Fodor's Expert Review Café-Restaurant De Plantage

$$ Plantage Mediterranean
The stunning decor in this expansive space on Artisplein at the ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo is reason enough to visit, but the Mediterranean-influenced food is good, too. Soaring ceilings supported by intricate metal beams, exposed brick walls, birdcagelike chandeliers, a huge central fiddle-leaf fig tree and enormous windows overlooking a volière (aviary) with meadow birds from Northern Holland are a lovely setting to enjoy dishes such as Basque fish soup, marinated lamb served with chickpeas and hummus, or red-beet-and-ricotta ravioli. A selection of tartines is available at lunch. The reasonably priced wine list, which helpfully categorizes wines as light, medium, or full, complements the food perfectly.
Mediterranean Historical Views Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Plantage Kerklaan 36
Amsterdam, North Holland  1018 CZ, Netherlands

020-760–6800

caferestaurantdeplantage.nl

Known For:
  • Gorgeous building
  • Yummy Mediterranean cuisine
  • Nice wine list
  • Gorgeous monumental building with a 19th-century wooden conservatory
  • Leafy terrace with views of flamingos
  • Nice wine list with ample wines by the glass

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