FOR TASTING, DRINKING AND BUYING WINE YOU GO TO SHIRAZ AMSTERDAM
YES! Our favourite trend continues: another new wine bar has opened in Amsterdam and not just one. SHIRAZ Jardin des Vins & Boutique Amsterdam is both a wine bar and wine boutique in one. At SHIRAZ Amsterdam the concept focuses mainly on – as expected – wine. There are between 40 and 50 open wines and 150 wines in total (!). The wine can also be purchased in the adjoining boutique that can be accessed both outside and inside. Better said: you can take that tasty wine with you back home ;-) The atmosphere is a combination of traditional France combined with the Middle East.
Owners Anita Boezaard and Wim Wiersma had been looking for a good location in Amsterdam to open a wine bar for a while already, and suddenly came across the building on the Lijnbaansgracht, where there was partly a catering license and a shop permit. And so the concept was born to start a wine bar & boutique. The wine bar really had to become a living room where you can taste, drink, eat and buy. And that is exactly what it became ;-)
over 150 wines and bites to share at shiraz amsterdam
Alright, back to the wine. And not just some wine bottles, there are more than 150 wines on the menu and in the store to buy, of which at least 40 are served per glass. For the wines, 15 taste icons describe the type of wine. Great, you’re never going to pick the wrong wine again.
And with the wine you need of course snacks, because what is a good glass of wine without a tasty bite? On the menu you can find snacks that are perfect to share by two. Think of 3 to 4 bites per person and you already have a full meal! Just like the wines, the snacks come from everywhere: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Eastern Europe etc. For example, think of Spanish Iberico croquettes wrapped with Serrano ham and mustard mayonnaise or candied quails with black bean salad and truffle mayonnaise. Or go for the extensive SHIRAZ Plateau, so you can try various snacks ;-) YUM!
In terms of interior they were inspired by the combination of French and Eastern influences. The colours have an Iranian touch and also romantic French details. Just like the wines and bites!
SHIRAZ Amsterdam is the perfect place to have a nice glass of wine with tasty snacks and linger with friends or even your date. Have fun!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ 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:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ 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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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Lijnbaansgracht 267Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)