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John Dory Amsterdam: seafood in the city centre

24 March 2016

John dory is the first ‘fishtronomie’ restaurant of amsterdam

During my most recent stroll along the canals, I suddenly bumped into John Dory vistronomie on the Prinsengracht. With this seafood restaurant, Amsterdam welcomed a new, special concept in town. All is focussed on ‘fishtronomie’ here. I hadn’t heard of it before, but in other words: a lot of dishes with fish! .

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john dory 600x450 1 john dory 600x450 2And not just any fish, because at John Dory they only serve fish that is caught in Dutch waters. So no salmon of tuna from far, far away, but mackerel and lobster from close to home. The result? Delicious sophisticated dishes made of farm-fresh fish, yum! Chef Arjan Wennekes, who was previously chef at Visaandeschelde, is happy to prepare the best dishes for you.

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You’ll find the restaurant in an old warehouse from 1680 at the Prinsengracht. The restaurant has two floors and every floor has a different purpose. Downstairs you can enjoy a good glas of wine and a tasty fish snack. Here the emphasis is on lounging. And upstairs you’ll find the fish restaurant. Here you can sit and dine with your lover, friends and family. You can enjoy a 3, 4, 5 or even 6 course dinner. And trust me if I say you’ll want every course ;-)


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Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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John Dory vistronomie

Prinsengracht 999

Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)