Housed in a 1960s high school, this cool Amsterdam restaurant earns an A!
Serving a fixed but changing menu, De School restaurant has a super cool ambiance that may take you back to your childhood. The restaurant itself is located in what was previously the autoshop/woodshop classroom – at least that is what our server told us. Roll up garage doors are testament to this fact.
The atmosphere is relaxed and casual but the white table cloths add a bit of class (pun intended hahaha). The menu is based around seasonal Dutch products, and you can choose from three to seven courses for your meal. We went for the three course option and added the cheese plate at the end, as we could not resist! You can also choose to have wines paired with the dishes, which I heartily recommend as well. The food was interesting and well executed from the amuse bouche to dessert.
One of the coolest things about De School is the the creativity to be found in the spaces around the restaurant. The night we dined there was a pop up art exhibit in an adjacent space that was accessible through the men’s toilet. Very surprising! There was also a light art installation and after dinner you could head to the club to dance off the calories to top DJs. The cafe next door has a lovely terrace bar for warm weather and serves ramen nightly. And of course don’t forget the Gymlokaal as well for your fitness needs.
De School is an awesome addition to Amsterdam’s scene. Be sure to drop in and check it out!
De School Restaurant
Jan van Breemenstraat 3, Amsterdam