Restaurants

Top Choice Dutch in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Greetje

Using market-fresh organic produce, Greetje resurrects and re-creates traditional Dutch recipes like pickled beef, braised veal with apricots and leek stamppot (traditional mashed potatoes and vegetables), and pork …
Top Choice Dutch in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Moes

The bar-restaurant in the basement of De Appel arts centre has a farm-to-fork credo. There's always a fish of the day and a daily vegetarian special made with local ingredients. Mains vary, but might include kohlrab…
Top Choice Dutch in Vondelpark & the Old South

Ron Gastrobar

Ron Blaauw ran his two-Michelin-star restaurant in these stunning designer premises before trading the stars in to transform the space into an egalitarian 'gastrobar', serving around 25 one-flat-price tapas-style di…
Top Choice French in De Pijp

Ciel Bleu

Mindblowing, two-Michelin-star creations at this pinnacle of gastronomy change with the seasons, so springtime might see scallops and oysters with vanilla sea salt and gin-and-tonic foam, king crab with salted lemon…
Top Choice Food Hall in Vondelpark & the Old South

Foodhallen

Inside De Hallen, this glorious international food hall has 21 stands surrounding an airy open-plan eating area. Some are offshoots of popular Amsterdam eateries, such as the Butcher and Wild Moa Pies; also look out…
Top Choice South American in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Tokoman

Queue with the folks getting their Surinamese spice on at Tokoman. It makes a sensational broodje pom (a sandwich filled with a tasty mash of chicken and a starchy Surinamese tuber). You’ll want the zuur (pickled-ca…
Top Choice Hot Dogs in De Pijp

Fat Dog

Überchef Ron Blaauw, of Ron Gastrobar, elevates the humble hot dog to an art form. Ultra-gourmet options include Naughty Bangkok (pickled vegetables, red curry mayo, and dry crispy rice); Vive La France (fried mushr…
Top Choice Mediterranean in De Pijp

Volt

Strung with coloured lightbulbs, Volt is a neighbourhood gem for light tapas-style bites (olives and marinated sardines; aioli and tapenade) and more substantial mains (artichoke ravioli with walnuts and ruccola; sq…
Top Choice Barbecue in Vondelpark & the Old South

Braai BBQ Bar

A canal-side haringhuis (herring stand) has been brilliantly converted into a street-food-style barbecue bar. Snacks span sandwiches such as hummus and grilled veggies or smoked ossenworst (raw-beef sausage originat…
Top Choice International in Jordaan & the West

Marius

Foodies swoon over pocket-sized Marius, tucked in 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 re…