TAMINIAU Flagship Store
If you’ve always wanted to dress like royalty (Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is a fan), check out Dutch couturier Jan Taminiau’s first ready-to-wear collection at his temporary flagship store in Zuid (until 28 April). The timeless 40-piece collection of tailored trousers, floaty trenches and beautiful blouses (priced between €300 and €1,800) is designed for “globe-trotting women who are constantly changing climate zones”.
TAMINIAU Flagship Store, Hobbemastraat 3
Full Moon Garden
Perched over busy shopping street Leidsestraat is a Chinese restaurant that’s been making waves from The Hague to Hong Kong. Building on the success of their three successful restaurants in Den Haag and their gold medal win for Cantonese Cuisine at the World Master Chefs Competition in 2018, the Kwok family have now brought their successful Cantonese concept to Amsterdam. The siu long bao (soup dumplings), siu mai (ground pork and shrimp dumplings), crispy scallion pancakes and hor fan (stir-fry with sticky flat rice noodles, tender beef and salted vegetables) are highly recommended.
Full Moon Garden, Leidsestraat 95
Party Bingo at Holland Casino Amsterdam West-Sloterdijk
Amsterdam’s latest gambling paradise now offers “Live Bingo – The Party Edition” on Fridays and Saturdays (8pm-2am). Watch the big “Bombo” mix 90 bingo balls and draw the numbers, and stamp it off on an old school bingo card (a €10 booklet lets you play four rounds) or a tablet or terminal. With a €10,000 jackpot (the biggest Bingo Jackpot in the Netherlands, apparently) and a 20-hour menu of “world cuisine” flavours, this one’s a must for lovers of games, glitz and good food.
Holland Casino Amsterdam West-Sloterdijk, La Guardiaweg 61
We Are Labels
This fast-growing multi-brand mini-chain brings on-trend fashion to the antiques district with its twelfth outpost. You’ll find Dutch, French and Scandinavian fashion and accessories labels for him and her here (think mbyM, Edited, Veja, Casual Friday, Another-Label, and Nümph). With eight annual collections, most of it priced under €80, it’s well worth a visit.
We Are Labels, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 23
With boasting rights as the first Amsterdam restaurant to be certified by the prestigious Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, you can rest assured that the pizzas at this nattily designed restaurant, which recently opened in Watergraafsmeer, are prepared in the authentic Neapolitan way. Expect the usual suspects (from Marinara and Salame to Quatro Formaggi) but also vegan options like the Vegan Uno, with mushrooms, thyme, red onion, garlic and olive oil.
Pizza Beppe, Middenweg 23
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