Sunday, January 20, 2008

Netherlands trip 2008 - part 2 - Zussen in Utrecht

Zussen is now ranked amongst my favourite places to have a drink in Utrecht. An eclectic mix of various styles and materials, it is a bar-restaurant with a youthful clientèle, tasteful food and interesting music.


Located at Korte Jansstraat 23, Utrecht, in the centre of the city, it was a welcome haven on a humid and cold Monday evening. Although it was the start of the week, there were enough people there to make it lively and vibrant, aided by the eccentric decoration.

Wood is the main note in this neo-baroque concert of materials, either in rough, raw looking planks on the floor and walls...


...or dark looking wenghe with an 80's revival feel in the bar area:


The lighting is another interesting parameter of this establishment. Colour changing lights are used in the wall opposite the bar (it changed constantly from fuchsia to red, yellow, orange, green, blue)...

...to the use of tree branches, big and small, to light the seating areas...

...and a couple of huge lamp shades to finish off the look:


Swirling patterns on the fabric of the chairs (also used as wallpaper in the wooden grid framing the colour-changing wall) and huge painting reproductions on the walls, along with the use of polished stone on the floor, complete the picture. I will definitely go again on my next visit to Utrecht!

6 comments:

  1. πω πω!!!!
    τι υπεροχες φωτογραφιες!!!
    τι υπεροχος χωρος!!!
    ζηλευω που δεν εχω παει στρατο μου αλλα μου δινεις και μια καλη ιδεα οταν αποφασισω να παμε!!!

    αυτα ειναι τα καλα της δουλειας σου!!!

    καλο βραδυ!!!
    σε φιλω!!!
    :)

    ps i stopped crying and wrote a new post..enough is enough!!! (as donna summer once said!!! :)))))

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  2. Καλά Στράτο, εσύ συνεχίζεις να με τσιγκλάς με την Ολλανδία αλλά εγώ......ΟΧΙ ΔΕΝ ΘΑ ΖΗΛΕΨΩ ΣΟΥ ΛΕΩ!!!!

    (καταπράσινη έχω γίνει απ'τη ζήλεια μου λέμε!!!!)
    χαχαχα

    Καλημερούδια!

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  3. ωραίο μέρος και πολύ καλές φωτογραφίες. καλά κόσμο δεν είχε? πως έβγαλες τις φωτογραφίες?

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  4. Photos are courtesy of Zussen, not mine!

    Εγώ πήγα βράδυ, για ποτό, χωρίς κάμερα. Οι φωτογραφίες είναι τραβηγμένες μέρα.

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  5. η ζήλεια μου νάμπερ του!!
    ΑΚΟΥΣΕ ΝΑ ΣΟΥ ΠΩ
    ΑΓΑΠΗΤΕ ΣΤΡΑΤΟ!!

    ENOUGH!!

    Το επόμενο post παρακαλώ
    να ΜΗΝ έχει προορισμούς που ΔΕΝ έχω πάει
    και να μου προκαλέσει ζήλεια..

    Γίνεται;!!

    NEXT WEEK-ATHENS BY NIGHT :)

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