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Carels Amsterdam: cosy neighbourhood restaurant in De Pijp

3 April 2016

remember the corner of the F. halsstraat? Meet carels Amsterdam!

First it was Carels, then it became The Dutchess and later it was Brasserie Frans (which I was a big fan of!). And now it’s back to Carels Amsterdam again. A cozy neighbourhood slash French brasserie on the corner of the Frans Halsstraat and the Saenredamstraat. The interior has not changed much since the Dutchess. Café style at the bar and orangery and covered tables in the restaurant area.

Carels Amsterdam

Carels Amsterdam

I recently had lunch there on a lazy Saturday after I visited the Albert Cuyp market. On the daily menu at Carels you’ll find classic dishes such as steak tartare, Caesar salad and lobster bisque, but also croquettes from Holtkamp with bread and a sandwich with pastrami. I went for the steak tartare for lunch! In the evening, for instance, you’ll eat Chateaubriand (yum!), meat, the catch of the day or lamb chops. In the weekend the bar is cosy crowded with buzzling people, like!

Carels Amsterdam

Carels Amsterdam is such cosy neighbourhood restaurant, I think every neighbourhood should have one!

Even if it’s just about the pretty floors ;-)

Carels Amsterdam

Carels Amsterdam


>> Food & Drinks >>
Paskamer >> Volt >> Venster 33 >> Americano Bar & Kitchen >> Wasserette >> Scandinavian Embassy>> CT Coffee & Coconuts >> Geflipt >> Bakers and Roasters >> Juice Brothers

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All the Luck in the World >> Gathershop >> Anna + Nina >> Hutspot >> Felice >> Thrift Shop >>Blackbirds >> Kolifleur >> Wild >> Things I like, Things I love

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.

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