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 Modern European in Dordrecht

Villa Augustus Restaurant

This former pumping station of the historic water tower housing hotel Villa Augustus sits across the complex's rambling market garden and orchard, which supplies ingredients for its menus. The multilevel space with …
Top Choice Market in Rotterdam

Fenix Food Factory

Almost everything in this vast former warehouse is made locally and sold by separate vendors making their mark on the food scene. They include Booij Kaasmakers (cheese), Cider Cider (cider), Jordy's Bakery (bread an…
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 Modern European in Hoorn

De Hoofdtoren

A spiralling red-brick staircase leads up to this exquisite restaurant inside Hoorn's historic Hoofdtoren. In a candlelit bare-boards space, it serves high-end fare – truffle risotto; beef steak with polenta, ruccol…
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…