Lunch restaurants

the best places for lunch in Amsterdam

All restaurants that appear on this site are special for their ambiance, location, and food! They are reviewed by the editors of this website, who visit anonymously and pay for their own meals and drinks.

The below listed restaurants offer a fine lunch experience and are typically higher end and fancier restaurants. Try more casual lunch spots, eateries or cafes if you want to move away from a more formal lunch and towards a more casual all-day approach.

Best picks (10)


Grand Café Krasnapolsky   €€€

From the tables of this renowned establishment you have an unrivaled view of the bustling Dam Square.

Centrum / Dam Square


In de Waag   €€€

Historic building with a large outdoor terrace on a lovely square.

Centrum / Nieuwmarkt


Cecconi's   €€€

Stylishly decorated bar, lounge and restaurant with classic Northern-Italian dishes and good service

Centrum / Dam Square


De Plantage   €€€

friendly restaurant with large outdoor terrace near Artis Zoo's entrance gate

Centrum / De Plantage


Lotti's   €€€

Café, Bar & Grill at The Hoxton, open from early morning until late at night

Centrum / Canal Belt


Cafe Luxembourg   €€€

Popular grand café with a relaxed ambiance. Lunch specialities are the Croque Monsieur, Croque Madam and Caesar Salad

Centrum / Spui


Libertine Cafe Cafe

Marble table tops, open kitchen, pizzettas.

Centrum / De 9 Straatjes

Blue Sky Boat
Get on an Open Boat and Explore the Amsterdam Canal Belt


Sama Sebo   €€

one of the oldest and best Indonesian restaurants in Holland

Zuid / Museumplein


OCCO   €€€

Stylish, cosmopolitan bar & brasserie with high quality food and good service

Centrum / Canal Belt


ARCA Bar   at Art'otel   €€€

High standard Portuguese cuisine with Asian twist, by famous Lisbon chef Henrique Sá Pessoa.

Centrum / Centraal Station


Bistro Berlage   €€€

Recently opened spot for lunch, dinner or a drink.

Centrum / Dam Square


Blue Amsterdam   €€€

Relaxed panorama bar with 360° view of the city

Centrum / Rembrandtplein


Brasserie NeL   €€

Located in the wooden Amstelkerk on a lovely square

Centrum / Canal Belt