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1st Instameet: Exploring Amsterdam

The first of hopefully many Instameets! Together with 10 ladies who all love food, art, design and photography, we explored Amsterdam’s 9 streets, Jordaan area and Prinseneiland and visited 3 of our favorite hotspots. During this day we got the chance to get to know each other in a different way and explore the city.

Because this is also the way my Instagram friend Marieke Verdenius, editor of Jamie Oliver Magazine, and I met, we wanted to meet more Instagram friends and organized this day for Cecilia of Copenhagen Cakes, Maaike of My Deer (Artshop), Danique van Kesteren of 88forever, Anja, Sibylle, Marlous of Last Days of Spring, Ellen of Made by Ellen, Margot of The Makers Amsterdam and Judith of Veggie Proof.

Thank you all for joining us!


We started our day with coffee, chats and croissants at water and beauty brand MARIE-STELLA-MARIS. As a total HOTspot, we couldn’t start somewhere else! Emiel Gerardu of MARIE-STELLA-MARIS explained us about the brand concept. So cool to see and hear someone talking so passionately about his work. And all the girls got a beauty treatment with MARIE-STELLA-MARIS products. We loved it!

After a lovely sunny walk from MARIE-STELLA-MARIS via the Noordermarkt, we took place at STACH FOOD where owner Stach was waiting for us with a ice cold BELVOIR drink and delicious lunch of salads and sandwiches. He told us about his concept, about how it evolved to what it is now and how he trains his employees. A sneak peek into his kitchen and talked about his design, the future of STACH and food trends.


Last but definitely not least: we walked through the “picturesque” streets of Prinseneiland – a much forgotten part of Amsterdam which is really worth your visit! And off to drink some wines at WORST WIJNCAFÉ where chef Kees Elfrink, owner of RESTAURANT MARIUS as well, provided us with a delicious cider, white wine and snacks on his terrace. And of course a lovely speech of how RESTAURANT MARIUS and WORST WIJNCAFÉ came to live. He introduced the wine bar as the worst wine bar in Amsterdam. But actually being a wine and charcuterie bar. Worst means charcuterie in Dutch.


We especially enjoyed our guests, all their wonderful Instagram posts with hashtag Minimeet, the hotspots that made it possible to do this, our city and of course the fabulous messages afterwards of how everybody enjoyed herself!

Search on Instagram for hashtags #minimeet #imamsterdam
and take a look at all the beautiful pictures yourself!
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A mega special thanks to MARIE-STELLA-MARIS, STACH FOOD and WORST WIJNCAFÉ for providing us with delicious drinks and bites and making our day possible!

I hope our pictures express how much love we felt during this day!
XX, Michelle and Marieke

Ps. if you are interested in joining the next Instameet, like STORY154 on Facebook and let us know by commenting on this post.


3 Responses to "1st Instameet: Exploring Amsterdam"
Ellen van Duijn posted this on July 29, 2014 at 8:55 am Reply

Het was een zeer geslaagde middag! Jullie hadden het top georganiseerd Michelle & Marieke. Nogmaals dank! Groetjes, Ellen

    Michelle posted this on July 29, 2014 at 8:59 am Reply

    Thanks, Ellen! Heel leuk om te horen… We denken erover om binnenkort een tweede Instameet te organiseren, omdat deze zo geslaagd was en we zoveel positieve reacties ontvangen! Het was ook zo leuk om te doen.. XX

UTRECHT CITYGUIDE | posted this on September 29, 2014 at 6:25 am Reply

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