5&33 is located in the same building as Amsterdam’s art’otel, opened last year, which lies across from Amsterdam Central Station. The capital has thus gained a multifunctional hotspot where one feels as though one has stepped into an establishment in New York or London. What to think of the bar, which is already famous in Amsterdam? This is not just because of its excellent ambiance, with frequent performances by live DJ’s and workshops, but also because of the delicious cocktails. The restaurant offers an informal shared-dining concept, with a menu that consists of pure, fresh products with a Mediterranean touch, combined with art and design. Besides restaurant, bar, and lounge, you’ll find a library here with books and magazines about art, culture, design, and lifestyle. The public gallery is an experience by itself; works by famous and upcoming artists, combined with a permanent exhibition on digital art, are displayed here. A particularly eye-catching and mind-blowing piece is the twelve meter long interactive curtain by Atelier van Lieshout. All in all, this is a unique creative enclave in the hectic center of Amsterdam.
The ambiance of this place-to-be is, in one word, fantastic. The service is top notch and the menu is delectable. The location in the oldest part of the city center certainly contributes to the unique feeling one experiences upon entering this atmospheric, trendy place.
You can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with a delightful pie, sitting in front of the cozy fireplace as your company is entertaining itself in the library or gallery. Smoking guests are welcome to visit the special smoking area, furnished with comfortable and beautiful chairs. Worthy of mention is the historic background of the building; it was commissioned by Royal Dutch Lloyd between 1917 and 1921 and served as shipping office. Architect Evert Bremen is responsible for both the design and the interior. The location, which had suffered somewhat from the passage of time, has been completely restored. Even the original stained glass windows have been replaced.