Turbo Amsterdam: the new hotspot from the owners of Café de Tros >> (2024)

Turbo Amsterdam is a nod to the favourite car of the place’s owners: the Saab Turbo. Unfortunately, it is no longer made, but Turbo Amsterdam is alive and modern. This new spot—a sister of Café De Tros, also in Amsterdam East—isa hangout spot where you would prefer to stay all day. Fortunately, you can, as they serve coffee, brunch, snacks, and dinner.

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Why you want to visit Turbo Amsterdam

Ah, Turbo! We fell in love with this place immediately. Close to Zeeburg, you will find this lovely place with a no-nonsense atmosphere, just as you are used to from Café De Tros. During the day, the baristas take the coffee very seriously; they use beans from Friedhats, a well-known roastery in Amsterdam. Because good coffee is an art, andthey master this art at Turbo. Naturally, something sweet is in order with that strong coffee, and they make it all themselves at Turbo.

The interior is nice and bright and contains a lot of wood, from chairs to other furniture and shelves on the wall. On those shelves are items that could come from any random household. Books, art objects, and even a lava lamp here and there.

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Turbo Amsterdam-Oost

Menu Turbo

Besides the coffee, the rest of the menu is just as promising. During the day, you can have delicious sandwiches for lunch, and in the afternoon, they serve an extensive ‘snack menu‘, which consists of tasty (and handsome!) shared dining dishes. The influences are French (but well, which cuisine isn’t inspired by it?) and European. One of our favourites is the pizetta with courgette, but the “broodje kroket” (see below) is also worth trying. And cheese lovers will want to give the stracciatella with anchovies a chance.

Be aware that you cannot leave this place without having a dessert. The soft ice cream seems to come from another planet; it’s so good, just like the chocolate terrine. A word to the wise is sufficient, as they say. Enjoy!

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Turbo Amsterdam-Oost

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local


FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-!
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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