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Amsterdam: Good Coffee and Great Views

We set out to run errands in Amsterdam the other day, heading towards a fantastic place I can’t wait to share with you.

Before we set off, my sis-in-law popped into her favorite spot for coffee – de koffie salon – to pick up drinks and delectables like cookies filled with dark chocolate or marzipan and topped with candied ginger. Yum!!

koffie salon

While she was gone I waited in the car, looking about me to see what I could see.

Here are a few shots of the side streets of Amsterdam I saw from my perch in the back seat.

Blue bench

Flower market


Isn’t it charming? Yes, it rains an outrageous amount here, and the skies are gray more than they’re blue, but it is still such a beautiful place.

What is your favorite place for coffee in your home town?

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Walking Tours Rome - Mmmm – love the views, but I must admit I wouldn’t have minded seeing a picture of those cookies!! I have such a sweet tooth.


Krista - I wish you could too, Mia!! I would love that! πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you, Lorraine! πŸ™‚ I do love beautiful, rich colors. πŸ™‚

Krista - Yes!! It’s so wonderful, Rosa. πŸ™‚

Krista - It sure does, Tuula! Such a beautiful spot. πŸ™‚ I hope you get to Amsterdam very soon. πŸ™‚

Krista - Oh that sounds lovely, Hila. πŸ™‚

Krista - I quite agree, dear J. πŸ™‚

Krista - Isn’t it wonderful, Joumana?! It makes me grin when I see it. πŸ™‚ Your seaside spots sound fantastic. πŸ™‚

Krista - I love cozy coffee times at home, Stevie. πŸ™‚ Isn’t that shop amazing, though?!!

Krista - Oh, a front garden would be perfect, Katie! πŸ™‚ I like having beautiful things to look at like that. πŸ™‚

Mia. - THose cookies ur SIL picked sound amaziinnnggly delish!
Wish i could walk down that road and nibble some with u guys πŸ™‚
So muc fun !
The pics are fantastic Krista , way way , love that street!
I love the beach roads and winding villages that lead up to blue seas @ my hometown and rite now its rainy out here too but i totally LOVE the rains!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - Such beautifully vivid photos Krista! You always capture colours so well! πŸ™‚

Rosa May - I’d love to go there and sit on one of those terraces.



Anonymous - Wow, what a gorgeous spot for coffee Krista, looks like a fairy tale! Wonderful photos as always and more & more reasons to visit Amsterdam πŸ™‚

hila - my favourite place for coffee is a modest little tea shop by the river πŸ™‚

these photos are amazing, I’d love to be there!

Anonymous - Every good cup of coffee should have a great view along with it … I think you’re on to something. xx

tasteofbeirut - That coffee house could easily be my hangout in Amsterdam; don’t think I have seen a more charming spot yet! I love CafΓ© YounΓ¨s in Beirut. Or CafΓ© Rawdah, on the sea side with lots of people smoking hookah everywhere.Β 

Katie@cozydelicious.com - Oooh, cookies topped with candied ginger…. yum!Β  And such a pretty spot.Β  I love a good coffee shop.Β  My favorite local coffee place isn;t quite so quaint, but they do have a great front garden, which I adore!

Stevie - Amsterdam is so breathtaking!Β  I can’t get over that building that houses de koffie salon.Β  My favorite coffee spot ia at home. After that, it’s anywhere I’m enjoying a cup with Heguiberto.

Krista - Oh, it sounds like a wonderful spot, Ann! You and I will have to frequent it regularly when winter comes around again. πŸ™‚

Ann - HI Krista,
We have anew pie shop which has a seriously sinful range of sweet treats and a healthy range of savoury snacks aswell. Being winter I have been partaking of their hot chocolate which is thick and creamy and has a few marshmallows popped on top – mmmm mmmmm roll on Spring so I can stop this addiction!!! πŸ˜‰

Krista - Thank you, Barbara. πŸ™‚ It’s such a gorgeous place. πŸ™‚

Krista - It really is, Jen! I can’t stop smiling and taking pictures wherever I go. πŸ™‚

Barbara Williams - Those are gorgeous photos, Krista. I feel as though I am there with you!

Jen from Windy Ridge - Dreamy! I want to go there!

Jen from Windy Ridge - Dreamy! I want to go there!

Krista - It rains a LOT, Andrea!! Oddly enough I didn’t get any rain when I was here in December/January. Probably because it was snowy like mad instead. πŸ™‚

Andrea and John - It’s rained every time we’ve been in Amsterdam…I always thought it was because we tend to visit in Fall and Winter…but summer rain too? =( Gorgeous shots!

Krista - I’m so glad you love it, Joanne. πŸ™‚ I hope you get to explore it to your hearts content one day. πŸ™‚

Krista - Hooray! Hooray! Can’t wait to explore Budapest with you. πŸ™‚ And Zita, you can come visit me in Amsterdam too!! You’re welcome any time. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you, Ana. πŸ™‚ I’m so glad they make you feel like you’re right there. πŸ™‚

Krista - Oh, I like those old houses too, Shruti. πŸ™‚ They make you feel so comfy and welcome. πŸ™‚

Joanne - I love Amsterdam! No, I’ve never been there, but your photos are convincing enough.

Zita - Ohhh, how I miss Amsterdam! I need to go there again. Hopefully Judit (http://juciutja.blogpsot.com) will move there in September or October so I will have the chanceΒ  to visit the place.

My best (or my favourite) creamy cappuccinio is served at Sarki Fuszeres in Budapest. But you will see because I will take you there! πŸ™‚

Ana O'Reilly - Great photos. I love that they show the place “at eye level” It’s like I’m sitting there too.

a spoonful of yumm - i like charming old houses which have been converted to a coffee place πŸ™‚ of course the modern barista with a comfy couch works too

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