The mussel season is back at StrandZuid Amsterdam
It’s time for mussels again! Although mussels are pretty much served all year nowadays, they still really taste better during the mussel season. At Your Little Black Book we are crazy about a good mussel pot with fries on a sunny terrace and that’s why we dined at Strand Zuid last month to try out the mussels there!
What we like so much about Strand Zuid is that you can relax here outside near the water. Have a glass of wine and a platter with different kinds of fish and meat as starters. Delicious! Feel more like having a beer? At Strand Zuid they now of course have the new Biergarten so there’s plenty of options!
Anne grew up in Zeeland so of course the choice was made quickly ;-)
For the main course we all ordered a mussel pot. The Zeeuws mussel pot. With Zeeuws mussels cooked in Brand Imperator beer. Anne grew up in Zeeland so of course the choice was made quickly ;-). Want to try something else? The Asian pot with mussels that are deglazed with Chinese wine and served with black bean sauce also sounds nice! And the Italian pot with mussels in tomato sauce and typical Italian herbs seems great as well.
The mussels at Strandzuid are deliciously served with three different sauces, fries and a salad. This salad is by the way served in a small weckpot, super nice!
Still feel like having a dessert afterwards? Then go for the Scroppino! I always find that so refreshing and really finishes it up for me after a good meal!
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.
Let’s get social
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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