Who would have thought that I would bumb into this superb restaurant with High-end Food - Great Service and Friendly staff in the middle of the Rembrandtsquare (transl. Rembrandtlein, the more touristy area of Amsterdam)!??!?..Yeah..I know I know... but think twice baby, cause THERE IS! Pure out of curiosity I stepped in to take a closer look from the inside (instead of looking like a creep with my hands and face pressed against to window to get a better glimpse lol) and as you can see on the picture down below it looks nothing like a typical Amsterdam restaurant or bar. It feels much more International, as if I just flew to NY in 1 split second, oke a bit exaggerated but you get what I'm saying ;D. I had a look on their menu and I just knew I had to get back here and try out the food ASAP!
My oh My.. do you know that feeling that you're actually full but you just keep on eating the plate as if you're not getting any more food for the rest of you life? Well that's how I finished all my plates :| The absolute highlights were the chicken-coconut soup and the super tender slices of meat we had for the main course.. It was so good, and that SAUCE.. THAT SAUCE :| I can't even.. I mean, what a winner!!
The fact that 'Van Rijn' is located super central in down town Amsterdam just finishes it all for me, especially with the winter in front of us. I mean, I love to spend my weekends out and about but I don't feel like hopping on and of my bike from restaurant to bars in the freezing cold. At 'Van Rijn' I spoil myself first with some good quality food knowing that a few steps away they'll pour me some fantastic cocktails while the hot dj is turning up some fine tunes so I can show of my horrible dance moves lol ;D!
I am Eva Lia and I am the founder of The Cookteaser - a food blog and whole food catering/event business based in Amsterdam.
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