Gio's by the River Amsterdam

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Gio’s by the River reflects the authentic Italian family feeling

27 January 2024
Photo credit: © Gio's by the River Amsterdam, @gios.amsterdam

Gio’s by the River opened its doors at the beginning of November and quickly grew into a household name in Amsterdam North. Get to know a place like no other and experience authentic Italian cuisine at the new Gio’s.

Gio’s by the River is a dream for every Italy lover

Anyone who quickly gets overstimulated may prefer to skip Gio’s. The Italian restaurant is a cacophony of color, and everywhere you look, you discover new details. A car on the wall, enormous, modern chandeliers, and an extensive color palette make it a unique whole. You feel like you are in another world, and the staff even makes you think that you have ended up in a passionate Italian family.

Menu Gio’s

The menu is just as nice as the unique and overwhelming interior. Because in addition to the furnishings, Gio’s is all about the real Italy in all its simplicity. The dishes originated in various Italian places, such as Piedmont, Lazio, and Calibria. All ingredients are fresh and largely come directly from Italy – you can taste it.

The carpaccio with fresh truffle is an always-good-classic, and the focaccia is also very popular. In terms of pasta, the console is a must-try, and the one with ragù di manzo is just as good. Gio’s by the River also excels in pizzas: their vegetariana is a favorite with many. And if that’s not enough, they also offer an extensive range of cocktails, all prepared in front of you. As befits an authentic Italian, the staff proudly talks about the unique ingredients of everything served, from the shells in the vongole to that one unique liqueur that sets the cocktail apart from the rest. It creates a pleasant atmosphere with a focus on quality. Because at Gio’s, they know better than anyone that good food doesn’t have to be complicated.

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Gio's by the River Amsterdam

© Gio’s Amsterdam, @gios.amsterdam

Gio's by the River Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
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
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
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
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
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 >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
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.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
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.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
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.

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