May 11, 2018
Located on a residential corner near the Vondelpark, Dikke Graaf is a properly stylish spot, an elegant bar and restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. Dikke Graaf is the kind of place you can stop by for a drink and feel as if you are among friends. The room is large and light, and the décor is smart and attractive, black tiles and fresh flowers, copper lanterns dangling from the white ceiling. They have an excellent wine list, featuring a carefully selected group of wines, some of which aren’t available anywhere else in Holland. They also serve a good range of liqueurs, beers and spirits and a menu of tasty gourmet bar bites to go with their wine and cocktails, many with an Italian slant: fresh oysters, bruschetta, carpaccio, a good range of cheeses – and a decent house burger. The coffee’s decent too. The whole place exudes a lively, welcoming neighbourhood atmosphere, which is a plus.