As you already know I live in The Netherlands, it might be a small country but we have quite a few beautiful cities. Of course, Holland is well-known for its trademarks like windmills, Gouda cheese and tulips, but a lot of these things are really exaggerated. People from all over the world seem to think that there is a coffeeshop on every street-corner here in Holland, like there is a Starbucks on every street-corner in New-York, but it’s not like that at all ;).
I live in Southern Holland, nearby the city Tilburg, I personally quite like Tilburg, because there are a lot of well known shops, for example: Zara, The Bodyshop, H&M etc. There are also a few very nice Hotspots, where you can just chill out and relax :).
1. Mugs and Muffins:
I personally really like this little coffeeshop thingy, because they sell absolutely delicious food, from pies to cake to muffin. My personal favourite is the blueberry muffin, and if you are short in time, they have a take-away option too!
Address:Willem II Straat 57
This is a modern lunchspot in the centre, they sell clothes and homeware as well . My favourite treats are applepie and orange juice, I ordered those and they were absolutely fantastic, I’d definitely recommend this for a nice little lunch catch-up with a friend or with your mum.
Address: Pieter Vreedeplein 50
3. Happy Italy
Happy Italy, is an ordinary Italian restaurant, where they obviously sell pizzas, salads and pastas, but the food is very good and the prices are actually not high at all! A Margharita pizza only costs 5 euros and tastes delicious. The only thing that kind of annoys me is that this restaurant is very popular which results in a line of people queing outside the restaurant until there is a free table.
Anvers is a restaurant located at the OudeMarkt street, you can order snacks, lunch (they have amazing croque monsieurs) and after 5 pm they serve 3-course dinners. There is a very nice atmosphere, you can have a proper conversation, and the staff is very helpfull. They also have a terrace where you can hide behind your paper and observe people walking by ;)
Address: Oude Markt 8
See you soon!