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Mata Hari is really something special in Amsterdam dining: A warm and inviting restaurant that creates remarkable original cuisine, with exciting flavour combinations and artful presentation. It's here that our members can enjoy the perfect light meal: Your choice of starter and main dish, or main dish and dessert!
If you'd like a starter, you can enjoy you choice of fresh pappardelle with thick and delicious wild boar ragù, pistachio nuts and ricotta salata; or you could go for raviolo stuffed with stockfish, oyster mushrooms, black beans, green olives and delightfully flavourful saffron butter.
For your main, you'll choose between two succulent dishes. The first is melt-in-your-mouth tagine of rabbit with roasted carrot, dried plums and spicy couscous. Those looking for a lighter dish will love the baked plaice fillet with a purée of Jerusalem Artichoke, caramelised onion, chestnuts, winter purslane and Noilly Prat beurre blanc. If you choose dessert, you'll have a decadent grand option, or a selection of organic Dutch cheeses.
You'll be surprised by what the chefs come up with at this stand-out Amsterdam restaurant. So pop in for a couple courses. It will change your day for the better!learn more
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
Who would've thought a spy who was convicted and executed during World War I would give the name to a fantastic Amsterdam restaurant? Well, Mata Hari wasn't just any spy. Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, better known by her stage name, Mata Hari, was a Dutch dancer who gave secrets to the Germans during World War I, and was put to death in 1917. The controversy surrounding her life has made her a cult figure.
Mata Hari was a leading light of Dutch culture at the start of the 20th century. As an exotic dancer, she was a gifted entertainer who filled the stage with performances evoking beauty, mystery, and the Far East. A true celebrity of her time, she courted admiration and controversy.
Because the Netherlands were neutral in World War I, Mata Hari was allowed to cross borders. It was her travels that got her mixed up in espionage and led to her demise. Today she is honoured in the Netherlands not only with this delicious Amsterdam restaurant, but also with a statue in Leeuwarden.
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