I tried looking up the English translation for Hutspot but I didn’t come any further than Hotchpotch. To elaborate: hutspot is one of the most Dutch dishes I can think of. It’s mashed potatoes, onions and carrots, a farmer’s meal but one that can still be found, even in the kitchens of Amsterdam.
At Hutspot, they mix a lot of nice ingredients together to a somewhat modern, city version of the Dutch classic. The two-level spot has a wide array of clothes (men and women), alternated with second hand closets, chairs, new wooden sunglasses, paintings by new designers and bamboo bikes. Though this might sound like a hotchpotch already, at the 2nd floor there’s a place for a good cup of coffee, right in the middle of the shop. And for those with a heavy beard, you can get a shave at Barber, their in-house barbershop. My first visit felt awkwardly uncomfortable, as I didn’t know what to come for but as I was curious about what they were adding to their Hutspot, a second and third visit didn’t take long.
A typical Dutch hutspot might consist of the cheapest ingredients around, Hutspot in Amsterdam is a mix of seriously good clothing, accessories and furniture, nice coffee and unique pop-up like concepts. It works if you have money, though looking won’t cost you a cent.