Restaurant Rijsel Amsterdam Oost


Rijsel Amsterdam East: a true restaurant hotspot where it’s all about food!

10 November 2012

Restaurant Rijsel Amsterdam East; my all time favourite hotspot!

Rijsel Amsterdam is a welcome addition to the restaurant scene in East. It got lots of very good reviews by the food critics in Holland! Some people mistake the name for Rijssel, but I can assure you the name is Rijsel Amsterdam. Named after the industrial town Lille, called Rijsel as a nick-name by the French. Rijsel Amsterdam is located in a former domestic science school and with a semi vintage interior and the huge open kitchen you feel at home immediately. Start the night with a lovely glass of cremant. At Rijsel they serve a tasteful 3-course menu that changes regularly. I enjoyed eating there lots of times and the food is always very pure and authentic. On the side they serve a simple salad and baked potatoes. At Rijsel Amsterdam you experience cooking with the best ingredients! A reservation is a must. Rijsel Amsterdam belongs to the ‘Nouveau Ruig’ cuisine, so called by Parool journalist Hiske Versprille, meaning rugged and affordable food (made by men with beards ;-)!). Representing this scene together with the restaurant Fa. Speijkervet, Wilde Zwijnen, Hotel de Goudfazant, Gebr. Hartering and Aan de Amstel.  

Restaurant Rijsel Amsterdam East:

Address: Marcusstraat 52B, Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Amsterdam East
Price level: a little over € 30,- for a 3-course menu.
Perfect for: Rijsel is perfect for all occasions!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
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:
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
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.
☾ 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.

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Anne de Buck

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