from their own dutch gin brand to famous kopstootbar amsterdam
It started with their own Dutch gin brand, Jajem, but nowadays it’s so much more than that. The men behind Jajem opened a pop-up Kopstootbar on the Zeedijk where you could go for a drink and some dancing, but now they have their own spot near the Leidseplein. And honestly, the Leidseplein doesn’t always sound as an attractive place because of all the wrong bars and drunk tourists. But the Kopstootbar Amsterdam makes the Leidseplein more fun! Perfect for a night out with friends, but since a little while also a great spot to have dinner at! We just had to go and try it ourselves. Believe us, it was good!
tasty, dutch meals at the kopstootbar amsterdam
Kopstootbar Amsterdam mainly is a place you go to with friends if you want to have some drinks (or want to dance ;-)), but now it’s also your favourite spot to eat at in the center. Not just good, really good food, but also a cozy atmosphere. The team is young, which makes this spot extra fun. So want to feel laid back and enjoy your meal before going to the pub, go to the Kopstootbar Amsterdam.
Of course the Dutch gin is typical Dutch, but so are the meals that are on the menu. Think of a cheese fondue (!), mash with meatball or a ‘Noordzeeviche‘. Meat lovers will adore this place, the steak-frites with Hollandaise sauce is too good! And if you check out the rest of the menu, you’ll also see duck confit with Jajem sauce and Amsterdam-Oriental sate, yum! Also if you’re a vegetarian, there’s enough choice for you. You can get the mash with a vegetarian meatball, it’s really good! Don’t want mash? Go for the Kopstootsalad with onion, apple, cheese, croutons and a fresh dressing. Tip: the vegetarian croquettes and the crispy fries are delicious too!
Dutch gin not just as a drink, but also in the food
You can order a bit of Jajem gin (yes, we tried it), but they also use it while preparing some of the dishes. For dessert we got cheesecake with the gin, and they also used gin in the sgroppino with Oreo. Two tasty desserts that you must try!
So if you’re looking for a nice place to eat at in the city center, then you want to go to the Kopstootbar Amsterdam. Good food, good vibes! We would definitely recommend this place, go here with friends and don’t forget to try their Dutch gin!
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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