Take a boat ride from Amsterdam to nearby Vuurtoreneiland and experience traditionally cooked local produce in a unique natural setting.
The restaurant on Vuurtoreneiland (literally: Lighthouse Island) near Amsterdam preserves the island's unique characteristics: small scale, high quality and durable. At this restaurant you'll "eat in and from nature." Chef Sander Overeinder cooks "nose to tail" with produce from the immediate surroundings. Using traditional techniques and wood fire only, a weekly changing table d'hôte menu is created. The restaurant on Vuurtoreneiland is open from May through September for dinner on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights. On Sunday afternoons a sumptuous lunch is served. As of 2015-2016, the winter restaurant will be open from October through December.
Dreams for the future include mini festivals that are a good fit for Vuurtoren Island, such as theatre on location, a classic open air concert and midsummer night camping for families. And in a few years time, once the fort has been renovated, a small boutique hotel in the form of little 'huts on the heath' where you can spend the night after visiting the restaurant for that ultimate island feeling.
Departing from the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam you can make a boat trip to Vuurtoreneiland. The boat ride there and back, including dinner, takes about 4 to 5 hours. On site there is ample opportunity to experience the island, nature and fort. Reservations can be made through the website. Follow the developments on facebook.com/zomeropvuurtoreneiland.