Located on historic Crossbow Street, a former 15th century shooting range, this restaurant was named for one of the subjects of Dutch master Frans Hals? famous militia portrait, The Meagre Company.
Golden Age decor and home-grown food
Fittingly, a reproduction lines one wall of the strikingly renovated space (visit the Rijksmuseum to admire the original) and the painting&rsquo:s colour scheme is applied throughout. Other interesting design touches include lamps made of copper distillation tanks over the marble bar and the use of cinemagraphs, which bring a few familiar Dutch reproductions to life. Combined with the original arched leaded-glass windows and a restored 17th century ceiling and staircase, it&rsquo:s a pretty perfect combination of past and present. So is the menu. Chef Sander Looren de Jong explains: &lsquo:Our fertile agricultural land is world-renowned and we use the best local, organic products to recreate traditional Dutch dishes with a modern twist.&rsquo:
:The home-grown focus also extends to the drinks menu, with mainly locally produced beers, genevers, liqueurs, coffee and even a few Dutch wines on offer.
Voetboogstraat 15, 1012 XK Amsterdam, Netherlands