Amsterdam Restaurants (with the help of Jos Huitema)
Finally here are
some Amsterdam restaurants, which must be not so bad, and even good when I
believe my friend Joos Huitema, whom I told I could not find any place
that suited me in Amsterdam. He was OUTRAGED. You are a total ignorant,
Jack, he said !I’ll give you some to lick your fingers off, he said and
not only that but they are trendy. So I promised him to try some out next
time. But let me share a few with you.
PLANTAGE, 61 a, tel 3309469 facing
the zoo, where you can taste gross and thick grilled tartines with confit
vegetables, melted mozzarella or eggs with cheese. With a good salad the
lunch will cost you 25 €
For the charm; try
An ambience and special
atmosphere you can find in
Stay at a farm in
the heart of Amsterdam:
251 GOVERT, Flinckstraat tel 6798240.
French cuisine!! Cozy with velvet couches, glass luster, to decline a
French soup, the “daily fish”, in original version on the carte, but
also a pheasant with cabbage, well executed and a “chaud-froid in
chocolate, professionally prepared. A miracle. I will go and taste to
believe it. But Huitema liked! 35 €
If you like a little kitsch
with VIDEO and FLUO,
you have your kick at 42, Utrechtraat tel 6259251. Kitsch is off course
the main ingredient here, blue walls, red couches, an old cadre around a
video screen, and glass panels with fluorescent spots. Eating? Why not the
“bisque de homard”, pigeon breast, hot fudge: 35 €
Amsterdam has also a
Mediterranean lounge: Mme
JEANNETTE!, 12 1e van der Helstraat
The trendy place, an
obliged passage is MOKO,
12 Amstelveld tel 6261199, on a small square between two canals. Typically
Dutch design with round Formica tables, an aquarium (very popular in
Amsterdam) and very luminous spots. The cuisine is very edible with a
meli-melo of odors and tastes: tarama and lobster salad, grilled spinach
with mascarpone (funny!). Still 35 €.
Not especially temples of extraordinary food, but very agreeable
Club Lounge, 21 Jonge Roelensteeeg
trendy and less trendy part of Amsterdam has chosen this restaurant–club
place to be seen and eventually taste a few plats, quite mixed in variety,
the so-called “world-food”, with a world-food “music” in the
background. You can also join a very agreeable cellar type bar, just to be
there! Count 35 €.
401, 401 Marnixstraat tel 3204580
of all should come in couple or with a bunch of friends, start to drink a
few wine bottles, and then dine with Italian pasta, noodles or copious
salads. The ambience is hot, the service adorable but soon overrun.
Anyway, the young people adore the place!!! Count 30 €.
62, Haarlemmerstaat tel 6202997
Now finally a restaurant, simple, inexpensive where you feel at home (thanks to the welcoming). Faience tiles on the wall, the rough sea saltboxes deposited on the tables, wooden chairs, and the furnaces in the back, where you can see them. Cuisine is simply Asiatic-Mediterranean, with the classic tomato-mozzarella, and the even more traditional fish and meat with basmati rice. Count 25 €.