roemer are a stone’s throw away.Hotel JL №76 has 39 luxurious rooms decorated in 5 ambiances, a lounge, Honesty Bar, restaurant JAN Eat & Drink and a private inner garden. The Honesty Bar allows guests to make or serve a drink or bite at any convenient time. Upon returning to the hotel from a long day of work, sightseeing or shopping, we want our guests to feel at home.The hotel is decorated in boutique style with the use of high quality materials and has a large collection of art on display. Barbara Broekman, a well-known Dutch artist, has designed a special range of wallpaper for each of the 39 rooms. The wallpaper is based on detailed enlargement of originally embroided artworks.The rooms have comfortable COCO-MAT beds and are equipped with modern facilities like; air-conditioning, iPod dock station, Nespresso coffee machine, Flat Screen TV and a DVD player. Furthermore, the hotel offers free use of an iPad, wireless internet and an extensive DVD library. All executive rooms have a Jacuzzi with a built-in Flat Screen TV to keep you up to date on the latest news.
1054 GE Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5150455
Nestled among Amsterdam’s lively centre, you will find Hotel Vondel, a boutique hotel offering outstanding accommodations at an excellent location. Distinguished by its extraordinary interiors, the hotel has a very stylish and unique ambiance. The 86 guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide the utmost comfort for everyone’s taste. You may choose from various different room types, ensuring everyone will find just what they’re looking for. Start your day with the restaurants extensive breakfast buffet, or just stay in and enjoy it in your room. The trendy bar extends into a charming garden for guests to relax during the summer months. The hotels exclusive and intimate size doesn’t prevent it from possessing an array of facilities oriented towards both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is located a stone’s throw away from the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum right in the museum quarter & fashion district.
Roemer Visscherstraat 8 – 10
1054 EX Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5150455
Hotel Roemer welcomes you for an inspiring stay! Converted from two 18th-century mansions, Hotel Roemer is a hotel where traditional décor is combined with modern amenities. A true feast for the eye and senses and transformed by the owner’s taste for design. All 23 guestrooms are equipped with modern amenities such as rain dance shower, flat screen TV, DVD-player, Nespresso coffeemaker, iPod dock station. The lobby features a cocktail bar with fireplace and opening doors to the hidden privately owned garden. A boardroom fully equipped with the latest technology is available for meetings. The hotel is located a stone’s throw away from the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum right in the museum quarter & fashion district.
1017 XV Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6623233
Hotel V Frederiksplein is situated in four 19th century monumental buildings. The hotel is beautifully located in the centre, close to the Utrechtsestraat and ‘the Pijp’. No shortage in restaurants and nice shops in this neighbourhood! The hotel is open since 2008. The lounge has a fire place and computers which can be used by guests free of charge. The hotel also has a sheltered garden. The rooms feature a bathroom with a wall made out of pebbles, toilet and a powerful rainshower. A flatscreen tv, telephone, free wifi and a safe are also provided. The entire hotel is a non-smoking area.The RAI can easily be reached in 10 minutes by tram 4.
1071 AK Aamsterdam
+31 (0)20 6627205
Hotel Piet Hein is located in one of Amsterdam’s most prestigious areas, the Museum Quarter. Here you will find the famous Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Concert Hall. In front of the hotel is the Vondelpark. The PC Hooftstraat, Amsterdam’s most exclusive shopping street, is at a stone’s throw. The Museum Quarter is linked to the city centre by the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, which has the biggest concentration of antique shops in Amsterdam. Also Leidseplein is at a 5 minutes walk. The RAI can be reached by taxi and tram 12 (about 12 min. travelling time).
special rates during kleine fabriek
Single : 92 euro
Single business : 102 euro
Twin/double superior : 142 euro
Twin/dbl sup single use : 130 euro
Prices are inclusive breakfast and city tax.
1092 AA Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 8502400
Hotel Arena is anything but standard. This is where the hip, business, creative, young and old meet. From early in the morning till late at night, from breakfast to club. In an informal, intimate setting where Dutch Design and history join hands. Hotel Arena offers a combination of hotel, restaurant, café and club. All under one roof of the historic building from 1890: the Saint Elisabeth Orphanage. The recently renovated hotel faces the city centre, close to the Zoo (Artis) and the Tropenmuseum (Royal Museum for the Tropics).
Oostelijke Handelskade 34
1019 BN Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5613636
The Lloyd Hotel is located in the newly regenerated Eastern Docklands area, an area which is internationally renowned for its cutting-edge architecture and is one of the fastest cultural developing areas of Amsterdam, not far from the Central Station. All the rooms in the Lloyd Hotel offer a different experience. The decoration of the rooms is a combination of modern Dutch design and timeless classics. Restaurants and clubs such as Panama and Club Trouw and shops such as Pol’s Potten and Sissy Boy Homeland are in the neighbourhood. The Amsterdam RAI can be reached by tram and metro (travelling time about 35 min, with one transfer) and by taxi.
Van Woustraat 127-129
1074 AH Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6790460
Located in the De Pijp neighbourhood of Amsterdam this quality Italian run by two brothers has been a hit since it opened. With an “eat whenever you like” mantra, the kitchen is open from 10am til midnight, offering Italian, Spanish and French countryside dishes all day long.
1072 GH Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 3446406
A landmark venue in the seventies thanks to its Persian decor, Dutch menu and billiards tables, the Witteveen has now undergone a makeover. Designed by Concrete, the new-look restaurant is child friendly and relaxed.
hotel the exchange
Wedged between shoarma- and french fries shops is the unimaginable narrow and steep entrance to the hotel, which wanders through three exsisting buildings. Although fashion was the key focus, calling Hotel The Exchange a fashion hotel wouldn’t do it justice. The concept: ‘ a hotel with rooms dressed as models’ forced the designers to approach every single room as a body, as a model. Rooms that hold amongst other things a Rembrandt collar or a Marie-Antoinette dress, as a tribute to the 17th century buildings the’re hosted in. Other rooms are inspired on a denim jacket, wallflowers or Frida Khalo’s wardrobe.