Welcome to the little Holland in the very heart of Kyiv! Those who wish to feel relaxing mood and free spirit of the Netherlandish capital will surely enjoy this cozy dining spot, located not far from the “Palace Ukraina” subway station. Conceptual interior design with many symbols of the bright European city and traditional Amsterdam dishes slightly adapted for Ukrainian taste will steal your heart right away.
The concept of the restaurant was developed by two travelers, Olena Druchina and Yulia Marchenko. The girls were travelling through Europe, and got so much inspired by Amsterdam that decided to create a place at home in Kyiv where people will experience unique atmosphere, authentic culture and delicious cuisine of the capital of the Netherlands.
Amster Damster restaurant is located in the front of picturesque Mariya Zankovecka square, so guests can observe a beautiful view through the windows. When you step into the restaurant hall, you instantly see a lot of vivid orange color used in design – the national color of the Netherlands. The bright interior of the restaurant includes many interesting elements as wells as large entertainment stand with tourist`s maps, coloring books, puzzles and board games. As for décor, you will see many traditional symbols of Holland: wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles and even a large sign “I Amsterdam”. The walls are decorated with travel photos from Amsterdam made personally by the restaurant`s owners.
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The restaurant offers two halls and a cozy summer terrace. The first hall has a long bar counter and a big TV projector for sports translations, while the second hall with more sofas than chairs offers intimate homely atmosphere.
Amster Damster casts itself as a European restaurant with significant Netherlandish flavor. The main accent in menu is made on snacks and herring – traditional Amsterdam dishes. Here you can taste herring fillet with potatoes, pickled cucumbers and marinated сonions; cheese mix with raspberry sauce and nuts; Kibbeling pike perch, authentic Bitterballen snack and many other. Bean soup with smoked sausages and Amsterdam French fries will be also a perfect choice.
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As for main courses, do not miss your chance to taste such traditional dishes made by old recipes as “Veal by old Netherlander” with sweet pepper, fresh cucumber, broccoli and onions with Teriyaki sauce; or turkey with cream curry sauce and apples. The restaurant menu also includes wide choice of appetizing seafood. It is highly recommended to try mussels in wine, tomato or basilica sauce.
The bar menu of Amster Damster is notable for the Netherlandish craft beers such as La Trappe Tripel, Lander Brau Premium, Op&Top and Hamer&Sikkel. The guests can also choose from a variety of signature cocktails, developed by brand barkeeper Elya Mykhailenko. Most of cocktails are based on traditional Netherlandish drinks: jenever, absinth, Advocaat and Gold Strike liquors. For example, you may order Klompen cocktail – refreshing combination of Aperol bitter and jenever, served in a klompen, traditional Netherlandish wooden shoe. The restaurant also has coffee shop zone, where guests may have a coffee from machine as well as fresh coffee made in jezve on hot sand or with help of Chemex.
Discover the Netherlands without leaving Ukraine, visiting Amster Damster restaurant in Kyiv.
Address: 111/113, Velyka Vasylkivska street
Photo source: Amster Damster Restaurant Facebook page. All photos belong to their rightful owners.