Let me introduce myself: I’m Jessica, e-commerce Buyer & Merchandise Manager at Scotch & Soda and mother of 2 sons: Pelle (3) and Morrison (1). I live together with my boyfriend and the kids on the second floor in Amsterdam, right on the border of the brimming Pijp and the fancy Museumkwartier. Dinner with the kids can be a real challenge sometimes in Amsterdam. Because all the fun, hip places are built in a ‘pijpenlade’ (a long and narrow building), there are regularly no kids chairs or no space at all for a buggy. But they do exist, those cool places that welcome kids as well! Just test them all. So I made it my personal challenge to spot these restaurants. Especially the ones you also love to go to without kids are my favourites.
One of those restaurants is Rosa & Rita. You can find this place to be on a special location in Amsterdam East, on the former Stork terrain. A very nice industrial place with quite some space (tip for the summer: they have a huge terrace!). What I love about Rosa & Rita is that there are 1: kids chairs, 2: a cleaning room and 3: pizza’s! For Pelle and Morris this is heaven.
For the carnivores among us they serve (if I can believe my friends) delicious entrecotes & steaks with fries. As a vegetarian I prefer a pizza ‘vegetariana’, which I share with Pelle & Morrison.
As a sweetner for the kids they have colouring pictures of the history of Rosa & Rita, but you don’t really need them, because the food is served very quickly. This may be because of the time we eat there, at 18:30. In the restaurant are mostly families with little kids, but around 20:00 they have all made room for the students/adults without kids.
When you have room, before or after dinner, for a drink in an ultra cool hotspot, then Roest is just around the corner from Rosa & Rita (on walking distance). Roest too, is one of those nice industrial spots where everything is possible. Here you can chill outside on the terrace in the summer or let the kids play in the big sandpit/spot to hang about. Roest regularly has diverse events, such as (another tip!) weekend markets in the shed, with vintage fashion stands and yummy snacks. So head on to Roest for some inspiration and creativity mixed with a nice drink and end with a delicious pizza at Rosa & Rita!
Rosa & Rita, steak and pizza | Oostenburgereiland | Conradstraat 471 | Amsterdam
Opened 7 days a week geopend from 16:00. Check their website for more information: www.rosaenrita.nl