Inside De Reiger in the Nieuwe Leliestraat there are high ceilings, classic works of art, Jugendstil woodwork and lamps. This is an L-shaped corner building with a long bar and, at the back, a spacious dining room. In the summer, the terrace on the water’s edge is full of thirty-something locals and tourists eating good French food. Inside there are jazzy tunes and the drinks flow royally. Before you know it, the evening has flown by.