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Gitane Amsterdam: your all-day hotspot on Jan Pieter Heijestraat

23 September 2023
Photo credit: © Café Restaurant Gitane Amsterdam

From early morning till late at night: at Café Gitane in Amsterdam-West, located on Jan Pieter Heijestraat, you can go anytime throughout the day. Whether it’s for a small or big appetite, quenching your thirst, or getting that much-needed caffeine boost, this is the place to be. We believe you should visit the new hotspot in Amsterdam-West this summer (and beyond).

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all about the chef and owner of Gitane Amsterdam

The originally Greek chef and owner, Angelo Kremmydas, is no stranger to the restaurant world. He spent three years in the kitchen at London’s Nopi under the guidance of the renowned Ottolenghi. There, he realized the importance of creating his own spice blends, and the rest is history. He learned the tricks of the trade and eventually moved to Amsterdam, where he was appointed as the executive chef of BAUT. Now, Angelo is at the helm of Café Gitane, where he leads the kitchen and is also a co-owner.

Menu of Café Gitane

The menu at Café Gitane consists of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Alongside kohlrabi, yellow beets, and burrata, you’ll find dishes featuring lamb, côte de boeuf, and cod. Everything is ordered à la carte because Angelo doesn’t like “fuss with fixed menus” – he prefers that you order what you feel like having.

On the menu, you can taste Angelo’s Mediterranean heritage, but above all, it is a blend of cultures and traditions. The steak tartare is made with Indian spices and papadum, and he combines cold-served peppers with original flavour combinations of tahini, black garlic, and orange blossom.

Wine enthusiasts will also be delighted at Café Restaurant Gitane Amsterdam. The wine selection is extensive and precisely what you would hope for. Natural wines are abundant, sourced from Amsterdam’s wine house. They have also carefully considered the accompanying bread (which they happen to get from Amsterdam’s finest sourdough bakery and neighbour, Levain et Le Vin).

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Café Gitane’s great interior design

The interior of Café Gitane is just as visually appealing. You’ll feel welcome and at home with high ceilings, beige walls, light wood, and a blend of Scandinavian design with a laid-back Mediterranean energy. Angelo has already provided an Instagram sneak peek that will excite interior design enthusiasts. In short, this is the new place to be in West. And did we already mention they also have great outdoor seating?

Reservations are available for dinner, lunch, and drinks are available for walk-ins as well. You can visit Café Gitane throughout the day: the breakfast menu is just as good as the dinner, and we haven’t even mentioned the snacks yet. So, no matter what time of day you’re craving a drink, a cup of coffee, a meal, or a snack, Gitane Amsterdam is now your go-to spot.

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do

Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
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
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
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
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.
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.
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.

Let’s get social

I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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