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Restaurant Troef Amsterdam East: simple yet classic dining near the Amstel

6 February 2024
Photo credit: © Restaurant Troef, @troef.amsterdam

A new concept by some of the most prominent names in the Amsterdam hospitality scene: Raymond Plat (212), Niels Leijssenaar (Ron Blaauw), Willem Alberts, and Roderick Kunst (Escobar) joined forces and opened Restaurant Troef in Amsterdam-Oost. It quickly became one of the most sought-after hotspots in this part of the capital, and after just one visit, you’ll know that is well-deserved.

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Interior of Restaurant Troef Amsterdam East

The team tells Entree Magazine that Troef originated as a “working name” before the restaurant opened its doors. Their vision of hospitality is that it must have a “trump card” up its sleeve, and these gentlemen know how to bring that to life like no other. In short, a wordplay that led to a successful hospitality concept.

The idea was to keep a good kitchen uncomplicated; the same goes for the interior. Light wood with a nod at Scandinavia – known for its exceptional yet simple cuisine – while the floor tiles exude an old Amsterdam vibe. It’s a place that captivates with its contrasts and the fact that everything is just right. You feel instantly at home. The staff is enthusiastic and knowledgeable, ready to guide you through the menu and suggest appropriate beverages.

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© Restaurant Troef, @troef.amsterdam

Menu Troef

At Troef, you’re in the right place for dinner and quality wines. The latter, you can choose yourself in their wine room, which houses more than 3000 bottles. Interestingly, these wines are not matched with the menu but are based on what the owners enjoy. As for the dinner, Restaurant Troef offers a mix of French and Italian cuisine, leading to a lot of choice anxiety. Shrimp cocktail, Panzanella salad, or perhaps the pan-seared langoustine? We recommend going to Troef with a hearty appetite because choosing between dishes that all sound better than the other is impossible.

A bonus: in the summer, you can dock your boat at Troef and step inside for dinner.

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© Restaurant Troef, @troef.amsterdam

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© Restaurant Troef, @troef.amsterdam

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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.

Let’s get social

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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