Mediterranean in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Exposed brick walls and that semi-industrial modernist look that signals urban cool worldwide, Normaal Amsterdams Peil, or Normal Amsterdam Level in this case, is a harbourside restaurant, with a terrace that's great in warm weather, overlooking IJburg's boat-filled marina. The menu spans burgers, steaks and risotto, while there's also tapas, such as spicy prawns, padron peppers and oysters with vinaigrette.