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Romantic Christmas at Banks

Banks absolutely believes Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. New York has her incredibly large Christmas trees, Paris is dazzled by thousands of lights and in Dusseldorf you can enjoy one of the biggest Christmas Markets. But hey, do not forget about our Dutch Capital, because we’ve got something to offer as well. Not only just Amsterdam, but also Banks knows what to do to create the perfect Christmas feeling. If you are lucky, you might enjoy a live Jazz band playing at our fireplace or a special wine presentation. Let alone our Christmas tree, you have never seen one like this before…. Banks will be transformed into […]

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Try These Typical Dutch Treats….!

1| Stroopwafel Two thin waffles stuck together by a layer of syrup. Our sweetest Dutch treat! Tip: the best way to eat them are from a street market or bakery, so you enjoy them hot, fresh and gooey! 2| Raw Herring Raw herring may sound a little scary and weird, but it is one of the most normal and typical Dutch things to eat for us. This speciality is served all over the city, just ask for a ‘broodje haring’, and get the raw fish served in a small sandwich with pickles and onions. Yummie! 3| Oliebollen We eat these ‘oil balls’ around New Year’s Eve, usually with a glass […]

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MOVE ! | Live Jazz In Amsterdam!

1| Cotton Club Every saturday afternoon you can enjoy a Jazz concert at the Cotton Club. It is one of the oldest Jazzbar’s in the beating heart of Amsterdam! The top Jazz artists of the Netherlands come to play here. 2| Brasserie NeL Every monday between 9 pm and 1 am Brasserie NeL opens their stage for a New York style jazz session. National and international artists play at professional level. The hip and energetic audience make sure of a fantastic ambiance! 3| Casablanca Many big Jazzstars have entered the stage of Casablanca. From monday to saturday you can dance and sing at Casablanca. If there is a band playing, the […]

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Coffee Lovers | Do Not Miss These Spots!

1| Cloud Gallery Enjoy Coffee & Art at the Cloud Gallery at the Prinsengracht. Your coffee is roasted from Brazilian beans, while looking at fantastic art. Every month the exposition changes, so that many talented photographers and artists get the opportunity to show their work. 2| Hartje Oost Two ladies at Hartje Oost: one with a passion for coffee and food and one with a passion for labels with a good story. Great shopping and delicious coffee at Hartje Oost at the Javastraat. 3| Espressofabriek Also called the ‘’Living room of coffee lovers’’. The Espressofabriek was one of the first companies to roast their own beans in-house. Don’t forget to look around here, […]

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