The Pool

Follow us along the trade route of The Old Silk Road to sample the tastes and the culinary cultures of Southern Europe, Africa, Arabia, Persia, India and China. This is the foundation of all modern cuisines, where stories, ideas and meals were meant to be shared!

We’ve been inspired by this idea of the Mediterranean as a giant pool surrounded by food-loving communities. Our Amsterdam restaurant’s menu unites the fresh and vibrant French, Italian and Spanish cuisines with the exotic spices of the Levant, the Balkans and North Africa. But mixing and mingling isn’t just for flavors. We whole-heartedly encourage our guests to share food, coffee, laughs and good company amongst one another. So go ahead – dive in!

The Pool – Amsterdam City

Book a table


Our main dining area operates a diary on a 60 day rolling basis. Reservations can be made online or by telephone. If you’re unsuccessful in making a reservation online for your requested date or time, we recommend you call us on +31 (0)20 26 20 491 to check for availability, as last minute cancellations do occur.

We welcome walk-in guests warmly and sometimes with a big, fat hug.

For reservations for 11 guests or more, please call us on +31 (0)20 26 20 491. We will request credit card details to secure the table and if you do not turn up for the table, we will charge you a no show fee.


The Pool guests are welcome to park in The Student Hotel’s parking lot for free. Your waiter can validate your ticket when you pay for your lunch or dinner.


For group reservations (11 or more) please give us a call!

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Monday — Thursday: 07:00 — 22:00

Friday – Saturday: 07:00 — 23:00

Sunday: 08:00 — 22:00