Eating

  • D'Vijff Vlieghen Exquisite Dutch cuisine in a 17th-century, canal-house maze in Amsterdam.
  • Oost Achingly cool, seafood dining on the beach on the Frisian island of Vlieland.
  • Dames Pellens Creative,multicourse, weekend dining in a rustic Breda wine bar.
  • Cèpes Sensational, on-trend contemporary dining in Hoge Veluwe National Park using local, organic produce.
  • In den Doofpot European cuisine courtesy of talented chef Patrick Brugman in Leiden.
  • Lucas Rive Michelin-starred, bistro cuisine on Hoorn's lively harbour front.

Traditional Dutch

  • Smit Bokkum Six generations have been smoking eel and fish at this Volendam eatery since 1856.
  • Den Boerenstamppot Die-hard traditional cuisine at bargain prices in Breda.
  • Dudok The address for cinnamon-spiced apple pie and whipped cream in Rotterdam.
  • Vleminckx No Amsterdam trip is complete without fries to go from the city's most famous friterie.
  • De Zilte Zeemeermin Traditional soused herrings et al in Arnhem's wildly popular fish bar.
  • 't Zielhoes Dutch stamppot (stews), shrimp sandwiches and eels on the edge of the world.

Modern Dutch

  • Lt Cornelis Classic Dutch recipes get a creative contemporary spin in Amsterdam; cocktails too.
  • Heron Watch chefs cook up local produce and woodland forage at this stylish kitchen in Utrecht.
  • Fouquet Hot spot for outstanding, seasonal market cuisine in Den Haag.
  • Restaurant By Ús Creative, Frisian-inspired dishes in a candlelit bistro in Leeuwarden.
  • Restaurant Mr & Mrs Gastronomic, tapas-style shared plates in a Haarlem bistro.
  • Restaurant Hemingway Modern Dutch hit in the country's southeast, with a sensational drakenei ('dragon egg') dessert.