from coffee to drinks with delicious italian bites
Good news if you’re missing Wolfje in the Wolvenstraat just like I do. Libertine Café Amsterdam is the new hotspot of the Nine Streets where you’re welcome the whole day long. Where this hotspot is? Right across Wolfje! I was there on the first day that they were open for lunch and I’m an immediate fan. A relaxed atmosphere, beautiful marble tabletops and an open kitchen with a large brick kiln. A bistro, but different! Libertine Café Amsterdam is the new café restaurant of Steven and Casper Reinders, and actually, they don’t want it to be called a restaurant.
Tip: watch the video to get a good impression!
This new hotspot in Amsterdam shall be a café with good food. A place where you’re just as welcome for only a good glass of wine accompanied with a snack as you are for an extensive dinner with a table full of dishes to share. You can’t make reservations. Very refreshing and perfect for everyone who, just like me, likes to make plans last minute. To spontaneously go out for dinner is always the best, right?
Menu x Libertine Café Amsterdam
The menu of Libertine Café in Amsterdam is filled with Italian dishes. From tasty pastas to risotto, pizettes out the oven and more. For lunch I had the sardines (so good!) and as a side dish the gratinated cauliflower out the oven. The risotto with beetroot is also recommended! The dishes are simple and no nonsense. Perfect accompanied with a drink, but if you want a more elaborate dinner you’ll just taste everything of the menu!
Libertine Café Amsterdam opens its doors as early as 10AM till late. My office is around the corner so chances are I’ll see you there sometime :-).
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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