Chidóz | Mexican classics new style

31-7-2017

  • Chidóz
  • Chidóz
  • Chidóz
  • Chidóz
  • Chidóz
  • Chidóz
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  • Chidóz

There is a new Mexican concept in Utrecht, Chidóz! Here you can eat Mexican classics new style. Dishes like the legendary burrito’s, taco’s, salads and bowls. All filled with surprising ingredients from all over the world. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 30 2017

28-7-2017

  • Trends in het kort

At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others, plans unveiled for Star Wars-inspired themed resort and how about a peanut butter sandwich with Merlot or rosé jelly? read more

LEGOLAND Castle Hotel | A magical ‘Knights’ stay

28-7-2017

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  • LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Castle Hotel

The newly opened LEGOLAND Castle Hotel at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a half an hour by train from London’s Paddington station. So if you’re planning a family holiday to the UK and you want to surprise your younger kids, you know where to go! Spoil them with a magical ‘Knights’ stay. The brand new hotel at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort houses 2.1 million bricks and 657 LEGO® models, bringing to life an enchanted world of brave knights, magical wizards and mischievous jesters. read more

Spingaren tasting room & restaurant | Charcuterie and pickles of vegetables and fish

27-7-2017

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  • Spingaren
  • Spingaren
  • Spingaren
  • Spingaren
  • Spingaren
  • Spingaren
  • Spingaren

In a historic house at one of the canals in the heart of Amsterdam, Spingaren tasting room & restaurant will open its doors this fall. Spingaren is a company that makes charcuterie artisanal and pickle and ferment vegetables and fish. Due to the fact that the team has been working in the hospitality business in the past, they decided to combine both passions and open a restaurant specialised in charcuterie and pickles. read more

SUSHISAMBA | The Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine will soon open in Amsterdam

26-7-2017

September 2015 we wrote about SUSHISAMBA and their branch in London. The internationally renowned SUSHISAMBA restaurant will open its doors this September in Amsterdam at the 17th-century Singelgracht. The location overlooking the water is a beautiful addition to existing locations in London, New York, Las Vegas and Miami. read more

SpeakFrietje | The new speakeasy get-together over drinks in Rotterdam

25-7-2017

Haute Friture Snack Bar Tante Nel (Aunt Nel) in Rotterdam launches its first ‘SpeakFrietje’ (freely translated: SpeakFries) on Friday 28 July. The Snackbar 2.0 with alcohol license, invites residents of Rotterdam for this new Friday drink on their 80m2 large terrace. read more

Tropical bar de Tulp | Shared dining

25-7-2017

Recently the tropical bar ‘de Tulp’ (The Tulip) opened its doors at Marie Heinekenplein 33, in the famous quarter ‘De Pijp’ in Amsterdam. Owners Jos de Jong and Sven Sallaerts (Pesca) have collaborated with Maarten de Vries, Sunny Bakhtiar and Jamie van der Will (Jajem, the Kopstootbar) for this new tropical bar. The name of de Tulp (the Tulip) refers to the famous glass in which we serve the Dutch jenever (gin). read more

Gracy’s Sweet House | Bubble Waffle

24-7-2017

Recently opened in Rotterdam, Gracy’s Sweet House. As the name already suggests it’s all about sweet treats, this address won’t disappoint you. At Gracy’s you can grab a bubble waffle filled with ice, fruit or sweet toppings. Calorie friendly? Not really? Tasteful? Definitely. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 29

21-7-2017

  • Trends in het kort

At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others: wouldn’t it be a great idea if KLM started handing out ‘stroopwafel’ chewing gum during take-off and landing? read more

Polly’s Pies shakes | Drink your piece of pie

21-7-2017

We have to admit that we really doubted if we would write about this ‘trend’ of putting a piece of pie in a shake! But then again we also sell ice cream with apple pie flavour in the Netherlands! So here it is: spotted in a video of Eater: Polly’s Pie shakes, where you can drink your piece of pie. They combine it with 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. read more

Maze through corn field in Twente, The Netherlands

20-7-2017

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  • Maisdoolhof

In the Dutch village Holten the owners of the playground Dondertman created a very special maze. The maze has the shape of a rabbit and is made through a 2,5 metre high corn field.  read more

QICHI | Refuelling doesn’t get better than this

20-7-2017

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  • QICHIOttilie Maters
  • QICHIOttilie Maters
  • QICHIOttilie Maters
  • QICHIOttilie Maters

Esso Ruyven is a gas station located on the A13 road between Rotterdam and The Hague. The gas station has undergone a remarkable transformation: the traditional shop inside the station is now a modern food formula. Large and colourful images are attached to the glass walls, displaying their unique and fresh variety of menu items such as sushi, salads and burgers from the Big Green Egg. During the reopening on June 29, owner NRGValue revealed the new QICHI concept.

QICHI a new formula alongside the highway

Upon entering, visitors are welcomed by a host and introduced to the new concept. The open kitchen stands out immediately. Chefs are preparing fresh dishes including sushi, pizza’s, BBQ- burgers and all kinds of smoothiebowls. There is also a barista island with freshly prepared coffee and handmade ice cream from ‘IJsmanschap’.

Foodtrend culinaire foodplaza’s

We see more and more food trends finding their way to the gas stations nowadays. For example Dorset’s culinary foodplaza, a food formula at AVIA at Dorset in Borne, also in The Netherlandse. But in the past period, we have seen more entrepreneurs implementing their culinary concept alongside the highway. Another example is gas station Scheiwijk alongside the A27. They also decided to improve the quality of their food, less fat and more healthy, culinary food.

New Amsterdam in Madurodam | To gather or party in the smallest city in the Netherlands

19-7-2017

Madurodam, the smallest city in the Netherlands, has a new spectacular indoor family attraction and Madurodam Events has two extra spaces for business and private events. The New Amsterdam in Madurodam is the new attraction in a New Amsterdam 17th century decor. With the opening of these special rooms, the number of meeting and private events rooms in Madurodam is ten in total, suitable for groups of 10 to 1,000 persons. read more

Ice cream | A list for the lovers

19-7-2017

  • The Tipsy Scoop
  • Sweet Mirrie's
  • Suikerspin burrito
  • Nozem ijs
  • Lekkernijs
  • Liefmans ijs
  • Gin-tonic ijs
  • CoolMess
  • Bavaria Radler ijs

One of the unique characteristics of ice cream is the fact that it combines very well with several products. In May we already published a bucket list with ice cream parlours but in the meanwhile we already posted 10 more stories about ice cream. A new list thus with amongst others one of the first ice cream parlours in the Netherlands that sells rolled ice cream, a parlour where DIY soft serve ice cream is being served and a cotton candy burrito with ice cream but also ice cream with alcohol like gin tonic or with beer. We are curious which Dutch ice cream parlour starts selling the black ice cream. It’s a total Instagram hype at the moment! read more

Smokey Jo’s Cantina | Summer bar in Antwerp

18-7-2017

It’s summer, which means that the magic warehouse of city brewery Stadsbrouwerij ‘De Koninck’ in Antwerp has been transformed into a temporary summer bar. After Summer Josephine’s and Smokey Jo’s Garage, the brewery’s interior garden will house Smokey Jo’s Cantina this year. The ultimate place to relax in the city. Prepare for a thick layer of white sand and palm trees, beach chairs and hammocks. read more

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