Learn what a Dutch 'borrel' is and taste traditional, local specialities like Stamppot and Jenever in a typical Amsterdam home with a view of the canal.
• 4-course traditional Dutch dinner • Aperitif, wine, beer, coffee and tea are included • Communal dining for up to 6 people • If your group is 6 people or more: please send us a request. • Over 250 rave reviews on TripAdvisor
About your host, Martine: "My husband Olav and I love cooking and entertaining, and we believe that there are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet. We decided to sell our well-known French restaurant in Amsterdam and repurposed our passion for hospitality and gastronomy by organizing dining experiences in our own home."
Delicious Dutch Tasty, healthy and local! Buzz words of today’s cuisine. Good to know that has been always common practice in our country. Easy to understand why: quality and taste of our local produce is outstanding. Our mothers learned how to cook great meals. And they taught us how to do it.
First we will enjoy a get together drink (a so called ‘Borrel’, a small glass of dutch gin) and some truly Dutch appetizers, followed by a fresh and home made bouillon, soup or salad with seasonal products. After that we serve the main course: local meat or North Sea fish. We specialize in various versions of seasonal Stamppot. As finale we will bring a typical Dutch dessert to the table. Coffee or tea will be served at the end of the meal. Wine to starter and main course are included.
So come on in and let the good times roll at Martine's table. Enjoy your meal, share stories, listen to music, or even play some yourself! Admire the canal view and watch the boats pass by in one of the oldest parts of the historical city center, on the edge of the famous Red Light District.
Remember: there are no strangers, just friends we haven’t yet met. No better way than to meet them at our table!
IMPORTANT: We serve one menu per day. So maybe on the date of your choice our Delicious Dutch Dinner is not available. Please check Joie de Vivre Bistro Dinner, that might be available. We are looking forward to meeting you anyway!
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Jenever & Bites Sit down and relax. Get to know new friends.
A get together drink (a so called ‘borrel’, a shot of Old jenever, often erroneously described as dutch gin, whereas dutch whisky is actually a better comparison)
a selection of typical Dutch appetizers
Soup or Salad Prepared with fresh seasonal products from local markets
E.g. A fresh Salad with home smoked fish. A fragrant soup or bouillon with fresh herbs or vegetables.
glass of wine or beer included
Traditional Main Dish / Meat or Fish Dutch Meat or North Sea fish. Seasonal dish with veggies and potatoes. Probably prepared together in a traditional Dutch Fall or Winter Stamppot.
Eat local, seasonal and healthy. Dutch Food: so many delicious combinations ... Our mothers taught us how to do it. Now for you to try!
glass of wine or beer included.
Homemade Dutch Dessert We use our famous dairy products, and seasonal fruit. Or bake a pie. You will love it.