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Restaurante Dona, Amsterdam west: authentic Portuguese cuisine

25 June 2024
Photo credit: © Restaurante Dona, @restaurante_dona 1

The Parool referred to Restaurante Dona as a gastronomic tribute to grandmothers, and they were right. At Restaurante Dona, the dishes are inspired by the classic Portuguese cuisine and the grandmothers of Sjors Nouwens and Diogo Campaniço. With this, Amsterdam-West has suddenly gained a new culinary hotspot.

Restaurante Dona Amsterdam

The owners of Colibri Gastrobar on Nicolaas Beetsstraat have made way for the Portuguese Restaurante Dona. At Dona, a Portuguese title given to women, everything they do is a tribute to the owners’ grandmothers: Tana, Tonica, Bep, and Nel. They offer Portuguese cuisine with a Dutch twist, including the concept of ‘eating what the pot offers.’ This results in an authentic Portuguese experience, making you feel like dining with the grandmothers. No expense has been spared to import as many items as possible from Portugal, including tableware, pulpo, wines, and olive oil.

The ambiance is also filled with Portuguese vibes: the entire walls are inspired by the old trams that run through the center of Lisbon, and the dishes on the walls are literally from the owners’ grandmothers’ kitchens.

Restaurante Dona amsterdam

© Restaurante Dona, @restaurante_dona

Restaurante Dona amsterdam

© Restaurante Dona, @restaurante_dona

Menu Restaurante Dona

At Restaurante Dona, you can enjoy a four-course menu curated by the chef. They aim to introduce guests to the classic flavors of Portuguese cuisine, which may be new to many Dutch diners. The menu includes dishes like fish bread soup, caramel pudding, and the famous pastel de nata. Additionally, lesser-known dishes like duck with rice and roasted octopus have become popular. Chef Diojo learned the art of cooking from his grandmother at a young age, and you can taste the mastery in the four-course dinner. If you want to be surprised and try something new, Restaurante Dona is the perfect place.

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Restaurante Dona amsterdam

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Restaurante Dona amsterdam

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(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
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NXT Museum
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FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
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3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
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Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
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Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
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DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
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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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Restaurante Dona

Nicolaas Beetsstraat 47h

Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)
donarestaurant.com
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