Hotel de Goudfazant
With a name like Hotel de Goudfazant this place sounds like it might be an old-fashioned family hotel but actually it’s a hip restaurant on the water’s edge in Noord (North Amsterdam). In a gigantic shed of 1200 m2 with a raw and rugged decor, the chefs are cooking up a storm here. The menu is unfussy and the original rust-brown pillars and unpainted walls have been kept but they have been contrasted with a mega-chandelier made from glass bottles, red canteen chairs and linen tablecloths. In summertime, this is where you can rub shoulders with Amsterdam’s creative incrowd eating outside sitting at long picnic tables next to the water.