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De Kas Restaurant Amsterdam

On September 15, 2014 I went for lunch to the De Kas Restaurant Amsterdam.  My friend Nilay had highly recommended it, so of course I had to go, which was good enough for me!

The side of the restaurant, with a water feature alongside.

The side of the restaurant, with a water feature alongside.

The restaurant is located inside of a park, so it was quite nice to walk around the area a little beforehand.  On this weekday it was quiet in the park with just a few families and one woman getting a personal training session.

De Kas’ dining room is inside of a greenhouse structure, which would be great for any time of the year.  However, today the weather was exceptionally fine, so of course everyone sat outside.

The outdoor patio at De Kas, with everyone enjoying the late warm weather.

The outdoor patio at De Kas, with everyone enjoying the late warm weather.

The view from my table, of De Kas' garden.  Some of the produce you eat will come from right here.

The view from my table, of De Kas’ garden. Some of the produce you eat will come from right here.

Amsterdam Museums

Amsterdam has plenty of museums and I went to several: the Stedelijk Museum, Rijks Museum, and Van Gogh Museum.

First, the Stedelijk, which is a modern art museum.  Pretty interesting, and here is a sample of the art represented:

I liked it, a good place to spend a couple of hours or even most of the day if you like.

The next day I went to the Rijks Museum…

Kartika Restaurant in Amsterdam

I was in Amsterdam for a couple of days beginning with September 13, 2014.  One of the things on my must-do list was to find some Indonesian food.  Perhaps as a consequence of the Dutch colonization of Indonesia, Holland has a decent-sized Indonesian community.  Looking through Tripadvisor I found a listing for Kartika, and went to check

Hello from Amsterdam

BTW, I am in Amsterdam!  Got here yesterday, and here ya go, the obligatory canal view: I’ve been somewhat a tourist here, getting the I Amsterdam card and visiting a lot of museums, etc.  But I did have a great Indonesian meal (another post), and met a cool couple from Bruge on the canal boat