All of a sudden I come to these crazy lists of 10 Best. While previous lists were really nice but also quite common (everybody does lists nowadays ;): Newest restaurants, best restaurants in Amsterdam Oost or in Noord, best terraces, yummiest cake in town, where to drink G&Ts or coffee, where to eat Dutch food, burgers or pulled pork, breakfast, brunch, lunch and where to host events. Now it’s time for 10 Best spots situated in old monumental buildings with new food entrepreneurs. Isn’t that list original? ;)
Cafe Modern serves you a fixed 5 course menu in an old banking building from the ’60s. The interior is renewed, but if you go to the bathroom then you’ll walk straight into the bank’s safe.
Cafe Restaurant Amsterdam is situated in an old pumping station in Amsterdam West. Ever since 1851, the Dune-water company had provided the people of Amsterdam with fresh drinking water from the dunes at Vogelenzang. Now you can enjoy some wonderful Sancerre with fruits de mer!
Cafe Restaurant De Plantage is located in the former Ledenlokalen of Artis which is a beautiful monumental building that was used for exhibitions of agricultural flowers, books or collectibles but it was also rented out for events. The 19th-century greenhouse like industrial building is a true jewel in Amsterdam!
Restaurant Stork, along the IJ river in Amsterdam Noord, is based in an ancient industrial warehouse. You have a beautiful view here over the river with all the boats coming by. Read STORY154’s review here >
Foyer is a pop-up restaurant that is here to stay until February 2015 in Amsterdams former city palace FELIX MERITIS where culture, music, art and performance is really important. It’s a beautiful monumental building along the Keizersgracht in The 9 Streets.
CT Coffee & Coconuts is the newest coffee bar in De Pijp. CT stands for Ceintuur Theater: A former cinema along the Ceintuurbaan of three floors high. A magnificent building from the outside and inside! Go see for yourself..
Cafe Schiller is an Art Deco café on the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam that was really famous amongst artists, performers and celebrities. Read STORY154’s blogpost about CAFE SCHILLER here >
De Foodhallen is one of the most popular foodspots in Amsterdam at this moment! The old tram shed DE HALLEN is a joy for every foodie. Not only the location of about 3 restaurants and more than 10 food stands, it’s also a beautiful monumental building.
De Bakkerswinkel West is located in the Regulateurshuis and office near the entrance of the Westergasfabriek. In the office is DE BAKKERSWINKEL store located and in the bigger building you can have breakfast, brunch and coffee. Do you know they’re open on Friday and Saturdays in the afternoon/evening with bites, quality wines and yummy meals?
Rijks in Amsterdams prettiest and biggest museum RIJKSMUSEUM just opened. The monumental building from the year 1800 is recently renovated from 2003 for 10 years and was reopened in 2013. I can’t wait to check out this new restaurant that’s run by executive chef Joris Bijdendijk.
Which old building – that isn’t necessarily a restaurant – do you like the most in Amsterdam?