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Jen’s Bing Amsterdam-Oost: the ultimate destination for Taiwanese street food

10 June 2024
Photo credit: © Jen's Bing, @jensbing.amsterdam

It all began with a food truck that drew a significant crowd at events like “Rollende Keukens” (Rolling Kitchens). Taiwanese native Jenny Wu initially came to the Netherlands to work as an au pair but fate had different plans for her. This led to an introduction of Amsterdam locals to Taiwanese cuisine, and she set up a stall at the Ten Katemarkt in Amsterdam-West. The absolute hit? Dan bing, one of the simplest yet classic dishes in Taiwanese cuisine; a savory pancake. Now, fans can rejoice as Jen’s Bing Amsterdam has also established its presence in Amsterdam-Oost (East).

Jen’s Bing Amsterdam

From one success to another, Jenny’s stall became such a hit that she decided to open a shop on the corner of Ten Katestraat. That, too, turned out to be a winning move, and fans of Jenny’s specialty were overjoyed when she finally opened her own restaurant with an expanded menu, Jen’s Bing. This time, not in her familiar Amsterdam West, but in Amsterdam East, right across from the UvA’s Roeterseiland campus.

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Menu Jen’s Bing

The menu at Jen’s Bing Amsterdam naturally features the savory pancakes that brought her fame. These pancakes are chewy, rolled up for you, and cut into pieces. The version with cheese and kimchi is an absolute showstopper and perhaps a favorite among the students who come here, especially when nursing a hangover. The extensive group of Taiwanese locals, also regular patrons, enjoy the dan bing with juicy chicken just as much.

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© Jen’s Bing, @jensbing.amsterdam

Jen’s Bing to go

And, of course, there’s Jenny’s to-go spot on Jan Hanzenstraat in Amsterdam West, where it all began. Perfect for a quick bite while shopping at the Ten Katemarkt, a hangover remedy, or if you’re fond of this Taiwanese delight. There’s no reason to miss out on this spot.

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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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