Thursday 16th February 2017 was the soft opening evening of De Bajes Bar & Bikkesement, the new drinking hot spot in the heart of Amsterdam, located at Utrechtsestraat.
Curated by Vroom & Varossieau, an Amsterdam gallery space specialised in Urban Contemporary and Street Art, it brings you the best in food, drinks, art and design. Large murals have been painted around the venue by the very best graffiti artists, such as Cranio, D*Face, Eine, Fanakapan, Hugo Kaagman, Jaune, Laser 3.14, Bortusk Leer, The London police and many more.
As you walk into the venue you are greeted by Fanakpan's helium X style ballons, before viewing some of my favourite lads, The London Police giant mural (as seen in the photograph above), its amazing the level of detail these guys achieve just by using three colours of paint. D*Face's weepy woman mural sits behind, surrounded by a montage of paper clippings, one of Britain's best 'Ben Eine' mural sits just to the right of that, and pays homage to the bars motto 'We Rock Hardest'.
De Bajes is a visual treat to the eyes, whilst being served a fine selection of drinks alongside a carefully constructed delicious food menu, all rounded off by the low level lighting and extremely friendly bar staff and catering team.
This will certainly be one venue, where all the cool cats will be hanging out...