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9 x tapas bars in Amsterdam for a real Spanish experience

24 March 2017

the Tapas bars in Amsterdam that are ”muy agradable”

Tapas bars in Amsterdam, where can we find the tastiest Spanish dishes in our capital city? We love tapas and now that spring has officially started we thought it was time for a fun night out to eat tapas with friends. Because truthfully, it can’t get any better than that, right? You can order almost the entire menu and taste dishes throughout the night. So here are our favourite tapas bars in Amsterdam to check out soon for a fun night out and a perfect Spanish experience.


Blue Boy: At Blue Boy you can eat high class tapas, or in other words, upscale dining. Think of sea bass ceviche, marinated burrata, or confit green curry chicken. We’re in the mood, so good!

Duende Dos: On the edge of the Jordaan you can find this tapas spot Duende Dos. This is an ideal spot to have dinner with a big group of friends. But also if you are a couple there are enough cosy tables available. Besides tapas they serve a big pan of paella every Sunday, super nice!

Barrica: For a real Spanish vibe you can go to Barrica in West. Here they don’t only serve Spanish treats and Spanish wines, but the atmosphere is also Mediterranean. Straight away we’re in the mood to book a trip to sunny Spain.

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Taverna Barcelona: This super cosy and tiny restaurant can be found in The Pijp. The kitchen here is traditional Catalan so you find Catalan tapas, wine and cava on the menu. I loved the manchego, aioli and dried sausages. And even better….you can order whatever you want because the prices are very affordable :-)

Vida: Vida in Old South has Spanish wines, beers and tapas. The restaurant has a very cool bar where you can have drinks and tapas the Spanish way. There are of course also plenty of cosy tables where you can enjoy your tapas on. This is a place with a very relaxed atmosphere and that’s what we love at yourlbb!

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Pacomer Traiteur: Are you crazy about tapas but don’t feel like going out for dinner? We have the solution! You can buy your tapas at Pacomer and enjoy them at home. Pacomer is a traiteur with only Spanish food. Perfect if you want to have a Spanish night at home!

Pata Negra: Pata Negra has 3 locations, one at the Utrechtsestraat, in Zeeburg, and one in East. As soon as you enter the restaurant you feel the warm Spanish atmosphere. And you can also enjoy a late dinner just like in Spain. The kitchen closes at 23.30 during the weekend!

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A La Plancha: We’ve got more tapas spots in the Jordaan! A la Plancha has over 30 types of tapas on the menu with changing authentic dishes outside the menu: tapas del dia! Fiesta!

La Oliva: La Oliva doesn’t have tapas, but Pintxos! These are the tapas of Northern Spain. Pintxos are small pieces of bread, tartelettes, patties or crostini’s. La Oliva also has delicious starters and main courses on the menu.

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.
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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