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Novi Amsterdam: the place to be for authentic Italian vibes in East

7 May 2024
Photo credit: © Novi, Jordi Sloots

Ciao tutti! Amsterdam East (or, more specifically, Watergraafsmeer) is now home to an authentic Italian restaurant. Allow yourself to experience the flavorful cuisine of Novi Amsterdam, rooted in the traditions of classic Italian cooking. Novi is where neighbours and families come together, ensuring a leisurely dining experience.

Why you want to visit Novi Amsterdam

If there’s one thing Italians do well (or actually, two), it’s indulging in long meals and enjoying food from their homeland. At Novi Amsterdam, this tradition continues, but not only among Italians.

Novi is a delightful place where you immediately feel welcome. The light interior with plenty of wood creates an inviting atmosphere and a relaxed tone. And that’s perfect because people of all ages can gather throughout the day at Novi. The owners have created a proper family restaurant, following Italian tradition. That means without too many rules or fuss. Just high-quality food and drinks, with plenty of room for conviviality and spontaneity. So, if the children are at school and you need a moment, Novi is the place to be. Or, if your little one is free on Wednesday afternoon, come together for a leisurely lunch.

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© Novi, Jordi Sloots

Menu Novi Amsterdam

In the restaurant on Middenweg, the location formerly occupied by Café Cliché, they serve fresh Italian coffee and homemade focaccia during the day. In the evenings, a more traditional Italian menu takes centre stage. Expect flavorful dishes like melanzane alla parmigiana, shellfish with nduja, grilled octopus, pappardelle with ragu, and asparagus risotto. Larger dishes such as grilled seabream, saltimbocca, and Bistecca Fiorentina (priced per 100 grams) are also available. For desserts, indulge in unmistakable Italian classics like tiramisu and panna cotta – be sure to leave room for these and thank us later!

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© Novi, Jordi Sloots

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© Novi, Jordi Sloots

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© Novi, Jordi Sloots

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
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 several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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Amsterdam (Amsterdam East)
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