Since we travel around, visit lots of places, but also know our own city of Amsterdam by heart, we want to share our hotspots with you on this page. What you will find here are all shops, restaurants/bars, clubs, hotels in Amsterdam and other destinations worth visiting. Enjoy!
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Amsterdam counts many hotels, but we only select the ones with the most stylish aspects and central locations. One of them is Hotel V, located on the Frederiksplein which is near the cosy neighbourhood of the Pijp, the charming Utrechsestraat and the Rembrandtplein area.
The hotel has a big lounge with a fireplace, where you can have a drink or some bites. Each room is unique and features compact but comfortable bathrooms, and WIFI is also available.
Because of its stylish entourage the hotel is often used for events, and they also offer nice specials.
A Standard Double room incl. breakfast starts at €89,- p. night.
Bar Italia is a all-in-one location where you can have dinner and go out, but describes itselves as: Ristorante, Gran Caffe and Espressobar. The front side that’s located on the Rokin is the bar/smoke area where it gets pretty crowded on thursday-, friday- and saturdaynights. The music, mostly played by DJ’s is a bit loud for having a good conversation, but sets the atmosphere.
The back side, located at the Nes is a two storey restaurant area, where simple but tasty Italian food is served (antipasti, salads, pastas and pizzas). Digitalista M. and K. had dinner there and had the Antipasti plate, Risotto agli Scampi i Zucchini and Spaghetti al Scoglio. The prices are affordable and the portions how they should be.
Rokin 81-83| Nes 96
One of the hotspots in town, with a beautiful and long brick-built bar (probably the longest one in Amsterdam), and a very cosy lounge area where you can chill and eat fingerfood. The restaurant has a brasserie area and a private dining room, and proposes a North African/Morrocan cuisine.
We’ve been there a couple of times in the lounge area, and enjoyed the relaxed ambiance during a Johnnie Walker Jazz event on a sunday afternoon. The fingerfood served in the lounge area is very tasty. We especially liked Fatima’s fingers (a filo chicken roll), the pizzas, the serranoham/truffle crostini’s, the salmon rillette and the big grilled prawns.
Prinsengracht 494|Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 55-59
Restaurant Bridges- The Grand Hotel Amsterdam
We had a pressdinner from fashionbrand NewYorker at Bridges the other night. The restaurant had just opened a month before, but we can tell you that chef Aurélien Poirot knows how to prepare fish! We had a seabass tartare with a flat oyster, vodka foam and lime sorbet as a starter, then scallops with ravioli, confit of chicory and foie gras, followed by halibut filet with cajun spices, cashew, paksoy and the most delicious and cute little potatoes we’d ever seen, and a soft pumpkin tart sprinkled with gold flakes, chestnut and hazelnut sorbet as dessert. Each dish was accompanied by lovely wines.
Digitalistas E. and M. were totally focussed on the menu as you can see on the picture. The rest of the menu is absolutely mouthwatering too!
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197