at Barrica Amsterdam you’re getting that summer feeling
Barrica Amsterdam opened her doors not so long ago in West and of course we had to check it out to try and taste the menu. Barrica, Wine & Foodbar, makes its name proud. ‘Cause not only the Italian and Spanish wines on the menu and the lovely tapas and Italian dishes are giving you that Mediterranean feeling, also the interior is making you feel like you’re abroad. When we walked in we got surprised by the huge wine bottles where you can see the wine menu on. There’s bar seating and long tables that welcome everyone for walk-in dinners. The lights are dimmed and the place looks so cozy. Perfect for a date night!
The steak tartare is a must try at barrica amsterdam, TRUST US
But back to the food. As usual we weren’t able to choose so we trusted the waiter with our first course. Oysters. Yikes! Every time I’m trying, every time im failing. I just don’t like them. No worries, Your;bb’s Anne will eat them all, #feedanne!
After the oysters and bubbles we were ready for the main dishes. On the menu of Barrica you can find famous tapas and antipasti dishes. that are all medium sized and perfect for sharing. We had the burrata, Italian eggplant lasagna, cod in tomato sauce and steak tartare. All delicious! Make sure you get the steak tartare, very good just as all the other dishes we had. And they’re not only delicious, they also look beautiful. Really nice: te dishes are made by a chef who’s in his early twenties. We think it’s a talent to watch!
Barrica Amsterdam is a lovely restaurant with good wine and really good food. We didn’t really expect something different from the little sister of Dikke Graaf. You can find Barrica, Wine & Foodbar in West at the Wilhelminastraat 109. Cheers!
New: Because we always know new restaurants are coming, but there’s almost no information available, we’re sharing a list with all the new restaurants where you can eat soon. Stay up to date!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
Let’s get social
I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Wilhelminastraat 109Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)
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