Lars and I live in Amsterdam, as most of you already know, and we’re lucky enough to live in one of the city hottest areas – De Baarsjes.

We almost never write travel tips about Amsterdam (I know, shame on us), but two weeks ago Partisan, a new wine café and restaurant, opened just around the corner of our apartment. We were very excited to try this new place and share our experience here with you.
Partisan is located at the Admiraal de Ruijterweg 79, where before was located the famous restaurant Fa. Speijkervet, and it’s run by the same owners of Café Panache (also one of our favourites) and Bar Carter. It’s a place where you can enjoy drinks, dinner or happy hour. They have a pretty extensive wine and cider cart, nice cocktails and serve, as they say, “uncomplicated dishes”.

Our evening at Partisan started with cocktails 😉 We had a Bloody Mary and a Elderflower Daiquiri, and both were delicious. As for dinner, we started with Gekonfijte varkenswang – Dutch for pork cheeks confit, very tender and rich in flavours. For our main course, we opted for beef ribs (800gr), which were super juicy, accompanied by potato puree and beet and radish salad. Uncomplicated indeed, but very, very tasty. Highly recommendable!

Partisan opens from Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 1 am, Fridays from 5 pm to 3 am, Saturdays from 12:30 to 3 am and Sundays from 12:30 to 1 am. Reservations: +31 020 846 2361.


  1. Lovely, definitely on my list now!

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