Scotch & Soda Invite You To Explore Amsterdam

​Travel tips from the Dutch brand in the know

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If you're looking for the coolest spots in Amsterdam, who better to advise you
than Marlou Van Engelen, creative director of Amsterdam-born clothing brand Scotch
& Soda.

An eclectic mix of influences, Marlou and her team collate their inspiration from
their worldly travels, inspired by anything from an item of vintage clothing to an
ancient ruin. The Scotch and Soda team have a never-ending curiosity and
constant urge to explore, and they encourage you to travel to their home town
with the same enthusiasm. If a trip to Amsterdam is on the cards at any point
soon, here's Marlou's guide to the perfect weekend in her city.

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Start With A Great Breakfast

"Staring at Jacob" is the perfect place for brunch in the weekend. You can't skip
their Bloody Mary. They called it 'Jacob's Classic' and it's the best.

Staring at Jacob, Jacob van Lennepkade 215

Some of the amazing spread !!!!!! Just a taste !

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Take A Stroll Around The City

In the middle of the city center, there's a little hidden gem: "Begijnhof". It's a
quiet oasis with a beautiful backdrop of typical Amsterdam houses.

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Beautiful parking - Amsterdam style. #FromAmsterdam #FromEverywhere

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Stop Off For A Drink

"Café de Tuin" is a brown café that's typical for Amsterdam. It's located in De Jordaan, the most authentic neighbourhood of the city.

Café de Tuin, Tweede Tuindwarsstraat 13

Do A Bit Of Shopping

Amsterdam is this wonderful melting pot. A very cultured heritage on one hand, yet very young and embracing of all strains of pop-culture too. We are proud of this open-minded thinking that seems to be very 'Amsterdam'. People are free to explore the world around them and themselves as individuals. How you feel leads to how you look, and not the other way around. Stylish yet effortless. When coming to the Scotch & Soda Flagship store, expect a warm, intimate welcome, followed by a series of thoughtful details and surprises that draw you in; bring you closer.

Don't forget to check out "The Blauw Kitchen" store at the Gerard Doustraat (De Pijp area: a very cute boutique-like shopping destination) – our new Amsterdams Blauw flagship experience reflects the way we cook our denims – hence kitchen. We encourage indigo experimentation and display local artists who have an affinity with denim. We like to play with the best of jean heritage and bake it in with denim innovation. 

Scotch & Soda Flagship Store
Heilige weg 34/36
+31 20 5287661

The Blauw KitchenGerard Doustraat 71
+31 88 5610429

Scotch & Soda Flagship Store

Go For A Cosy Evening Meal

My favourite place to go for dinner is "Pastis". It feels like you're in a cozy living
room at this restaurant: quite a refreshing way to enjoy French cuisine.

Pastis, 1e Constantijn Huygensstraat 15

Follow Up With A Lazy Sunday

In the morning, I like to go for a run in beautiful "Vondelpark". I love to spend the
day wandering around in "The Rijksmuseum" or "Stedelijk Museum". At the end
of the day, I'll go see a movie at Film Museum EYE or have an early homemade
dinner with friends and family.

Scotch and Soda's new collection will debut at NYFW this weekend. To learn more about the preparations towards the SS17 presentation and to see the live-stream, please follow Scotch & Soda on instagram: @scotch_official

Scotch and Soda also have 3 stores in London:

14 Carnaby Street, W1F 9PW 

181 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB 

Westfield, White City 

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