Bak Restaurant is modern dining experience in Houthaven. It's located in an old warehouse in the port area and has a fantastic view of the sea. Guests can enjoy the chic style of the restaurant with its black and white color scheme, charred wood bar area and simple furniture arrangement. Everything about Bak is simple and minimalist. It also has a commitment to local and sustainable food sources. Guests can enjoy dinner Wednesday through Sunday and lunch over the weekend.There is a set menu at BAK, that changes from day to day depending on what's fresh and available. Lunches are served in three to six or seven courses, and dinners are offered in six or seven courses with optional drink service to accompany the meal. Guests with dietary needs may inform the staff beforehand to have suitable dishes brought for each course.
If industrial chic is your style, then this is the ‘hood for you. With a name literally meaning “lumber port,” this area is situated along the IJ river in Amsterdam’s western port. The local eateries reflect the maritime surroundings—one notably hip restaurant is located in a converted 1920’s ferry, while another bistro is known for their cocktails and late-night activity. If you’re looking for an intimate night of homestyle cooking, a local eatery serves market-driven, four-course meals amongst checkered tablecloths and an open kitchen. For a neighborhood that has the grit of the ports in its periphery, these bars and restaurants will beckon you in with an inviting coziness.