The 9 Straatjes are probably the closest it can get to a paradise for people who love concept stores and stylish cafés like me. There is literally one cool place next to another but it was definitely love on first sight when I came across Pluk Amsterdam!
Not only it's offering an abundance of healthy stuff like smoothies, salads and juices it also sells the cutest interior and kitchen accessories (obviously to a price that comes close to New York or London prices but then again it's christmas soon, right?), I just couldn't stop picturing all these cute unique bowls and vases in my kitchen. The place itself is simply perfect, super cosy but bright and fresh and with a gallery in the back from which you can look down on the bustling downstairs.
We enjoyed a nice iced coffee and Chai latte outside on the bench in front of the store/cafe on the sidewalk (very very Dutch), watching the people passing by and enjoying the lively atmosphere. Even though the 9 Straatjes are quite touristic it's nothing compared to Dam Square or Red Light District so if you're around don't miss it. And don't miss having a break at Pluk, either!