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Tunes Bar Conservatorium hotel Amsterdam: go there for the Asian tapas and G&T’s!

1 October 2013

Tunes Bar Conservatorium hotel, love the service there :-)

The best thing of hotel bars is the great service. At the Conservatorium hotel I always have the feeling being in London or New York. The kind of service you get there is rare in Amsterdam. Did you know the Conservatorium hotel has a great bar? A bar with a view, because the Tunes Bar overlooks the Stedelijk Museum. During the day it’s perfect for lunch with Asian tapas while shopping in the Amsterdam Old South district. At night the Tunes Bar turns into a cosy cocktail bar where a DJ spins records later at the evening.

The menu at the Tunes Bar

On the menu you find delicious Asian tapas, like: Peking duck sandwich, soft shell crab and the best sushi I had in months. When you’re there ask for a G&T (Gin and Tonic). At the Tunes Bar they have more than 30 Gins and 8 different tonics!

Your Little Black Book talked to chef Schilo!

While I was at the Tunes Bar I had a quick chat with chef Schilo about the new menu and his Amsterdam.

What dish should everyone taste at the Tunes Bar?
“Daikon Salad. I created this dish during my time at The Blakes (current The Dylan). This salad is the favorite one of many women due to its ginger dressing. Ginger is like a perfume and woman love perfume.”

What’s your personal favourite restaurant in Amsterdam?
“Oriental City – hardcore Chinese, duck tongues, dim sums, steamed chicken legs.”

What’s your favourite place in Amsterdam?
“Although born in Amsterdam South, the canal itselves are very beautiful, peaceful. Sometimes dreaming away that one day I can afford to live there, but also the bustling cool nine street shops in the middle.”


Tunes Bar Conservatorium hotel

Address: Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Amsterdam Old South (close to Museumplein)
Pricelevel: hotel prices (with great service!)
Perfect for: a night out in style!

PS: more hotspots are in the Amsterdam Little Black Book. A city guide to Amsterdam with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!

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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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Anne de Buck