Make-overs, fresh new menus, and brand new hotspots: these are my weekend tips for Amsterdam! Check out where you can eat the most delicious Crèpe Suzette EVER, enjoy a fancy, typical Dutch high tea and have dinner at a hotspot where you can try the indoor skater ramp when you finish…
Where can you try this divine Crèpe Suzette..? Keep reading ;-) / Weekend tips for Amsterdam
1. Café Americain
Having dinner at this stunning Art Deco restaurant at the Leidse Square is an experience. Café Americain has had a recent make-over and chef Peter Gast is now running the kitchen. I loved my dinner! The carpaccio with truffle is highly recommended and the Boeuf Bourguignon with puff pastry is finger licking good too. The tartare is prepared at your table! Quite an event… At Café Americain you find classic French dishes on the menu, perfectly prepared. On Fridays, after the Oyster & Champagne event, there is live jazz music that will make you feel like you’re going back in time. Beautiful place, delicious food.
Leidseplein 28, Amsterdam
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2. So Dutch High Tea, Hotel de l’Europe
From Thursday untill Sunday you can sit down for a So Dutch High Tea at the impressive Hotel de l’Europe. While you sip on special tea and enjoy typical Dutch treats, you have a beautiful view over Amsterdam. Every last Saturday of the month there is a painter, painting Delfts blue in the lobby! It is a perfect spot for a fancy high tea with your mom or friends. Tip: have some champagne while you’re there…
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, Amsterdam
So Dutch High Tea, Hotel de l’Europe / Weekend tips for Amsterdam
3. Kanarie club
We were the first ones to try the new menu at this cosy hangout and workspot! Try the smoked duck with Peking Duck ‘bitterbal’, hoisin and sesame, or the salmon ceviche with tiger’s milk, corn and guacamole. Yummm! The Gin&Tonic dessert is delicious too. And my favorite red wine is on the menu: the Bacca Nera! Woopwoop! This spot is easygoing and fun and located right next to the busy Foodhallen.
Bellamyplein 51, Amsterdam
4. SkateCafé – Karin & Yvonne
At this urban hotspot in the North of Amsterdam you can skate, because yes there in an indoor skate ramp, have dinner and dance untill late in the evening. Dinner is served from Wednesday untill Sunday. On Thursdays there is a guest chef, so be surprised by the kitchen! You can also book a skate class. Check out the Facebookpage of SkateCafé Karin & Yvonne for all the parties and events in the evening.
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 42, Amsterdam
5. Lunch at Hoofdstad Brasserie
Executive chef Tjaco van Eijken launched a brand new, French menu on the 15th of January and I, lucky bastard, was invited for a tasting. On the menu you find classic French dishes with a unique twist, like the ‘Avocat cuit au barbecue’, with kumquat and goat cheese. The ‘Escargots à la Provençale’ with crouton and tomato are delicious! I have never had them this way. But the absolute showstopper is the Crèpe Suzette! Oh..My..God.. Favorite! I’ll have 5 to go please. You can go for the 3-course BIB Gourmand menu for €37 or order à la carte.
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, Amsterdam
Lunch at Hoofdstad Brasserie / Weekend tips for Amsterdam
6. La Lotteria
My ‘hood’ has a brand new addition: La Lotteria! The Colour Kitchen opened an intimate osteria close to station Amsterdam Zuid. On the menu you find authentic Italian dishes. The restaurant provides jobs for people who have a distance to the labour market and is located in the most sustainable building the Netherlands. The chefs use local and seasonal products to avoid food waste. So no food waste and no social waste! After your dinner you can win a lunch or dinner for 2 in the lottery. Prices are excellent. A 3-course dinner will cost you less than €30. I’ll be back!
Beethovenstraat 200, Amsterdam
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