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The food scene in Amsterdam continues to gain momentum with a glut of new restaurants popping up around the city. Whilst a good portion of the places grabbing the headlines seem to be offering either rotisserie chicken or a dirty burger from a hip part of town, Terpentijn (we’re not sure why it’s called that either) stands apart by offering finely crafted Asian-inspired cuisine from an unlikely part of Amsterdam Centrum.

Workspace at Volkshotel


Hotel bars haven’t been on the radar for Team Kompas, but that’s changed. It’s had to with so many unmissable venues arriving lately. Maybe the problem was that we associated them with stuffy piano lounges and a library-esque atmosphere. But that perception is all on us and we’re willing to accept our mistakes and move forward. We’re pretty good like that, especially when there might be a good gin and tonic involved. So we finally went to Volkshotel.

Cafe Flamingo

Situated in de Pijp on the corner of Albert Cuypstraat and the cafe-laden Eerste van der Helststraat, Flamingo sits opposite de Groene Vlinder (another favourite spot of ours). Like its neighbour, Flamingo’s relaxed atmosphere radiates into the street and the outdoor picnic-style benches beg for long summertime visits to soak up the sun.