April 29, just back from four days in Amsterdam. Maybe someone is interested in my comments on restaurants. The highly touted Proeverij 274 on the Prinsengracht No.274 is small,initimate and too expensive but serves a good "nouvelle cuisine" (small portions, but pretty to look at) Disappointing this time was the Indonesian Kentjil en de Tijger. Rough preparation, dried out meat, fancy rice but in clumps, chicken warmed up and everything has the same taste. Never again. Easy on the
pocketbook and cheerfully large is the transformed pumping station now called Cafe Restaurant AMSTERDAM Watertorenplein 6 - at the end of tramway 10). Great crowd in lots of space. Very good food from a long list. PLeasant service: worth the tramride and the reasonable price.
Pricy but really tops in seafood is LUCIUS Spuistraat 247.
For a bite at lunch time go to the student oriented huge retaurant, bar and newspaper reading at "De Jaren" N.Doelenstraat 20 (next to Hotel l'Europe).
For a different kind of lunch combined with the Municipal Museum of Modern Art in its temporary location go by all means to the 11th floor of that not yet finished building where the high -ceilinged club and restaurant is called "The 11". Excelent salads and sandwiches etc and a fantastic view over Amsterdam and its harbour. It's East of the Centraal Station, a bit of a walk: Oosterdokskade 3-5