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Café Restaurant ‘t Heemelrijck: typical Dutch dishes in De Pijp

12 June 2024
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On the Van Woustraat in De Pijp, you can now experience a hefty dose of old Amsterdam, complete with the necessary nostalgia. For that, you need to visit eetcafé ‘t Heemelrijck. You’ll dine at tables with old-fashioned carpets as tablecloths, surrounded by antique wood and photos of Johan Cruijff on the walls. It doesn’t get more Amsterdam than this.

Experience pure nostalgia at Café Restaurant ‘t Heemelrijck

Time machines don’t exist, but a visit to Café Restaurant ‘t Heemelrijck might make you think otherwise. Step inside, and you’ll feel like you’ve entered another time. Owner Nars Hemelrijk wanted to create the feeling that the place has existed for centuries – and we can safely say he succeeded. The idea for this place didn’t come from his own mind, but from his grandfather, who owned the sandwich shop Narco’s. Later it became a bistro, which closed its doors in 2010. The kitchen inspired by this bistro continues on Van Woustraat, in classic Amsterdam style. The bar is over a hundred years old, and much of the rest of the decor dates back several decades.

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Menu ‘t Heemelrijck Amsterdam

The menu of ‘t Heemelrijck fits perfectly with the setting and consists of no-nonsense Dutch classics. Baguette with herb butter and beef carpaccio for starters, and tenderloin steak or a fish pot as a main course, to name a few examples. The fish is bought fresh every day at the nearby Albert Cuyp Market. In line with the old Dutch interior, they also have classic stews on the menu. The endive stew with a meatball, sausage, or slavink is a big hit, but it’s also worth keeping an eye on the changing stew. Additionally, ‘Narco’s stewed meat’ is a favorite among many meat lovers, served with vegetables, mashed potatoes, and – it doesn’t get more Dutch than this – homemade applesauce.

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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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