exterior view of De Kas Amsterdam

De Kas, Amsterdam

Last weekend I had a chance to visit De Kas, a beautiful, light-filled farm to table restaurant designed by Piet Boon in Amsterdam’s Frankendael Park. Arriving to De Kas by bike, as you do in this cycling friendly city, you enter a nursery growing all manner herbs and vegetables in order to make your way through to the restaurant’s spacious, glass-enclosed main dining room. Chef Vermeer Gert Jan Hageman opened De Kas in 2001, saving the 1926 green house which once belonged to Amsterdam’s Municipal Nursery from demolition and converting it into a very ambitious space that has become a favourite of Dutch foodies. De Kas’ daily changing, veggie-centred tasting menu (a steal at 50 euros per person) uses produce grown on site and in the restaurant’s farm just 6 miles away. It was light, fresh and surprisingly unfussy – a great experience from start to finish.

De Kas, Kamerlingh Onneslaan 31097, DE Amsterdam