Discover Benelux, Issue 31, July 2016

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Discover Benelux | Amsterdam Highlights | Rembrandtplein & Amstel

Sushi supremacy Proudly located on the banks of the Amstel river, Zushi has been synonymous with outstanding sushi and exceptional service since 1999. “Zushi means the finest quality products in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere,” proprietor Chi Min Ho explains. Instead of the known three courses, customers can choose from over 40 kinds of sushi - partly presented on the conveyor belt - and a rich selection of à la carte grill dishes. “People decide how much of each dish they want to try. We want to encourage people to try various kinds of sushi and grill dishes - explore what works for them.” From the amazing Aburi Sake Nigiri with salmon, which is marinated for 24 hours, to the velvety, melt in your mouth Wagyu Beef from the grill, Zushi understands everyone’s individual taste. “The customer is the focus of our attention. Our chefs are extremely passionate about their craft and love to share their enthusiasm via culinary explanations of the dishes. Visitors are often surprised by special dishes created by our chefs that day.”

TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK | PHOTOS: ZUSHI AMSTERDAM

Set in a 19th century neo-renaissance building in the inner city, customers do not just have their taste buds satisfied. “The river view is gorgeous. We are located in the heart of the city but still enjoy that pure, easy-going Amsterdam atmosphere, serving an eclectic mix of families, business people, couples on dates and even some international celebrities.

“At Zushi we believe in uncomplicated excellence. Our rainbow Maki consists of a few powerful ingredients. It is precisely in those simple dishes that the quality of our products is unmistakable.”

www.zushi.nl

‘Before you know it, it is six hours later’ TEXT: BERTHE VAN DEN HURK | PHOTOS: SNAPPERS AND CALLE OCHO

In the bustling and world-renowned city centre of Amsterdam there is never a dull moment. On a couple of the city’s most famous streets you will find two barrestaurants that are totally worth a visit.

owner Oscar Steginga: “The atmosphere is very relaxed, people can sit at a table or the bar to eat and drink something. Making reservations is not necessary, and Snappers is open until the early hours of the morning.”

A group of friends started working together and created two very unique and enjoyable establishments at the centre of the Dutch capital. Snappers and Calle Ocho provide relaxed evenings with a great ambiance, fine music and good food and drinks.

Calle Ocho Calle Ocho is located at the famous Albert Cuijp in Amsterdam. Named after the famous street in Miami, where many South American immigrants came together and combined their cultures, cuisines and drinks. Entering Calle

Ocho is like stepping into a South American world: submerse yourself and enjoy all the highquality food and drinks. Steginga: “It is all about the atmosphere we want to create. An evening at Calle Ocho is comfortable, relaxed and before you know it, it is six hours later.” www.snappers-amsterdam.nl www.calle-ocho.nl BOTTOM LEFT: Snappers BOTTOM RIGHT: Calle Ocho

Snappers Snappers is on the Reguliersdwarsstraat, a very famous, authentic Amsterdam street. With a warm and relaxed ambience, it has a retro look. The large bar with an extensive collection of spirits jumps right at you and invites you to enjoy a cocktail, an ice-cold (local) beer and the menu with an emphasis on comfort food. CoIssue 31 | July 2016 | 23