Fodor's Expert Review Haesje Claes
Groaning with pewter tankards, stained glass, leaded-glass windows, rich historic paneling, Indonesian paisley fabriks, and tasseled Victorian lamps, this restaurant's "Old Holland" vibe and matching menu attract lots of tourists. The fabulous Pieter de Hooch–worthy interiors may try to eclipse the food but dishes like the excellent pea soup and a selection of stamppotten (potatoes mashed with veggies and often meat) hold their own. On cold winter nights, opt for the hutspot, a stamppot of mashed potato and carrot supplemented with steamed beef, sausage, and bacon. This is certainly in the running for Amsterdam's handsomest historic landmarks.
Amsterdam, North Holland 1012VR, Netherlands
- Traditional Dutch stamppot
- Historic atmosphere