Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dinner Date at Vapiano

It was great that my mom was able to stick around after Queen's Day! We spent the following evening shopping along the Utrechtestraat, walking along the Amstel River and enjoying dinner together at Vapiano. Located just next door to the public library, this self service spot bakes up pizzas, pastas and fresh salads to order. Patrons simply swipe a small plastic card every time another item is added to their tray and pay on their exit. Although it's a self serve restaurant the our food didn't seem to arrive any faster than any other pizza place. However, their tasty pizzas are one of my favorite in town!


Mama and I sat down to chat about our Queen's Day (mis)adventures over some tasty pizzas and oranginas. They also have full bar if you like booze with your pizza... although a glass of wine was the last thing on my mind while recovering from the Queen's Day madness.

The restaurant is laid out with tall windows which provided a perfect view of the water. It's too bad the weather grey and drizzly and blocked our view. Due to the niet zo leuk  forecast we decided to stick around for an after dinner drink- hot chocolate met slagroom, one of our mutual favorites. I helped myself to a heaping handful of gummy bears on the way out, it's rare to find anything free in this city!

It's always great to have her visit but never, ever easy to say, 'good-bye'. Yup, I'm twenty-six and proud to say I always miss my mama, her hugs are the best! (Bonus: she paid for dinner, thanks mom!)

Oosterdokseiland 145 
(exactly next to the public library!)

PS. You can find some of my other favorite places to eat in Amsterdam right here. Anything you think I should add to the list? Let me know! 


  1. I LOVE Vapiano...and so does my mom :). Did you get the bruschetta pizza? MMMMM!!!

    1. Oh, that's perfect cause now we have yet another awesome/delicious thing to do together. That bruschetta pizza is so tasty!