Canal View 4-Course Local Dinner


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Canal View 4-Course Local Dinner

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( 36 reviews ) star European Home dinners Amsterdam 1 - 14 watch_later 3 hours
  • Dinner
  • European cuisine
  • 4 courses
  • Beer, Wine, Local drinks, Cocktails served
  • 4 (alcoholic) drinks included

You will meet here: Oudezijds Armsteeg, Amsterdam

What you can expect

Hello, I'm Martine! I'm a passionate traditional cook especially when it's about European dishes. And I want to share my passion with you. Join me in my house and I'll cook for you and our other guests a delicious 4-course dinner served with great drinks.

My home is located on a canal in the heart of the historical center of Amsterdam, less than 5 min. walking distance from the Dam and the Central Station, on the edge of the famous Red Light District. And it offers some incredible views that you'll love! So, let’s sit around the table and enjoy an incredible meal while we share stories, admire the canal view, watch the boats and all the people go by.

In this 4-course dinner experience, you will enjoy mouthwatering dishes similar to the great bistros in Paris or in any other capital in Europe, or at peoples homes if the family is getting together to celebrate. The menu you will see below shows some examples. But whatever I cook for you, it comes from the heart!

And if you have any dietary requests, I will gladly change the menu to fit your needs. Can't wait to meet you!

Example menu

First course
Welcome drink & Appetizers: House aperitif or a dutch gin & various traditional Mediterranean and/or Dutch appetizers
Second course
STARTER & GLASS OF WINE E.g. Provencal fish soup. Salad with smoked duck breast. Salade Nicoise. Artichokes vinaigrette. Salad with chorizo and sauteed serrano ham. Lamb bouillon with puff pastry. A fine, fresh, delicious and seasonal dish accompanied by a perfectly selected glass of wine.
Third course
MAIN DISH & GLASS OF WINE E.g. Lamb shanks with seasonal vegetables. Chicken marinated in Pernod and saffron and tomato-fennel sauce. Pork chops with figs. Roasted shoulder of lamb with ratatouille. Sea bass from oven with antiboise. Veal escalopes with risotto alla Milanese. Great European dishes, unsurpassed taste. Glass of perfectly paired wine.
Fourth course
SUPRISE DESSERT & DESSERT WINE e.g. Alsatian fruit tart, Homemade Ice Cream, Poire belle Hélène, Parfait of Passion fruits & Meringues Glass of dessert wine

Feel free to personalize this offer with Martine

Home dinners details

Private Home dinners
Mode of transport
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 14 persons
Meeting point
Oudezijds Armsteeg, Amsterdam
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date


healthy food enthusiast

36 reviews

Great passion for real food, fine drinks and lovely company. Creating delicious homey meals. Healthy, local and sustainable. That all describes Martine’s table best. And remember: there are no strangers, just friends we haven’t yet met. People from over 50 different countries from all continents, e.g. USA, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Kazachstan, Singapore, China, Taiwan, UK, Norway, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico Australia, Canada, South Africa, Zambia... to name a few, found this to be true.
No better way than to meet them at our table!

Me and my husband Olav gained lots of experience as host and chef in our own well known restaurant. We served wonderful French, Mediterranean, European and local Dutch cuisine with a contemporary twist. But after many exciting years we felt it was time to change the setting to a more personal approach. So now we are really happy to welcome you as guests in our own home.

Our home is
- a cosy, modern decorated appartment on a canal in one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam
- centrally located, less than 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station
- on the edge of the Red light district
- and as life time locals... we can tell you stories about Amsterdam you won’t find in tourist guides

Our food
We specialize in great dishes and meals based on European cooking traditions.
Memorable dishes and plates that take not only good ingredients and knowledge, but also lots of time and patience to prepare them, That is why you find them on restaurant tables less and less. That is a pity because they taste so well!

Our cooking reflects the cosmopolitan history of Amsterdam as well as local specialities, using fresh and local produce where possible (no, in our country we for example do not grow black pepper, or safron, that's imported. But the Dutch companies were the first to trade spices etc. all over the world).
On our table you can find a perfect Fishsoup from Southern France or a Dutch Fish Chowder. The moutwatering Djuvec from former Yugoslavia or a great Ossobuco Milanese.
Sauerkraut with confit de Canard or a typical dutch Stamppot.
Our lush Moussaka or the sumptuous poched Fish with seasonal veggies. Home smoked Haddock or smoked and grilled Pork Chops.
Our perfect Roast Lamb, Chicken and Beef are tender, juicy and tasty.
And of course we present real Dutch Family Dinners, for every interested traveler foodie a must eat.
Those family dinners you certainly will not find in the restaurant scene!
We create a wide variety of tempting desserts such as cakes, fruit tarts, our home made icecream and parfait, chocolat mousse, etc.

There is just too much to summarize.
One thing is for sure... no matter what you’ll find on our table, you are going to enjoy it.
We use local, seasonal and sustainable products as much as possible.
If you have special wishes: please let us know and we will figure out something good together.

So dear traveler, enjoy your meal.
Admire the canal view and see the boats pass by in one of the oldest parts of the historical city center.
Share stories, listen to the music (or play a little bit yourself).
Come on in and let the good times roll at Martine's table!"

Personalize this offer with Martine

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