Amsterdam Restaurants

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  • 1. Bolenius

    $$$ | Oud-Zuid | Dutch

    For innovative "new Amsterdam" cuisine, head to this modern restaurant near the Station Zuid Metro stop, by the World Trade Center. The design...Read More

  • 2. Greetje

    $$$ | Oosterdok | Dutch

    For Dutch food at its best, head to this homey—some might even call it old-fashioned—restaurant, where the chef takes rarely seen or forgotten...Read More

  • 3. Librije's Zusje

    $$$$ | Eastern Canal Ring | Dutch

    You can expect great things from this elegantly understated sister restaurant to the three–Michelin star Librije in Zwolle, northeast of Amsterdam...Read More

  • 4. Pancake Bakery

    $ | Western Canal Ring | Dutch

    It's hard to go wrong when going out for Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam, but the ones at the Pancake Bakery are the best in town. The 17th-century...Read More

  • 5. 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...Read More

  • 6. Cafe 't Gasthuys

    $ | Red Light District | Dutch

    Bustling and student-filled, this cozy restaurant near the university serves large portions of traditional Dutch home cooking—choice cuts of...Read More

  • 7. Café de Reiger

    $$ | Jordaan | Dutch

    This atmospheric old neighborhood brown café ("brown" because of its nicotine-stained walls) has a long history of being packed with boisterous...Read More

  • 8. Cafe Reijnders

    $ | Leidseplein | Dutch

    With one of the biggest terraces on the square, Reijnders is the perfect place to observe the crowd. When the weather turns, this brown café...Read More

  • 9. D' Vijff Vlieghen

    $$$ | Centrum | Dutch

    The "Five Flies" is a rambling dining institution that takes up five adjoining Golden Age houses filled with densely evocative decor—complete...Read More

  • 10. De Amsterdamsche Vishandel

    $ | Red Light District | Dutch

    When in Amsterdam, do as the Amsterdammers do: enjoy some raw herring, the ultimate Dutch snack. At this landmark shop (est. 1938) you can snack...Read More

  • 11. De Roode Leeuw

    $$$ | Centrum | Dutch

    Timeless and classic, De Roode Leeuw is a light along a strip of otherwise uninspiring road; it's one of the few non–fast food restaurants around...Read More

  • 12. De Silveren Spiegel

    $$$ | Centrum | Dutch

    Despite appearances, this precariously crooked building near the solid Round Lutheran Church is here to stay: it's managed to remain standing...Read More

  • 13. Eik & Linde

    $ | Plantage | Dutch

    The history of this traditional "brown café" can be traced back to 1832, and the old-fashioned bar has not lost its prewar charm to prefab fittings...Read More

  • 14. FEBO

    $ | Leidseplein | Dutch

    Amsterdam isn't generally a city where food comes quickly, but FEBO is an exception: this Dutch chain of restaurants functions like an old-school...Read More

  • 15. Haesje Claes

    $$ | Centrum | Dutch

    Groaning with pewter tankards, stained glass, leaded-glass windows, rich historic paneling, Indonesian paisley fabriks, and tasseled Victorian...Read More

  • 16. Moeders

    $$ | Jordaan | Dutch

    As you might expect from a restaurant whose name means "Mothers," this comfortable spot is all about Dutch home cooking—with a side of kitsch...Read More

  • 17. Onder de Ooievaar

    $ | Eastern Canal Ring | Dutch

    The name of this café means "Under the Stork," (there's a tile panel of a stork on the turret). The meatballs here are rather famous, and they...Read More

  • 18. Restaurant BREDA

    $$$$ | Western Canal Ring | Dutch

    Named after a market town in the south of the Netherlands where its chefs were born, Breda modernizes Dutch cuisine with frequently changing...Read More

  • 19. Rijks

    $$$ | Museum District | Dutch

    Amsterdam's famed Rijksmuseum displays Dutch-created artworks only, and the adjacent restaurant, with warm but understated decor, shares a similar...Read More

  • 20. Brasserie De Poort

    $$$ | Centrum | Dutch

    Restored in the Old Dutch style (complete with polished woods and ceiling paintings), this restaurant—part of the Die Poert van Cleve hotel...Read More

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