Archives for 2009

In early September I happily reported that restaurant Zus en Zus on Overtoom was about to re-open. Last week I finally had a chance to ...


I have written several times about restaurant week Amsterdam. I like the idea but struggle with two major flaws. Firstly an abundance of low quality ...


Pure Markt Amsterdam is an artisanal food market that takes place once a month in Park Frankendael in Amsterdam. I first went there in August ...


dutchgrub's been somewhat quiet recently - traveling and enjoying fabulous food in Hamburg, New York and Montreal. Will report later on the culinary part of ...


dutchgrub's been somewhat quiet recently - traveling and enjoying fabulous food in Hamburg, New York and Montreal. Will report later on the culinary part of ...


In late August, I finally made it to the Pure Markt Amsterdam in Park Fraenkendaal and had a great time. Tomorrow, there will be a ...


Dutch Week of Taste

The national Week of Taste (Dutch) will start on Sunday 20 September. For one week, until 27 September, many restaurants, shops, producers, and others will ...


The other day I went to Pure Markt in Park Frankendael, also home to top Amsterdam restaurant de Kas. There was a spectacular light that day ...


Café Loetje is an Amsterdam institution. Amsterdammers have been flocking to Loetje for a good steak with french fries and a few beers for years ...


I finally went to Pure Markt, which is happening once a month in Park Frankendael, also home to Restaurant De Kas, one of dutchgrub's best ...


Zus en Zus Reopening Soon

Zus en Zus, a friendly neighborhood restaurant with a fairly priced three course menu, seems to be reopening soon! I last went in February and was ...


With all Michelin star restaurants booked days ahead of the regular start of reservations, we decided to try out Oriental 128 for restaurant week. Oriental ...


Apparently I am not the only one who thinks the restaurant week formula in Amsterdam is flawed. While there is undoubtedly a huge buzz around ...


Oyster Party Amsterdam

Slowfood Netherlands is organizing an oyster party on September 13 in cooperation with Slowfood New York. 400 years ago Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan ...


A summer full of food festivals is slowly winding down. We had pure food festivals like the Holland Food festival and Taste. And many of ...


Last weekend we went to De Parade to see Spinvis and have a good time with a group of friends. De Parade in Amsterdam will ...


I went to the Odessa for restaurant week 2007 and had a wonderful cucumber eel melon soup and a nice menu overall. Definitely one of ...


The summer edition of Restaurant Week will hit Amsterdam August 24 to 30, 2009. Reservations open tomorrow at 10am. But be warned, getting a good ...


Cafe Hesp, one of dutchgrub's Best Amsterdam Terraces, has added Brouwerij 't IJ's Columbus beer to its tap! Its selection of beers on tap, including Weihenstephaner ...


Cafe Hesp, one of dutchgrub's Best Amsterdam Terraces, has added Brouwerij 't IJ's Columbus beer to its tap! Its selection of beers on tap, including Weihenstephaner ...


I thought I would post a brief warning for unsuspecting visitors. Many restaurants and cafes in Amsterdam close for summer vacation. Around the time of ...


Today is the first day of De Parade Amsterdam, a theater festival with focus on food and drinks in Amsterdam's Martin Luther Kingpark. De Parade is ...


Amsterdam came in at a quite affordable number 29 in the recent Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living survey 2009 – City ranking. The research investigates ...


One of the nice things about Forno Communale, one of dutchgrub's best pizzerias in Amsterdam, is the possibility to get pizza to go! They don't do ...


Burgermeester - maker of the best burgers in Amsterdam - has opened its third restaurant on Plantage Kerklaan near Artis! The new location follows the same ...