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Amsterdam- restaurant for a special dinner

Jul 20th, 2012, 05:07 AM
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Amsterdam- restaurant for a special dinner

Looking for a restaurant for a special dining experience for our last night in Amsterdam. We will be 4 adults with 3 kids (age 8, 10, 10 - know how to behave in a restaurant and enjoy trying new foods). Special because of a unique location, ambience, the food, etc...

Any other general recommendations for dining in Amsterdam would be great too.

Thanks for the advice
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Jul 20th, 2012, 07:52 AM
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We had a special (DH's birthday) dinner in Amsterdam at Le Pecheur, Reguliersdwarsstraat 32. Despite it's being on the ocean, there aren't a huge number of seafood places in Amsterdam. The food was very good, as was the service. Our DD had an appetizer as her dinner. On the expensive side.

We very much enjoyed having drinks (they have snacks, too) at
‘t Smalle, Egelantiersgracht 12, in the Jordaan. It is small, and up behind the bar, up an almost-vertical set of stairs, is a loft area with tables and chairs. They also have a seating area across the narrow street, right on the canal.

De Prins, Prinsengracht 124, is also on the Jordaan. Just a decent, typical bar/restaurant; they serve fondues, which DD and DH enjoyed.

The place we really enjoyed was ‘t Singeljte Pancake (Old Dutch Pancake house), 494 Singel. A cute little place with some outdoor seating, they serve Dutch pancakes, which are similar to crepes. But even tastier, IMHO, are the little, puffy other type of Dutch pancakes, called poffertjes.
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Jul 20th, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Rem Eiland is a one of a kind experience: it's an oil rig in the middle of the Amsterdam Harbour
http://www.remeiland.com/

Also (take a ferry across IJ to NDSM Shipyard: IJKantine, Pllek and Noorderlicht are nice, especially when the weather is good.

http://www.ijkantine.nl/
http://pllek.nl/
http://www.noorderlichtcafe.nl/

I'd say IJkantine is probably the most kid-friendly, and NDSM is interesting in its own right. Lots of exploration to do.

Also, it's probably the least touristy, though locals in the know go there a lot
http://beta.ndsm.nl/

Where the ferry lands, there's a mysterious, russian submarine.... need I say more.
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Aug 10th, 2014, 11:47 AM
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Depending on what location you like?

At the centre, at the Jordan quarter is a nice place, which has been rewarded many time by The Guardian http://www.linvitelerestaurant.nl/en/reacties
and recently as the finest French restaurant in Holland.http://www.linvitelerestaurant.nl/en...-van-nederland

There is also a new kid in town at Java-eiland, opposite central
station, at the eastern docklands. Also nice for an architecture walk. See http://www.thegastro.bar/reacties. Because of its terras which is situated at a park and of its choose of international cuisine, also very nice with children. Also recently rewarded
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/20...pots-amsterdam

I hope this will help you!
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Aug 10th, 2014, 01:41 PM
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We tried to make a reservation at Rem Eiland, since it was within walking distance of where we were staying and for the life of us, between calling and trying on-line, could not make a reservation. I think it was our fault, but...
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