A perfect place to feel at home
TEXT: BERTHE VAN DEN HURK | PHOTO: CÔTE WISPE
We all love the experience of sitting on an outside terrace in the middle of the bustling city, while enjoying a great cup of coffee, a piece of pie or a delicious meal.
Owner Jessica Sparenberg opened the doors of Côte Wispe in March of this year. The bar-restaurant at the Weesperzijde in the Dutch capitol is a place to feel comfortable and at home. It has a great view of the river Amstel, to which Amsterdam owes its name, and the stylish interior adds to the welcoming atmosphere. For sunny days, the outside terrace offers some of that pleasant liveliness of the city.
The menu has something for everyone, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or if dropping by for a drink. Sparenberg: “Our menu is honest. We prefer fresh and locally produced ingredients – and always make sure to choose quality over quantity.”
The founding story of Côte Wispe is no less unique than the place itself. A trusted and valued crowdfunding website offered the business plan to its investors and within no time, Sparrenberg could start building her dream. “I really love Côte Wispe,” she says. “I’ve been working in the hospitality industry for years, and I still enjoy every bit of it. It’s a great feeling when the customers are able to forget the daily things in life and just enjoy hanging out here with friends or colleagues.”