DO YOU KNOW WIJMPJE BEUKERS already? THIS RESTAURANT STAYS TRUE TO ITSELF!
Wijmpje Beukers in Amsterdam is the new addition to the cosy The Pijp. You’ll find this restaurant on the ‘other’ side of the Ceintuurbaan, where it’s not as nice when it comes to hospitality. As soon as you walk into Wijmpje Beukers you’ll notice straight away: this restaurant doesn’t go along with trends, it really stays true to itself. A restaurant that’s great now, and will be just as good in 10 years. You don’t go there for the hip interior, but for the delicious food and the extremely welcoming staff.
The prices are great (almost all main courses are under €20,-) and the host Maarten makes sure your entire evening goes perfectly. On a chilly Thursday night we like to go to Wijmpje Beukers Amsterdam for a delicious meal. This restaurant is great for date night, or with a group of friends, and you can also take your parents (in-law). Reserving isn’t possible and for Amsterdam that’s actually quite nice sometimes. Because last-minute plans are usually the best anyway!
Menu x Wijmpje Beukers
The menu at Wijmpje Beukers Amsterdam changes every week. As soon as a dish has finished it gets taken off the menu. Though, Wijmpje Beukers also has a few classics that are always on their menu. For a starter that’s the carpaccio, for main it’s the hare, and for dessert its the dame blanche. But don’t expect just a standard dish from these three eatery classics… at Wijmpje Beukers the dishes look really good. And they taste good too! There are also a few vegetarian dishes on the menu and Maarten will gladly tell you all about the weekly changing meals.
We went for the confit gamba and sea bass as starters, so good! After that I had a piece of Bonte Bentheimer pork and for my love the hare. For dessert we shared a plate of cheese, that (finally!) was the perfect temperature. Something that we sadly haven’t been experiencing at restaurants lately.
what else makes wijmpje beukers so nice?
This new restaurant really has its own style. There’s no doubt about it that this is going to be a neighbourhood favourite. Do you by the way know where the name Wijmpje Beukers comes from? The restaurant is named after Maarten’s mother (Spakenburgs), his hospitality mentor. The name is a symbol for his career is the hospitality industry. And truth be told… it’s a good name that allows for a bit of curiosity and imagination. If you go to Wijmpje have a good listen to the playlist, because they have a very fun 80’s playlist!
On Sunday and Monday the restaurant is closed, but the rest of the week they’re open for lunch, drinks, and dinner.
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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Karel du Jardinstraat 47Amsterdam (De Pijp)
Anne de Buck
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