Restaurant Vuurtoreneiland Amsterdam


Winter restaurant Vuurtoreneiland: fine dining in a bunker

14 November 2016

winter restaurant vuurtoreneiland is an unforgettable experience!

When you wanted to dine in a special way during the past summer, then Vuurtoreneiland was the place to be. After a boat trip of about 45 minutes, you’d arrive on the beautiful island and after a short walk you reached the greenhouse where you sat down for a special dinner. With stunning views over the water the best dishes where served. But now the cold winter has arrived and the greenhouse is too cold for a warm and cozy dinner. Time for a creative solution: you can now dine in the winter restaurant Vuurtoreneiland. In the bunker next to the greenhouse that is!

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You read it right, in a bunker indeed. You find this old bunker next to the greenhouse and they did everything to let this ruined fort flourish again. The result is magnificent: an underground, dark restaurant with mysterious alleys, cozy corners, soft lightning and wonderful food. And a wine room, they also have wine room. Yay! Along with the animal skins on the floor and the wooden blocks for the fireplace it makes winterrestaurant Vuurtoren perhaps the most cozy restaurant during the winter months.

For such a special night, which makes you forget everything around you, you pay 90,00 euros per person. That includes the boat trip, the 5-course table d’hôte menu and the matching wines. All the dishes are prepared on open fire, with totally tops the cozy vibes. Sounds like a very perfect night, right? The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday night and you can make your reservations on the  website. This season the tickets for Vuurtoreneiland are sold out so put a reminder in your agenda for early February and keep a close eye on their website.

Tip: you can always call the restaurant to find out about any last minute tables!

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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