This is the kind of place I’ve been wishing for for quite some time now. Often I want to go for a drink or a coffee somewhere but I want it to be some place where I can really relax and completely chill out. There are some places in Amsterdam where you can do this, but not nearly enough so De Ruyschkamer really is what this city needed.
You will find De Ruyschkamer in the East of the city. An area that is becoming more and more popular. Lots of nice bars and restaurants are opening their doors here, and De Ruyschkamer is a great addition. It opens early for a great variety of healthy juices (by de Sapmeesters) or breakfast (for instance coffee and a macaron or espresso and a cigarette, the last one made me laugh). Later in the day you have to try the homemade meatballs if you’re hungry. They are absolutely delicious.
The interior (lots of comfy sofas and chairs) makes you want to sit down and not get up. The good thing is that almost all the furniture is for sale, so if you get too attached don’t worry, it can all be yours.