Home away from home – The Wittenberg
After staying on a tiny but beautiful little houseboat on the canal in Amsterdam in the Jordaan area, it was lovely to stay at the Wittenberg apartments – I didn’t want to leave!
The Wittenberg is in the Plantage area of Amsterdam, a peaceful place to stay in contrast to the bustling centre full of tourists. However, it’s only a short walk to bars and restaurants, across the famous ‘Skinny Bridge’.
It was so relaxing to stay somewhere that felt like a real home. The apartment had two large double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sitting room and a kitchen area. I always like to make my breakfast when I’m away as I’m always hungry first thing and need something to keep me going while I’m running around all day. We also had a complimentary bottle of wine when we arrived which was a lovely surprise!
We spent most of our time drinking tea…
The beds were so comfortable it was one of the best night sleep I’ve had in a long time. The best surprise was opening the curtains in the morning to snow!
Thank you so much for having us! @solarpoweredblonde and @mytraveltricks.
For dinner there are plenty of great places to eat nearby. We chose Burgermeester, which I would recommend if you are vegetarian – best kale burger I have ever had.
OTHER PLACES TO EAT
The Avocado Show
If you’re as obsessed as I am with avocado then YOU HAVE TO GO HERE. We went at a good time but later on there was a massive queue so make sure to book if you can.
The Lebanese Sajeria
Cheap, cheerful and delicious Lebanese food. I’d say a good place to pop by for a wrap for lunch.
The cutest café in De Pijp – and the best vegan mushroom burger, I’m not even a vegan and it was better than any burger I’ve had. Also the cutest turmeric lattes and ginger tea to warm me up when it was freezing.
The most chilled out restaurant right on the water, with mainly a vegan and vegetarian menu. I had a beetroot and feta cheese sandwich with walnuts and rocket and it was DIVINE.
Also you have to try Dutch doughnuts – Olliebollen. I think they only sell them around Christmas but be careful and don’t eat them like me or you will have icing sugar all over you!
A great place also by the water, full of recycled furniture and a huge fireplace to keep warm if you go in winter months. In summer there are also loads of great outdoor seating areas.