Best Amsterdam Blogs 2021 – Selected by Locals!

We asked our own Amsterdam bloggers about their favorite independent Amsterdam blogs & websites. Here’s a list of their tips in alphabetical order.

Amsterdam Foodie

Vicky Hampton from Amsterdam Foodie has been checking out all the newest locals Amsterdam food hotspots for a web eternity (since 2007 – that’s even a year long than Spotted by Locals!). She knows what she’s talking about since she’s a cook, and has even written a cookbook!

We like her reliable, independent tips. When she writes “all opinions are my own” she means it. When she accepts an invitation from a restaurant, she discloses this in the article clearly.



If you’re a fan of photography blogs, Amsterdamian is the perfect local blog for you! Amsterdamian is a blog that captures the city of Amsterdam through beautiful photos by talented photographer Dana. Since 2011! This blog gives you an inside look into this bright and colorful city.


The Amsterdamming blog is full of beautiful photographs, and well written observations which capture the mood of Amsterdam perfectly. It’s written by Amsterdam local Andra, who has worked with various publications to spread the word about her adopted home city.


Amsterdive is a blog by our very own Spotter Ana. V. Martins, who came from Portugal to Amsterdam as an actress and turned her life around to become a blogger, writer and social media wizard.

Her articles are very personal, and full of humour and depth. She loves her city Amsterdam, but is also critical (check her refreshing article “the downsides of living in Amsterdam” for example). We love her articles about sustainability and conscious living – a few of her many areas of expertise.

The iAmsterdam blog

Not really “indie”, as it’s funded by the city of Amsterdam. But it’s one to check out for sure. Many bloggers (including our co-founder Bart) contribute to the iAmsterdam blog, which has a wealth of cool “best of” lists. For events check out the very comprehensive “What to do” listings on iAmsterdam (which unfortunately doesn’t include all cool gigs in more alternative spots).

Did we miss your favorite blog about Amsterdam? Please let us know at!

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