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)

Krasnapolsky

Grand Café Krasnapolsky   €€€

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

Centrum / Dam Square

indewaag

In de Waag   €€€

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

Centrum / Nieuwmarkt

cecconis

Cecconi's   €€€

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

Centrum / Dam Square

plantage

De Plantage   €€€

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

Centrum / De Plantage

lottis

Lotti's   €€€

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

Centrum / Canal Belt

luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg   €€€

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

Centrum / Spui

occo

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

samasebo

Sama Sebo   €€

one of the oldest and best Indonesian restaurants in Holland

Zuid / Museumplein

lottis

Bistro Berlage   €€€

Recently opened spot for lunch, dinner or a drink.

Centrum / Dam Square

occo

Blue Amsterdam   €€€

Relaxed panorama bar with 360° view of the city

Centrum / Rembrandtplein

nel

Brasserie NeL   €€

Located in the wooden Amstelkerk on a lovely square

Centrum / Canal Belt