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The latest posts from A-mag - Amsterdam’s city magazine. Created especially for international visitors and residents, it's packed full of insider tips for what to do and what to see in the city. Pick up your copy at an I amsterdam Visitor Centre, or see the current issue online.
January 17, 2017

Trend watch: Urban jungle

The latest posts from A-mag - Amsterdam’s city magazine. Created especially for international visitors and residents, it's packed full of insider tips for what to do and what to see in the city. Pick up your copy at an I amsterdam Visitor Centre, or see the current issue online.

The tropical trend that saw Prada devotees donning vibrant hibiscus-print tops and floral art dresses has seeded a proliferation of jungle-inspired décor around the world – and nowhere more so than Amsterdam’s new wave of bars and restaurants.

At Bar Botanique the colour scheme is jovial jungle-green, from its concrete floor to the velvet benches, marble table tops and soaring ceilings, with a spectacular tropical tiled bar and plenty of plants.

The horticultural theme – often in the form of living walls or hanging baskets – can also be seen at recently opened PARK, Brooks and Benji’s. ‘It’s a way of bringing nature inside to create an urban oasis,’ explains David Markx, Manager at Benji’s, an all-day breakfast café where ferns cascade down a central staircase and flowers are found on every table.

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Get green fingered at Amsterdam’s Bar Botanique

Wild about botanicals? Take the tropics home with jungle-patterned porcelain plates and palm-printed cushions courtesy of Dutch décor brand HKliving.

Bar Botanique // Eerste van Swindenstraat 581

Benji’s // Wibautstraat 196

HK Living // Various locations

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