It all began with a huge love of food and a passion for cooking. A couple of well travelled, ambitious boys put their heads together, made plans and stumbled across a worldly location on the IJdok in Amsterdam. A piece of history suddenly came to life. In the VOC era when trade flourished in the Netherlands, various spices such as pepper, turmeric, ginger and nutmeg originating from India, China and other Asian countries all landed in the port of Amsterdam. The craving for flavours, textures, smells and colours that the boys had experienced for themselves during their wonderful travel adventures became something they wanted to share with everyone. This combined with sustainable entrepreneurship and respect for the planet has come together beautifully to form restaurant NOMAD.