cheese fondue and more at Proeflokaal A. van Wees Amsterdam
Proeflokaal A. van Wees Amsterdam is a brown and cozy café that is everything but a hotspot and exactly for that reason this spot is nice for a change. Right in the heart of the Nine Streets at the Herengracht you can find Proeflokaal A. van Wees Amsterdam. At the spot where years ago, in the nineteenth century, the Amsterdam distillery A. van Wees ‘De Ooievaar’ was located. And you can still go there for many different liquors and gins, but the reason we’re sharing this spot is because of their cheese fondue. Perhaps you already spotted them in our list with the best cheese fondue spots in Amsterdam?
During the cold winter months you can not only get soup of green peas and burgers at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, you can also have cheese fondue. And when it was so cold last week we couldn’t resist humping along at lunchtime. And OMG, it was so good! When they brought the first basket with bread and the bowl with vegetables we couldn’t wait for the cheese. I bed you can imagine how we looked at the pot with bubbling melted cheese. Very nice: the cheese in the fondue is only Dutch.
And Van Wees is also perfect for just drinks. They have a lot of good sausages to eat with your drinks. Grilled sausage made from wild, liver sausage, salty Beer Sausages, 9 peppers sausage, pimente sausage and black pepper sausage. More into cheese and fried snacks? They have plenty at Proeflokaal A. van Wees Amsterdam. Enjoy!
Tip: Don’t forget to check the new vlog at YOURLBB.TV. You can see why our lunch at Proeflokaal A. Van Wees was so perfect.
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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Herengracht 319Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)
- Amsterdam Tips -
- Stay -
Looking for a budget proof stay that still looks great? Then Generator Hostel is your spot!Check the rates >>
This lifestyle hotel is located on Herengracht in the Canal District and also loved by locals.Check the rates >>
- Package deals -
Tulips at Keukenhof
One of the most Instagrammable places in Holland during this season!Get that Insta-photo >>
One of the coolest museums on the Museum Square with art from Banksy and other modern artists.Get tickets for € 13,50 >>
- To Do -
Bike tours & rental
Experience Amsterdam like a local and rent a bike or book a bike tour for the real Dutch experience.Rent a bike from € 5,- >>
This new experience with unique and colourful installations is the Instagram hit of Amsterdam.Book a time slot >>