Restaurants

Top Choice Food Hall in Vondelpark & the South

Foodhallen

This glorious international food hall in soaring ex-tram sheds has food stands surrounding an airy open-plan eating area. Some are offshoots of popular Amsterdam eateries and breweries. Look out for Viet View Vietna…
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 Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Greetje

Greetje is Amsterdam's most creative Dutch restaurant, using the best seasonal produce to resurrect and re-create traditional Dutch recipes, like pickled beef, braised veal with apricots and leek stamppot (tradition…
Top Choice French in Amsterdam Noord

Hotel de Goudfazant

With a name taken from lyrics of the Jacques Brel song 'Les Bourgeois', this extraordinary gourmet hipster restaurant spreads through a cavernous former garage, still raw and industrial, and sticks to the theme by h…
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 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 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 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 sal…
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…