Restaurants

Top Choice Dutch in Jordaan & the West

REM Eiland

Towering 22m above the IJ, this fire-engine-red sea rig was built in the 1960s as a pirate radio and TV broadcaster and now houses a top-notch restaurant boasting a 360-degree panorama over the industrial docklands.…
Top Choice Seafood in Jordaan & the West

Mossel En Gin

Mosselen (mussels) and gin are the twin specialities of this spectacular double-height mezzanine space within Westergasfabriek, which opens onto two sun-soaked beer gardens. Mussels-and-fries come in four styles, in…
Top Choice European in Jordaan & the West

Marius

Foodies swoon over pocket-sized Marius, tucked amid artists' studios in the Western Islands. Chef Kees Elfring shops at local markets, then creates his daily four-course, no-choice menu from what he finds. The resul…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Jordaan & the West

Wolf Atelier

Atop a 1920 railway swing bridge, a glass box with pivoting windows is the showcase for experimental Austrian chef Michael Wolf's wild flavour combinations. Mains might feature sweetbreads with truffle foam, flambée…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Jordaan & the West

Balthazar's Keuken

In a former blacksmith's forge, with a modern-rustic look and an open kitchen, this is consistently one of Amsterdam's top-rated restaurants. Don't expect a wide-ranging menu: the philosophy is basically 'whatever w…
Ramen in Jordaan & the West

Fou Fow Ramen

Jam-packed since opening, Fou Fow doesn't take reservations, but it's worth the wait for its five types of ramen broth – pork, chicken, pork-and-chicken, Szechuan pepper or vegetable – which come with various toppin…
Tapas in Jordaan & the West

Worst Wijncafe

Named for its sausage-skewed tapas dishes (veal-tongue white sausage, chorizo, lobster sausage with spinach and asparagus), this chequer-board-tiled wine bar is the more casual sibling of esteemed restaurant Marius …
French in Jordaan & the West

Bordewijk

The interior at Bordewijk is so minimal that there's little to do but appreciate the spectacular modern French cooking. The chefs aren't afraid to take risks, resulting in dishes such as crispy calf's brains with ra…
Cafe in Jordaan & the West

Winkel

This sprawling, indoor-outdoor space is great for people-watching, popular for coffees and small meals (such as wild-boar stew with sauerkraut and cranberry sauce), and out-of-the-park for its tall, cakey apple pie,…
Korean in Jordaan & the West

Seoul Food

Reasonably priced Korean specialities at this sleek little spot include bibimbap (rice bowls with red-pepper paste and a fried egg) and kogi bbang (a flatbread sandwich with spicy beef and pickled veggies). It prima…