Most of his colleagues keep their terraces closed until the restaurants are allowed to open inside. They think the risk of bad weather in May is too great and there is no alternative option to go inside. Moreover, in bad weather, many fresh products will have to be thrown away and restaurants cannot afford that at the moment.
Chef van Sprang admits that there are risks with opening the terrace only. “I don’t want more than thirty guests. They can hide under the umbrellas if a drop falls. In case of prolonged bad weather I will have to cancel them, but I hope there is understanding for that. ”
When Aan de Poel opened the possibility of online reservations for lunch on the terrace immediately after Prime Minister Rutte’s last press conference, their site was stormed. “We are already fully booked in the coming weeks. I think most people hang around all afternoon. In addition to the three-course lunch menu, we therefore also serve an extensive six-course menu. ”
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