Fine dinging at Dikke Graaf Amsterdam
There’s a great new hotspot in Amsterdam Old West: restaurant Dikke Graaf! Since about three months opened at the Wilhelmina in Amsterdam. Last weekend I went there to eat a bite with the boyfriend and we were immediately blown away by the rough yet warm interior, little terrace and chill atmosphere. Furthermore you get a real personal treatment here and some delicious food. The menu features a variety of small dishes to share. And as you know I am a huge fan of shared dining!
De geboeders Graave
Dikke Graaf in Amsterdam was founded and is run by two brothers. They wanted to create a place where people can meet and have a good time and I can tell you: they succeeded! Although Dikke Graaf is still mostly known by people from the neighborhood, I’m sure won’t regret taking your bike for a ride to have a drink or bite here. It is such a nice place! Both inside hanging at the bar or sitting at the large table or outside on the sunny terrace. Please note: only open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 15:00.
Share bites and taste it all
On the menu of Dikke Graaf in Amsterdam you’ll find different small dishes. Perfect, because then you can try all the dishes ánd you get to share with your table companion. Think of antipasti such as oysters, brushetta, sashimi of salmon, buffalo mozzarella with homemade pesto, garlic prawns, rillette of duck and fillet of Iberico. You can also order some classic dishes such as steak tartare (my all-time favorite!) and tournedos. And are you really hungry? The chef serves varying salad, pasta, fish and meat dishes. We tried a number of dishes from the antipasti and of course I could not resist ordering the steak tartare. What was it delicious! Super fresh food where the ingredients are mainly purchased from local entrepreneurs and of high quality. We really enjoyed every bit of it!
Dikke Graaf Amsterdam
More hotspots in Amsterdam West?
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.
Let’s get social
I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Wilhelminstraat 153Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)
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