Fodor's Expert Review Bluespoon

$$$ Western Canal Ring Dutch
Traditional Dutch food often gets a bad rap—described as heavy and fried—but this lively restaurant in the Andaz hotel proves that lighter and fresher flavors and modern preparations may be the new face of cuisine here. The short but smart menu tells you from where in the Netherlands many of the ingredients hail—North Holland, Limburg, Baambrugge—and, depending on the season, you may find yourself digging into an inviting salad of grilled baby romaine with Dutch shrimp, octopus, broccoli, bulgur, and mint, followed by the catch of the day with seasonal vegetables. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the open kitchen, in the sight line of nearly every table.
Dutch Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$

Quick Facts

Prinsengracht 587
Amsterdam, North Holland  1016HT, Netherlands

020-523–1234

www.bluespoon-restaurant.nl

Known For:
  • Local ingredients
  • Fresh, simple flavors
  • Large open kitchen

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