The 44 best restaurants, lunchrooms and bars in Amsterdam

From a hidden tasting room to a starred restaurant and from a healthy juice bar to a cozy little brown café with good beer. Amsterdam is full of lovely places. We have put together the best for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks for you. Let yourself be surprised by special locations, sublime cuisine and unique concepts. Save all your favorite spots on your city guide and experience the flavors of this grand city.

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Nam Kee

Nam Kee, Amsterdam's most famous Chinese restaurant, has been serving authentic Cantonese cuisine since 1981.

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Restaurant Vinkeles

Enjoy refined cuisine in an intimate and historic setting. French cuisine is often described as exciting, modest and refined.

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TonTon Club Westergas

In the middle of the girls of fun, you'll find TonTon Club, an arcade full of arcade and pinball machines, air hockey, beer and delicious snacks.

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Bierfabriek is a unique combination of restaurant and brewery in the heart of Amsterdam. Taste home-brewed beer and a good meal.

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In this cozy eatery they love food, nature, people and culture. 'Skek is run by 30 enthusiastic students and is affordable.

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Brouwerij 't IJ

Here you can taste in the atmosphere of the brewery. Dive into the tasting room under the mill or splash down on the sunny terrace and enjoy a beer.

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De Koffieschenkerij

In the heart of Amsterdam, the Red Light District, De Koffieschenkerij offers a place with good coffee, cake, lunch and plenty of atmosphere.

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Pluk Amsterdam

Pluk stands for healthy and enjoying. It is a stylish green hotspot where they combine delicious food, juices, coffee, lifestyle and interior.

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Restaurant Moeders

Experience typical Dutch cuisine. Are you going for the mash with sausage or is it Hacheé with potatoes? A true experience for every tourist.

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With this chocolaterie, patisserie and tearoom you can go for the tastiest cakes, refined chocolates, biscuits, coffee and tea.

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Proeflokaal Wijnand Fockink

Behind the monument on Dam Square, hidden in the Pijlsteeg, you will find this tasting room. Let the liqueurs and jenevers taste you in the 17th century environment.

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A'DAM Toren

Go to the A'DAM tower at high altitude. A tower with several bars, restaurants and an observation deck, with exciting swing.

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The Avocado Show

Here everything revolves around the avocado. Sample classic and bold dishes prepared with honest avocados. A place for fans of the green fruit.

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EYE is there for everyone who loves film. You will find four movie rooms, changing exhibitions and a bar-restaurant with beautiful views.

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Juice Brothers

Are you ready for a healthy stopover? Then go for a delicious cold pressed juice full of nutrients from the Juice Brothers.

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Café Gollem

At Gollum they are under the spell of specialty beer. The selection of beer is impressive. Expert enthusiasts behind the bar will be happy to help you choose.

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John Dory vistronomie

In a beautiful, former warehouse from 1680 you will find this vistronomy. In the open kitchen they work with passion on special fish dishes.

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Proeflokaal Arendsnest

Only beer from Dutch breweries is served here. But that doesn't make the choice less with more than 100 types of beer in the bottle.

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Melly's Cookie Bar

Next to the Palace on Dam Square you will find Melly's Cookie Bar where the smell of homemade biscuits and good coffee will draw you in.

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Burgerbar de Burgermeester is an idea of three Amsterdam school friends, looking for good, honest and affordable food.

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From large houseplants to gardening equipment and original (green) gifts. This beautiful city garden shop new style is full of it.

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Bar Brandstof

At the intersection between West and Jordaan you will find the cosy Bar Brandstof. Here you can go for a Coffee to go to a dinner to stay.

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Brouwerij de Prael

At one of the oldest places in the city you will find De Prael, a brewery, shop and tasting room. Taste delicious artisan brewed beer.

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This cosy place is the ideal location for a great lunch, coffee or a delicious piece of apple pie. Nice, too. Almost the entire interior is on sale.

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At SLA you get salads, juices, soups and snacks that are so tasty that you forget it's super healthy.

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Between the cranes of the NSDM shipyard you will find Pllek. An inspiring location on the IJ with a cultural program and mostly vegetarian cuisine.

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Blue Amsterdam

Blue Amsterdam is a café and restaurant with a fantastic view over Amsterdam. From the tall glass tower you can see all kinds of familiar buildings.

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't Blauwe Theehuis

You will find't Blauwe Theehuis in a unique building, in the middle of the Vondelpark. On the large terrace it is always cosy and busy during sunny days.

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The Breakfast Club

Here you can go all day for a nice breakfast and lunch in the style of Paris or New York. Drink a fresh smoothie or cup of coffee.

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Restaurant Ambassade

It is a good place to stay in this unique restaurant. Experience the beautiful art, the view of the Herengracht and the dishes of classic French cuisine.

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Brouwerij Troost Westergas

A brewery, brewpub and shop all in one. A whopping 700,000 litres are brewed and bottled per year. Besides beer also own lemonades.



Join this first Omeletterie of the Netherlands and taste delicious omelettes, sandwiches, paninis, fresh fruit juices and homemade patisserie.


Hannekes Boom

A few minutes walk from Central Station you will find this cultural restaurant. With a large terrace and harbour on the water it is a good place to stay.


De Foodhallen

This concept is inspired by indoor food markets from major cities around the world. Walk around and enjoy lots of unique dishes.


Monte Pelmo

At this artisanal Italian ice cream factory in the middle of the Jordaan you get the best ice cream. Taste both familiar and surprising flavors.


Vleminckx de Sausmeester

Since 1957 you can go to Vleminckx for a pointed bag of Flemish fries with tasty sauce. According to many, the best fries in all the country.


Het Kleinste Huis van Amsterdam

2.02 meters wide and 5 meters deep. The smallest house in Amsterdam is grand in atmosphere. Inside you will find a tea and ceramic shop and tea room.


Café Nol

In this famous café, the Amsterdam song of life is of paramount importance. For 50 years you can sing along with Dutch-speaking artists.


De Laatste Kruimel

Fresh, artisanal and loaves, cakes and much more. That's what you find when you step into the Last Crumb.


Winkel 43

In the authentic corner house of Winkel 43 you can go all day long. Taste the famous apple pie or something from the changing lunch menu.


La Perla Pizzeria

In a cozy street, also known as 'Little Italy', you will find La Perla. See how the best pizzas come in and out of the big brick oven.


Mata Hari

Discover this hidden gem on the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Enjoy the homely atmosphere, the waterfront terrace and the seasonal dishes.


Ivy & Bros

Ivy & Bros combines coffee, lunch and shopping. Besides delicious food you will also find all kinds of nice fashion accessories and design items.



Pizza chef Il pizzaiolo di Pazzi will let you taste the real Italian cuisine and pizza is prepared in an authentic wood oven.

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