Owner Wendela Wallenburg is feeling energised since becoming the owner of Puccini. “I worked here for six years before becoming the owner this year. I didn’t want to change the name because that is what people know.” Wallenburg always believed in the venue’s concept, so the decision to keep the name and atmosphere the same was not a hard one. “The bar has been in this spot for decades. We are right in the middle of the Joodskwartier in Amsterdam, which is known for its cultural status. We are right across the Stopera, home of Amsterdam’s city hall and the opera. We’re also located near the Waterlooplein.”