Art and cuisine come together in Amsterdam’s first street art bar and restaurant, De Bajes.
After New York and Hongkong it was Europe’s turn to spoil the people with good food mixed with international street art. On February 16th 2017 ‘De Bajes’ has openend it doors. The word ‘Bajes’ has come to mean ‘prison’ in Dutch slang, but the original Yiddish meaning is actually ‘home’.
However this ‘Bajes’ doesn’t look like a sober prison at all. You will find an impressive collection of art all over the wall. Artists such as Ben Eine, Fanakapan, D*Face, The London Police, Hugo Kaagman, Bortusk Leer, Ox Alien, Juane, Laser 3.14, Soren Solkaer and Cranio were commissioned to work their creativity on the walls in De Bajes. And that’s not all. The street art passion continues because of the collaboration of De Bajes with Vroom & Varossieau (the place for ‘Urban Contemporary Art’ in Amsterdam). De Bajes will host a variety of exhibitions for big names and up and coming street artists.
Walking into De Bajes, admiring the street art, get a table and enjoy the arty cuisine. The kitchen is run by chef Niels van Halen, previously chef cook at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Bosch en Duin. Breakfast starts at 10:00 in the morning. Take the full Bajes breakfast menu or an English breakfast. You can order it until it’s almost time for dinner. That will be the perfect hangover meal! Want to know more about De Bajes? Check there website here. In the meantime watch our Instagram stories of our evening imprisonment: @murielle (only 24hrs visible!)
We had Zeeuwse oysters, sweet potatoes soup with coco lemon leaves and duck springrolls to share to kick off our Saturday night. After that we had pansotti with ricotta and orange – a very special dish with pure chocolate shavings on top. We tasted their delicious Black Angus. And we were happy as kids with the soft burrata served with beetroot and asparagus. For dessert we had pure chocolate mousse – from Tony’s Chocolonely – and the lemon cheesecake.
Once we had finished our dinner – around 22:30 PM – the DJ turned up the music and the people danced the night away till 03:00 AM.
Rembrandtplein / Utrechtsestraat 11
1017 VN Amsterdam