In the Pavilion visitors to Pampus Island can enjoy coffee, lunch, cake and a range of refreshing drinks. The terrace offers a wonderful view out over the IJmeer and the passing parade of boats. Hop into the shop for a wide selection of souvenirs.
Pampus Island, Muiden
Jaimie van Heije
Jaimie van Heije entered the food scene as sous chef to the internationally acclaimed Ron Blaauw. The passionate young apprentice jumped at the opportunity to take over the restaurant at Ouderkerk aan de Amstel and has since infused it with his passion for food. Get ready to savour unexpected flavour combinations, Indonesian-influenced dishes, graffiti-scrawled walls and a fabulously unpretentious fine dining experience.
Jaimie van Heije Restaurant, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
Loetje aan de Amstel
For more than 30 years Loetje has been a landmark in Amsterdam. Regulars and out-of-towners alike flock here for its homemade fries and juicy steaks, which many have proclaimed to be the best in the Netherlands.
Inspired by the building’s former purpose as a gunpowder factory, celebrity Chef Peter Lute opened a restaurant specialising in spices. De Kruidfabriek (spice factory) is stylishly furnished with sofa-style seating, industrial lighting and photographs that pay tribute to its former life as a factory. The predominantly vegetable-based menu is made even more special by creative combinations of herbs, spices and seasonings.
De Kruidfabriek by Lute, Amstelveen
Brasserie Bel Ami
Taking the best of classical French brasseries and combining it with modern trends, Bel Ami offers delicious food in a grand café setting. The venue is also available for fully-catered private dining functions, congresses, training sessions and even weddings (complete with chauffeur-driven classic Bentley!).
Bel Ami, Bussum
With its soft couches and wooden tables, the cosy De Eendracht oozes a living room atmosphere. The perfect place to take a break during a bike tour, it serves hearty lunches, big breakfasts and delicious dinners.
De Eendracht, Weesp
Located in the center of one of the best-preserved fortified towns in Europe, tasteful restaurant A-fusion is a mix between a tapas bar and a sushi joint. Expect mouthwatering small dishes like sticky Korean chicken, Japanese lamp chops and miso butter oysters.
Located in the monumental building of design hub Het Arsenaal (renowned interior architect Jan des Bouvrie owns a store and showroom here), Arsenaal Restaurants is a luxury yet cosy hotspot. The restaurant serves two or three course lunches and dinners but is also perfect for a coffee break. The brasserie focuses on its grill, fom tuna steak and burgers to spare ribs.
Het Arsenaal, Naarden
Paviljoen Uit & Meer
Although Fort Uitermeer is not accessible to the public, you can take it in from a distance by admiring the great view from restaurant Uit & Meer. With lunch and dinner classics like burgers, salads and pastas, it’s a great place to stop for a break during a cycling tour or boat trip.
Paviljoen Uit & Meer, Weesp
This attractive à la carte restaurant is located in Oud-Zuilen, a stone’s throw from Slot Zuylen castle and the River Vecht. The menu is inspired by french cuisine and features seasonal produce. The restaurant also prides itself on its unique wine collection.
Bistro Belle, Oud Zuilen