Take a look at The Bank. No, this isn’t a Hollywood movie, but the name of a beautiful Starbucks concept store in Amsterdam.
Opened on March 8, 2012, the 430 square metre (4,500 sqf) store is located in the vault of the historic Amsterdamsche Bank. Among other things, it features a floor-to-ceiling mural celebrating the history of Dutch coffee traders, repurposed Dutch oak throughout the space, antique Delft blue tiles, a ceiling sculpture created from 1,876 hand-cut wooden blocks, and a wall clad in recycled bicycle inner tubes.
At the Coffee Theatre, baristas will “develop new coffee brewing methods” and offer “small batch reserve coffees available nowhere else on the continent.”
If you are a Twitter user, you can try following Starbucks’ tweets. For example, the bakery tweet out ‘warm cookies’ the minute a fresh batch rolls out of the oven.
Herengracht 595 1017 CE