Step inside Moos, a supremely inviting bar and cafe in the heart of Amsterdam’s trad architecture district.
Located in the Spaarndammerbuurt neighbourhood, the bar is surrounded by red bricks and intricate architectural details that characterise the Amsterdam School style. Museum Het Schip – which has all the hallmarks of this design movement – is a five-minute walk from Moos.
Studio Modijefsky, which is based in the capital, used the Amsterdam School aesthetic as the impetus for the bar and cafe’s interiors. Warm brown and terracotta tones reflect the brickwork of the neighbourhood buildings, while patterned floor tiles echo the movement’s emphasis on decorative elements.
Flashes of colour come from stretches of glossy blue and yellow wall tiles – lit by glowing, spherical wall lights – and the bar’s snaking neon strip. Studio Modijefsky has also made the most of Moos’ outdoor space, installing striped awnings and bright yellow chairs.
The bar truly comes alive at night, when its orange neon lighting lends the entire space a warm glow. The menu is classic, offering cheeseburgers, steak tartare, and caesar salads washed down with a classic Moscow mule, espresso martini or Aperol spritz.