We were staying in Jaz Amsterdam hotel, alongside Amsterdam ArenA for a week whilst grandson was attending Ajax International Camp. The hotel restaurant – though producing excellent food themselves – had a fairly limited menu with not a lot that suited our grandson. The Marmaris has a good selection of Pasta dishes (just right for grandson’s football diet – especially as he was at at all day, everyday, for the week!) as well as Pizza, fish, and meat dishes – and a good selection of hot/cold starters, and some deserts (see photo). Our mains typicall cost around 10 Euro for pasta/pizza – more for the meat/fish dishes, but not outlandish (even with the £/Euro conversion being pretty rubbish just now).
Choice of inside/outside tables – we ate inside on our first visit and found it a bit too hot; outside for the remaining visits.
The area has a poor past reputation but, now that it’s been fully developed with open pedestrianised areas either side of the main-line station (the Marmaris is on the opposite side from ArenA) – and visible ‘Politie’ patrol cars (we made a joke about only seeing the ‘polite’ police and wondered where the rude ones were hiding) – there was little indication of likely trouble. Beyond the Marmaris is an extensive (multi cultural) residential and shopping district and, again, we didn’t feel uncomfortable walking around there and got good friendly service in the shops we used.