Fish and meat from the bone, vegetables from the ground: Restaurant As honours food free from fuss. Boasting a flower- immersed garden inviting long summer nights, this Amsterdam spot serves up a menu of pure food that is largely determined by nature and the seasons. The location of Restaurant As – an old chapel in Amsterdam-Zuid – already reflects its authenticity. The restaurant boasts a round room full of wooden elements, exuding a minimalistic but warm feeling. Instead of having a table to yourself, guests are jointly seated at robust, long tables. “That sometimes results in interesting meetings,” begins the owner Sander Overeinder. Got an intimate evening planned? Fear not, as each party has plenty of space that allows for private (or romantic) talks.