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Marits

Marits

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Before it opens its doors to customers, Marit Beemster’s dining room is a sea-green box with only a few tables and tidy chairs waiting to be occupied and disarranged. Wildflowers bow over the tables, coloured glasses shine, while birds and owls pretend to be alert. In a time when eating out doesn’t necessarily mean going to a restaurant, it’s a joy to discover Marits, home restaurant in the East side of Amsterdam. It’s just like eating at a friend’s house, with a 3 courses menu made with local and organic ingredients. Strictly no fish or meat.

RESTAURANT STORK

RESTAURANT STORK

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Part of the De Overkant development that hosts creatives and artists, on the north side of the river Ij, Restaurant Stork is a magnificent example of industrial refits. The utterly conservative restoration has preserved the original stripped walls and floors. Big windows look over the river and the busy building sites on the background. The menu’s highlight is fresh seasonal fish.

Hotel Droog

Hotel Droog

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

First came the hotels. You used to go in there, ask for a room, usually with breakfast included, and perhaps have dinner. Then the Drog Hotel reversed the traditional hotel concept. Set in the historical center of Amsterdam, its white walls host a perfect microcosm where you can come for a drink, a bite, beauty products and on trend shopping, reading or even a bed for the night.