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5x (green) hotspots for dining this summer

Amsterdam is of course known for its canals, museums and vibrant city life. Want to escape the hustle and bustle? With the official start of summer, it is time to enjoy some green oases where you can also enjoy excellent dining. MASTERS lists the best places.

Lion Noir

Lion Noir, located on Reguliersdwarsstraat, is a hidden gem with a garden that is ideal for an intimate dinner. The menu, a tasty mix of French and international dishes, offers something for everyone.


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Restaurant Merkelbach

Located in the historic Huize Frankendael, Restaurant Merkelbach offers an enchanting garden where you can enjoy French and Mediterranean cuisine. The dishes are prepared with great attention to local and organic ingredients. The serene environment and historic decor make this restaurant an excellent place for a relaxing lunch or dinner this summer.

The Gilded Unicorn

De Vergulden Eenhoorn in Amsterdam East is a charming restaurant, housed in an attractive farmhouse from 1702. The garden, with its rural ambiance, forms an idyllic oasis in the middle of the city. Here you can enjoy traditional dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

Dignita Hoftuin

Dignita Hoftuin is hidden behind the Hermitage. Here you can enjoy fresh and healthy dishes in a beautiful garden. The restaurant is committed to sustainability and uses local, organic ingredients. An excellent place this summer for a relaxing breakfast, brunch or lunch.


Located on - of course - the canal of the same name, everything is possible at Herengracht; from lunch on the terrace and drinks at the bar, to summer dining in the courtyard.


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