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Eating and drinking

Het Bosch restaurant

Het Bosch

Lounge in style while taking in the spectacular views of the Nieuwe Meer lake. French-Mediterranean cuisine offering lunch and dinner options. Regularly features live music. Open from Monday to Saturday. Lunch is served from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) Price range: approx. €50 for a four-course meal. For reservations call +31 (0) 20 644 58 00.

Grand cafe de Bosbaan

Grandcafé de Bosbaan

Escape the city and enjoy the view while looking out at the lake and the Bosbaan rowers. Varied menu including fried eggs and ham served on bread, classic Dutch appetisers and chicken satay. Kitchen open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Grand cafe open from 10:00 a.m. Price range: fried eggs €9.50; chicken satay €19.50. For reservations call +31 (0) 20 40 44 869.

Meerzicht Farm

Boerderij Meerzicht

The ultimate spot to enjoy a traditional Dutch pancake, generously topped with syrup, cheese, bacon or powdered sugar. Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the winter months. From 25 February 2014 to 2 November 2014, open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Price range: €6.50 for a bacon pancake with syrup.

Spa Zuiver

Spa Zuiver

Enjoy a multi-course dinner, à-la-carte meal or luxury buffet lunch in your immaculate white bathrobe. The Spa Zuiver restaurant and relax bar are only open to spa guests. Spa Zuiver is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (no admission after 9:00 p.m.). Extended opening hours on Friday and Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Price range: €17.50 for a luxury buffet lunch. For reservations call +31 (0) 20 30 10 700.

Goat Farm

Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve

Fuel up on a hearty breakfast or enjoy a goat’s cheese sandwich on the terrace. All products made on the farm are for sale in the shop or served on the terrace. Don’t forget to taste the famous goat’s milk ice-cream! Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesday. Longer opening hours in summer if the weather is nice. Price range: €13.50 for a hearty breakfast.

De Veranda

De Veranda restaurant

On your way from the city to the Amsterdamse Bos, before arriving at the entrance of the Bos, you will see De Veranda. This is a lovely place for lunch, dinner or simply a cup of coffee to recharge your battery. De Veranda is open daily from 9:00 a.m. and at the weekend from 11:00 a.m. Price range: €45 for a five-course meal. For reservations call +31 (0) 20 644 58 14.

Paviljoen Aquarius

Paviljoen Aquarius

Paviljoen Aquarius is situated on the far side of the Nieuwe Meer lake and can be reached by ferry in the summer. It’s a great place for high tea with a view of the lake. Or for simply enjoying a freshly ground coffee on the terrace. For a memorable outing, bring the children for a special Kids High Tea. Open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Price range: main courses between €14 and €21. For reservations call +31 (0) 20 489 58 48.

Chez Favié

Paviljoen Chez Favie

Nestled in the heart of the forest lies Chez Favié, a coffeehouse with a spacious, sunny and enclosed terrace and an extensive menu featuring Favié-style tapas, a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches, ice-cream, sandwiches and canned and alcoholic beverages. Chez Favié is open all year round.



Kiosks selling coffee, soft drinks and light snacks can be found near the paddling pools, camping ground, canoe hire and Duizendmeterweg. All kiosks have public toilet facilities, including disabled toilet and baby changing station. Opening hours are subject to weather conditions.

Open-air Theatre

Performance at the Open Air Theatre in the Amsterdam Forest

Visit the theatre restaurant for a pre-theatre dinner or picnic on the stands. Performances are subject to weather conditions, so be sure to check the website for updates.

Amsterdamse Manege

Horse riding in the Amsterdam Forest

Behind the Amsterdamse Manege indoor riding school lies Bar de Manegerie, a charming venue with a terrace overlooking the water and a fireplace for cold winter months.

Manege Nieuw Amstelland

Horse riding in the Amsterdam Forest

Manage Nieuw Amstelland welcomes riders and guests. The riding school has a cosy cafe and a terrace with great views of the riding arenas.