For a truly special evening, don’t miss out on one of Amsterdam’s newest foodie destinations – De Japanner. A modern take on Japanese food with a small menu full of tapas style portions of classic and fusion fare. Do as we did and work your way through the entire menu, starting with rich slices of Salmon Tataki, to the tart Kimchi Gyoza and ending with the yes-yes-yes Calamari Fries (trust us on this one). With a bar boasting the biggest range of Sake we’ve ever seen as well as some truly fantastic hip-hop beats as background music, De Japanner is a must-visit destination that’s definitely hidden away enough to increase your travel kudos once you get home.
After a couple of indulgent evenings out, sleep in late in the INK Hotel’s cloud beds and head downstairs at your leisure for a full breakfast feast of whatever takes your fancy in The Pressroom (danish pastries, Full English and cereal anyone)? With frothy coffees and Dutch specialities on offer if you’ve still got room, this is one breakfast worth getting out of bed for. Give yourself enough time to pop out for one last pancake at the legendary Pancakes Amsterdam (share an Apple Crumble pancake to test your relationship sharing capabilities to the limits) before you check out and wave goodbye to one truly special hotel in a magical city. At least on the train ride home you can plan the next trip – and trust us, you’ll be counting down the days until you’re back.
INK Hotel: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1159-ink-hotel-amsterdam-mgallery-by-sofitel/index.shtml
Bar-beque Castell: http://www.castellamsterdam.nl/en/
Food Hallen: http://foodhallen.nl/
Cannibale Royale: http://www.cannibaleroyale.nl/menu/
De Japanner: http://www.dejapanner.com/