Volt is thé perfect neighbourhood bar at De PiJp
There are hotspots who earn an update every now and then. And Volt is definitely one of them! At Yourlbb we a big fan of this gastro bar on the Ferdinand Bol. And we are not the only ones: every evening this bar runs full of people who come to eat a bite or enjoy a drink.
The place is renewed late 2014 and ever since a popular spot in the neighbourhood. Is it the warm and cozy design? Is it the relaxed atmosphere and nice staff? Is it because of the good food, the (special) beers or G&T’s? As you can hear (well, read)…. Volt has it all.
Interior X Volt Amsterdam
The interior shows a mix of a vintage and industrial look. At Yourlbb we love it. A sturdy and sleek design, with the coziness of vintage elements. Here you can hang at the bar for a drink (although I personally like to have a bite at the bar as well), take a seat at the wooden tables of fight for a spot at their terrace when it’s sunny weather.
The menu x volt amsterdam
On the menu are organic dishes inspired by French cuisine. Extra fun: the menu changes regularly! Think of dishes like squid, vegetarian lasagna, a salad, burger, bavette, risotto or grilled fish. Affordable, because a main dish costs no more than 20 euro, but oh so tasty!
However, always on the menu are the oysters. And I always order them. Just like the mini croquettes with prawns and the cheese sticks. Tastes just too delicious with a cocktail or glass of wine! But you’re also at the right place here if you are a beer lover: Volt has a wide range of (special) beers from local breweries. And let’s not forget the extensive Gin & Tonic menu. So, is there anything missing at Volt? Nothing, if you ask me. And that is why we are so fond of this gastro bar at the Ferdinand Bol.
Photocredits: Jasper de Waal
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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Ferdinand Bolstraat 178Amsterdam (De Pijp)