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Bartack Amsterdam: the newest neighborhood spot in Amsterdam-West

31 October 2016

you don’t want to get up at bartack amsterdam!

When you cross the Hoofdweg and continue on the Postjesweg in Amsterdam-West, you won’t find any nice bars or cafes anymore. Okay, a few doors down the intersection you find IJsmanschap on your right, but it’s actually quite surprising that – so close to the Rembrandtpark – a fine retreat in the form of a bar is nowhere to be found. Or you should go into the direction of Mercatorplein or Overtoom… This ’emptiness’ was also noticed by the men behind Bar Spek and Forno and thus they decided it was time for change: Bartack Amsterdam is open!

You find Bartack just a few doors beyond IJsmanschap. It’s the last building just before the park. The building that used to be chapel, then served as a mosque, followed by years of vacancy. Now the whole thing as been renovated to become the newest all day spot of the neighborhood. Champions can go there for breakfast from 08.00 hours and enjoy various breakfast bowls or delicious egg dishes. In fact, breakfast can be ordered all day! And additionally, you can also – as befits a good neighborhood pub – sit down for lunch, dinner and drinks

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For the evenings that means that you can choose among vegetable dishes like BBQ vegetables on oak and vegetable tajine and sides as a half grilled spring chicken or the catch of the day. For the perfect snack during your drinking game pitas with hummus and a choice of toppings like dukkah, roasted cauliflower and BBQ pulled pork belly are served. Hmm, sounds like all the ingredients to stay all day & night, right? And yes, that’s what they count on! They have a huge sofa, lots of lazy chairs and a very nice bar all waiting for you to be seated. Will Bartack Amsterdam be as cozy as Bar Spek and Forno? We reckon yes!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
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
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.
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.

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