It is not everyday that we walk the busy streets of Amsterdam, we usually pass them quickly on our way to the more quieter parts. But while working on the Global Wellness Event NL 2016, we had several meetings in the Weesperstraat. And somehow we never before crossed over to the Hoftuin in the garden of the Hermitage, but now we did! And what a lovely place it is.
We found ourselves in a light and open restaurant, where the menu let you contemplate about sharing your food. Both the eggs as the salad was very tasteful and the staff is friendly and open.
From the Hoftuin you have a great view of, and can feel yourself immersed in, the garden of the Hermitage. Michael van Gessel, landscape architect, left three of the original four imposing chestnut trees remain. As he states: ‘these trees define the ambience of this cour, and should continue to do so. A wonderful place, in the heart of the city, green and serene. The garden draws attention to the building, to the rhythm of the building. The garden isn’t trying to do more than it can, it has a simple message’.
And the Hoftuin shows care in simplicity as well. At Hoftuin they give vulnerable people a place to work in the kitchen and try to minimize their environmental impact by using mostly organic, fairtrade and local products. They have their own vegetable garden and all of their suppliers are chosen with care. Find Hoftuin in our
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