On the first few days of my trip, my friend I stayed in a hotel just a few minutes walk from Vondelpark. In this central location, we found ourselves in a residential part of town which was really quite nice.
After spending the first few days walking to the city centre, we decided on a whim to walk in the opposite direction which led us to Affourtit, a mere three-minute walk from the hotel. So instead of spending the night in hustle and bustle of Leidseplein we decided to come back to the nearby resto for a quiet dinner.
It was busy which was a very good sign. The crowd was mixed; couples, families and friends all congregating over delicious plates of food. It looked as though they were full but luckily we got a table.
We sat downstairs in a little alcove near a gated wine cellar, which I thought would be ideal for a date (alas, this was not my situation but I bookmarked it should I find myself in Amsterdam again with a significant other).
Although the atmosphere was relaxed, I didn’t feel right whipping out my camera to take pictures of my plate. So I made a mental note of the perfectly cooked fish with crisp skin, and I think I may have audibly mmmm’ed over the crème brûlée.
If I lived in Amsterdam, Affourtit would be my neighbourhood haunt.
1075 CS, Amsterdam
photos courtesy of Affourtit’s Facebook group