From Team DENHAM: Amsterdam’s Best Restaurants

Here at DENHAM, we believe it’s impossible to visit Amsterdam and not fall in love with the city. We’ve been based here since 2008, when Jason Denham founded his namesake brand, and the city has always remained dear to our hearts. From the beautiful architecture to the culture, canals and cafes, there’s something for everyone … and when it comes to restaurants, we have some pretty great options to pick from. Scroll down for insider’s tips from our DENHAM team!

 

 Café Rijsel. My wife and I first went there by chance five years and we were blown away by their passion for cooking seasonal local produce. If you can get a table, I highly recommend it.”

Ben Sibthorpe, International Sales Director

 “My all-time favourite is The Seafood Bar. They serve very good food with a typical Amsterdam casual atmosphere. Try the fish and chips!”

Maggy Tuip, Collection Developer Denim

“My most special dinner was on Vuurtoreneiland. The whole experience of the island was really special to me: they have Amsterdam’s only lighthouse in the middle of nature, where they cook on open fire using only local products.”

Stephanie Beltman, Sales Manager Women NL

Loetje! It’s an original Amsterdam restaurant that serves the best ‘Dutch’ steak with gravy. I always order the Bali XL, which is spiced up with sambal and is extra large.”

Michiel Peters, Retail Manager Europe

“It’s hard to choose because there are many good ones and it depends on what I’m in the mood for! Some of my favorites are Brut de Mer,  Mr.Porter and Michiu (for sushi take-out).”

Marcia Godet, Retail Director

“I love De Klepel (super cozy and the best wine) and Restaurant Breda. They have high-quality food and best service, with a personal approach and warm ambiance.”

Milou Dooijes, Global PR Manager

 

Meet Team DENHAM: Marcia Godet

Meet Marcia Godet, our Retail Director in Europe. She’s responsible for overseeing all of DENHAM’s stores across the continent. 

Name: Marcia Godet 

From: Haarlem, the Netherlands

Worked at DENHAM since: November 2015

Function/title: Retail Director Europe

Favourite thing about working at DENHAM? Definitely the PEOPLE.

Favourite jean? Difficult to say, as that changes every month. At the moment Alex GRNA, a loose jean with rips. For all year round I love my black Spray’s and Monroe’s. 

Virgin denim or stretch? Stretch. 

Trench coat or leather bomber jacket? Leather jacket (the one I’m wearing in the picture is my favourite).

Sneakers or heels? I have lots of shoes: sneakers, boots and heels. My sneakers see the most daylight and to be honest, most of my heels I hardly wear. 

Favourite thing about Amsterdam? There is so much to do in this relatively small city. I love the cosiness of the city in the summer when everybody is outside and enjoying the weather in the park, on the water, sitting in front of their house, or on a terrace. It feels then very vibrant.

And a fun one: pizza or pasta? Easy: pasta! Especially if it’s pumpkin filled ravioli or a good mac-and-cheese. Yum 😊

Photos courtesy: Iris Duvekot.

DENHAM X Anthony Burrill

As part of DENHAM’s 10th anniversary celebrations this year, we are excited to announce a collaboration with English graphic designer and printmaker Anthony Burrill.

As House Guest Artist in June 2018, Burrill will custom-create a typographic poster for DENHAM, featuring the brand’s “The Truth is in the Details” motto. Only 50 limited-edition screen-printed posters will be made and autographed by both Burrill and Jason Denham. The print will also be featured on men’s and women’s t-shirts, which will be available at DENHAM stores and via select wholesale partners.

When Denham first opened the DENHAM office in Amsterdam in 2008, he hung Burrill’s “Work hard & be nice to people” poster in the reception area. It has since served as a constant inspiration, and often receives compliments from visitors. Burrill’s work is now a DENHAM staple and is hung at stores worldwide including Amsterdam, Antwerp, Sydney, Shanghai, Hamburg and Tokyo.

 

Here is a short interview with Anthony!

Had you heard about Jason Denham before this collaboration?

I look out for my work and how people interact with it. I was very happy to see that Jason had started to collect it and display it in DENHAM stores across the world. That’s the most exciting part of what I do, when my work travels out in to the world and connects with people everywhere. I started to follow Jason’s work and discovered his amazing story. It was great to finally connect and make new work, especially for DENHAM.

Why did you agree to collaborate with DENHAM?

I think Jason and I share similar concerns about our work. There are many parallels about how we approach the process of creating new work — exploring new areas of inspiration and building on work that has gone before. It was a natural fit to work with Jason, who is great to collaborate with. We quickly developed the idea of the letterpress print, and when things come together quickly it’s always a good sign. A good collaboration is the joining of two creative minds to produce new work that is a product of both people. When you have a good connection with a collaborator, the energy and ideas flow easily and, above all, it’s lots of fun.

What was your favourite thing about this project?

Inviting Jason to the print workshop in Rye where I produce my work, and introducing him to Ian Foster and Derek Stonham, the two master printers I have worked with for the past 15 years. It was lovely to share our working process and explain how each print is carefully produced using antique letterpress type. I live and work in a beautiful place; my surroundings and daily experience inform the positive nature of my work.

What do you admire about Jason as a designer?

His singular vision, integrity and genuine openness to collaboration.

What do you think about DENHAM’s motto, “The Truth is in the Details”?

I believe it.