Ctaste: How it works
Is is possible to eat in the light? A little candle perhaps?
When you enter the restaurant through the lounge, everything is light. Our two dining rooms are completely dark, not a single light to be seen. And… it is strictly prohibited to bring any light, not even a tiny one into the dining room. It would ruin the unique atmosphere we create. We have lockers for your telephone and small items.
Do I have to wear specific clothing?
That is not necessary. Alltough it would be best to avoid all white clothing.
Do people spill a lot, will my clothes be dirty
Spilling and staining happens a lot less than you would think. Actually, you become more careful in the dark.
And we have simplified the glass work to avoid spilling your red wine.
I do not speak Dutch, can we visit the restaurant?
Yes, all of our staff speaks English. So if you can read this, you are more than welcome to visit us.
Do I eat with knife and fork?
That is solely op to you. Of course we will provide you with alle neccesary cutlery, but experience learns us that most of our guest have a more hands-on approach.
Allergies and dietary requirements
I am vegetarian/vegan, can you accomodate this?
We sure can. While making the reservation online you can easily select a vegetarian or vegan option.
I have some wishes about the menu, how does that work with a surprise menu?
How can I best tell you about my dietary wishes
While booking online you can note all dietary needs and allergies per person. During the introduction we give in the restaurant, we will check this with you. In case you forgot, it is still possible to tell us.
I have an allergy, how do you make sure I get the right meal?
We have a tight system to know what dish goes to what person. You are the last link in the chain: before serving a special plate, we check at the table who ordered a this requested dish.
Is it possible to have dinner with two?
Yes, most people come for a dinner with two.
Can we come with a group?
Yes, that’s possible, we can cater groups up untill 95 persons. If you are looking for a larger group dinner, it is possible to organise a dinner in an other larger venue. Please inform by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do children go to Ctaste?
Yes they do like it from age 7 and up. Please take in consideration that children tend to become sleepy in the dark (caused by the effect of melatonine) We advise an early dinner. We try to keep a pace on serving so every body stays happy.
Can I bring my dog?
Only guide dogs are welcome. But if you have a choice, please find a dog sitter. Even guide dogs cannot see in the dark.
Vouchers and tickets
My voucher has (almost) expired , what now?
It is useful to determine whether you have a voucher issued at Ctaste or from a partner that we work with. We are not so strict with our own vouchers, even with an expired voucher issued from us, you are most welcome.
Other parties are much stricter in this.
Do you have a voucher from a partner that has almost expired? Please contact us before the expiry of the date so that we may be able to help you. Has a partner voucher expired, then it is best to contact the partner first. They sometimes can prolong the value, but sometimes not. It’s up to them.
Getting to Ctaste
Are you easily reached by public transport?
Within walking distance you will find train station Amstel (about 15 min), metro station Wibautstraat (about 10 min) and Tram line 4 stop Lutmastraat (about 5 min walk).
Because there are many travel options you can best look on www.9292.nl or Google maps There you find the best connection.
Is it possible to park close to Ctaste?
Yes, you can park on the Amsteldijk or on one of the side streets. We do not have our own parking lot. This is paid parking from Monday to Saturday € 6, – p / h, on Sundays it is free (information from 18-09-2018). You can only pay with a bank card, credit card or parking app.
Check www.prettigparkeren.nl for the current rates and parking conditions.
Are you in Amsterdam all day? Then it might be advantageous to park at a P + R. View on www.amsterdam.nl/parkeren-verkeer/parkeren-reizen/