De Kas

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In the rural Mediterranean style, ever so naturally
A slightly out of the way treasure in the southeastern side of Amsterdam overseen by previous Michelin star earner Gert Jan Hageman (ex-Vermeer), who in 2001 rescued a 1926 eight-metre high greenhouse from demolition and reinvented it as a foodie paradise that draws from the surrounding gardens and nursery, where each day Hageman cultivates fresh herbs and vegetables for his kitchen (while also drawing from reliable local sources and a field ten kilometres away). The glass conservatory makes for a novel dining experience, one far removed from the density and quaintness of central Amsterdam, and the food is modern rural Mediterranean. The restaurant's name translates as 'The Greenhouse'. Tram 9 from Central Station to Hogeweg.