Find out all about the latest culinary hotspots you shouldn’t miss!
At the always busy Weesperplein you’ll find the recently opened Bakhuys: “a village in the city”. Owner Henk comes from a family of bakers and opened his own place last month. At Bakhuys everything is made with love, the organic breads are baked in the woodfired stone oven and you’re welcome the entire day to sit down or take away. From salad to burger: every piece of food is homemade. And if that isn’t enough for you, know that your Bakhuys-receipt gives you a 15% discount at the America Today store across the street.
The Schinkelkade welcomed a new coffee shop with the wonderful name ‘Handsome Jack’s. Hannah and Charin already offer delicious coffee from Lot Sixty One, but will also serve breakfast and brunch later on. You can also find the jams from Kate’s Slow Jam (my personal favorite!) and cake from the English Cake Lady next door. The service is taken care of as well, because Charin loves to share some real Kiwi hospitality and customer service with Amsterdam.
The just opened Cannibale Royale in the Handboogstraat is a paradise for carnivors. The dishes are divided in meat, burgers and bones (and OK: salads, but those do have names like ‘the Sexy Goat’). Main attraction are dishes like slowly roasted ‘Cannibal’s favourite ribs’ with sweet marinade or ‘Le Cannibale Royale’ burger with sauerkrat, cheddar, fried onions, bourbon and pulled pork. Even better is that you can order those dishes until midnight and some even later. The prices at this ‘Brasserie Extraordinaire’ are fairly mild and their menu also offers free wine or cocktail suggestions.
The Italian ice cream from Cannibale comes from Het IJsboefje, which is next on this list. This place opened April 1st and is owned by Sheila, niece of the owners of Monte Pelmo (another great ice cream place in Amsterdam). With the arrival of Het IJsboefje the Beukenplein gets even more fun. And soon it will also have Smokin’ Barrels (from the guys behind Bar Bukowski and de Biertuin) and the new location of Bar Brouw!
Berry is a small, cosy coffee place at the Bilderdijkkade and feels like your ideal living room. The place is part of the green Strawberry Earth collective and shares the space with the three other clubs. Berry doesn’t offer internet, but they do have fresh magazines, homemade cake, juices and peanut butter sandwiches on walnut bread. During weekends Berry opens its dividing doors and is suddenly much bigger.
Vertigo in the Vondelpark doesn’t exist anymore, but luckily Vondelpark3 fills the space. With two large terraces and a complete new interior this restaurants wants to be the new living room of Amsterdam’s most famous park. While Vertigo wasn’t really known for an excellent menu (or excellent service, for that matter), Vondelpark3 wants to do things differently with a great brasserie menu. On it you’ll find classics like a Caesar salad and steak tartare, which sound very promising. Off to the Vondelpark!