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The ARC. by LUTE Amsterdam: new restaurant in the Pijp by Peter Lute

9 January 2018

The arc. by lute amsterdam in a beautiful premise on the amsteldijk

After our first announcement in June 2017 we can finally tell you that restaurant The ARC. by Lute is now open for dinner. This new restaurant in Amsterdam, situated by the Amstel in De Pijp is located in the former city archive on the Amsteldijk. Whoever has walked past it will definitely recognize this beautiful premise! And have you heard that soon the new five star hotel Pestana will open its doors here? If you’re into fine dining you’ll probably recognize the name Lute. Chef Peter and his wife Marike Lute are well-known for their other restaurants in Ouderkerk / Amstelveen. I’ve been to De Kruidfabriek for a couple of times now and this restaurant is also certainly a recommendation if you want to have an extensive dinner or perhaps an elaborate lunch with the entire family. And you get the picture: now that they’ve opened a restaurant close to where I live next to the Amstel I can’t wait to stop by and have a taste and write an extended blog on it.

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menu of the ARC. by LUTE Amsterdam

The cooking style of Chef Peter Lute is known for its use of vegetables and spices from their own garden. Of course we also see that yet again on the menu at The ARC by Lute in Amsterdam. Classics and techniques from the Lute archive have been re-discovered and processed into new dishes that are fresh, but also very tempting. There’s a raw bar where you can order oysters, tataki, but also tartare. Very nice to order with your aperitif. Furthermore you’ll find dishes on the menu that you can order á la carte, an ARC menu where you can choose either 4 to 6 courses (€ 14,- per course) and a tasting menu with 10 different dishes (€ 99,-).

To be continued, after we went to have a taste…

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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