Breakfast plan in Amsterdam: Friends

Although I had done my fair share of research in terms of food and coffee spots in Amsterdam, I let my friend Jess who’s now lived in the city for a few months pick a breakfast spot for us to meet up.

The rendezvous being at 8am, I found myself walking down the canals of Amsterdam on a cold rainy morning, happy to find shelter in the croissanterie Friends.

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Amazed by the prices, I set out to have a big breakfast because where else will you find freshly pressed juice (with fruit and veggies of your choice) for €2.20!

And don’t be fooled, the low price does not impact the quality of the food, au contraire, I was happily surprised by how much I enjoyed their whole wheat croissant (in an attempt to make croissant healthier for you). Cappuccino was less than €2 and I was nicely full for the rest of my busy morning visiting the humongous and recently refurbished Rijksmuseum.

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The cheap breakfast also helped make up the ridiculously expensive entrance fare for the Rijks (€17…).

If you’re going soon, I strongly recommend the following galleries:
-“Catwalk” if you want to see some seriously amazing dresses that we worn by real people in the past up until the 60s
-Breitner, and especially his series “Girl in Kimono”
-Carel Van Hees’s photo documentary of “Education in Rotterdam”

Friends
Nassaukade 122, 1052 EC Amsterdam
Price range: breakfast for under 5€

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