Karin Engelbrecht

After writing about all things food and lifestyle in Amsterdam for over a decade, a typical day in Karin’s life might involve attending a boutique launch, followed by a cocktail-menu tasting and dinner at a hot new restaurant. No surprise then, that this born-and-raised South African, who’s called Amsterdam home since 1996, has the scoop on all the latest openings. She’s recently teamed up with journalist and broadcaster Lauren Comiteau to create the Mokumista podcast covering Amsterdam’s best restaurants, bars and hidden gems. You can listen to the latest episode here. Follow Karin on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @mokumista


New in town: February 2019

05 Feb 2019
Now that your bank balance (and waistline) have recovered from the holidays, it’s time to get out there and enjoy all that’s new and excit...

New in town: March 2019

07 Mar 2019
As the days get longer and brighter, March is a terrific time to explore all Amsterdam has to offer, especially if our lucky run of early Spring weath...

Dutch beauty

16 Jan 2019
Say hello to the home-grown heroes of the booming Dutch grooming industry.

Global meets local

06 Feb 2019
Shopping District: Negen Straatjes, Jordaan, Haarlemmerdijk. Loaded with both local and international names in design, art and fashion, this area has ...

New in town: May 2019

02 Apr 2019
There’s always something of a rush to open new spots before the beginning of the summer season, and this year was no exception. With rich pickin...

New in town: July 2019

04 Jul 2019
Jump into July and explore Karin’s selection of Amsterdam’s newest eating, drinking and shopping spots and the latest summer menus.

New in town: June 2019

04 Jun 2019
Seemingly endless summer days are one of the great advantages of summering in Northern Europe. Make the most of all that extra daylight by exploring K...

New in town: April 2019

02 Apr 2019
Now that spring has sprung, new restaurants and shops are shooting up across town like so many tulips. Karin’s roundup of the latest restaurants...

New in town: September 2019

05 Sep 2019
Sunshine and showers are taking their turn to play as summer winds down and autumn ushers in a gale of new openings. For all the latest shopping, dini...

New in town: October 2019

03 Oct 2019
Looking for all the latest openings this October? Karin's monthly roundup of cool new bars, restaurants and shops is always packed with Amsterdam's mo...