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Kaia Amsterdam-Zuid: a beautiful hotspot for fans of Greek cuisine

10 February 2024
Photo credit: © Kaia Amsterdam, @kaiaamsterdam

The outer corner of the Rivierenbuurt has gained a new hotspot: Kaia Amsterdam, the destination for authentic Greek cuisine. Don’t expect the souvlaki you buy on the street corner, but rather high-end dishes with a Greek-fusion touch that you won’t find anywhere else. And we haven’t even mentioned the exceptional interior yet…

Kaia Amsterdam

With the arrival of Kaia Amsterdam, our capital city gained a unique hotspot. The modern Greek restaurant-bar takes its business seriously, transforming dining into a ‘sacred affair.’

Menu Kaia

Kaia’s menu is a blend of modern and classic. Greek dishes that have lasted for thousands of years with a modern fusion twist. A typical case of we didn’t know we needed it, but that need certainly exists now. The lunch menu features a few old favorites: from a Greek salad to carpaccio, with a cool twist.

Dinner at Kaia is also an elegant affair, with a concise menu. The four main courses change regularly, and there’s always something for everyone: from celeriac to cod and lamb – all prepared with originality and authentic Greek flavors.

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© Kaia Amsterdam, @kaiaamsterdam

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© Kaia Amsterdam, @kaiaamsterdam

Interieur Kaia

Kaia’s interior is not what you would expect from a Greek restaurant. No columns, hints of ancient ruins, or references to Greek gods. Rather, it’s understated, fitting the quiet luxury aesthetic that is trending now. Furthermore, everything has been meticulously thought out: the tableware, table linens, decor – everything is well-considered and cared for down to the smallest details. The overall atmosphere might even have a touch of Scandinavian influence but with a warm, homely feeling. And precisely in this aspect, the Greek culture comes into play again.

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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.

Let’s get social

I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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