5 x Foodie Events in Amsterdam this weekend!

We already published our Amsterdam Event Calendar for this month, but this weekend, there are some tasty events you shouldn’t miss out on. Grab your rain jacket and go eat! 

Amsterdam TAPT, Rembrants Park
On Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September you can drag your colleagues to the Rembrandtpark, which will be transformed for the third time into a playground with beer, foodstands, chill area’s, games and dance! Expect a delicious beer line-up, good food, music for dancing, games and a big party. Tickets are free but you can buy them via the Facebook Page. Times: Friday from 17:00 to 23:00 / Saturday from 13:00 to 23:00 Facebook Event

Tapt Festival

Umami Park Asian Food Festival, Oosterpark
The Japanese food culture will stand central this weekend, but you can find many other Asian influences here. The location is next to the Oosterpark, so please also bring your kids and dogs! More info here.

Souk & Co Festival, Sloterplas
On 22 and 23 September  there is going to be a party in Amsterdam Nieuw West!
The Souk & Co cultural food festival is setting its sights on the most beautiful spot in Amsterdam Nieuw West, on the banks of the Sloterplas. The festival merges with the Sloterplas late summer festival (Nieuw-West district) and offers you a whole weekend of entertainment for the whole family. One can enjoy a wide range of food trucks and a wide musical program in collaboration with Paradiso and the large price of the Netherlands. The little ones can enjoy a richly filled children’s program. Entrance is free! https://soukenco.nl

Pure Market, Amsterdamse Bos
This market on Sunday, is a place to explore, discover, taste and learn about all the different foods of Holland (and the rest of the world). Try some Dutch Gouda cheese, Surinam roti, Indian curry, American pie or a freshly chucked oyster. Order an organic beer, coffee or wine to go with that and take a seat on one of our many terraces throughout the market. Enjoy the sun, music and if you are one of our young visitors a spin in our solar powered merry-go-round. Facebook Event

Amsterdam BLEND FoodShare Festival, Batjanstraat
On Burendag (Neighboursday) we celebrate together the colors, smells and flavors of the city! Party with your city neighbours during the Amsterdam BLEND FoodShare Festival – the city’s social food festival. This year for the first time in Amsterdam East together with BatjanBuren! This day revolves around free exchange of stories, tasty dishes and talent. This way you will get to know the neighborhood and your neighbors in an accessible and pleasant way. Everyone is welcome! Share your favorite dishes, enjoy delicious snacks from the Free Food Market and join in with activities. More info here.

Enjoy eating this weekend!

Wander-Lust

Equal Yoga Amsterdam means Zen Mode On

Burn, relax and de-stress, that’s the whole body and mind package Equal Yoga Amsterdam has in store for you! We’re always on the run from A to B, nobody can handle that for years. It’s such a must for your brain and physical condition to tune out for a while, without hustle and bustle, without devices, but with ‘me, myself and I.’ Equal Yoga will help you out to get your hour(s) of quality time.


The happy locker rooms at Equal Yoga

Hot.Power.Yoga
Even though this girl loves to work up a sweat (cardio classes), now and then it’s great to drop by a boutique yoga studio like Equal Yoga. They have two studios: one in West, one in East. So bye bye ‘it’s too far from my house’ excuses (*wink*). There’s always one spot nearby to get your dose of zenness. Both Equal’s look a-ma-zing. Bright, modern entrances with a touch of green welcome you. If you had to hurry for your class (I raise my hand haha), on entry the laid back ambiance will immediately slow you down. From changing rooms till the heated yoga studios, all are extremely clean and well-designed.

Equal Studio

Equal Yoga, all level proof
Let’s zoom in on the classes. They work in a clear, structured way. It’s up to you if you buy for example 10 credits, one month unlimited or for the diehard yogis one year unlimited. Expect graceful flows for flexibility followed by static postures for core strength. The Equal classes in a row: Hot Fusion, Core Flow, Core Power, Strong Flow, Equal Yin and Equal Barre. Ballet barre, not yoga. Depending on which class you take, the studio is heated by infra-red panels between 25 and 36 degrees. First-timers, no idea which one fits you best? Feel free to ask the staff for advice, they can help you out. Really like the fact the fixed sequences challenge both beginners and advanced yogis. So you’ll never get bored. My favourite class? Equal Barre which is inspired by the strength conditioning aspects of yoga, pilates and ballet. Prima ballerina in the making without doing choreographies!

Equal Yoga West

Like I said, I really love to break a sweat with cardio classes. However, I never knew hot yoga can be as though (and energizing) as that. It’s such a great feeling afterwards, just try it yourself!

Namaste,

Sharmaine

Equal Yoga East
Linnaeusstraat 30, Amsterdam

Equal Yoga West
Rozengracht 191, Amsterdam

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The Ultimate Surf Camp? Zarautz Surf Village

Once you have experienced the surf culture, you will be hooked. Whether you’ve tried it in Bali, Australia, Portugal, France or Spain, surfing is something we highly recommend. There are many surfing spots around the world, but if you’re a first timer, we have a wonderful tip for you; Zarautz Surf Village.

Zarautz
A secluded beach at Zarautz

Zarautz Surf Village
Never taking them off again

Become part of the surfer community

Zarautz is located between the 2 Spanish cities Bilbao and San Sebastian. It’s surfing culture started a long time ago, and it’s one of the best European surf locations, with several surfing competitions held yearly. Zarautz beach is long stretched and very wide, so also very popular for sunbathing.

The Surf Village
The camping area is located on top of the hill, overlooking Zarautz coastline. Waking up with this view is priceless. At Zarautz Surf Village you have a few accommodation options; You can sleep in a tent, a camp-inn, a tipi dorm, a deluxe tipi, or you can bring your own camper van. Being the glampackers that we are, we opted for the deluxe tipi. You’ll find all different nationalities at the camp. From Belgium to Greek, they all seem to find out about this place.

Zarautz Surf Village

Tipt Zarautz Surf Village
Our amazing Deluxe Tipi

Basic or luxury; you can decide

When you book your stay at Zarautz Surf Village, breakfast (9 – 11) and dinner (7 – 9) are included and the food changes everyday. There is even a champagne breakfast if you’re up for it. Don’t miss out on the BBQ or burger night, as they are pretty good! Drinks at the bar are bought with a drink card, that you can purchase for €15,- and you’ll get a plastic cup that you need to keep until you depart. Thinking about the environment!

Chill & Party
The village is not so big, but very cozy. There is a chill out area with 2 hammocks, several cushions and a skate ramp. Beer pong is played at night, and there is always room for a themed evening with fun & games. Remember, it’s a camping area, so the noise has to stop at midnight. Not ready for bed yet? No worries, Zarautz has a few bars to enjoy yourself and San Sebastian is only a 25 minute taxi ride. 

Chill
The chill zone

Surfing & Yoga
Most people book at least one week at the camp, but we had only 3,5 days. For this reason we only managed to take one surf lesson and one yoga class. Surf lessons are held in the morning and is perfect for beginners. As the day passes, the waves become bigger, so the afternoon is better for the more advanced. There are 2 free yoga lessons included within a basic package, and the classes are great for stretching your body before you get ready to surf.

Surfing
Trying to look like pro’s. All wearing Protest Women

The Surroundings
Zarautz has a stunning scenery, with cliffs, green open hills and turquoise water. Take a morning off to walk around before heading to the beach where you can eat a healthy açai bowl at the Shelter Surf Bar. They also serve coffee, wraps, salads and a few pincho’s. Zarautz beach is quite long and you will find several café’s and eateries where you can have breakfast or lunch.  

Zarautz
Stunning backdrops. Wearing Protest Women. Fanny pack is from Eastpak

walking in Zarautz
Walking down to the beach (wearing Havaianas)

Zarautz
Endless hills in Zarautz. Backpack is from Eastpak

Shelter
Salad at Shelter

Because San Sebastian is very close by, we recommend you go here for half a day at least. It’s great for shopping, eating out, and it’s easy accesible by train, which takes only 30 minutes and costs around €2,50 per person. Ask the staff for details.

Zarautz Surf Village is open until the 3rd week of September and the new season starts in June 2019. Bookings are available from €259,- (drive-inn) which includes a full week camping and breakfast and activities. (Dinner can be bought extra for €95,- per person for a week). A Tipi Dorm: € 379 and the Tipi Deluxe is only available per week from: € 895

Tip: Bring a warm sweater and pants with you, as it can get quite chilly at night

Zarautz Surf Village
Calle Monte Talai Mendi, Zarautz
Website / Instagram

Love,

Wander-Lust

HappyHappyJoyJoy South is Open! (And they serve rainbao’s!)

Hotspot alert for all Asian food lovers: Julius Jaspers’ HappyHappyJoyJoy has opened her third hangout in Amsterdam! The vibrant ‘De Pijp’, is the lucky place where they’ll bring you the very best of an everlasting Asian food fest. Dim sum, rendang, pad thai, the world’s first “rainbao’s” and off course…ice cold Bintangs. Get ready for a dose of Asian goodness guys!

HappyHappyJoyJoy

Even though I’m not the biggest Asian food fan, I really recommend this bustling spot.

High time for some Asian soul food? Definitely drop by at this kind of a newbie. At HappyHappyJoyJoy South you’ll find everything that makes you (and your tummy) smile. Think about some typical Asian cities, and the first associations that will pop-up are probably ‘the overload of bright colors’, ‘sizzling woks’ and ‘enormous turbulent streets.’ Even though I’m not the biggest Asian food fan, I really recommend this bustling spot. You ask me ‘why?’ Because of their huge variety of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami yumminess with Thai, Malay, Vietnamese, Chinese and Indonesian influences. They absolutely have enough appetizing street food dishes in store for you, no doubt. And how did the Rainbao’s taste? Delicious actually! Too cool too eat maybe, but great for sharing! HappyHappyJoyJoy are the first restaurant in the world (as far as we know) that serves these colourful bao’s.

Happy Happy Joy Joy South
Source: HappyHappyJoyJoy 

For me it was like a staycation for one night in the heart of Amsterdam. Sounds great right? Go and get that lovely feeling too!

Cheers,

Sharmaine

HappyHappyJoyJoy South
Ceintuurbaan 256, Amsterdam
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MOAM & young creatives will rock to celebrate 50 years of Paradiso

This year Paradiso celebrates their 50th anniversary, the perfect occasion for a multidisciplinary exposition, talks and a party organized by MOAM, a young creative platform based and founded in Amsterdam. The two combine their powers for this unique event where creativity, diversity and sex come together. Oelala.

So What’s Happening?
Twenty-five young artists exhibit their work inspired by the concerts, the history and the highlights of the pop temple. The authentic history of Paradiso will be the focus on Thursday the 13th of September. For already half a century, the Amsterdam stage has been the platform for young talent, creative expression, debate and experiment. MOAM offers 25 young talents the stage of Paradiso. To give them the opportunity to create art in complete creative freedom, inspired by Paradiso in its widest sense. These diverse and unique works will be exhibited for 24 hours throughout the complete building.
Besides these 25 talents MOAM invited another 25 creatives to rock this venue; from VJ’s to strippers and from live spoken word to DJ’s. Art everywhere!

Moam Amsterdam

MOAM will also host three talks in cooperation with MTV about music, youth culture, sex and Amsterdam. After the exposition, MOAM celebrates Paradiso’s anniversary party with everyone: sex, drugs & rock ‘n roll of the year 2018.

Will you join this creative party of freedom? You can find more info about the event here!

Paradiso
Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam
Website

Love,

Elke

Amsterdam Event Calendar for September 2018

It’s been a while since we’ve published our Amsterdam Event Calendar. We had a little summer break, but now we’re back to tell you what’s going on in Amsterdam this September!

Sunday Market
When? 2nd of September from 12pm, Westergas Terrein
The Sunday Market that we love so much! Together with MijnWijnPlein & TheTasteOfCroatia we will offer you a special opportunity to taste & buy the top selection of Croatian & French wines (and of course olive oils). If you are in Amsterdam or around, don’t miss this! From 12pm till 6pm.

Street Food Festvial
When? 1st & 2nd of September, DOK Amsterdam
A real open-air #StreetFood paradise for all of you. Expect a varied range of foodtrucks with a variety of dishes such as pokebowls, Surinams, vegetarian, organic pizza’s, royale BBQ and much much more…Lounge, soul and dance music from DJs and karaoke will create a great summer atmosphere. So get ready for some serious deliciousness and hell of a party!

Rooftop Summer Nights
When? 1st & 13th of September, Staalmeesterslaan 410
It’s time again to watch movies, sip cocktails and take in a gorgeous sunset at summer’s hottest outdoor film series. Turn off Netflix and take movie nights outside this summer, Rooftop Movie Night is back with a bang! Breathtaking views of Amsterdam, food & beverage service during the movie, comfy beanbags by Terapy and of course the best movies! Ticket and info here.

The Conscious Club x The Hortus ๑ Summer Sessions
When? 5th, 11th, 18th & 25th of September
We’re excited to share that The Conscious Club and Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam bundled forces to create a beautiful and exclusive program for body, mind and spirit in the Palm House! There are 4 events in september and vary between ∞ Sound Journey ∞ Deep Guided Meditation ∞ Breath of Life ∞ Yin Yoga.

Hortus Conscious

Noorderpark Festival
When? 9th September, Noorderpark
This cultural festival is for everyone and the entrance is free! There will be a circus, theater, a kids activity corner, music, workshops by and for the people & organisations from Amsterdam North. The event starts at 10:30am. 

Elrow Festival
When? 8th of September, NDSM Werf
Inflatables animals, funky gifts and colourful objects were passed around the crowd. People on stealths, carrying water pistols, and confetti canons that fire off stage. This was probably one of the best parties I’ve been to. Good news, because Elrow Town is finally coming to Amsterdam on the 8th of September! Tickets are currently sold out but keep an eye on this website to score a last minute ticket.


Source: The Nachtshaduw

Films With A View at Pllek
When? 11th of September (only with nice weather) 21:30 – 00:00
Films with a View Sunscreenings at Pllek beach. It’s on every Tuesday evening up to the end of September, but only with nice weather, so keep an eye out on the event page. You can pre-book your headphones and pay 5 euro when you arrive. On the 11th of September they will be showing the Floriday Project.

Amsterdam Event Calendar

The Rooftop Jazz Club
When? 15th of Sept, ZOKU
It’s pretty simple: Jazz is just better with a view! You take the elevator to the sixth floor and you enter one of the most photographed entrances in all of Amsterdam where on all sides you get an incredible view of the city. We will greet you at the back “stage” where you can get some drinks and enjoy the view over Amsterdam (we will be indoors*). You will then get to experience performances by some of Amsterdam’s finest up & coming musicians. After the show stick around for some drinks and hang with the artists. Tickets are available for €15,- here.

Vondel Disco #20 BDay Bash
When? 15th of September, De Tropen
Celebrating the end of the season, 6 years of Vondel Disco (but pretending it’s the 20th), this party is going to be big. There will be a DJ battle, cocktails, glitterdisco, confetti for life and of course the best tunes. Put on your disco shoes and don’t miss this one!

Umami Park Asian Food Festival
When? 22nd & 23rd of September, Umami
The Japanese food culture will stand central this year, but you can find many other Asian influences here. The location is next to the Oosterpark, so please also bring your kids and dogs! More info here.

Festival Wynwood
When? 29th of September, Thuishaven
Kris Kross Amsterdam, Rewind, Super Social, Chicago Vice & Models At Work join forces and will host this festival full with music, food and street art.It’s probably the last festival of the season, so if you want to dance to hiphop, 90’s and dance music, buy your tickets (€30,-) in advance! Tickets

Amsterdam Event Calendar for september

Amsterdam Wine Festival
When? 28th – 30st of September
During the weekend of 28, 29 and 30 September the harvest festival of the Northern Hemisphere is celebrated at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Whether you are a beginner or a real wine connoisseur, Amsterdam Wine Festival is a day out for everyone who loves wine. So enjoy all the beauty that the Northern Hemisphere has to offer! www.amsterdamwinefestival.nl

Ruigmarkt
When? 28th – 30st of September, Ruigoord
Funny enough we found out about these hippie market only a few months ago. It’s located in the created village of Ruigoort, where artist and hippies live. During the market (which is free of charge), you can enjoy market stalls, music, food trucks, drinks and workshops. It’s a different world full of spirituality and free spirits. Well worth your visit! Facebook Event

Have a great September!

Love,

Wander-Lust

 

5 x Slightly Less Touristy Places in London

Everyone knows the Big Ben, the Tower Bridge and the London Eye, but London has so much more to offer! The city is so varied and there is always something new to discover which makes wandering around London a fun adventure every time you visit. In this article we’ve selected 5 spots which are slightly less touristic.

1. CamdenTown
Camden Lock Pl, Camden Town, London
Camden town is known as one of the alternative areas of London and is especially popular among young people. The district used to be a typical industrial place with many workers’ houses and factories. Many of these buildings are now used for commercial and artistic purposes, making the neighbourhood completely “hot” again. In Camden you can find everything from street food to vintage clothing, and from second-hand books to unique collector’s items.

2. SouthbankCentreBookMarket
Southbank Centre Book Market
Underneath Waterloo Bridge, Lambeth, The Southbank Centre Book Market is one of the oldest second-hand book markets in the south of England. You will find old books, postcards, magazines, posters and comic books here. It is located by the thames below the waterloo bridge and next to a skate park that is completely covered in colourful graffiti. It’s definitely worth a look!

London books

3. RonnieScott’s
47 Frith St, Soho, London

Ronnie Scott’s is the most famous jazz club in London and was founded in 1959 by the English jazz musician Ronnie Scott. You can spend a nice evening drinking cocktails while enjoying great jazz music. There is a different artist almost every night, and sometimes even the world’s top jazz stars perform here. You can check out the programme here.

Less touristy spots in London

4. LittleVenice
6 Park Place Villas, London

The name already says it: Little Venice brings you into the ambience of the famous Italian town. If you want to get away from the ‘hustle and bustle’ of the city, you have to go here. This part of London has a unique, charming atmosphere and is surrounded by large stately villas. The small canals are full of boats and in the surrounding streets you will find cozy pubs. From Little Venice you can walk all the way to Camden Town. This route is really beautiful; it will take you trough Regent’s Park and you can catch a glimpse of the animals from London Zoo. If you’re hungry or thirsty along the way, The Summer House is a restaurant I recommend.

Little Venice London

5. Rooftop Film Club
Roof A, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, London
Level up your cinema night! In London there is the Rooftop Film Club where they play the latest films on a beautiful roof terrace. With panoramic views and stunning sunsets, movies have never looked so great. Book your tickets on time, because when the weather is good the tickets go very fast! You can see which movies are currently playing here www.rooftopfilmclub.com/london

Love,

Iris

*Iris is one of our guest editors from The Netherlands. She’s got a big interest for fashion, poetry and traveling. She was only 3 months old when she was on the plane for the first time, and she has been to every continent in the meantime. She’s a dreamer and would prefer to be on the beach every day. You can follow Iris on Instagram.

More City Trips & Guides?

Bardak » Tel Aviv in the heart of Amsterdam

Have you ever eaten ‘Grilled Okra’? At Bardak, near The Heineken Experience in Amsterdam, you can discover the taste of the Israeli kitchen.

The place is a organized chaos and that’s exactly the vibe they want to create in the restaurant. Get ready for some extraordinary tapas. The owners want to give you the real Israeli experience. You’ll get the real local foods on your table like ‘Burnt Eggplant’. I personally didn’t like the taste but it was nice to try it out. The ‘Grilled Okra’ is a real favourite. Not something you can order everywhere but very tasty and definitely worth trying.

Okra beans
This is the real deal

For the meat-lovers: Arais. This is a signature dish of the restaurant. Juicy lamb shish kabob in a crusty pita… The pita absorbed all the fat of the lamb which makes this dish very tasteful. If it’s too heavy you can always share it with your friends, you’ll get 4 sliced pieces. Room for dessert is very important, you don’t want to miss the ‘Honey Yoghurt’. Sounds simple, but it’s very appetizing.

Bardak interior
Tel Aviv! 

In Israel there’s a town named: Tel Aviv. (I’m sure you’ve all heard of it) The walls here are the canvas of many street artists, it’s (like Bardak) an organised mess. So I guess the name Bardak which means ‘organized chaos’, makes total sense. The restaurant is designed by Sheryl Leysner. She recreated the Tel Aviv style in the restaurant by some graffiti walls, pieces of bricks and corrugated sheets. In Tel Aviv you’ll find the best Israeli restaurants hidden in badly maintained market stables. In Amsterdam you’ll find Bardak in the heart of Amsterdam, De Pijp. The restaurant is open 7 days a week!


Cocktails you’ll have to try

In this cosy restaurant you can also enjoy some of the best cocktails in town for only 8 to 9 euro. Especially the Granny Smith Martini is a very luxury drink of high quality for this price. Made with fresh pressed apple juice, vodka and lime. So if you’re looking for some new acquired tastes, try the Israeli tapas here. You’ll be surprised!

Bardak
Ferdinand Bolstraat 12, Amsterdam
Website

Love,

Larissa

*Larissa is one of our guest editors from The Netherlands. She is only 21 years old, and just graduated, but already runs the two lifestyle magazines BLVD and MisterDaily for two years. Her dream is to write a book one day, but now she’s focussing on her writing and content creation for brands and magazines among which Wander-Lust. Follow her on Instagram!

6 x the most Instagramable Sweet Foods in Amsterdam

You must have seen them. The perfect hand shot over the canals of Amsterdam, holding something that looks so yummie, you want to get it instantly. Instead of scrolling through your insta timeline, we’ve selected our favorite insta worthy sweet foods in Amsterdam.

Van Wonderen Stroopwafels
Kalverstraat 190

To get the perfect shot over the canals of Amsterdam, you must buy one of these famous Dutch Stroopwafels. There are many on sale throughout the city, but no one makes them like Van Wonderen Stroopwafels. Sprinkled with marshmallows, m&m’s or chocolade, they taste amazing!


One of the most photographed and instagrammable sweet foods in Amsterdam

Polaberry
Prinsengracht 232H

The girl behind this wonderful new store on the Prinsengracht is Instagrammer @Polabur. She moved to Amsterdam a few years ago and was born in Russia. Polina (her real name), knows how to create the perfect sweet that looks amazing on your Instagram feed. Her formula is simple; strawberries covered in chocolate. We had a little taster and the berries were sweeeet! She sells handcrafted strawberries, chocolate bars, coffee and even bouquets made out of strawberries & chocolate. 

Polaberry Amsterdam
Source: Polaberry

Ree7 Amsterdam
Reestraat

Get your freak on, because they serve THE best freakshakes at Ree7. Located in between many boutique stores and eateries, Ree7 is THE place if you have a sweet tooth. They also serve healthier stuff, but if you want to impress your followers, you need to order yourself one of their freakshakes.


Source: Ree7

Dunkin’ Donuts
Leidsestraat 45
The most famous doughnut store in Europe and not without reason. They come in different flavours and colors, and most of them are great for a quick snap with a pretty background. I say quick, because you want to eat them before they start melting!

Dunkin Donut Amsterdam

IJsmanschap
Van Spilbergenstraat 2hs
The first popsiclebar of the Netherlands and a rather special one. All their ice popsicles are handcrafted, 100% natural and sustainable. They only use real natural ingredient with no sartificial colors or flavors. Oh, and they look mega cute!

Ijsmanschap Amsterdam

I-Scream Waffle
De Hallen Amsterdam
You used to be able to find this tasty and good looking bubble waffle in De Foodhallen in Amsterdam West. But bad news, they stopped serving them sinds 2017, and we are still waiting for them to come back. 

I-Scream Waffle Amsterdam

Have a great time snappin’, eh, we mean eating! 😉

Love,

Elke

*Header photo courtesy of @Polabur

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The Corner Amsterdam, an oldie but a goodie

If you follow us, you’re probably used to see the latest hotspots in and around Amsterdam on our platform. But that doesn’t mean that the café’s, restaurants and lunchrooms, that have been around for a while, aren’t any good. I got an invitation from a café/restaurant in Amsterdam that has been around for ages. After some research I found out that apparently, they serve one of the best tomato soups in Amsterdam! Time to find out..

The Corner has been around for many years, but the latest owner, has run her business for the last 18 years. She invited me so I could test the menu and write an honest review. And if you know me, I’m honest as can be! What I immediately noticed, is that The Corner has a huge terrace, facing the RAI. Why haven’t I been here before? I wondered. The sun shines here from the early afternoon until about 5pm, so it’s the perfect lunchspot.

The meatball, tomato soup and the mussels at The Corner, have been voted the best in Amsterdam

Once inside, I am welcomed by the owner Danielle and the manager. True local Amsterdammers, all the way though. Spirits are high and the music is loud. The bar is the center piece of The Corner and the bar seats are rarely empty. Yes, The Corner has many locals that come in for the occasional beer and chitchat. Danielle tells me that up until a few years ago, The Corner was a typical Dutch café, where you could drink and party until the early hours. But even though this was very successful, it was time for an upgrade. They refurbished 5 years ago and Danielle decided to put more focus on the menu, instead of just being a night café. And with success! Last year their meatball, tomato soup and mussels have been voted as the best in town by popular newspaper Het Parool.

Mosselen
Their famous mussels

The Menu
The menu is quite large and has many options, for vegetarians or meatlovers alike. Some of the highlights are without doubt The Dutch meatball, The tomato soup, but you can go crazy on several sandwiches, salads, burgers with fries or special plates. I have to say that the chef was a bit keen on adding salt, so if you like your food less salty, do ask. I tried the soup and shrimp salad and my boyfriend Jesse enjoyed steak with fries. The soup was just the way I hoped it was and included a hint of pesto. Jesse was all smiles, so that says enough. I am curious about the mussels though, so if you get the chance, go try them! I know not every restaurant pulls it off.


Toasted bread and dips


The famous tomato soup!


My shrimp salad

Verdict: The Corner is a great place to meet up with friends, enjoy that Amsterdam “gezelligheid” and eat good food for a reasonable price. The large terrace get’s an extra thumbs up. It’s not your latest avocado, pink wall, unicorn cakes kinda place, but it’s an oldie that deserves a visit. If you get the chance, go and say hi to Danielle, she’s lovely and will make sure you want to come back.

Love,

Elke