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Whether you're looking for a casual and fun choice of tapas or a more formal full-menu affair, La Oliva has you covered. Diners in Amsterdam looking for an authentic Spanish culinary experience will find a lot to like about this hip and popular restaurant. The Basque dishes include an eclectic number of ingredients ranging from foie gras to ham and seared tuna, while the wine list is full and creatively stocked.
Located in the luxurious Hotel de L'Europe, Freddy's Bar has often featured in the city's top selection of hotel bars. Named after its famous loyal patron, this sleek cocktail bar boasts an old world charm. Traditional wood and copper railings dominate the decor, while soulful jazz music keeps you entertained all evening. Select from classic concoctions, including what critics agree is Amsterdam's unrivaled Bloody Mary, to complement gourmet appetizers. During happy hours, enjoy a variety of cheeses and live piano tunes.
Pasta e Basta offers something unique to epicureans looking for an out-of-the-box dining experience. The menu features traditional Italian specialties made from original recipes and seasonal ingredients. Pair their home-style dishes with regional wine and admire the ornate decor. What makes this restaurant, is its talented waitresses that burst into a song while serving your table. Reservations are recommended as this place is very popular among celebrities like Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey and Jerry Springer.
Jimmy Woo is a happening nightclub on Amsterdam’s party circuit. Named after a fictional Hong Kong triad boss, the decor at this establishment finds inspiration in Oriental brasseries of the 1960s. Replete with copper lamps, suede upholstery and unique antiques, the ambiance at this place is one-of-a-kind. Grab a cocktail at its quaint bar counter that is adorned with skulls and bones, and enjoy music by popular DJs.
Restaurant Greetje is located in one of the most enchanting districts of old Amsterdam. The restaurant has a fabulous view overlooking the Montelbaanse Tower. Cuisine includes delicious but often overlooked traditional Dutch meals, which are being brought back to life by the chefs. Greetje's menus are filled with specialties cooked with fresh and organic ingredients from local sources. For example, they have a homemade grilled veal loin with mashed potatoes and a stew of braised wild boar with curly kale. Don't forget to pair these wonderful dishes with a nice glass of wine.
InterContinental Amstel offers one of the most regal stays in Amsterdam. Notable regular guests here include celebrities such as Madonna and the Rolling Stones. Located next to the old city center, the hotel is beautifully situated on the banks of the Amstel and has a lovely riverside terrace as well as a garden. Its elegant interiors feature ornate chandeliers, stunning marble floors, and antique staircases. Offering a heated pool, a Jacuzzi, and an elaborate fitness club, InterContinental Amstel ensures a truly luxurious stay for its guests. The Carré Theatre is within walking distance, and all other city landmarks, museums, restaurants, and clubs are within easy access by tram, metro, and water taxi.
Elegant and stylish are apt words for the College Hotel. The 40 designer rooms are unique and well-appointed. The hotel has conference rooms with varying seating capacities perfect for business meetings, and they can also host weddings and private parties. The name is derived from its beautiful 19th-century building which was originally a school. The acclaimed College Hotel Restaurant is housed in the former gymnasium of the school and serves contemporary Dutch fare. Well-known international guests have visited this chic boutique hotel.