bennies pop-up restaurant Amsterdam


Chef Rick Swinkels opens pop-up Bennies in Amsterdam: the best ingredients turned into n-nonsense dishes

7 December 2023
Photo credit: © Bennies

Earlier this year, the new food concept ‘Bennies’ delighted Amsterdam with its pop-up restaurant. Now, the urban Schinkel District can rejoice once again, as Bennies is returning for a second round, reopening its doors on November 16, 2023. With a brand-new look and an irresistibly new menu, Bennies 2.0 promises to be just as successful as the first edition, offering good vibes, high-quality bites and drinks, and even a genuine croissanterie during lunch this time.

Get tickets for Bennies and join them at the industrial venue in the Schinkel neighborhood.

During this edition, Chef Rick Swinkels will once again showcase his culinary expertise. Through the new 4-course menu, he will surprise everyone with his creations, demonstrating how delicious simplicity can be. Expect fresh seasonal ingredients, classic and new flavour sensations, and of course, complimentary beverages. Various wines and beers will be served during the evening, and the popular cocktails are also making their comeback. Get ready for Palomas and Negronis!

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable culinary evening with a relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. You can join us from Thursday to Saturday at 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, or 8:00 PM, and enjoy lingering at the table until late. I’m planning to visit the boys myself, and I’m very curious about the dishes I’ve already seen on Instagram.

If you’re interested in the previous edition, be sure to check out the post below. I, personally, find the location really COOL! It’s situated in the raw and slightly forgotten part of Old South, in one of the few industrial areas the city still has that isn’t filled with apartments. The Schinkel District is definitely worth keeping an eye on; I believe we’ll be hearing a lot more about it in the coming years.

To secure your spot at the pop-up dinner, you need to purchase tickets in advance. Check the link below for prices and availability! Curious about the menu? Check it out here!

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Croissanterie by day, pop up restaurant by night

Not only the 4-course menu will be in the spotlight during this edition. Bennie’s is adding something entirely new to the pop-up this time: a croissanterie! Between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM, everyone can drop by to enjoy delicious sandwiches, generously filled croissants, and sweet treats. The croissanterie is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. As the sun sets, the croissanterie makes way for drinks and dinner.

Starting at 6:30 PM, you can join for the evening program. Get your tickets quickly and get ready for this cool pop-up in the Schinkel District!

Bennie’s Pop-up amsterdam

DATES:  November 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 & 30 + December 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9


HOURS DINER:  Time slots: 18.30, 19.00, 19.30 of 20.00

TICKETS: order here >>

ADDRESS: Helicopterstraat 28, Schinkel District (Amsterdam Old-South)

MORE INFO: Follow them at @benniesthepopup or @benniesamsterdam

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bennies pop-up restaurant Amsterdam

© Bennies

bennies pop-up restaurant Amsterdam

© Bennies

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
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
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
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
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 >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
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.
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.
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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