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Café De Walvis Amsterdam: hotspot at the Spaarndammerstraat!

25 November 2013

Cafe de Walvis Amsterdam at the upcomming neighbourhood in West

Until a year ago I hardly ever went to the Spaarndammer neighbourhood. That all changed when trendy restaurants opened their doors there! My new favourite gastropub is Café De Walvis Amsterdam at the Spaarndammerstraat. They have a huge terrace where you can enjoy watching people in the lively shoppingstreet. And I just love the interior design, they have very cool graffiti on the walls! Kinda like the no nonsense style of Berlin of London.

What’s on the menu this season at Cafe de Walvis Amsterdam?
Café De Walvis Amsterdam serves great pubfood for budget friendly prices. On the
menu are dishes like catch of the day, steak with fries and a burger. I had the fresh ravioli with green beans. A must try! They serve different ravioli every day, made fresh at Holy Ravioli across the street of Café De Walvis. Those guys from Holy Ravioli are true ravioli gods!

3 reasons to go to Café De Walvis Amsterdam:
– The prices at Café De Walvis Amsterdam are budget friendly,like you expect in a pub. Prices on the menu are between € 14, – and € 17, -, fine by me for a quick but tasty meal!
– Cafe de Walvis is a true hotspot in Amsterdam where you can go all day, from lunch to drinks to dinner.
– Not unimportant: Café De Walvis attracts a cool crowd ! A fine mix of neighbors, hipsters and yuppies.

Café De Walvis Amsterdam:

Address: Spaarndammerstraat 516, Amsterdam
Neighborhood: Spaarndammerbuurt
Price level: budget proof if you don’t do 3 courses ;-)
Perfect for: having a drink, pubdinner with friends or lunch with the boyfriend

PS: the Spaarndammerbuurt is one to keep an eye on the coming years, it gets trendier and trendier!
PS: more hotspots are in the Amsterdam Little Black Book. A city guide to Amsterdam with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!

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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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