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Ecole Amsterdam: Living room restaurant in De Pijp

19 May 2016

ecole amsterdam is the new living room of De pijp

When I think of a ‘nice place to eat in De Pijp’, the option of the Marie Heinekenplein will not easily come to mind. Often too crowded and too touristy. But perhaps that’ll change now Ecole Amsterdam has arrived. Because this new all day spot with the appearance of a living room has one mission: establish a name in Amsterdam!

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ecole amsterdam 600x450How do they want to achieve that mission at Ecole Amsterdam? By creating a cozy setting and offering a versatile menu. And indeed, the menu is quite versatile. As the name ecole suggests, you can expect a touch of French here. For lunch it’ll be the classic croque monsieur et madame, the French onion soup and the Liege salad. However, the versatile character is created by the mix with typical classics of Amsterdam. So you can also find a sandwich ‘halfom’, the Zeedijk and a sandwich Old Amsterdam on the menu. The same mix goes up for dinner. There goes the choice of poussins, confit de canard and entrecote to stew with fries and cod.

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The name not only refers to the French ‘school’ and the accompanying dishes, but it’s also a nod to the Amsterdam School artists whose names are on the nearby street signs. If you look closely, you can also see that in the interior. There is an old school desk, metal lockers and the menus are served in green sign folders. But also the French bar stands out, decorated with typical Parisian lights. Will this be the new living room of De Pijp? Let’s see!

Check the website of Ecole Amsterdam for more information!


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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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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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