I think every neighbourhood should have a Nelis!
We love neighbourhood cafés. Nelis Amsterdam is a new restaurant at the Sumatrastraat in Amsterdam East that you should know. It reminds me of the places I used to go before Amsterdam was taken over by burger bars. A cosy café with reasonable priced, but very tasty, food and a cosy interior design. Nelis is a place where I would go with my friends or my love for a bite when we don’t want to spend more than € 50,- per person but want to eat out anyway.
The interior design at Nelis is nice and a mix of white tables with dark blue and shelves full of local delicious produce from delicatessen store Ambrozijn. The view on the open kitchen is really nice. You can see the Chef at work! And the food? Very nice and great value for money. No trendy stuff but some classics and dishes I never had before in Amsterdam. The shrimps in a sweet and spicy sauce are a must try! So good. Can’t wait to go back and order those again.
As the main dish I had the entrocote. Also very tasty and such a huge portion. If you’re not stuffed yet I can recommend to share the desserts. The cheesecake with passion fruit is delicious!
Good to know: freelancers are welcomed to work at Nelis during the day! There’s free wifi and enough power plugs. Not to forget about the good coffee!
More hotspots in Amsterdam East?
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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Sumatrastraat 28Amsterdam (Amsterdam East)
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