Dutch design lab Platform 21 is known for its experimental art and fashion exhibitions in a renovated circular chapel. Last year, the gorgeous AS debuted in the same chapel, offering daily changing three-to-five-course tasting menus that make use of local produce, like De Wolf’s Dutch goat cheese from nearby Terwolde.
We loved: Mackerel tartare with caviar and crème fraîche.
Chef Sonja Pereira, who won a Michelin star at Spandershoeve, is routinely named as one of the city’s top female chefs. At Blue Pepper, Pereira serves exciting, modern, delicious Indonesian-inspired dishes made with high-quality ingredients.
We loved: West Javanese-style monkfish fillet in a sauce of kencur (a ginger-like root), carrots and lemongrass; deep-fried crab with a mango-pineapple salad.
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A short walk from the Rijksmuseum is one of the city’s three revered De Bakkerswinkel locations, known for their delicious house-baked breads, cakes and pastries. The cozy space is outfitted with rustic scrap-wood furniture by Piet Hein Eek.
We loved: Scones with superrich clotted cream.