Contemporary suite and studio in 19th century warehouse
Where the locals go
There are quite a few restaurants in and next to our neighborhood which I can recommend. Not the touristic kind, but those where the locals go. Here you’ll find a few of my favorites. This list is never finished, I’ll keep you informed of my experiences with the restaurants and bars in the Utrechtsestraat and close environment. I don’t give stars, you may be the judge of your own taste. And of course you won’t find the usual touristic sites here.
If you like Thai food, go to Na Siam in the Kerkstraat. Delicious food and owners Bart and Ma are very hospitable. The customers of Na Siam are a mixture of locals and tourists. You could say we are regulars at Na Siam.
You’ll find the Koffiesalon just around the corner, in the Utrechtsestraat. The Koffiesalon isn’t cheap, but you’ll find there the best coffee you’d ever had. Starbucks, Coffee Company, eat your hart out, we have the Koffiesalon! You can have your coffee in the Salon or take it away.
Restaurant Quartier Latin
In Quartier Latin nothing ever changes. The menu is the same forever, the owner and the cook (a married couple) are always there. Also Quartier Latin is a welcome mix of locals and passengers. The food and wine are good, the hospitality is genuine.
Café Marcella is a typical Amsterdam ‘brown café’ at the Amstelveld, along side the Prinsengracht. Don’t expect haute cuisine or fancy cocktails here. You go there to read the newspapers, to talk with the locals or just to see the people pass by. And you can have breakfast here.
Since ever on the corner Utrechtsestraat/Utrechtsedwarsstraat. Open for lunch and drinks. The interior chanced several times during the years, but the Huyschkaemer is still the Huyschkaemer.
A very popular Spanish restaurant at the opposite of The Warehouse. The waiters will bring the food to your table in The Warehouse or on a summer evening right in front of it. It can be noisy, but if you can’t beat them, join them and have a sangria either on their or your own terras. Or at the Pata Negra cafe Cuban Sigars.
Ku Kitchen Bar
Ku Kitchen Bar is new in our street and I haven't had such fabulous sushi before. It's just around the corner, you can see what they are doing in the kitchen and the chef is fun. Go there!
Van Woustraat - De Pijp
In the popular neighborhood De Pijp you find the Van Woustraat. You will find a lot of small restaurants. Popular ar the Vietnamese noodle soup (pho) diners, the hipster variety of a fastfood restaurant (snckbr) which serves healthy fastfood and 'Geflipt': a hamburger diner that makes it's hamburgers just a little bit different. But also: Morrocan, Japanese, Indian restaurants. And let's not forget a typical Dutch phenomenon: the FEBO. A fastfood diner, where you can take food out of the wall.
On the beautyful Amstelveld, you'll find Brasserie Nel, or just Café Nel as we call it. They really have a super terras, and when it's cold or rainy, you can sit inside. This is also a kid friendly place. And from the terras you can keep an eye on the playground.