Hello my dears! It’s been a looong time since I posted, and while I do feel guilty for it, I promise to come back in full force for my future posts. Let’s just say the long, dreary days here in Amsterdam were of no help in raising my energy levels and encouraging me to follow my passion projects.
So then I figured, what else is there to do when the skies are grey and the temperature drops? Why go bar/restaurant/cafe hopping, of course! So for this post I’ll take you through a couple of places that will keep you full, happy and semi-drunk all day 🙂
To start our day on the right foot, we went to G’s really nice place in the West. We absolutely loved the food and drinks there, not to mention the attentive service. It’s the perfect place to go when you’re hungover and you just want someone to be nice to you and feed you delicious things with a smile.
I think everything on the menu is the same level of deliciousness, but I wholeheartedly recommend the Eggs Benedict, as this establishment is one of the few that manages to nail the Hollandaise sauce to perfection. Top it off with a Passion in the Morning and you’ll we swooning by the time you’re done.
Goudsbloemstraat actually has goudsbloemen (marigolds) on it, how cute is that?
Lovely neighbourhood, the West. I’ll surely explore it more in the future. Meanwhile, don’t forget to pass by Westermarkt if you have time, it makes for a great lazy Saturday and you never know what cool stuff you can score there.
And if you’re tired afterwards, you can chill and have a snack or a proper dinner at the nearby La Oliva.
The concept here is fantastic: you can order off the menu or order from the very extensive pintxos list at the bar. In case you’ve never tried them before, pintxos are a Spanish type of snack, similar to tapas but much heartier I found. The ones at La Oliva are pure decadence, and you’ll want to go back again and again, since you simply can’t sample everything in one go (although I don’t blame you if you try).
Look at these beautiful little confections, marrying shrimp, lamb, courgette, delicious cheeses and sauces…Just remembering them makes me all hungry again!
And of course, you can always go with a beautiful rack of deer and roasted veggies, just what you need after a day in the cold.
I hope I’ve given you a few good reasons to brave the cold and dampness of Amsterdam and head out for a few hours. I’ll be back with more soon, and remember, spring is just around the corner and that’s when this city starts to reveal its magic!