Toetanchamon

Mostafa Amria (Egypt)

Toetanchamon

The thought of leaving Egypt and moving abroad never once entered Mostafa Amria’s mind. Mostafa initially traveled to Amsterdam to visit friends, but what started as a short holiday – while he waited to hear about a job placement back in Egypt – turned into a 35-plus-year stay. Noticing the numerous opportunities to succeed and build a life in the Netherlands, however, Mostafa decided to settle in for the long haul. The year was 1980. Hoping to launch a business of his own, he completed the required courses to start a restaurant. Entrepreneur life took hold, and Egyptian Restaurant Toetanchamon opened its doors on July 1, 1981.