Our new favourite on the East side! Meet: Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen
Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen at the Javaplein in Amsterdam East just opened the doors andat Your Little Black Book we’re already fan. That’s not that surprising if you consider that restaurant Wilde Zwijnen (the big brother of Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen) is in our top-5 of restaurants for years already. I can’t remember going to Wilde Zwijnen without having a great night with good food and wines. And it’s in my own neighbourhood (Amsterdam East) too!A few weeks ago Faysal already showed us around at Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen where they were working hard to finish the concept. But I already saw that this was going to be a cool place! The tiles on the floor <3, the huge wooden bar and the enthousiasm of the story. Love it! So I booked a table for their opening weekend right away to see the final result and even more important… to taste the food of Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen myself!
The menu at Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen
And trust me… you want to taste the food at Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen yourself! The concept of the menu at Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen is inspired by the Spanish food culture. Medium sized dishes to share with the whole table or to eat at the bar. And then the quality we’re used of from restaurant Wilde Zwijnen. Just delicious! Last week I had dinner with my brother, my sis in law Bianca (remember her from all the NY blogs?) and my love. All dishes are so good! The octopus is super tender, de ray filet delicious and the farm chicken so good I want to have the recipe ;-). Other must tries we already tasted for you are the: clams, cold cuts, paté, pork sausage, beef loin and cheese. Uhm yes, we almost tried the whole menu at Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen. For the other dishes we will check in again soon. Maybe I see you there!
Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen Amsterdam
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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Anne de Buck
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