One of our favourite new spots in Amsterdam, it’s well worth the short trip outside the city to eat at De Mark, particularly on a hot summer’s day or night. You could get a quick taxi but make the extra time to get the verry over to Noord and walk the rest of the way. Opening as part of a cute new boutique hotel, De Durgerdam, located in the pretty village of Durgerdam, De Mark has an amazing setting right on the water’s edge, with outdoor terrace seating on a pier extending out over the water. Even in winter, however, the main indoor restaurant is a beautiful space, a cosy living room set in a 17th-century house. On the menu, designed by Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot, the chefs behind the two Michelin-starred 212,you’ll find locally sourced, seasonal meat, fish and vegetables cooked over a wood-fired grill, such as roasted leek with puffed grains and a hay gravy; Dutch haring with BBQ kohlrabi, horseradish, apple, and dill oil; and roasted beef bavette with green pepper and a salad of summer beans and herbs.