An Interview With...
Influencer, Tedje Fliers
Owner of Speak Easy Agency, girl-about-town and DJ, Tedje Fliers, gives us the low down on what’s happening in Amsterdam …
Photo by: Neeltje de Vries.
Tedje, tell us a bit about you and what you do for a living …
I own a marketing and communications agency in the city centre of Amsterdam, where we look after several lifestyle and corporate clients. At night, I’m a DJ and play tech-house in several clubs, private parties and festivals. Music is my creative outlet!
We want to know what’s new and worth taking note of. Who’s making their mark in Amsterdam …
Restaurant: Recently opened at the Spuistraat 3, is restaurant Joya. It’s Thai-Japanese-French fusion. Absolutely delicious! The design is amazing and the food is so yummy. If the weather is nice you can enjoy their outside terrace. Very, very good food and walking distance from Canal House.
Shop: I love all the small boutiques in The Nine Streets area, but my favourite right now must be Miuse at the Runstraat 25. They have a wide range of affordable to mid-high fashion brands and a mixture of interior and lifestyle products. It’s run by two cool sisters, love to support them!
Fashion label: Hands down: Le Café Noir Studio, it’s so fashionable and comfortable at the same time. Let’s you relax in your sweats but definitely has a feminine touch.
Best place to let your hair down?
I think renting a boat, enjoying the canals and the company of good friends. We often close the office early, just to get a few hours of sun and to enjoy great wine and conversation. It’s worth every euro!
Best spot for a recovery breakfast?
Well, when you’re hungover you just want greasy stuff and ‘breakfast’ turns into brunch. So, my perfect hangover cure is devouring a big plate of the BEST nacho’s in Amsterdam at Harlem, located at Haarlemmerstrat 77. Also a short walking distance from Canal House.
I have two favourites. Where I live, in De Pijp and where I work, in De Jordaan. De Pijp is a nice, young neighbourhood with the big Albert Cuyp market in the center, making it a very vibrant area. Everything I need is within 100 meters walking distance. Good food, coffee and shopping. De Jordaan is the historical city centre and everything is just so beautiful around here. It’s the beating heart of Amsterdam.
If you want to get away from it all, where do you go?
I don’t necessarily want to get away from it all, as I love the city! But it’s always nice to visit A’dam Tower in Noord, which has stunning views as you look out across Amsterdam. Try the restaurant, the food is great too!
With a stream of festivals and events coming through Amsterdam, which is your favourite?
Gay Pride on August 4th, the whole city is mayhem and the parade is soooo fun, they really put in an effort.
If you had 24 hours in Amsterdam, what would make your must-do list?
Noooo that is too short! Of course all of the above, but also:
• Have breakfast at Canal House overlooking the garden
• Rent a boat via Barqo or Mokum Boats
• Have lunch at Vietnamese Restaurant Bo Nam
• Do some shopping in the Nine Streets and maybe De Bijenkorf (mall at Dam Square)
• Have a beer and ‘bitterballen’ at Café de Jordaan
• Change into a party outfit
• Have dinner at Sal Muera
• Party in one of Amsterdam’s coolest clubs; Nyx, Supperclub, Jimmy Woo, Shelter, Claire or De School!