Café Felperlaan Amsterdam

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Café Felperlaan Amsterdam: the café in West that unites the neighbourhood

25 June 2024
Photo credit: © Café Felperlaan, @cafefelperlaan

You still know Café Felperlaan Amsterdam (Amsterdam-West) as Restaurant Felperlaan. The place recently changed its name and concept. Hospitality entrepreneurs Benten Wijnen and Lila Felperlaan wanted to give something back to the neighbourhood: create a place where people can come together. And for that, the threshold must be low, they believe.

Why you should visit Café Felperlaan

The ambitions of the new Café Felperlaan are high. Not only does co-owner Lila want to become ‘the best hostess in Amsterdam’, but they also strive to create a place that stands for connection. They believe the dishes need to be more down-to-earth and accessible. This was not the case at their former Restaurant Felperlaan, but at Café Felperlaan, things are changing. You may find the atmosphere similar to other establishments, which makes sense. Sandwich shop Toni and coffee shop Mundi are owned by the same people.

The owners have bigger ambitions; the extra space in Café Felperlaan allows for private dining and events. There are plans for children’s theatre, pancake parties, and spoken word evenings. To involve the neighbourhood even more, residents of the care home further down always get a discount on their bills. This way, everyone gets the chance to enjoy their lovely terrace.

Menu Café Felperlaan Amsterdam

The dishes on Café Felperlaan Amsterdam’s menu do not need much embellishment; they are simply good in their simplicity. Lila refers to influences from Café Restaurant Amsterdam but with a French twist. The reference is unsurprising, as the owner gained over fifteen years of experience there.

Where Restaurant Felperlaan conjured up a four-course menu, the fryer and grill are now working overtime. Their farm chicken is a hit, as are the delicious freshly baked fries they serve. But other dishes, such as a classic Caesar salad, steak tartare, and ravioli, are also a hit. You can enjoy your drinks with a good snack on the side: the oyster mushroom and shrimp croquettes are a must-try, as are the charcuterie and snails if you like them. All in all, Café Felperlaan is now the entrepreneurs’ dream – setting up a meeting place for the neighbourhood. A café where you can join multiple times a week for a good meal or a cosy drink and where you always encounter familiar faces.

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Café Felperlaan Amsterdam

© Café Felperlaan, @cafefelperlaan

Café Felperlaan Amsterdam

© Café Felperlaan, @cafefelperlaan

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
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AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
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 several locations in Amsterdam.

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Café Felperlaan

Hoofdweg 141

Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)
restaurantfelperlaan.nl
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