The impressive temporary summer-restaurant on ‘Vuurtoreneiland’, close to Amsterdam, is a wonderful initiative by Staatsbosbeheer, who owns the island, Restaurant AS, Nooitlek, the Lloyd Hotel and the Cultural Embassy. Open for costumers since the beginning of July and running until the end of September; on Thursday until Saturday evening and on Sunday afternoon one can enjoy dinner or lunch during any kind of weather in the temporary erupted glass greenhouse on a truly stunning location.
The island was originally a fort protecting Amsterdam and after this function expired it became the station of the only lighthouse of the Amsterdam area called Hoek van ‘t IJ. The restaurant has a menu which will be prepared by chefs Sander Overeinder and Roy Wiggers, who will also invite other chefs to collaborate. Based on local products and traditional cooking techniques; a meal on the Vuurtoreneiland promises to be a truly exceptional experience.
As the island is only accessible via water a boatservice is included in the menu-price. Together with a maximum of 50 guests one can embark on a boat, every evening or afternoon the restaurant is open, leaving punctual at 18:30 or 15:00 from the boarding area of the Lloyd Hotel at de Veemkade. The boat ride of 45 to 60 minutes will bring the restaurant guests via the IJ to Vuurtoreneiland and after 4 to 5 hours will deliver them back at the Lloyd Hotel. When on the island, which has the size of less than two football fields, one has a marvelous view over the IJ and on the traditional harbor town Durgerdam.