Popup bar, restaurant, and hotel – Gustafson has it all! There are five unique design hotel rooms and the restaurant is open from breakfast until after dinner drinks.
GUSTAFSON AMSTERDAM • SLEEP, EAT AND PLAY IN WESTERPARK POPUP
Taking over the ground floor of the old Zuiveringsgebouw building in Westerpark, Gustafson will be open for 13 months, through October 2016. After this the entire building will be renovated and made into a hotel.
At the time of this writing, the restaurant is still undergoing the design treatment. But we are told the idea is light and bright with lots of colors and fabrics, in an interesting contrast to most of the other buildings in Westerpark which show off their raw industrial design. The restaurant will also host rotating art exhibits.
We had a sneak peek at their menu and the food and wine is fantastic. The concept of the restaurant is “sharing is caring” so they serve small(er) plates that can be enjoyed by everyone at the table.
The menu is an interesting fusion of flavors, with dishes like deep fried sushi, lobster with hollandaise and pulled pork. Come by for lunch or dinner! They have a big terrace in the park where you can soak up the sunshine and watch the people pass by.
The popup hotel will also be open until October 2016 with five unique and super creative rooms. Here are some descriptions of the accommodations to give you an idea of the artistic design mood:
- ROOM 1: fully carpeted with a sunken bed in the center, 1970s vibe
- ROOM 2: studio room for visiting exhibiting artists and artistic types
- ROOM 3: camping room, sleep in a tent with an outdoor feeling
- ROOM 4: pod room inspired by Japanese micro-hotels
- ROOM 5: secret room for members with bathtub and private entrance
The craziest thing we heard about was the shower inspired by a carwash! We’ll let you discover that for yourself. The rooms are being constructed now and should be finished by the end of 2015.
Gustafson promises to be a fun and inspiring place for Amsterdammers and visitors alike. Check it out soon!
There is lots more to discover right there in Westerpark! Get your breakfast or lunch at De Bakkerswinkel. Have a beer and burger at newly opened Brouwerij Troost or enjoy wine at Wester Wijnfabriek or go for a G&T and mussels at Mossel & Gin. Burn off the calories and dance the night away at Pacific Parc or watch a movie at Het Ketelhuis. You can even sleep in the park here at Gustafson or in the Leidinghuis.
Haarlemmerweg 8a, Amsterdam
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