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 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 sorb…
Top Choice Deli in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Sterk Staaltje

With pristine fruit and veg stacked up outside, Sterk Staaltje is worth entering just to breathe in the scent of the foodstuffs, with a fine range of ready-to-eat treats: teriyaki meatballs, feta and sundried tomato…
Top Choice Cafe in De Pijp

Bakers & Roasters

Sumptuous brunch dishes served up at Brazilian-Kiwi-owned Bakers & Roasters include banana-nutbread French toast with homemade banana marmalade and crispy bacon; Navajo eggs with pulled pork, avocado, mango sals…
Top Choice Cafe in Southern Canal Ring

Buffet van Odette

Chow down at Odette's, a white-tiled cafe with an enchanting canalside spot, where delicious dishes are made with great ingredients and a dash of creativity. Try the splendid platter of cured meats and dips, or main…
Top Choice Cafe in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Gartine

Gartine is magical, from its covert location in an alley off busy Kalverstraat to its mismatched antique tableware and its sublime breakfast pastries, sandwiches and salads (made from produce grown in its garden plo…
Top Choice Market in Feijenoord

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 Fast Food in Centrum

Tante Nel

New-generation Tante Nel is as tiny as a traditional frites (fries) stand but decked out with a stunning Dutch-design painted brick interior and marquee-style canopied terrace for savouring its organic, hand-cut fri…
Cafe in Southern Canal Ring

Dignita Hoftuin

Set in the garden behind the Hermitage, this cafe serves a brunchy menu of Ottolenghi-style salads, sandwiches and light snacks. Its walls are glass, and the place is flooded with light; there are also chairs and ta…