Amsterdam restaurants

Top Choice Fast Food in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Vleminckx

Frying up frites (fries) since 1887, Amsterdam's best friterie has been based at this hole-in-the-wall takeaway shack near the Spui since 1957. The standard order of perfectly cooked crispy, fluffy frites is smother…
Top Choice Dutch in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

D'Vijff Vlieghen

Spread across five 17th-century canal houses, the 'Five Flies' is a jewel. Old-wood dining rooms overflow with character, featuring Delft Blue tiles and original works by Rembrandt; chairs have copper plates inscrib…
Top Choice Dutch in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

De Silveren Spiegel

Hung with replicas of Old Masters, the 'Silver Mirror' is an exceedingly elegant space inside a 1614-built step-gabled red-brick townhouse. Exquisite dishes served on handcrafted porcelain might include lobster stuf…
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 with a 360-degree panorama over the industrial docklands. Rea…
Top Choice Dutch in Southern Canal Ring

Van Dobben

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

Ciel Bleu

Mind-blowing two-Michelin-star creations at this pinnacle of gastronomy change with the seasons; spring, for instance, might see scallops and oysters with vanilla sea salt and gin-and-tonic foam, king crab with salt…
Top Choice Gastronomy in De Pijp

Graham's Kitchen

A veteran of Michelin-starred kitchens, chef Graham Mee now crafts intricate dishes at his own premises. Multicourse menus (no à la carte) might include a venison and crispy smoked-beetroot macaron, cucumber and gin…
Top Choice Seafood in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Frank's Smokehouse

Frank is a prime supplier to Amsterdam's restaurants, and you can try his renowned smoked fish and meats at this smart deli-restaurant. Delicious takeaway sandwiches (smoked halibut, truffle cheese or warm smoked ha…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Jordaan & the West

Daalder

An unassuming black facade conceals a spectacular interior with terrazzo floors, a marble bar and designer lighting. Daalder serves unforgettable contemporary Dutch cuisine. Surprise menus might span a lobster merin…
Top Choice Cafe in De Pijp

Avocado Show

A world first, this cafe uses avocado in every dish, often in ingeniously functional ways (burgers with avocado halves instead of buns, salad 'bowls' made from avocado slices). Finish with avocado ice cream or sorbe…