Tao Horeca Group
Tao Group is an Amsterdam based holding of three companies: Jimmy Woo Club, Bar Ludwig and Tao Horeca . Next to these companies, Casper is a co owner in several collaborations; Bo Cinq - Lion Noir - Rosa's Cantina (restaurants) & the Chicago Social Club.
All establishments are found in the vicinity of the well known 'Leidseplein' in the heart of Amsterdam.
Casper Reinders, CEO, is the creative brain and the company's representative. In 2004 & 2012 he was chosen as 'most distinct night life entrepreneur' by 'Koninklijk Horeca Nederland' & Horeca Entrepeneur of the year by The Venuez Awards. Casper carefully maintains contact with people and companies from both inside and outside the nightlife branch.
The communicative skills of Casper and the extensive network of Tao Group BV and his collaborations are an ideal platform for creating innovative ideas and finding new markets. The Tao Horeca Group seeks for specialization and cooperation with other people and businesses. Thus, the vision of the holding is that the current economic climate and the 'sharing economy' make it necessary for companies to provide the best quality and service and work together with other companies to share and create new ideas.
Tao Group will always strive for unique and surprising new concepts where maintaining and improving the quality of service, interior, sound, lighting, food and drinks will have the number one priority.
Tao Group BV
1017 JW Amsterdam
A L'Elephant Du Congo (Bar, Nightclub.)
A L'Elephant du Congo. This clubhouse offers an early evening line up 'till the darkest hour of night right in the centre of Amsterdam.
Bar Paul (Bar)
Bar Paul is een moderne bruine kroeg. Een bar met drie verdiepingen en een heerlijk terras. Paul is iedere dag vanaf vier uur in de middag open, doordeweeks tot drie uur in de nacht, in het weekend zelfs tot vier! De verzamelplek voor menige creatieven, hipsters, punkers, moeders, vaders, zelfs Papuas komen wekelijks over de vloer! Paul is een bar zonder poeha, als je elkaar respecteert ben je altijd welkom, wie je ook bent. De eerste verdieping is inclusief de bar af te huren voor privegelegenheden, je kan hiervoor altijd een mailtje sturen.
Bo Cinq (Restaurant/Bar)
Chicago Social Club (Bar/nightclub)
Jimmy Woo (Nightclub)
Special trips, enrichment and exciting encounters have given Mr. Woo new energy and inspiration to redecorate his home in Amsterdam, more rough and bizarre than ever. Inspired by knowledge -and love- of art and materials combined with a refined sense of the latest trends in music and design.
The signature originates from Jimmy Woo’s personal view of the world, from South Africa, Italy, Asia and LA to the Belgian brasseries and nightclubs in the sixties to eighties. In summary: LA, Rock & the eighties.
A few clues: Casper Reinders (owner), chose cork on the walls, moon-shaped seating booths, one with bronze resin topped skull and bonebar of artist John Broad, multi-round DJ booths and a laboratory of Bols genever. The new color: brown.
Throughout the club you find eighty copper domed lamps hanging, designed by Maretti and custom made. The impressive lamp above the staircase is created by Thijs Murre. Suede sofas, an original Persian rug on the floor and antique cabinets behind the bar. Tattoo Artist Tygo Veldhoen signed a performance art on the wall that runs the books. Architecture, history, rock and the photos of Michael Josephs, shot with a traditional 35mm black and white film, gives a unique perspective. After seven years of loyal service one element survives the make-over: the fascinating ceiling with more than twelve thousand lamps.
Jimmy Woo –again- has found his own style. Superior craftsmanship of artists, the world of Mr. Woo anno 2012 made sexy and raw.
Mr. Woo's new lifestyle and renewed originality will be reflected in the club. Jimmy Woo redefined.
Lion Noir (Restaurant/bar)
Opened quietly its doors to the public in December 2010. Located on the happening street the Reguliersdwarstraat Amsterdam, Lion Noir offers a delicate lunch, cocktails and a fine French dining experience by head chef Edo Kamping (Restaurant Bordewijk, Restaurant Blender, Hotel Restaurant Jagershuis).
Lion Noir is a collaboration between three extraordinary entrepreneurs: Casper Reinders (nightclub Jimmy Woo, bar/restaurant Bo5), Mr Yen (restaurant Dynasty, bar-restaurant Bo5), and Serge Rijn (restaurant Serge). A great mix of people, who compliment each other in an amazing way.
For the interior they called in Thijs Murre, who together with Casper Reinders made some inspirational trips to Paris, France, and created a unique, warm and home-like atmosphere.
We proudly present you, Nacional. Casper Reinders’ tenth place to eat, drink and socialize. The moment you walk in you are transported to another era and culture. The stunning interior breathes Paris in the fifties but has Caspers signature written all over it. Every item in this spacy restaurant has been meticulously crafted, from the 200 years old wooden floor to the original French tiles and lamps. The menu is inspired by the French cuisine – what else? - and features original dishes like steak Tartare, Duck Confit and grilled Poussin. Of course you’re also very welcome to come in and have a drink. We love to make sure our bar has everything you could wish for.