Jacques JourHop on the ferry to Noord and take a 10 minute walk to Jacques Jour for a tasty weekday lunch and Sunday brunch.
The atmosphere is retro modern, with a springy green theme. The airy space is relaxed but refined, with white linen tablecloths covered in brown paper.
The menu is not super extensive, but it is creative and fresh. You won't find heavy, greasy English or American breakfasts here, but French influenced light fare using lots of fresh herbs.
On our first visit we tried the poached eggs with salmon and the salad with pumpkin, groats and oyster mushrooms. Both were heavenly. The salad was lightly coated with a lively herb dressing, delicious! On subsequent visits we sampled the pork belly with poached egg, a variety of salads and the thin, crispy flammkuchen - divine!
Enjoy coffee, tea, blood orange juice or a Luscombe soda with your meal. Or if you're in the mood, have a glass of wine or a cocktail.
Jacques Jour offers a 3 course lunch menu Monday through Saturday for around €19. Brunch is available Sundays from 10:30 to 17:00.
Don't miss a trip downstairs to the WC. There you'll find the original purpose of the building. Bank vaults and deposit boxes surround the toilets. Fun!
Jacques Jour is definitely worth the trip to Amsterdam Noord, the free ferry from Amsterdam Centraal to Buiksloterweg takes 3 minutes. After your meal, go for a bike ride through Waterland or see a movie at the EYE.
At dinner time the space becomes Café Modern, a prix fixe restaurant serving fantastic five-course meals. If you're too full and happy to make the short trip back across the IJ, stay upstairs at Sweet Dreamz.
Meidoornweg 2, Amsterdam Noord