Party Earth Review The first wine bar to open in Amsterdam, Wijnbar Boelen & Boelen is a small but upscale De Pijp favorite for those looking to indulge in a night of fine French cuisine paired with excellent world wines. The well-dressed... ... read full review
1e van der Helststraat 50
M–Th, Su 6pm–midnight, F–Sa 6pm–1am
De Pijp, Amsterdam –
The first wine bar to open in Amsterdam, Wijnbar Boelen & Boelen is a small but upscale De Pijp favorite for those looking to indulge in a night of fine French cuisine paired with excellent world wines.
The well-dressed patrons at this modern yet comfortably informal venue can peruse the menu of over one hundred types of bottled wine and thirty-five by-the-glass options as chefs visible in the open kitchen prepare delicate dishes that enhance and complement the wine selection.
The simple yet elegant décor of light wood, white walls, and maroon columns sets off the collection of wine bottles lined up on shelves above the tables or neatly arranged in one of the five wine coolers.
Both a terrace and a wall of windows offer pleasant seating for sipping chilled champagne or sampling dark red wines.
There’s never a need to rush at Boelen & Boelen, and the posh customers are encouraged to relax and take the time to thoroughly savor their wines and their company.
Guests who may still be learning about the finer aspects of wine can depend on the polite and servers to suggest wines and food pairings.
Like a piece of Paris dropped into one of the city’s most fashionable neighborhoods, Boelen & Boelen delivers with style and meets even the highest standards of true wine enthusiasts.
Well-dressed, upscale wine lovers, mid-20s to early 40s.
Ambient slow jazz and classical music.
Appetizers include grilled tuna with ratatouille and tomato and cheese tarts, while entrées range from catch of the day to fish and duck fillets with white spinach cream sauces.
Servers make wine pairing recommendations for every meal, and a separate dessert wine list is also available. Kitchen is open daily 6–10pm.
Appetizers €11–€13, entrées €20–€23. Wine €3.50–€9/glass or €17–€225/bottle.
Early evenings on the terrace during the week; weekend nights for a bigger crowd.