Local Products and a good time at Van de Buurt Amsterdam
Do you remember these old times, when smartphones and Facebook were not here to satisfy our social life? When you could spend your days in a café where everyone knew each other? I personally don’t… I guess I am too young. Hopefully, with the café Van de Buurt, located in Bos en Lommer, I can finally see what it looks like!
The concept goes beyond its name. Van de Buurt means the neighbourhood and the place offers many many sits wether it is inside or outside. A piano, some board games, a big screen for special sport events, everything is perfect for a good time with your dear neighbours. But they also offer a very local menu.
I would say that Van de Buurt is pretty convenient for anything at anytime! A big cup of coffee on the terrace in the morning, a quick lunch with a college, a long board game inside with friends during the rainy Sundays or a nice family dinner in the evening. Relaxing, having fun, studying, everything works!
No Waste, Local products and creativity!
We love the originality of the menu at Van de Buurt! You will notice the smoked goose breast salad or the crayfish coming from the canals. The idea is to stop wasting these ingredients which are thrown away in high quantity every year! At Van de Buurt, you can be sure that everything that can be local ís local! Everyday, the chef goes to the grocery just behind the restaurant and adjust its menu to what’s available.
The bestseller? Their Buurtburger (neighbour burger)! An amazing burger with handmade calf and cow patty. Many people come every week to have it. They also try to recycle as much as they can. Check out the lamps made with empty pickle jars; it’s very nice !
More hotspots in Amsterdam West?
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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