Bakers & Roasters

There are a couple of these cafes in Amsterdam and it’s a firm favourite of my best friend, so we headed here for brunch. Lovely atmosphere, a really varied menu and great value. It’s safe to say the Huevos Rancheros is a tried and tested hangover cure for me, I absolutely loved the spice and it was super tasty.

There's indoor and outdoor seating, making it a prime spot for lunch in the summer.

Coffee & Coconuts

If you’re after a great brunch spot with a side of Instagram aesthetic, this is your place. It’s very bohemian; think a mixture of plants, rustic wood vibes, nautical rope accessories and lots of cosy seating across three floors.

I’ve returned here a couple of times for the coffee because it’s so good, and a standard is a double shot which is absolutely necessary after an Amsterdam night out. There's an extensive drinks menu (coffee and otherwise) plus great breakfast/brunch options.

Now this is everything I would hope for in a video game bar. It has everything from air hockey tables to Streetfighter to dance mat machines, and you can enjoy it all with a pitcher of beer.

It's always a good atmosphere and is situated in Amsterdam Centrum, making it super easy to get to from wherever you might be staying. Just grab a drink and some tokens from the bar and you can play until your heart's content. They don't offer food themselves but they do have a menu from the two takeaway food places on either side of them for you to order from - genius!

Ping Pong Parck

A cool, hip table tennis bar situated near Vondelpark.  It has a great vibe, lovely aesthetic and also serves an entirely vegan menu. We didn't get chance to try the food but there's plenty to choose from.

We headed there mid-afternoon and had the table to ourselves for ages, so it's an ideal place for a group to relax, grab some food and have some friendly competition.

The Queen's Head

What. A. Night.

By far the best night I’ve had in Amsterdam (and to be honest, we’ve had some great ones) This place has great music, good vibes and drag shows all rolled into a tiny pub. It's definitely a place for a couple or small group to visit due to the size but you're bound to make friends when you get there.

I hope this is somewhat useful to you if you're heading to Amsterdam. It's the city I've visited most outside of the UK and I absolutely love it, particularly for the quaint and quirky food spots. Let me know on Twitter or Instagram if you head to any of these places!