Living room restaurants

by Tanja
Living room restaurants

Living-room restaurants are places in Amsterdam where people who started cooking for friends in their own living room, have turned their private residence into a small restaurant. Friendly, cozy homes become little restaurants a couple of nights a week. You feel that special relaxed, intimate feeling of a home-cooked dinner party with friends. Try them out when you have the chance!

1. Saskia’s Living Room Restaurant

Saskia's living room restaurant
Saskia in her kitchen.

Way back in 2001, when she was a student at the University of Amsterdam, Saskia enjoyed cooking for her fellow students. Twice a month, the living room was emptied and adjusted to fit a group of people, while Saskia worked herself into a sweat in the small -typically Amsterdam- kitchen.


Saskia’s passion for home cooking turned out to be stronger than her interest in a career in political science. After her studies, Saskia started her own home cooking restaurant in De Pijp.

Saskia’s Huiskamerrestaurant is only for groups.

2. Marit’s Veggie Eetkamer

Marit's living room restaurant in Amsterdam.
Marit’s living room restaurant in Amsterdam.

Marit Beemster chose to back away from her career as a fashion designer to pursue another of her passions: cooking. Since 2011, Marit welcomes guests into her own home.

Obviously, her background as a designer has left a mark on her ‘restaurant’. The homey feel of her living room is the result of a long search in antique stores, bric-a-brac shops and second-hand markets.

This makes eating out at Marit’s Amsterdam restaurant an intimate yet stylish experience.

Marits Eetkamer.

3. Living Room Restaurant Caro Kookt

Living Room Restaurant Caro Kookt.

You can ask Chef Caro to cook for you at your Airbnb, your wedding or at her own living room in Amsterdam. Caro caters, but you can also come to her house. Every Friday you can join for a meal at Caro’s living room. As she puts it: ‘Friday night is friendly, “gezellig” no black tie, bring your stories and appetite to my table and simply dig in!’

Caro Kookt

4. IJ-Keuken

Living Room Restaurant IJ-Keuken in Amsterdam Noord.

Tinda caters but also invites guests to her living room restaurant in Amsterdam Noord. Groups are welcome. Tinda also organizes theme nights, like Mediterranean, Asian, North-African or Dutch. Check out her Facebook page for special events.

IJ-Keuken

5. Kookerij De Singel

Kookerij De Singel offers group dining in an intimate setting. This living room restaurant is located at de Singel, in the heart of Amsterdam and serves lunch and dinner.

De Kookerij

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