For many years, the food scene in Amsterdam was, with the exception of several excellent Indonesian restaurants, rather unremarkable. Now a new generation of talented local chefs is inventing a contemporary Dutch kitchen that is as exciting and cosmopolitan as the city itself.
Located on a small island in what was once part of Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands — it has since been redeveloped — chef Egon van Hoof’s light, contemporary restaurant with a duplex dining room overlooks the IJ river. Hence, the backdrop to meals here is the fascinating ship and barge traffic on this broad and busy channel. The prix fixe lunch menus change regularly but run to dishes like red prawns with fennel and plankton, brill with cockles in a beurre blanc, and barbecued veal with roasted vegetables. The service is charming, and the wine list is excellent.
IJdok 185. Tel. (31) 20-638-0866