Rosalia's Menagerie Amsterdam


Rosalia’s Menagerie Amsterdam: a cocktail bar in the city centre

18 July 2017

Rosalia’s Menagerie Amsterdam is your livingroom at night

Rosalia’s Menagerie Amsterdam is a cocktail bar on the Wallen in the heart of Amsterdam where the bartenders are shaking cocktails till the late hours. At the Kloveniersburgwal, around the corner of the Nieuwmarkt you can find this cocktail bar that you should definitely to check, if you have not already been there. The cocktail bar is different than most. Rosalia’s Menagerie Amsterdam has a chic living room kind of atmosphere with animals! There’s a flower wallpaper, vintage tables and chairs, dotted bats, bird cages and other items that will bring you back in time.

In case you wonder where the name comes from, then the interior will give you a hint. A menagerie is a collection of wild and exotic animals and Rosalia is the name of Alina’s grandmother, one of the owners. Nice!

Cocktails with peas at Rosalia’s 
Menagerie Amsterdam

Back to the cocktails, because they are classic and sometimes really special. You can for example order a cocktail with peas. Yep, the green veggies. Do you have no idea which cocktail you’ll like? On the menu you will find a flavour description of every cocktail, which makes making a decision maybe a little bit easier. You can also order a matching snack. Think of toast with crab and homemade gyoza. Both your cocktail and bite are going to be a surprise!

The cocktails are served in special vintage glasses that you won’t find anywhere else in Amsterdam, that’s something Rosalia’s Menagerie Amsterdam made sure of. Plan a cocktail date with friends or your lover and you’ll have a special, unforgettable evening!

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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Photocredits: Rosalia’s Menagerie 


Kloveniersburgwal 20

Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)
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