New in Amsterdam: Courtyard De Tropen
Amsterdam, June 2020: Amsterdam has a new green and sunny terrace. In the middle of the hip, hot, and trendy Amsterdam-East, guests of all ages are welcome for open-air breakfast, coffee, lunch, tea, afternoon drinks or dinner around the pond inside the beautiful courtyard of KIT Royal Tropical Institute. The new garden of Cafe De Tropen is open! And, when the Dutch weather permits, chef Hans Ribbens sparks up the fire under his world-famous barbecue. So experience Amsterdam in a relaxed open-air setting, enjoy the fun, the sun and the BBQ!
Courtyard with barbecue
Even with the new 1,5 metre rules on social distancing, there is plenty of room. Either nice and cosy inside De Tropen Café, outside on the terrace overlooking the Oosterpark, or now in the new kid-friendly courtyard as well.
The Tropen-menu is also radiating with sunshine, offering a wide variety of different cuisines from a croque-monsieur, to grilled hot dogs with ‘heksenkaas’ and a baked potato for the children, a sandwich with Indonesian rendang beef, or even a poké bowl with home-smoked salmon. “We marinade it in a mixture of brown sugar and sea salt for 24 hours and then it is cold-smoked twice. It takes a lot of time, but it’s worth it as it tastes so good!”, says chef Hans Ribbens. De Tropen Café and Restaurant is open daily from 10:00 am.
Amsterdam Oost (East)
Amsterdam Oost, the Eastern part of Amsterdam, is an upcoming area of the city. The whole area has been evolving and there are now dozens of hotspots, more of which seem to be popping up each day. While the centre of Amsterdam is accustomed to being filled with tourists, Amsterdam Oost remains a less-explored area. Which means that there are many things to discover and everyone can find something to tickle their fancy, from hip coffee tents to charming markets.
About De Tropen
De Tropen is located in the heart of East-Amsterdam, adjacent to the Oosterpark and is part of KIT Royal Tropical Institute which was established in 1926. KIT Royal Tropical Institute is an independent centre of expertise, education, intercultural cooperation and hospitality dedicated to sustainable development. Based on a national heritage site in Amsterdam, KIT focuses on key areas where it can make a difference, such as Gender, Global Health, Intercultural Communication and Sustainable Economic Development.