soon you’ll go to the westerpark for the best ribs and much more!
Good news for those who, just like me, regularly go to Braai for a bite. You know, that BBQ kiosk close to the Vondelpark with a nice terrace by the water in the summer? Their second location at Westerpark is open! I’ve cut down on meat, but when I do it, I do it well. I love the spare ribs at Braai. They’re so tasty en tender! When I don’t feel like cooking and crave some comfort food this is my standard place to order from.
This second location has a nice terrace that has room for around 50 guests. Braai Westerpark is open seven days a week from 4PM which makes it the perfect spot for a drink at the end of the day.
menu x Braai Westerpark
When it comes to the menu, it will be the same as Braai at the Vondelpark for the most part, but theire are a couple of new dishes. And the side dishes will be getting more attention. Lastly the concept will be anything but ordinary and on the menu you will find barbecue dishes from all over the world. Braai Westerpark will also be a self-service concept where you order at the bar and pick up your food at the kitchen when it’s ready. This is a concept often seen in the USA in BBQ restaurant and I like it! Also a plus: the food, despite using only the best meat, will be more affordable because they don’t have extra costs due to personnel.
Have a seat at one of the long tables and really experience that outdoorsy feeling that’s associated with barbequeing. But then the whole year through!
And… not too bad: now we’re not allowed to have a BBQ in the Vondelpark anymore they’re moving the antique cargo bikes with BBQ of Braai to the Westerpark as well. Lots of fun when you have something to celebrate and you want to have a careless barbeque with friends!
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.
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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