Dropping temperatures, rain, cloudy days, the short summer of Holland is over. With some sporadic sunny days in autumn and winter, days in the Netherlands are best spent inside. What better’s better than to transport yourself to a tiny Italy, right in the middle of Amsterdam?
Renzo’s, a small shop with an array of pastas, olive oils, drinks, crackers and other Italian snacks is a spot to find when you’re looking for shelter during a Dutch monsoon. Just walking around in the 6m2 shop lets you discover different products every step. If all of this isn’t enough for you, there’s a showcase full of freshly prepped pastas, ready to be taken home. But their true secret lies in the bellissimo Panini.
A spicy salami, coppa di parma, different cheeses and omelettes, everything is possible on different Italian breads. Rainy days on a bicycle are no hit but a visit to Renzo’s makes you forget your wet pants, shirts, coat, everything. I seem to be near Renzo’s around lunchtime too often. Don’t blame me, a flight to Italy is too expensive and I take the wet jeans for granted.