At Café Binnenvisser Amsterdam you can hang out for hours
Think of the brown cafes in Amsterdam and then imagine a light brown pub. A place where you can have drinks at the bar for hours, but also can order a good bottle of wine. Bob Nagel and Maarten Bloem opened up the cozy Café Binnenvisser Amsterdam a while ago on the Bilderdijkstraat and we can assure you: this is the place where you want to have a beer this weekend and go for a snack with friends.
Bob and Maarten helped with the construction of cinema, wine bar and restaurant FC Hyena and developed a love for natural wines. The idea of starting something for themselves was there, but the concept not quit yet. Until the wines! And YES, here was Café Binnenvisser Amsterdam. An Amsterdam café where you can taste a lot of natural wines and can enjoy a 3-course menu, but you can also have a beer at the bar and order your favourite main course.
weekly changing menu at Café Binnenvisser Amsterdam
Café Binnenvisser Amsterdam is a simple and affordable dining café where you can order a menu, but also just a main course. Expect a good plate of food with super fresh and quality ingredients. The focus is often on vegetables, but fish and meat lovers are also not forgotten. The menu usually consists of two entrees, 1 main course (always a vega option) and 2 desserts. The chefs are old chefs from De Vergulde Eenhoorn and Restaurant MOS, better said; this can’t go wrong ;-)
To keep it special, the menu changes weekly. What can you order over here? Think of dishes like smoked trout, chantarelles and white wine sauce or stuffed pumpkin with chestnut miso or go for truffle pearl barley with parmigiano and roasted cabbage with dukkah, potato & horseradish mousseline and king boleet. I keep looking at the desserts too; fig pasta with curd and pistachio, chocolate fudge with rosemary and poached pear with spiced bisquit … Oh my!
Besides the weekly menu they alsof have a bar menu where you can order delicious food like oysters, sardines from Portugal, charcuterie from Baambrugge, cheeses from farmer Kef and French bread from baker Niemeijer. Ps: The prices are great too. The main courses are between €12.50 and € 17.50 and a 3 -course menu is around € 25.
The Amsterdam café also looks like a brown bar, think of lots of brown wood, bar stools, stained glass windows and vintage and second-hand furniture to finish the picture. Ps: The men even made some of their furniture themselves. This is a place where you want to spend some hours!
Café binnenvisser amsterdam grew-up with these men
Fun fact: The name Café Binnenvisser Amsterdam comes from the street where the boys met each other years ago. Bob lived for 8 years on the Binnen Vissersstraat in the Jordaan, it became a spot where al friends came together to have dinner or drinks (so now and then a little partying too). Café Binnenvisser is a grown-up version of that place.
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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Photocredits: Café Binnenvisser
Bilderdijkstraat 36Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)
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