Anna’s House: Holland, Michigan

The light, bright décor of Anna’s House welcomes you in, and the homey American comfort food invites you to stay. Location: Anna’s House, located at 12450 Felch Street in Holland, Michigan. Anna’s House has eight locations throughout Michigan. Find the restaurant’s website here. Menu: Anna’s House only serves breakfast and lunch. The menu features classic…

Bar Bitterbal: A Bar Snack Mecca in Amsterdam

Bar Bitterbal, in the heart of the historic canal ring of Amsterdam, bills itself as “The place with the world’s largest selection of the perfect bar snack.” And that snack, bitterballen, is as Dutch as it gets. For your average Dutch person, a “borrel”—a meet-up for drinks—unaccompanied by a plate of bitterballen, is hardly a…

CT Coffee & Coconuts, Amsterdam

I love it when beautiful old buildings no longer suitable for their original task are repurposed, with imagination and taste, into wonderful new uses. Such is the café/restaurant/bar CT Coffee & Coconuts in Amsterdam. The façade gives the game away; this was once a 1920s movie palace, with strong Art Deco elements in the streamlined…

De Laatste Kruimel – Good to the Last Crumb in Amsterdam

When you’re in Amsterdam, and a friend recommends a bakery café with the name De Laatste Kruimel, meaning The Last Crumb, you go looking for it with a sense of anticipation. Then you see an old-fashioned shopfront—two big show windows on either side of the door. The one on the right is filled with huge…