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3 Amsterdam Hotspot Restaurants: Local & Sustainable

 3 Amsterdam restaurants sourcing locally!

You’re having a great day and you feel like eating some truly natural, delicious and healthy food? You feel like you even want to give something back and support your local farmers, food producers and chefs? Maybe by eating at a locally sourced restaurant?

Great idea! – But where do you go?

Amsterdam is increasingly becoming aware of the impact within our current food system. Eating local and sustainable food has a strong impact on the environment as a whole and directly contributes to local economies. We went out and searched for some awesome hotspot restaurants in Amsterdam where you can get delicious and natural foods for affordable prices.

 

Bak

Bak is located close to the Westerdokseiland, north of the centre in Amsterdam. The restaurant overlooks the water in the former timber port of Amsterdam Houthaven, located on the third floor of Het Veem, a former warehouse. Aesthetic food with a with beautiful interior to match. Restaurant Bak gained popularity through the ranks by acquiring all their produce from local, sustainable sources. Fish from sustainable fisheries, meat from local farms and vegetables from passionate Dutch farmers.

‘With these high-quality products, we hope to entertain our guests with innovative and ethical cuisine. The menu changes daily in line with the season and the availability of our products.’ – Bak. 

Sit down, enjoy the view and feel assured that your impact to the environment is minimal!

Chef:
Benny Blisto

Contact:
Van Diemenstraat 408
1013 CR Amsterdam
http://www.bakrestaurant.nl/en

  

Mediamatic ETEN

Mediamatic ETEN is located in a green house overlooking a tranquil water front. What better place than to use locally sourced ingredients?

However, it doesn’t stop there! Mediamatic ETEN also has its very own aquaponic garden to grow their own herbs and edible flowers. And while you’re at it, why not try one of their very own Amsterdam crafted organic beers?

‘Join us for some great-tasting and (where possible) locally-sourced food or simply for a crafted Amsterdam brew on our sunny terrace.’ – Mediamatic ETEN

 

Chef:
Thorwald Voss

Contact:
Dijksgracht 6
1019 BS Amsterdam
http://eten.mediamatic.nl

 

De Kas

Restaurant de Kas is a great example of how a sustainable minded restaurant should act. The restaurant is located in a set of greenhouses, dating back to the 1900’s and used to belong to the Amsterdam Municipal Nursery.

Being situated in a green house, Restaurant de Kas grows their own vegetables, fruits and herbs in order to create daily set menus, based on the yield of the day.

‘As food tastes best when it is prepared with the freshest local ingredients, we grow our own herbs and vegetables. We daily create one fixed menu based on the harvest of our nursery, and supplemented with the best additional ingredients from local suppliers.’ – Restaurant de Kas

Sit back, relax and enjoy the nutritious food being grown 20 metres from you.

Chef:
Jos Timmer & Wim de Beer

Head-Grower:
Gert-Jan Hageman

Contact:
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3
1097 DE Amsterdam
http://www.restaurantdekas.nl

 

We hope you enjoyed these three lovely gems in Amsterdam and check them out on your next dinner in town 😉

We can’t wait to hunt for more awesome spots to present to YOU! Stay tuned for more at our blog and social medias...

 

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