Dinner and a movie is given a new meaning with strangelove
If you live in the West of Amsterdam, chances are you’ve visited LAB111 already on the WG-terrein (and no, this isn’t an abbreviation for the Westergasterrein). The restaurant of LAB has had a total make-over is called Strangelove since the end of December. By the way, did you know what LAB owes its name to? This movie theater and restaurant Strangelove are situated in the old Pathological Anatomical Laboratorium of the academic hospital.
To me, LAB is one of those hidden gems that you are probably familiar with if you live in the West of Amsterdam, near the Overtoom and Kinkerstraat, but perhaps don’t know if you live in the East of the city. With restaurants like Strangelove this will probably change. The interior radiates a nice living room-feeling with lots of wood and cosy marble bistro tables. There are tiles on the walls (still the original ones from the old lab?) with lots of planters with green hanging in front.
Menukaart x Strangelove Amsterdam
They’ve lured Chef Dennis Lee to the new concept of this restaurant, who previously has worked at PLLEK. Another one of those creative meeting spots! The menu for this winter sure looks promising. And I’m already looking forward to a datenight with my lover at Strangelover and after that grab a movie at LAB. You can get a three course menu for € 34,- which can be extended with a cheese platter. Separate appetizers are € 9,- and the main courses are € 18,-. When it comes to the dishes, think of tame duck breat with a tail of puff pastry (millefeuille) with smoked Stockeye salmon and sauerkraut. On Sunday and Monday they’re open for an afternoon drink and Tuesday to Saturday for dinner.
Want to know which movies they’re showing? You can check on the site of the movie theater!
Did this article leave you craving for a nice evening with a dinner and a movie? Then you can add Strangelove Amsterdam on your to-visit list for this year!
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.
Let’s get social
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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Fotocredits: via de Facebook page van Strangelove
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