every neighbourhood should have hidden gems like Graham’s Kitchen
In a cosy corner building in the quiet part of De Pijp recently Graham’s Kitchen Amsterdam opened its doors. A neighborhood restaurant+ where the food is really good, but where you can still eat in a casual atmosphere. I went there the other night with my love on our weekly date night and I had the best time. It was extensive dining with delicious gourmet cuisine and some beautiful pairing wines. I feel like going back already to dine at the cosy terrace, but first I will tell you everything about my evening at Graham’s Kitchen Amsterdam!
You might have heard of the chef called Graham Mee. The British chef used to work for Le Restaurant*. I must admit that its a pleasure to see those chefs opening up their own restaurant. At Graham’s Kitchen Amsterdam you can order a three – to six course dinner with pairing (and affordable!) wines. To give you an idea: three courses cost € 38,-, six courses € 62,-.
The menu changes with the seasons and will surprise you in terms of flavour combinations. During my date nights, I think it is always lovely to start the evening with a glass of bubbles. It’s festive and it brings you in the ultimate vibe for a great evening! At Graham’s Kitchen Amsterdam you will get instantly surprised with a few amuses from the house which will make you curious to the rest of the menu!
The dishes we get served during our dinner at Graham’s Kitchen Amsterdam are absolutely delicious. The plates look as beautiful as little paintings (the influence of the Michellinstars). A must-visit for when you want to go out for dinner with your lover or some friends and you want to have a culinary outstanding meal for an affordable price. Enjoy!
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.
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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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