Restaurants

Top Choice Dutch in Southern Canal Ring

Van Dobben

Open since the 1940s, Van Dobben has a cool diner feel, with white tiles and siren-red walls. Traditional meaty Dutch fare is its forte: low-priced, finely sliced roast-beef sandwiches with mustard are an old-fashio…
Top Choice Cafe in Southern Canal Ring

Buffet van Odette

Chow down at Odette's, a white-tiled cafe with an enchanting canal-side spot, where delicious dishes are made with great ingredients and a dash of creativity. Try the splendid platter of cured meats and dips, or mai…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Southern Canal Ring

La Cacerola

Open since 1958, this romantic gem serves up gourmet meals prepared according to Slow Food principles. Menus (no à la carte) feature hearty dishes such as rack of lamb with Mediterranean vegetables and potato ratato…
Cafe in Southern Canal Ring

Dignita Hoftuin

Set in the garden behind the Hermitage, this cafe serves a brunchy menu of Ottolenghi-style salads, sandwiches and light snacks. Its walls are glass, and the place is flooded with light; there are also chairs and ta…
Asian in Southern Canal Ring

Ron Gastrobar Oriental

Michelin-starred chef Ron Blaauw began his food revolution at Ron Gastrobar near Vondelpark, introducing a one-price menu of tapas-style dishes so diners could eat fine cuisine without settling down for a long forma…
Indonesian in Southern Canal Ring

Tempo Doeloe

Cosy Tempo Doeloe, with white tablecloths, chandeliers and draped curtains, is among Amsterdam's best, if pittig (spicy), Indonesian choices. It's recommended for a rijsttafel (Indonesian banquet) comprising 20-plus…
Dutch in Southern Canal Ring

Pantry

With wood-panelled walls and sepia lighting, this little restaurant is gezellig (cosy, convivial) indeed. Tuck into classic Dutch dishes such as zuurkool stamppot (sauerkraut and potato mash served with a smoked sau…
Bakery in Southern Canal Ring

Patisserie Holtkamp

This is where the Dutch royals stock up on baked goods. It was founded in 1886; the gorgeous art-deco interior was added in 1928 by architect Piet Kramer. There's a lavish fit-for-a-queen spread inside, with delicac…
International in Southern Canal Ring

Everything on a Stick

The clue's in the name: this restaurant serves everything on skewers. Choices include five-spiced beef and cilantro chicken with mango salsa, salmon with balsamic glaze, and fried tofu with lemon garlic sauce. They'…
French in Southern Canal Ring

Bouchon du Centre

Classic red-and-white gingham tablecloths set the scene at this authentic-feeling Lyonnais bouchon (informal rustic bistro). The menu changes daily, but revolves around bouchon staples such as andouillette (offal sa…