One of the nicest restaurants I’ve eaten at lately is definitely Cafe Restaurant Verlan in Amsterdam. Do you remember the location of wine bar Envy on the Prinsengracht? A very cozy and atmospheric old warehouse, which is buzzing like never before with the opening of Verlan. Because it really is an Amsterdam pipe drawer, there are different corners, each with its own atmosphere. From eating at the bar to benches with high tables and from round tables to covered with white linen. I was there for an early lunch the other day and it was so nice with my guys on a Saturday afternoon. A table full of dishes, bottle of wine and rosy on the bike back home. Something I call a perfect Saturday! The French-oriented no-nonsense menu at Café Restaurant Verlan in Amsterdam is extensive and you actually want to taste everything. What I find very attractive is the lunch formula where you eat a delicious starter and main or main and dessert for a very friendly price, just like in France.
Every moment of the day a different vibe at café restaurant Verlan in Amsterdam
What I like (and what not every business succeeds well) is that at Verlan during the day you feel that for a restaurant where the dishes are really good, it still feels very accessible. You can therefore easily walk in while shopping in the Nine Streets, for example. We were there for an early lunch and took our son with us (who enjoyed the fries and some bar bites). Although, during our lunch at Café Restaurant Verlan in Amsterdam, I could see myself going back here for a date night just the two of us or a dinner with friends. Or to drink another glass of wine at the bar after dinner if you don’t want to go home yet. This transformation from lunch to dinner and late night is also reflected in the menu. Delicious dishes that are perfect for extensive dining. But also tasty bar bites such as blinis, oysters or just a bitterbal if you settle down at the bar for a drink.
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Menu X Café Restaurant Verlan Amsterdam
Open from lunch on weekends and from 5 p.m. on weekdays. The menu changes with the seasons and the time of day. The lunch menu until 3 pm, then on to drinks and dinner. The shells in white wine with dried black pudding are a must-order. Just like the steak tartare! You will also want to try the roasted vegetables with burrata, the steak frites and the blinis with crème fraiche, egg, chives and fish roe from the lunch menu. Table full and perfect for sharing. I’ll be going back for dinner sometime soon! So keep an eye on my Instagram @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam for updates.
Reservations can be made at Cafe Restaurant Verlan, but there are always tables and bar areas for walk-ins. So do you go all-in with an extensive lunch or dinner or do you join us later in the evening for a cocktail or wine at the bar with some bites? Everything is possible!
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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
⋙ 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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Fabrique des Lumières
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STRAAT street art Museum
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