De Nieuwe Poort

Amidst the office blocks of the Zuidas, there’s an unexpected spot for an inspiring break: De Nieuwe Poort. The restaurant is homely and atmospheric, with a full bookcase, a grand piano, poems on the walls, and tables with candles and fresh flowers. You can order a coffee by Heilige Boontjes (roasted by reintegrated ex-offenders), or a tasty meal made by trainee chefs in a kitchen staffed by people who are disadvantaged in the labour market. The Nieuwe Poort regularly holds debates and stimulating lectures on existential topics.