Wellness Weekend Series: Amsterdam

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Want to treat yourself and relax during this winter season? Look no further than your own backyard. In the first of our Wellness Weekend series, we are featuring an unlikely village among the top wellness spots, but one that has a rapidly growing Wellness community: Amsterdam. We have selected some of the best health and wellness spots in Amsterdam for you to enjoy some R+R, exercise and delicious nutritious meals on your Wellness Weekend Getaway!

 

 

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Best Place To Stay 

 

W Amsterdam (5*) @wamsterdamhotel – Located in the heart of the city center and recently opened, this luxury hotel boasts Amsterdam’s only heated rooftop pool and 238 modern guest rooms and suites spread across two historic buildings. While the W maintains its global reputation as the place to see and be seen for the A-lister crowd we found its Wellness experience equally appealing. With a round-the-clock healthy menu, an urban spa and state-of-the-art gym, the W Amsterdam may just be the perfect place for a Detox getaway.

 

 

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Our Favourite Wellness Spa

 

AWAY Spa at the W Amsterdam – Located in the old KAS Bank vault and complete with the original 400kg vault door. The WET area includes sauna, steam rooms, plunge pools, Jacuzzi and swimming pool for your enjoyment. The mixture of black and gold décor creates a sophisticated ambiance and enhances the feeling of relaxation. A great way to give your eyes and mind a break from the bright flashes erupting from our phones. Signature spa treatments include the Dr. Perricone Cold Plasma Facial and Acupuncture treatments.

 

 

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Best Healthy Places To Eat

 

 

Breakfast

 

Dignita Café  @dignitaamsterdam – Here you can enjoy brunch anytime of the day. All items on the menu are ethically and/or locally sourced wherever possible. They also support the local community by providing certified training programs for vulnerable individuals in order for them to gain the skills needed to re-integrate into society. They have some of the best smashed avocado!

 

 

Lunch

 

SLA @ilovesla –  An amazing organic salad bar hidden away on Westerstraat in the Jordaan District. They serve seasonal salads, juices and soups and can be ordered to your hotel via Deliveroo.

 

Spirit Restaurant @spiritrestaurants – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Buffet style with food made fresh each day and are 100% organic and 100% vegetarian. The menu changes daily and is seasonal, using local produce as much as possible. No sugar added, only agave or rice syrup in the desserts.

 

Vinnies –  @vinnies_amsterdam – Located on the Haarlemmerstaraat they offer great organic food catering to gluten free and vegan diets, Salads, sandwiches, soups and daily specials.

 

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Dinner

 

Meatless District @meatless_districtA trendy bar and vegetarian restaurant, a great place to meet with friends in the evening and enjoy some healthy food and a glass of wine.

 

Fifteen Amsterdam @fifteen_amsterdamAre you wanting something a bit more chic? Try Jamie Olivers’ Amsterdam Restaurant. A wonderful range of dishes that please both the stomach and the eyes. Get your posh dress on and spoil yourself!

 

Rainarai @rainarairestaurantGo and try some delicious Algerian food. A nomadic restaurant at the Westergasfabriek serving meat and vegetarian dishes using organic produce. You can even enjoy your meal in the traditional Algerian way sitting on cushions at low tables.

 

Favourite Juice BarDr. Blend  @drblend – Situated on Herenstraat – The best place for all your juice and smoothie needs. Also providing 1-3 day detox packages for that ultimate health kick! They also serve some tasty salads and vegetarian wraps and burgers.

 

 

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Exercise Classes

 

Rocycle@rocyclestudios – Exercise in style at this new spinning studio in Amsterdam. Their ‘Party on a Bike’ motto brings a new meaning to the spinning class and offers you a full body workout whilst partying to the latest beats

 

Delight Yoga @delight.yoga – offer a range of yoga classes and workshops at four different locations across the city. Their modern yoga studios create the perfect atmosphere for a much needed de-stress session to connect with your mind body and soul. Namaste!

 

 

Meditation – Happy Yoga Time @happyyogatime – This lovely little yoga studio in the Jordaan District offer a FREE meditation class every Sunday afternoon! A perfect way to finish off your wellness weekend!

 

 

Beauty TreatmentsC. cosmetics and care @c.cosmeticsandcare – Offering only natural and organic beauty products and treatments. Go try their Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture to give your face some deserving TLC.

 

And don’t worry if you forget your exercise gear – Sneaker District @sneakerdistrict – is a great place to buy some stylish footwear if you forget your sneakers.

 

As always, you can shop our refined selection at lafemmeprojects.com for the best active wear brands online. We will deliver it to you same day in Amsterdam.

 

So come and enjoy your Wellness Weekend in Amsterdam and experience the best health and wellness spots in the city.

 

 

 

Wellness Weekend in Amsterdam, written by Helen Turner. Credit photos from W Amsterdam, Delight Yoga, Meatless District, Dignita Cafe and Joris Lam.

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