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Paris sweetness in De Pijp

“In Paris, people care a lot about the quality of food. In Amsterdam the price or quantity of food is sometimes more important. But it seems to be changing. Amsterdammers care more and more about good ingredients and are happy to pay a bit more for high quality food or drinks. That’s why I opened my patisserie here last year. I want to introduce Amsterdammers to the art of French pastry making. ” Parisian Audrey Krief is the owner of ‘My Little Patisserie’ in De Pijp. ‘My Little Patisserie’ is a small café with the best éclairs I have ever tasted. Audrey learned to make patisserie in the French capital and now cycles every day on her VanMoof bike to her own cafe to make these little delights for Dutchies. We asked her to be our Cyclist of the Month.
Interviewing Audrey, owner of My Little Patisserie, she is our cyclist of the month. Interview will be online tomorrow @vanmoof #vanmoofbike #patisserie #parisian #parisiangirl #depijp #frenchinamsterdam #eclairs #velo #cyclechic #lotsixtyonecoffee #vanmo

Paris in Amsterdam

When you enter My Little Patisserie, you feel like being in Paris. French magazines, a map of Paris on the wall and often you hear people speaking French. Audrey: “It’s nice how many customers start speaking French to me. Almost all Dutch people learned it at high school and here in this little French place, they like to practice. Often my conversations go from French to English to Dutch without us even noticing that we spoke so many different languages.”

Audrey from My Little Patisserie

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“I started my career in the movie industry. I worked for 4 years in Australia and New Zealand. When I came back to Paris, I wanted to learn something new. I wanted to make something instead of sitting behind my computer.” That’s why Audrey decided to learn the art of patisserie making at the Ecole de Boulangerie et de Pâtisserie de Paris. After that she worked in a famous Parisian patisserie. “It had always been my dream to start my own business. This dream came true last December, when I opened this place in De Pijp.”
Audrey from My Little Patisserie

Amsterdam vs. Paris

“I love living in Amsterdam. Amsterdammers are more relaxed than Parisians. I think cycling really contributes to this relaxed lifestyle. In Paris you see people during their long commutes sitting unhappy in full metros or buses. In Amsterdam people spend their energy on cycling instead of on being frustrated or angry. The smaller size of the city and the more relaxed atmosphere makes the quality of life in Amsterdam higher than in Paris. I do miss the great shopping in Paris. Clothes, food, patisserie, there is so much choice there!” Audrey from My Little Patisserie

Thank you Audrey for bringing this sweet part of French cuisine to Amsterdam. Eating an éclair au chocolat or choux vanille fraise et rose once in a while, definitely makes the quality of life in our city even better!

  • Visit the website of My Little Patisserie
  • Audrey is looking for a barista to help her on Sundays. Send her an email if you’re interested: audrey[at]mylittlepatisserie.nl
  • Want to learn how to make real French eclairs? Audrey starts with workshops in September. Contact her for more information.

Amsterdam tip #36

Whats the first thing you should do when you’re invited into a canal house in Amsterdam? Especially one on the third floor? 

Run to the window and admire the view! First the gables. Then the rooftops and roof gardens. And then the street below. (Then obsessively take photos of people biking by.)
  

  
 
   

     
   


Instamonth: July’s top 10 Instagram pics

Check out Amsterdam Cycle Chic’s top 10 Instagram pics of July.

1. Tutu skirt cycling

2. Another bike going for a walk

And another bike going for a walk! see more on our blog amsterdamcyclechic.com #velo #bike #bikeams #cyclechic

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3. Saturday night on Dam square

4. Summer hat

5. Chatting on a cold summer day

6. Let the sun shine

Let the sun shine in your hair and start your Friday evening #tgif #amsterdam #plantage #cyclepath #bike #velo #bici #bikeams #cyclechic

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7. A bicycle windmill

8. Walking home along the Amstel

Walking home along the Amstel #Amsterdam #bikes #bikeams #dutchbike #panniers

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9. Cycling in the countryside

Cycling in the countryside #achterhoek #Vierakker #thenetherlands #holidaysinthenetherlands #dutchsummer #cycling #thenetherlands

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10. Cyclists of the month: Pancake and ice cream makers

Instamonth
Are you already following us on Instagram? You should, if you want to learn more about Amsterdam’s cycling culture and enjoy the diversity of cyclists and bikes in Amsterdam’s streets. Every month we will post the most liked Instagram shots here on our blog.


Winding down

After a big Gay Pride weekend the locals are soaking up the late afternoon sun and biking home…goodnight Amsterdam.

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By Mel


Snuggle up for sunset

Grab your bike and your love and head out to your favorite vista for tonight’s sunset. It’s bound to be a good one.


Wedges vs Flip flop

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by Aude

Flip flop for the driver, wedges for the passenger. Logic you would think. Maybe but I promise the opposite is also possible! In this case full confidence as you can see her hand in pocket, just chilling on the bike luggage rack


Sport after school

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Boys or girls, Dutchies are very sportive, so you wont be surprised to see them cycling to sport after school
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Many of them are playing field hockey twice a week. Some go alone, others get a ride by sweet Mummy..

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by Aude


Instamonth: May’s top 10 Instagram pictures

Check out Amsterdam Cycle Chic’s top 10 Instagram pics of May.

1. Bikes parked on the bridges of the old canals

2. Speedy cycle chicster

3. D is for Daddy

4. “Black addicted”

5. Bike lane signs

6. Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, first woman to bicycle around the world

7. Cycling high!

Cycling high! #amsterdam #oost #racefiets #cycling #parking #trafficsign #nofilter #cyclechic

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8. Following their shadows

9. Father and son cycling through a park

10. Amsterdam style: looking good, but not spending a penny on your bike

Instamonth
Are you already following us on Instagram? You should, if you want to learn more about Amsterdam’s cycling culture and enjoy the diversity of cyclists and bikes in Amsterdam’s streets. Every month we will post the most liked Instagram shots here on our blog.


Schools out

When I was growing up we had to wear uniforms to school. In Amsterdam these girls are super happy to display their own threads on their way home from school…with bikes to match!

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By Mel.


The conversation

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Some people are gifted in the art of conversation. And they excel in it. Nothing would hinder them, not even a trip through the city. When you get them started, you can’t get them stop it. They are great company, unless they are too tall, they could be an obstacle to your driving capacity!

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