Amsterdam / Амстердам

Over a cup of coffee with my dear friend Olga in one of the hipsters places in Amsterdam – Venkel, we had fun watching local hipsters. Who are they anyway?

At first sight they are quite similar to the others in the rest of the world. Hipsters here are easily recognized by their nearly identical outfits – Converse sneakers, skinny pants, grandma’s sweater, t-shirt with a print, a film camera, Moleskin notebook and an iPhone.

These educated trend setters chose to be active and relaxed at the same time. Sometimes they are criticized for their clone-ish appearance and accused of incapacity to invent, produce and deliver, which I think is totally untrue. Look, we are sitting in one of the trendiest places in Amsterdam created by hipsters, who follow the trend of healthy and raw eating did a great job of making it happen. We love this place!

In my opinion Amsterdam is a city of hipsters. Always has been and always will be. It’s only the appearance has changed, but the spirit of young, pro-active and relaxed generation lives and will go on. I believe that this is what really attracts tourists to Amsterdam from all over the world. Today these young guys and girls are making their dreams come true, which is fantastic! Look, how many new and trendy places they set up in Amsterdam! I highly recommend to everybody coming to Amsterdam to discover hip places. Here are some of my favs.
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Hipsters area in town:

  • Amsterdam Oost
  • Amsterdam Zuid