De Kas was refreshing discovery (found through A cup of Jo) just outside the tourist circuit of Amsterdam. We cycled for over an hour to try their delicious, unpretentious food fresh from their gardens and far exceeded our expectations.
Set in an incredible glass building (reminiscent of a green house) it over looks a huge park. It’s great place to escape and relax for an afternoon or evening. You really feel far away from all the craziness of the city, which is exactly what we needed after a few days of being tourists. We had a looong lazy lunch, three courses beautifully presented and bursting with flavour paired with some light delicious Rosé.
We had a short kitchen and garden tour with one of their chefs, and we got talking about Babylonstoren in Cape Town as the concept and design are very similar, and he told us that De Kas was actually the original inspiration for Babylonstoren! According to him, Karen Roos spent a lot of time in the Netherlands and loved frequenting De Kas ;). They now have a good relationship between the two of them and have even hosted each other’s chefs for a visit. How amazing?
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