Conscious shopping Nieuw-West
Did you know that Amsterdam Nieuw-West was designed as a 'garden city' that would blend urban areas with green spaces? Well, you're about to find out by exploring this route, which takes you to an organic pick-your-own orchard, an urban beach pavilion on the Sloterplas shore, a tea house in a former windmill on a rural cycle path, to name a few of the fun stops along the way!
Conscious shopping Nieuw-West map
De 7 Deugden
Beers with a social mission
Exceptionally talented people struggling to find a job elsewhere brew tasty beers while benefiting from a stable work environment. Choose from more than a dozen varieties, from seasonal brews to classics like IPA, lager and pilsner.
Cosy tea house in a green corner
Along a rural cycle path in the neighbourhood of De Aker, there is a former windmill without blades. The windmill is home to a unique tea house, where people with intellectual disabilities enjoy working in the kitchen or service. So settle down for coffee, cake, grilled cheese sandwiches, high tea, a tasty lunch, or a refreshing drink.
An urban beach pavilion founded by residents
A few locals, including entrepreneurs, wanted to breathe new life into a forgotten piece of urban nature. Hotel Buiten is not (yet) a hotel, but it is a relaxed restaurant on the Sloterplas lake, where the kitchen works with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy the lake and park views while sipping Amsterdam herbal tea, freshly roasted coffee or local craft beer.
Fruittuin van West
Organic pick-your-own orchard, shop and garden cafe
Visit this city farm to enjoy the great outdoors in all seasons. Pick fruit in the orchard and buy organic or biodynamic vegetables, fruit and more. Then, enjoy slow coffee, apple pie made with Dutch apples or an organic lunch in the cafe.
De Mooiste Markt
Organic bread, flowers, coffee and more
Pop by for a fresh loaf of organic bread, sustainably grown flowers and handmade gifts. The Mooiste Markt is a place to work and learn, where talents returning to the labour market get a helping hand. They serve tasty sandwiches and good coffee in the – you guessed it – coffee corner.
Connected to nature and people through food and workshops
At this initiative for and by residents of Sloterpark, you can connect to nature and each other through diverse activities and a cosy catering area. The Natuurkamer also offers a workplace to people facing employment difficulties. Sign up for a workshop, co-working days, or cooking sessions with ingredients from the vegetable garden.