Pure! Food & Travel was invited to join the second edition of Chefs Revolution. The Dutch Avantgarde Cuisine Festival was held at three Michelin star restaurant De Librije in Zwolle. It was great to be present at the cooking demonstrations of international chefs like Richard Ekkebus, Tim Raue, Dave Beran, Massimo Bottura and of course, Jonnie Boer. Read more »
The Netherlands is home to ‘Puur! uit eten’, Pure! Food & Travel’s sister site. Launched in 2005, the website puuruiteten.nl shows you where in the Netherlands you can enjoy pure food: organic, local food, sustainably caught fish, veggie and fair trade. More than 50 restaurants and other food spots and all the Dutch farmers’ markets. When you visit the Netherlands and if your Dutch is up to scratch don’t forget to download the free iPhone app.
Looking for a particular city in the Netherlands? Check the city guide on this site, it shows you all Pure! spots in Amsterdam or any region in the Netherlands.
Chef Stefan Steinigeweg loves a contemporary, modern way of cooking and to surprise his guests with pure products that take the center stage. He prefers to source his ingredients for restaurant ‘Waters of the World’ from local suppliers that lie within a radius of 50 kilometers around Bad Nieuweschans in the Netherlands. Read more »
Hotel Restaurant Bitter & Zoet (Bitter & Sweet) owes its name to one of the lovely renovated servant quarters which have been transformed into cosy hotel suites. At Bitter & Zoet you can enjoy a cup of coffee out in the sun, a lovely gourmet meal in the restaurant or a great stay in one of the beautiful suites or spacious apartments. You can buy freshly baked bread at the bakery. Read more »
Dwaze Zaken (Foolish Endeavours), a little paradise designed by young artists and located across from Amsterdams Central train Station. Enjoy great food, prepared with locally sourced ingredients, organic wine, good coffee or an ice cold triple style beer from local brewery ’t IJ. On monday’s you eat whatever is prepared by the chef for € 6,-. They often have live performances from singer-songwriters and when sitting outside you get to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city. Read more »
Situated in the former coach house of mansion Frankendael, Restaurant Merkelbach serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located on a country estate that’s been turned into an ecological park, the restaurant is figuratively and literally one with nature. The kitchens philosophy aligns perfectly with that of the authentic stately surroundings, the flavours of the french-mediterranian menu have to be authentic and the stars of the show. The restaurant has a big patio facing the gardens, where you can enjoy seeing the sun set in a sea of green. Read more »
Fifteen Amsterdam closed its doors, (hopefully) temporarely. Fifteen owes its reputation to the involvement of Jamie Oliver. The name of the London based tv-chef with his love for pure food helps put Fifteen on the map. Located in Pakhuis Amsterdam along the IJ, the philosophy of Fifteen Amsterdam is the same as its English counterparts. Helping young people who don’t have a chance on the jobs market get a shot at an education and train them to be the next generation of master chefs. Read more »
De culinaire werkplaats (the culinary workshop) is a mix of design studio, foodspot, shop, art gallery, a place for culinary workshops, and several other secret ingredients. Eric and Marjolein think up and make delicious new tastes every day. They can get their inspiration from anywhere. It could the ‘hidden talents of black’ which informs the choice of the ingredients, form and presentation on one day, the next day it could be ‘flowers’ or ‘light’. Everything they think up is then made from scratch. Read more »
Bloem (Flower) is situated along the waters of the Entrepotdok in Amsterdams Plantagebuurt (Plantage neighbourhood), located between two landmark warehouses and across from the Artis zoo. The top floor gives you a great view of the Entrepotdok and its surroundings, an ideal spot for a sumptuous dinner. Bloem serves a varied menu and it stands for pure, sustainable, good food. Almost everything is made in-house: from the handcut chips to the delicious cakes. Read more »
Het Ambacht in Heerenveen with its Friesian, organic, sustainable and honest food, is unique because of their wish to earn a social star. Inspired by the concept of Fifteen, Henk Markus, patron-cuisinier, has accepted the challenge of producing top culinary cuisine with ten to fifteen young adults who come from troubled backgrounds. Like Fifteen, the youngsters follow classes and can directly put the learned into practice in the kitchen of Het Ambacht. Read more »
In Appelscha you will be warmly welcomed by owner and head chef of Herberg Het Volle Leven, Yt. After a long drive you can relax on the terrace and enjoy the view. With fields at the back, a barn and fireplace on the other side you know you have arrived in beautiful Dutch rural countryside. The inn is located next to national park the Drents-Friese Wold, which has a large network of hiking trails. Read more »