The Wat of Why

When Deus Ex Machina, the Aussie brand known for its motorcycle and surf culture schtick, opened its first Dutch store on Herenstraat late last year, it came with a curiously named all-day restaurant. The vibe is chilled out, the bites menu includes hummus with crudites, avocado fries, and scallop tempura, and kick-ass cocktails come affordably priced by Amsterdam standards. With a terrace overlooking the canal and a new cocktail menu packed with plenty of interesting options, there are many reasons to head to handsome Herengracht.