Aussie Girl’s Guide To Coffee In: Amsterdam, Netherlands

By May 6, 2014 coffee guides, eat, europe, netherlands, travel

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Note: I am not a coffee connoisseur or anything, I just like good coffee. I don’t know the coffee lingo or the ways to describe flavour, but I have done my best to do so. If you actually know what you’re talking about, please don’t laugh. The intention of his post was to find good coffee shops to save you having to suffer bad coffee. I hope they help. Happy travels! xx 

I kid you not I’m addicted to coffee.

The first thing I do when I arrive in a city is seek out the best coffee spots to give me my morning/afternoon/evening caffeine hit.

And being Australian, we are simply spoiled for choice. It’s really hard to find coffee that compares to what is on offer at home.

Hence I’ve decided to start a series of Coffee Guides to cities that I visit. I hope this helps you Aussies to find the best coffee while travelling, god knows that’s when we need it the most!


Located right in the city area, I popped in here for an afternoon pick me up. A small little joint with a few bar seats – here I managed to get a near perfect Flat White. Yes they knew what that was – which is surprising! I’ve seen some bad reviews about this spot, however I couldn’t really fault the flavour or service.

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Koffie Salon

Located in 5 locations across town including in the CBD, Jordaan and De Pijp – Koffie Salon is much more than your standard coffee chain. Serving anything from espresso’s to perfectly frothed cappuccino’s, you’ll be sure to find something you like. I ordered a Cappuccino and although it was slightly on the weak side (even though it was a double), it’s definitely better than what I have had in a while.

This was well and truly made up for by the staff, who are so friendly and honest. I happened to leave my wallet here, only to return 8 hours later to retrieve it, still containing my weekend’s cash. How lucky I was that there are still good, honest people left in the world.

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Located in the Jordaan district, this cafe serves all types of coffee along with several breakfast and lunch options. My favourite was the Latte. I did also try the Mocca, however this was served black, with chocolate at the bottom of the cup and no milk. Not quite the way we Aussie’s get it back home.

Picniq Amsterdam

For more of the best spots to find the perfect coffee, check out this post. This die-hard coffee addict was able to cover more ground than me in his visit.

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Anisa – The Macadames. xx

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