tv-chef alain caron starts a new hotspot with cafe caron amsterdam
Yes, some very good news for all the food lovers in Amsterdam. Soon a new family company will open its doors in the city. Chef Alain Caron, that we all know from his appearances in Masterchef, will open a bar together with his sons Tom and David: Cafe Caron Amsterdam!
Café Caron is where you used to find Café van Hoeck, on the corner of the Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat and the Frans Halsstraat. The family is going to give the place a whole new look, so they’re busy with renovations now. What that new look is going to be, is still unknown. The same goes for the menu, although we heard something about the French cuisine. Does that mean good wines and good cheese platters? We wouldn’t mind ;-)
The only thing we know is that Cafe Caron Amsterdam is going to be a easy going place with good dishes. Sounds like a good plan! Check their facebook-page or Your Little Black Book to stay up to date about the latest news.
more HOTSPOTS IN DE PIJP?
And have you checked Yourlbb’s other guides per neighbourhood?
Amsterdam Centrum >> Amsterdam Noord >> Amsterdam Oost >> Amsterdam Oud Zuid>>Amsterdam West >> De Baarsjes >> De Wallen >> Haarlemmerbuurt >> Jordaan >> Negen Straatjes>>NDSM Werf>>Rivierenbuurt >> Spaarndammerbuurt >> Stadionbuurt
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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