Holi Day – Festival of Colours at your plate by Soenil Bahadoer


Soenil Bahadoer created a dish based on Holi Phagwa, the Hindu spring festival. Like the ‘Festival of colours runs’ he creates his dish ‘scallop – pumpkin – Madame Jeanette’ with flying colours. Patrick Meis made the above video. read more

Hey WhatsApp… can I have two beer and a coke?


Our colleague David Maartense blogs about using WhatsApp for business purposes in the hospitality industry, which doesn’t happen often. Think for example about making last minute reservations through WhatsApp or sending pictures.

National Social Media Research 2016 of Newcom shows that WhatsApp currently is the biggest social media platform of the Netherlands. A number of 9.8 million of the Dutch people uses WhatsApp, 7.0 million of them are using it on a daily basis. read more

Happy Goggles – virtual reality headset from a Happy Meal box


We’re convinced that our Dutch kids want to try the Happy Goggles as well, McDonald’s Holland! McDonald’s Sweden is giving children a view into the world of virtual reality with the Happy Meal box from the 5th till the 12th of March.  read more

Trends for your terrace 2016


  • IJsjes
  • Stoere limonades
  • Kraanwater
  • Koude koffie & koffiecocktails
  • Vermouth of gin-tonic

The meteorological spring has started this week. Here in Amsterdam the weather doesn’t show a sign of it yet, but with a little bit of luck we can enjoy the sunshine on the terraces by the end of the month. What should you serve on your terrace this season? Below you can find a list of products we expect to see on the Dutch terraces. In our first trend presentation this year, about terrace trends, the products below were mentioned. read more

Donut ice cream cones


Spotted on social media: donut ice cream cones. It’s one of the hypes if it comes down to ice cream! read more

Eating in a piece of art at restaurant Rebelz aan de Rotte


At restaurant ‘Rebelz aan de Rotte’ in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), you eat in a piece of art and support a social purpose.

The 27th of February restaurant ‘Rebelz aan de Rotte’ opened. An extraordinary restaurant in many ways: the interior, the kitchen and the staff. The restaurant seats about 70 guests that can go there to have lunch, high tea or dinner. They also cater meetings and parties. In the summer there will be a terrace on a pontoon where people can dock their boats.

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Psst…. Just for those living in Amsterdam, taste 7UP Mojito Free for free tomorrow


Friday, March 4th a truck with a summer beach inside will be visiting Amsterdam to let you taste 7UP Mojito Free. Which might be another great non-alcoholic alternative this summer!

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The 5 chocolate combi’s you don’t want to miss!


  • Ferrero Rocher style taart: Alpha Smoot/Food52
  • ChocoKebab
  • Eitjes van chocolade gevuld met pindakaas: Chocolate Covered Katie
  • Eitjes van chocolade gevuld met pindakaas: Chocolate Covered Katie

Adding chocolate-dishes to your menu is always a good idea. Whether eating it as a dessert after a delicious dinner or as chocolate cake on the lunch menu. We selected the chocolate recipes for you that you have to try! read more

The week of Bonaire Blond


Have you ever heard of the beer brand Bonaire Blond? Not yet? You probably will if you are in Bonaire next week! The week of Bonaire Blond (from march 5 till march 12) is full of activities that makes you want to drink a Bonaire Blond in the sun. There are lots of different events during the week; free tastings, workshops of beer-food combinations, art markets, jeu de boule games, lunch and dinner specials with live music, tours to the local aloe vera plantation, demonstrations and a treasure-hunt. It’s a shame that it’s so far away!

Do you want to know more about Bonaire Blond? We wrote about it before: Bonaire Blond.

Ice cream that tastes like chicken: the Chicken Gelati


Do you like chicken and ice cream? Then you might like Chicken Gelati! Ice cream with chicken flavour, as snack on a cocktail party, daytime snack or dessert. read more

Nutella Festival


  • Frietje Nutella van Piet Friet

What began as a joke on Facebook has now turned into the first Nutella Festival of the Netherlands, wich will take place on the 16th of July in Amsterdam. read more

‘Barbers, Booze & Tattoos’


  • Facebook: Club Red
  • Facebook: Club Red
  • Facebook: Club Red

It is not easy nowadays to be the owner of a disco/nightclub with the ongoing decrease of visitors the last couple of years. Club Red in Leeuwarden has an extended calendar including ‘Barbers, Booze & Tattoos’. A men’s night out. read more

Ghee Easy – great cooking oil


For decades long Ghee is popular in the Indian kitchen, the biological oil is also becoming more popular in the Netherlands now. Ghee Easy is prepared according to the traditional Indian method while using high quality Dutch butter. Large packaging is available now for the hospitality industry. read more

TonTon Club XL is coming back!


In 2016 the TonTon Club XL is coming back to the ‘Westergasfabriek’ in Amsterdam. For up to two weekends in March you can enjoy pinball games, shooting games, air hockey and many more.  read more

The first popcorn store in the Netherlands



Good news for popcorn lovers in the Netherlands. On March 5th the first popcornstore in the Netherlands will we opened in Amsterdam. read more

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