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17 x new restaurants in Amsterdam to have on your radar

7 March 2017


Hello March! Oh how the time flies, February flew by and that might be because we can’t wait for the Spring for a good dose of vitamine D. It could also be because a lot of restaurants closed their doors in February. You can go to 17 new restaurants in Amsterdam and we have, of course, put them on a list. Start planning your date night ;-)

Of course there are a lot more restaurants that will be opening soon and for that, we’ve thought of something good. In our ‘Coming Soon‘ list you’ll find all the restaurants that are going to open their doors soon, but that we don’t know much about yet. As soon as they open you’ll be the first to know.

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Gordal: Gordal Amsterdam will take you on a culinary trip through sunny Spain. That means lots of housemade sangria, a lot of tapas, and cheese. Perfect for shared dining and date night!

Café Dinard: Since a few weeks now Café Dinard Amsterdam has been open in Old South on the cosy corner of the Valeriusstraat and the Emmastraat. A seafood bar with an international appearance. Classic and timeless, but with beatiful details. 

Bar Evert-Jan: Bar Evert-Jan Amsterdam is the new spot in Amsterdam West to go for drinks. No hassle here, just nice and good food in a relaxed, warm atmosphere. Very nice: from 21:00 onwards the volume button is turned up and it becomes a real drinking spot.

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Selma’s: Selma’s, one of the new restaurants in Amsterdam brings the beautiful Sweden to The Netherlands. Owner Anna decided to introduce the coffeebreak, Fika, in Amsterdam and we don’t mind it at all. During your fika, which happens 2 times a day, you drink a coffee around 10:00 and 15:00 and have a Swedish treat. You can also lunch here, with a nice hamburger.

De Bajes: De Bajes Amsterdam is the new restaurant on Rembrandtplein where you’ll want to go on a Friday night for a drink and a bite to eat. This new spot is the first real Street Art restaurant in Amsterdam where street art artists like The London Police, D*Face and Ben Eine have made gorgeous artworks on the wall. 

Piccolo: Piccolo Amsterdam is one of the new restaurants in Amsterdam West where you can and want to try tasty Italian anti pasti platters. Picture yourself in beautiful Italy at Piccolo Amsterdam. A small spot next to De Hallen on the Tollenstraat where you can go for a good Italian coffee, lunch, or a light dinner.

Sushito: At Sushito they combine Mexican, Japanese, and Hawaiian flavours. This spot that recently opened in The Pijp is thé place where you can go for a really good lunch or dinner. Choose a poké bowl or go for a sushi burrito.

Restaurant Moer: Restaurant Moer is a restaurant in an old Michelin garage on the edge of Amsterdam West and Amsterdam Old South. At Restaurant Moer vegetables are the stars of every dish. The menu can be ordered entirely as vegetarian, but there are also courses with fish or meat. 

Bowls & Buns: Bowls & Buns Amsterdam is as of now your favourite spot to order fresh poké bowls and bao buns. A poké bowl and boa bun together costs €12,-, perfect for a mid-week night out. Bowls & Buns can be found in the Hogeschool van Amsterdam with a stand in Market33, the foodmarket on the Zuidas.

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Meat & Greek: In the mood for a gyros sandwich? At Meat & Greek Amsterdam on the Utrechtsestraat you can order the yummiest Greek snacks. Sandwiches made with fresh meat marinated with their own spices, combined with a fresh Greek Pita from a Greek bakery, mixed salad and cherry tomatoes, and a topping of  your choice.

Casa Sabatelli: Casa Sabatelli Amsterdam on the Kinkerstraat, run by real Italians, is a real asset to the area. Perfect if you want to go out to eat but don’t want to stay for hours. Nice: besides the popular spaghetti and penne you can also get busiate, a handtwisted pasta from Sicily, and panciotti, ravioli but then bigger.

Local Hero: Local Hero Amsterdam is thé place where you can calm  your breakfast and lunch cravings. This all day breakfast/lunch spot in Bos en Lommer makes the Jan van Galenstraat hotter than hot. Go for the scrambled eggs, or an organic soup. 

Labyrinth: Do you like cocktails and a night with more than just a drink? Labyrinth, a new concept bar, opened their doors earlier this month on the Amstelveenseweg in Old South. Cocktails and good food is what you can find here. Once a month they host nights with poetry readings to make your evening even more exciting. 

Labyrinth amsterdamStach Asian Foodcourt: Fresh poké bowls, sushi, spring rolls, and Asian salads are all things you can order at the Stach Asian Foodcourt in West. The dishes are pre-packed so you can take it with you straight away, but if you want to stay and hang out then they’re also served in plates and made right in front of you by the Asian Chef. 

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Fento: Fento Amsterdam is all about healthy Mexican streetfood with an Asian twist. In our opinion they serve the best toastadas in Amsterdam. Fento Amsterdam can be found in De FoodHallen in Amsterdam. Tip: end your night with a Fento classic: the ‘spoon of chocolate’. A spoon with among other things raw coco and dates.

Auberge Jean Marie Amsterdam: Do you love French cuisine? Then Auberge Jean & Marie is a restaurant  you’ll want to check out ASAP. You can find this French restaurant in Amsterdam on the part of the Albert Cuypstraat where there are no stands. After a big reconstruction Auberge Jean Marie Amsterdam is exactly what you’d expect it to be when you hear the name. 

auberge jean marie amsterdamThirty5ive Wine & Food bar: It’s no news that Amsterdam East is full of gems of restaurants, but if we could choose one restaurant to recommend then it would definitely be Thirty5ive WIne & Food bar on the Javaplein. Recently there’s a new Chef in the kitchen and my-oh-my, you’re going to want to try it out. 

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Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
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:
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
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.
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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