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Restaurant Elixer opens its doors at a permanent location in Amsterdam East

31 January 2024
Photo credit: © Restaurant Elixer Amsterdam, @restaurant Elixer

Restaurant Elixer is not completely new; there’s a good chance that you already know the concept from the Bijlmer. Here, the place was located on the Egeldonk. It was time for a new, fresh wind and permanent location, and the owners found it in Oost. Amsterdam-Oost has a new social hotspot. That’s great news, since a place like this should definitely exist in Amsterdam.

Why you want to visit Restaurant Elixer

Restaurant Elixer is more than just a destination for good food and drinks. It has a social purpose: Elixer is a community center and meeting place. At Elixer, everything is made in-house, from the extensive dinner menu to the furniture and everything you see in this place. You do not often find a restaurant that connects people like Elixer does.

At Elixer, it’s all about extra value for the neighborhood. While still in the Bijlmer, they transformed a lawn into a cultural and culinary meeting place—a destination where people whose paths would not usually cross meet. The organization is also committed to helping the less fortunate residents. For example, at Christmas, they donate food packages to artists who cannot make ends meet, lonely elderly people, or parents who are short on cash. In this way, they contribute to a pleasant neighborhood and equal opportunities.

Menu Restaurant Elixer Amsterdam

Restaurant Elixer’s menu varies based on what their garden and suppliers have to offer. Based on this, creative chefs Eva and Valentijn devise a menu. Always fresh, original and with surprising flavors.

Elixer is open all day, and in addition to a fresh lunch and dinner, you can enjoy homemade cakes, such as apple pie, cheesecake, and orange-olive oil cake. With a drink, you get their homemade flatbread chips as standard, and in the summer, the ice cream prepared by Eva is a highlight. In the summer months, in addition to the chef’s surprise menu and the changing lunch menu, there is also a smaller fixed menu. The regular menu includes snacks such as fish rillette, sausage from Workum, bread with vegetable dip, roasted beetroot, cheese fondue, and fermented sprouts. So, something for everyone. If you want the whole experience, we recommend the chef’s surprise menu because he certainly surprises. In addition, keep an eye on their agenda, participate in a workshop, and discover the friendly people living in your neighborhood.

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© Restaurant Elixer Amsterdam, @restaurant Elixer

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

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