I’m not much of a bar-person, but if and when I do go for a drink, I love to come here. It’s simply the best brown café in Amsterdam. A little off the beaten track, in the middle of a residential neighborhood, you’d really have to go out of your way to come here. Nienke, the proprietress is what we call in Dutch “een topwijf ”. With her warm heart and no nonsense attitude she makes you feel right at home, whether you’re a regular and part of the bar’s furniture, or just pop in occasionally, just like myself.
Address
Cafe L’affiche, Jacob van Lennepstraat 39hs, 1053 HB, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Current city: Amsterdam
Corriette Schoenaerts is an artist who works primarily with photography. She works in the fields of autonomous, fashion and commercial photography refusing to draw any finite distinctions between these fields.
 

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Not a big fan of zoos and animals behind cages, but if you can spot Flamingos in the east-centre of Amsterdam, then count me in <3 ! You can actually see them while riding the bike on Plantage Middenlaan, quite a beautiful scene.  Note: De Plantage next to zoo is quite cool cafe/restaurant, with a mix of vintage style and industrial elements of the old buildings of Artis. Great atmosphere, and ideal for a more sophisticated outing. 
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Cosy place and simply the best coffee in town.
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Old parking garage turned canal bar.
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