Maydanoz is conveniently located close to many popular tourist attractions, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Vondelpark and the Heineken Experience. “Our restaurant’s name is Turkish and means ‘parsley’, which is a much-used herb in our cuisine,” explains owner Kazim Soy. He adds that all dishes are made with fresh ingredients and organic herbs, which are brought from Eastern Turkey. The main courses are prepared on the typical charcoal grill. Guests can choose between chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian dishes. For starters there is a wide selection of different cold and warm ‘mezzes’, which are comparable to Spanish tapas.