The Rembrandtuin is a small pavilion with a bar and restaurant in the Rembrandtpark in Amsterdam. The Rembrandtpark is similar in scale to the very popular and nearby Vondelpark. The new pavilion is part of a larger development to upgrade the Rembrandtpark and thereby relieving the pressure of the overcrowded Vondelpark by providing residents and visitors of Amsterdam an attractive alternative for relaxation and entertainment.
The pavilion has an autonomous shape, that of a triangle. A shape without front or back, but with an equal appearance to all sides. The pavilion is made up of three functional walls. One wall for the served area with bar and restaurant, facing south with a view on a new bicycle bridge which creates a visual interaction between restaurant, terrace and the cyclists and pedestrians passing by. One wall for serving functions like kitchen, storage and toilets facing north. The third wall closes the pavilion and incloses two existing trees of the park. The enclosed courtyard that is created is the counterpart of the extraverted terrace, it is designed as an intimate and informal place.

Location: Rembrandtpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Client: De Vondeltuin

Program: Cafe, garden

Area: 650 m2

Status: Preliminary design

Project Team: Anouk Vogel Landscape Architecture, Freyke Hartemink, Carsten Hilgendorf, Jarrik Ouburg, Diana Kuch, Giulio Tamma, Matteo Oldoni, Emma Bellucci