A nice restaurant in the city center? Meet Bo nam amsterdam
One day I hope to travel around Vietnam. It’s high in my bucket-list for 2017! One of the reasons for that is that I LOVE Vietnamese food. Luckily for me I don’t have to travel all the way to Vietnam for that. For my Vietnamese food cravings I’m going to Bo Nam in de Lange Leidsedwarsstraat now. And while finding a hot restaurant in the heart of the city center can be hard, restaurant tycoon Casper Reinders did it again. Twice the past few months, because he also opened another hotspot at the Spuistraat called Blue Boy. Also a great choice, but today I’m telling you all about Bo Nam!
the menu x Bo Nam Amsterdam
The location of Bo Nam is not completely new. I think you probably know the location of Bo Nam already. This le bistro Viet Namien opened in the front part of restaurant classic Bo Cinq. Two restaurant concept under one roof.
On the menu of Bo Nam you find delicious Vietnamese dishes with international influences. All dishes are perfect for sharing, which I always like when it’s about Asian food and I have a date night with my love. Order around four small to medium dishes, two large dishes and share the dessert and you will be satisfied when you’re done. What to expect on the menu of Bo Nam in Amsterdam? Oysters fromBo Nam, fresh Spring Rolls with surf ‘n turf or fish, steak tartare, scallop salad, pineapple salad, Pho Bo Nam, Spare Ribs and Mekong Shrimp to share some expamles. Make sure to leave some room for dessert because the Lemongrass Crème Brulee is delicious and original. My personal favourites I tried so far? You can find them in the pictures below! The Imperial Rolls, Spring Roll Tuna, Grilled Red Pepper Dorade, Spare Ribs, Steak Tartare and Pineapple Salad are enough reason for me to go back soon.
If you know the other restaurants of Casper Reinders, like Lion Noir, you know that the interior design is always unique and spot on. At Bo Nam Amsterdam you will be surprised by the art on the walls and the mural of Skulljan. If you’re going with friends make sure to reserve one of the booths in the front and if it’s just the two of you I like the small tables in the back the best. For this newest hotspot Reinders teamed up with Bao An Nguyen Phuoc, Nghia Huynh, Thuan Hoang en Ho Kai Yen who are known from Dynasty, Lion Noir en Woo Bros.
The address of Bo Nam in Amsterdam is Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 53-59.
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
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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.
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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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Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 53-59Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)