Ron Gastrobar Amsterdam: the new restaurant by Ron Blaauw – with video

12 April 2013

Ron Gastrobar new restaurant by Ron Blaauw

A few weeks ago Ron Blaauw announced to hand in his Michelin stars and to start a new restaurant concept called Ron Gastrobar Amsterdam. Ron Blaauw is tired of all the over styled complex dishes and wants to cook like his favourite restaurants like Rijsel, Wilde Zwijnen and Gebr. Hartering. And let that be my favourite restaurants too! So you can imagine that I had high expectations and wanted to check the new concept at Ron Gastrobar Amsterdam out as soon as possible. Something that didn’t change is the service level. For Amsterdam standards the service is great at Ron Blaauw Amsterdam. Start the night with a glass of bubbly and some appetizers. Delicious crispy spring onions and fresh baked bread with caramelized butter. The menu at Ron Gastrobar Amsterdam consists of a large choice of unique dishes for € 15,- per dish. They advice to order at least two dishes per person. But I think that’s for the skinny people among us. We ended up ordering four and a desert ;-). Off course it depends on what you order as well how stuffed you feel. And… we just wanted to try as many of those delicious and beautiful plates as we could on our first visit. Thumbs up for the lovely tableware as well. The colours of the ceramic look great with the colours of the dishes. But best of all is the taste at Ron Gastrobar Amsterdam. I know it’s not for everyone, but the dish with a preparation of goose is delicious… As well as the tartar, the king crab, the Wagyuburger, the risotto and the sweetbread of veal. Not to forget about the selection of cheese from the Dutch cheese queen Betty Koster.


Ron Gastrobar Amsterdam

Address: Sophialaan 55 hs (entrance), terrace on the Amstelveenseweg, Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Amsterdam Old South
Price level: two or three dishes (€15,-) per person is advised!
Perfect for: a night out with delicious food and wine. Perfect if you have something to celebrate.


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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