La Cacerola Amsterdam is more than fries out of the window
Do you want fries, but do you feel too exclusive today that you don’t feel like going to Febo? Then visit La Cacerola Amsterdam for fresh fries out of the window. Yes, at this Spanish restaurant you can pick up fries in a very special way. When the weather is good you can find a red box with a bell hanging out of the window of the restaurant. Ring the bell, throw money in the box and wait for your fries that will come down from the top window. Note: the red box is mostly there during the week.
La Cacerola Amsterdam is more than just the perfect spot for fries, it’s a Spanish restaurant with Asian, South American and French influences. Fries, Asia, France, Spain? Eh yes! The restaurant is located in a historic building in the city center at the Weteringstraat and was the first Spanish restaurant in the Netherlands. The doors of La Cacerola opened in 1958 and believe it or not, not a lot has changed. The interior is still as romantic as how it was!
pigeon, pulpo en Coquilles at La Cacerola Amsterdam
The menu did get a little touch up. You can order for example a pigeon at La Cacerola Amsterdam; roasted chest carcass, served with a green cabbage roll filled with mushrooms and potato and a sauce made with the carcass, fried wings with curry mayo, toast with livers and the heart. Oh my … But also pulpo cooked in his own moisture and then put on the bbq with an artichoke tapenade, sauce of anchovies and tomato, and coquilles with pepper, wild boar and beurre noisette.
Sounds good right?!
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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Photocredits: La Cacerola
Weteringstraat 41Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)
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