“Bark is a light and lively Parisian-style brasserie, while De Knijp is a true bistro, casual and more intimate,” says owner Peter Janssen, pointing out the differences between his two restaurants on Van Baerlestraat. “But at the same time, they have a lot in common as well. Both restaurants have a really cosy atmosphere – ‘gezellig’, as we say in Dutch.” Brasserie Bark serves classic meat dishes such as steak, beef tenderloin and lamb, but the focus is on fish and seafood, including a choice of luxurious lobster, oysters and Dover sole. “And all our fish and seafood is ‘Fish&Season’ certified,” Janssen adds.