Really Good Restaurants in Amsterdam

Old Jan 9th, 2007, 05:32 PM
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Really Good Restaurants in Amsterdam

We will be in Amsterdam for three nights and enjoy really good food. Can anyone recommend their favorite restaurants. It's difficult to pick them from lists..much better to get recommendation. Thanks..
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 07:25 PM
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Sama Sebo for Indonesian food

Cafe Lootje (spelling) for steak and Dutch atmosphere
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 11:08 PM
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Thank you Tim and Liz ..anything else that you can think of?
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although not a restaurant, i humbly suggest FEBO. I suppose its Amsterdam's answer to McDonalds.

Put a euro or two in dispensing machines to avail of just cooked bread? with chicken/beef/or whatever filling. we couldn't understand a thing so we just took our chances. But they were good!

Happy trip!
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That's funny TravelFreak; Febo for someone looking for really good food!
But if you want a quick snack, try a 'broodje kroket' from Febo.

Sama Sebo is nice, but quite crowded and small. Have at least one indonesian meal in Amsterdam (order a 'rijsttafel' and you will get lots of different dishes).
I like Le Garage; the chef there is well-known in Holland. Brasserie van Baerle is nice too. (these are all in the general area of the Rijksmuseum).

No recent personal experiences with the following, but according to a recent issue of Lekker (the leading Dutch restaurant guide) the best restaurants in Amsterdam are;
La Rive
Vermeer
Halvemaan
Ciel Bleu
Visaandeschelde
The Dylan; in a beautiful hotel on Keizersgracht
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Tulips is correct- Sama Sebo is crowded and quite small. You should call for a reservation-- we called the morning of and were able to secure the time we wanted.

Also I should have mentioned that Cafe Lootje is not an upscale restaurant, it's more like a pub/restaurant with dark wood and a really great meal. We were the only tourists there.
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If you want to experience one of Amsterdam's brown cafes, we enjoyed De Prins--across the canal from the Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk. Simple but not boring dishes prepared very well.

Most likely your waiter will be a tatooed and pierced college student or a guy in his 40s in jeans and T-shirt.
But service was efficient and friendly when we were there in July. And prices were reasonable.
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You guys are all terrific with suggestions. We'll be so heavy, we won't be able to board our river cruise!! Or the ship, (boat,whatever), will sink!!
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ok, this may sound weird . . . but i think the name of this cafe/restaurant was the "g-spot". great food. cozy~hezellig. we were the only non-ducth enjoying our meal. it is on a side street off of leidseplein.
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If you love French, try the Pulitzer's Cafe/Bar/Restaurant. Divine!!
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