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Bijenkorf Kitchen in Amsterdam


De Bijenkorf (literally the "the Bee Hive") is a large, quality department store on Dam Square.

On the fifth floor it has a stylish self service restaurant called Bijenkorf Kitchen. A small outside panorama terrace gives a restricted view over Beursplein and the Beurs van Berlage on the northern side.

First off, to get there one must navigate through the store and come up by either escalators, lifts, stairs, or a combination thereof. You will arrive in the middle of a long, dark kitchen decorated in black and steel.

bijenkorf kitchen

The kitchen has a number of different stations - grab a tray and choose from Asian wok, sushi, meat/fish grill, Italian food, soups, sandwiches and a salad bar. Dishes cost from €4 for a soup, up to €8-€15 for a main course. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are available, as well as Bijenkorf cakes and puddings.

There are large seating areas are at either end of the Kitchen and at the northern terrace there is another bar which serves Illy coffee and other drinks. The glass roof provides plenty of natural light inside and if the weather is good you can head out onto the terrace.

Bijenkorf restaurant

With the demise of La Place, a self-service restaurant in central Amsterdam that was very popular with locals and visitors, Bijenkorf Kitchen is a good alternative.

Bijenkorf Kitchen, Dam 1, Amsterdam