Despite appearances, this precariously crooked building near the solid Round Lutheran Church is here to stay. Designed by the ubiquitous Hendrik de Keyser, it has managed to remain standing since 1614, so it should last through your dinner of contemporary Dutch cuisine. In fact, take time to enjoy their use of famous local ingredients, such as succulent lamb from the North Sea island of Texel and honey from Amsterdam's own Vondelpark. There are also expertly prepared fish
plates, such as roasted fillet of red snapper with a homemade vinaigrette. Inside, white walls, wood beams, and the occasional 17th-century painting or antique make for a restful, if not eye-filling, surround. The full five-course menu will set you back €52.50. Lunch is available only for large groups.