Suddenly after a life long dry spell, burger places are popping up everywhere. There is a food revolution going on in Amsterdam! I didn't think I needed to eat burgers anywhere except The Butcher, but when I saw people in the windows of Geflipt gorging themselves on giant "it takes two hands to hold" kinda burgers, I knew it was time to do some tasting.
|See NOS clip here|
I decided to tell the truth, naturally. He asked me what I thought of my burger and I said, (as I wiped my mouth with the back of my hand) "Well, not sure why the lettuce is on the bottom of the burger, shouldn't it be on top?" "Are you American? he says. (I nod and roll my eyes at the same time, which isn't easy to do by the way. I hope they didn't catch that bit on film.) "Well, we are trying to hold in the juices of the burger with the lettuce." "Uh-huh, and what's the deal with the fried egg?" "That is the way they do it in Argentina." "Really? (raised eyebrows) Well, you can hold the egg and I like CRUNCHY lettuce, so other than that, it just may be the best burger I have had in Amsterdam." Big smiles all around and the cameraman zooms in on me trying to hold this massive dripping mess in my hands. For the record, that lettuce leaf didn't hold a candle to that quarter pounder. Anyway, it was delicious and so were the fries and the groovy soft drinks in hip bottles or order up a beer to help guzzle it all down. Coffee also available.
Overall good food and a nice atmosphere right on the edge of de Pijp across from the Albert Cuyp Market. Easy stop on the way into town or back from it. Check it.
Van Woustraat 15
+31 20 471 4590