Ana Lisa

Former Greenhouse Transformed into a Vibrant Eatery in Amsterdam’s Quirky Old Shipyard

by , 01/31/13

Architecture, Sustainable Food, Recycled Materials, NDSM, amsterdam, Noorderlicht Café, centraal station, restaurant, shelter, Architecture, sustainable Food, Recycled Materials,

While the gardens are filled with recycled driftwood, metal and glass sculptures, the interiors are comfortable and warm. The ground floor is filled with tables and small living areas and the top floor is for playing pool or small intimate gigs. Filled with vintage objects, one of the café’s walls is made from piled sandbags that serve to insulate the space.

Bright and wooden, the Noorderlicht’s interiors are cozy and the atmosphere is friendly. There is a great deal of no-frills organic seasonal food on offer. But a good option is to order their trademark dish: the Dutch Weed Burger, which is made from seasonal vegetables and seaweed.

Whether is the dissociation from the main part of the city or the fact that the area was built in a grand neglected space, the feeling is that anything is possible at NDSM.

+ Noorderlicht café

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

Three last photos © Noorderlicht

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