Tag Archives: Amsterdam

Magnolia Hotel Amsterdam

A new boutique hotel in the Museum District of Amsterdam just opened it’s doors: The Neighbour’s Magnolia, named after the Magnolia tree in the neighbour’s garden. The hotel has 21 rooms, all with big comfy beds and decorated with furniture by HAY design. A godsend for visitors who want to stay at the most beautiful and central location of Amsterdam but pay a lower prize. And if you want to sip a €15 euro gin & tonic, you just go nextdoor to the fancy Conservatoriumhotel.
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Ree7

Another hot & hip lunch concept in the hustle and bustle of the nine little streets in Amsterdam. Ree7 is small and intimate (like every other place in the Jordaan) and serves freshly baked bread, homemade soups and tasty salads. It’s also the go-to place for a glass of wine and some cheese to end your shopping spree. But what truly enriches this popular Amsterdam neighborhood is the restaurant being open for dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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Ree7

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Bo Cinq

The populair bar and restaurant Bo Cinq, which opened it’s doors in 2009, has been re-decorating. The best feature is definitely the extremely long cocktail bar. On the menu is a mixture of tasty French and Arabic dishes. But you might as well skip dinner and order a cocktail. They are specialized in gin & tonics. L1004963-Edit L1003503-Edit

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Hutspot

With two locations in Amsterdam, Hutspot is the newest, trendiest place to sip our Saturdaymorning coffee. Maybe even too trendy. Only go here if you’re not afraid of running into typical Amsterdam hipsters. That said, they do serve delicious coffee, sandwiches (served with potato chips) and cakes.
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Bar & Grill Marathonweg

From the same chef as Amsterdam’s fancy and trendy Lion Noir, there is now a new restaurant: Marathonweg.
It’s situated in the south area of Amsterdam, near the old olympic stadium. At this place, they have heard from gemutlichkeit before: candles, amazing flower pieces and cosy little tables and chairs. But not at the least they know how to cook. They serve good meat, and tasty fish, all grilled on a special charcoal grill. No complicated dishes or ingredients, but what they serve is simply good and tasty. But the best feature is without a doubt the huge sunny terrace which is open in summertime.
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Bilder&DeClercq

What a great solution for modern-day working girls (or guys) in the city: at Bilder&TheClercq you can choose between 9 different recipes and shop all the ingredients for it. The recipes are easy, no-nonsense, healthy and delicious! Shopping for dinner at this new hotspot in the Western area of Amsterdam means being aware of the environment and the world’s eco-system. Because if you need only one clove of garlic, you can just buy only one clove of garlic. Say goodbye to the days that you find rotten veggies in the back of your refrigerator.

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De Goudvisclub

A strange name for foreigners. Goudvisclub means goldfish club. Luckily it’s not goldfish that’s on the menu, it’s asian streetfood, delicious cocktails and fine wines. The place is open and spacious, perfect for bringing a group of friends and just eat, drink and talk for hours. Only a short walk from Amsterdam’s central train station you couldn’t be any more downtown than this. In the mood for dancing? You are lucky, because the popular bar and club Bitterzoet is literally next door.

De Goudvisclub

De Goudvisclub

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The Butcher

If you haven’t noticed yet, the someonetoldus-bloggers are quite fond of a good hamburger every now and then. That’s why when The Butcher first opened it’s doors in Amsterdam’s cosy  The Pijp area, we were one of the first to take a peek. High quality burgers (Aberdeen Angus Beef) are being cooked and served at the front area of the house. It’s a place to go for snack before going out (or even better: after having had too many drinks). But… when you walk all the way to the back of the place, there’s a big door that looks like it leads into a refrigerator or storage area. Guess again. Making a reservation through your special connections in Amsterdam might open this big secret door for you to see what’s behind it. How? We’re not going to tell.

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The Harbour Club

Rumor has it the Harbour Club is going to be Amsterdam’s place-to-be for the summer of 2012. Despite it’s less than central location in the East part of Amsterdam (Zeeburg) this new hotspot might still be worth while paying a visit. Why? A. Because the East area is starting to grow out into a trendy part of town full of good restaurants and bars, and honestly: this place is unlike anything else Amsterdam has to offer. B. The Harbour Club has an enormous terrace right by the water, including beautiful loungy sofa’s and chairs. C. It’s a restaurant, cocktail bar and night club all-in-one. And D. Because every now and then there’s a DJ playing music in the restroom area. That’s a first.

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Pasta e Basta

Imagine your waitress, after she just poured you a glass of wine, suddenly grabbing the microphone and filling the entire restaurant with her beautiful voice. This is just a regular night at Amsterdam’s entertainment hotspot Pasta e Basta. Located in a cosy, candle-lit basement, this Italian restaurant is all about its singers and its high amusement factor. The place is known to be a breeding ground for new talent and especially the arias performed a capella style are truly breathtaking. The restaurant’s name loosely translates into “Pasta and that’s it!”. After enjoying their delicious antipasti buffet served out of a grand piano, pasta is exactly what you’re getting. The simple and unpretentious dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients. Pasta e Basta’s owner, who possesses a strong passion for both music and Italy, proudly walks around the restaurant on most nights to greet customers like close friends. After being awarded honorary citizenship for organizing the city’s famous Prinsengrachtconcert (annual open air classical music concert), he is somewhat of a local hero. Book well in advance and bring a group of friends to enjoy the show. Don’t let the touristy vibe hold you back – there is a reason why Pasta e Basta is mentioned in most guidebooks!

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