In the heart of the Dutch capital's most loved of green spaces, Vondelpark, there is a historic pavilion which is now home to a new restaurant and bar realised by Unlimited Label and OT Design.
The former Pavilion Vondelpark has been undergoing a period of renovation over the last couple of years. It opened to the public this year and now summer has hit, visitors and locals alike can make the most of the park's newest eateries: Vonderpark3. Alongside the new restaurant, this is a place where artists and media enthusiasts meet, with radio and television studios also located here. The restaurant can be found in the lower level of the pavilion, spanning the full width of the momumental building. A glass facade links the interior with the welcoming outdoor terrace.
Natural divisions are apparent inside within the narrow layout, thanks to the original features of internal arches and concrete pillars. The relaxed, long bar has delightful copper detailing, from the light-fittings and countertop to the large glass-encased brew-house fermenters. Another eye-catcher is the glass wall that separates one section of the restaurant from the studio where live radio programmes are made.
There is also a formal dining area, with a clear view through to the kitchen. Here, the walls are decorated with invisible bookshelves and an artwork by Joseph Klibansky. The small windows give a view of Amsterdam’s most famous park, with the greenery dotted around the interior giving the feeling that the park is creeping inside too.
Images courtesy of Unlimited Design.