Recognized as the city’s trendiest place to be, Amsterdam-Noord offers some of the most cutting-edge architecture, art studios and creative start-ups, new bars and restaurants and am mega flea market once a month. This creative hub is an essential visit for anyone in the area.
Stretching from the leafy Bergmannstraße all the way to the river at Oberbaumbrücke, this distinctly Turkish part of town is really the place to see and to be seen in. From the eclectic bars, affordable Turkish eateries, boutique stores on the hip Oranienstraße, a legendary club scene and even a floating swimming pool.
GRUNERLOKKA – OSLO
Grunerløkka is Olso’s edgier and trendier district. Explore the Birkelunden flea market on Sundays, visit designer shops or the numerous galleries, before taking a break at one of the many artisan coffee shops or microbreweries in the vicinity.
Sweden oozes cool. Stockholm’s Södermalm, with its relaxed and creative vibe, fantastic spots to eat and drink and unique boutiques offering Swedish fashion only seals this reputation. Söder is also home to one of the most reputable art bookstores in Europe, Konst-ig dedicated to art, architecture, graphic design and fashion. Before leaving the area, climb up to Fjällgatan and Monteliusvägen to take in a panoramic view of the city.
Kallio is Helsinki’s brunch central.
Nørrebro is a must-see. As well as being a gastronomic hotspot, the area’s Jægersborggade is a delightful cobbled street full of coffee shops, bakeries, vintage clothes stores, pubs and wine bars. There’s even a café bar where you can do your laundry.
THE ‘HIPSTER TRIANGLE’ – DUBLIN
You’ll never be too far from an organic, vegan or locally cultivated dishes – or a Mason jar beverage – in the Hipster Triangle. Everything here is home-grown and carefully crafted and there’s even the chance to learn how to make your own wedding ring.
DALSTON – LONDON
Dalston’s many bars, restaurants, clubs, art-book stores, vintage and record shops and spaces dedicated to art and design ooze the vibe. Failing that, there’s always Shoreditch – so last season.
CANAL ST.MARTIN – PARIS
On a warm summer’s evening simply join crowds of young locals on the side of the Canal St. Martin. The whole area up to the Point Ephémère cultural center which hosts concerts, exhibitions and artist studios is lined with bars and bakeries.