Close to the center of picturesque Ouderkerk aan de Amsteld you will find restaurant De Oude Smidse in a combination of several historical buildings just at the point where the small river De Waver enters the Amstel. There is a nice small drawbridge where you can sit outside if the weather allows. At the time of our visit this was not the case. However, the cosy atmosphere inside De Oude Smidse, the friendliness of the service and - last but not least - the quality of the food can compensate without any doubt! We went with four persons enjoying different menus and all of them where very good. Ouderkerk is just half an hour to three quarters of an hour on the bike from the center of Amsterdam, so cycle along de Amstel and enjoy your lunch here.