The classy side of retro
Established in 1996, Le Hollandais set its roots alongside the Amstel river from within an unassuming façade – and like only the rarest of hidden gems – quickly claimed its territory on the city’s map of classic, beloved culinary meccas.
Despite its younger vintage, Le Hollandais holds its own like it’s always been there – a classy, inviting take on the retro feel with modern influences while staying true to its classic heritage.
Once inside, you’ll be greeted with a beautiful, mirror-clad bar and a Hammond organ. Up the stairs is the restaurant, ready to greet you, and you’ll be welcomed with wafting aromas of pure French cuisine and hopefully with it, a tickled appetite as you take your seat.
You’ll revel in the perfectly-orchestrated menu selection, including delights like the terrine of fish with sauce Gribiche, accompanied by pickles, capers and tarragon. Or the Choucroute garnie, homemade sausage graced by a lovely Confit de canard. If you happen to visit on a particularly inspired occasion, owner Adriaan may serenade you with a tune or two on the old ivories.
Le Hollandais is truly a place where you’re welcomed as a treasured guest in the way only a place as true to its French roots can do – au plaisir!