“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” Pablo Picasso
While walking in Amsterdam, you will be impressed and likely amazed by the multitude of arty spots that surround the city. From art and photography galeries to museum and many other spots where you can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere the time of a coffee or a meal. From lunchrooms to dinner and coffee places, Amsterdam is an inspiring city in which art plays a central role.
Cloud Art & Coffee Amsterdam
Located on the gorgeous Prinsengracht, Amsterdam’s most famous canal, Cloud Art & Coffee opened last year and showcases temporary exhibitions in a beautifully and clean designed space. Coffee, tea and delicious cookies star in the menu. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a nice chat with a friend, read a book or work surrounded with an inspired and inspiring atmosphere. The place frequently hosts vernissages and exhibitions opening parties where tourists, curious, art lovers and other pittoresque characters interact the time of an arty discovery.
Address: Prinsengracht 276
A not to be missed cafe and restaurant in Amsterdam legendary 9 Streets. Wolvenstraat 23 features temporary exhibitions of art going from photography to contemporary painting available for sales. The food is delicious and goes from breakfast delights, sandwiches and organic fresh juice at day time to delicious Asian food and cocktails at dinner time. Cosy and comfy, Wolvenstraat 23 is a one of kind hotspot in town where you will likely stay for hours, dreaming, thinking, creating, talking or simply enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the place. Oh and do not forget to try their terrific pizza if you head there at lunch time.
Address: Wolvenstraat 23
Ivy & Bros in the Red Light
We already claimed our love for Ivy & Bros one of our very favorite lunchroom and concept store in town. At Ivy & Bros, every type of art is enhanced and reinvented through one unique perspective. From the paining on the wall, made by Nathan the owner, to the food which reinvents itself through a thousand of tastes and spices to each design items, carefully picked and showcases.
Located on the lovely Albert Cuypstraat Market, Trust is a lovely concept based on the idea of fairness. Not a business but a trustful collaboration between the lunchroom/cafe and its customers. Without a free from pricing menu the idea behind which was already explored in other city, is that you pay what you think is fair. What makes Trust special and unique is the arty design of the space surrounded with the spirit that defines its motto ‘Food, Trust & Joy’. A must seen while heading to what is known as Amsterdam’s “Latin District” the Pijp.
Address: Cuypstraat Market
Amsterdam Bible Museum
However we are not convinced prayers, we truly love the cafe of the Bible Museum and its delightful temporary exhibitions which celebrate art and design. You will enjoy art and culture in a place like you’ve never seen before. And when the sun is shinning the garden opens its doors and it really feel like you finally knocked on heaven’s doors.
Address Herengracht 366-368