Restaurants in Amsterdam

find the best places for eating in Amsterdam

With so many restaurants in the capital, it's hard to know which to choose. Head straight for one the best eateries across the city and avoid 'tourist trap' restaurants.

dining suggestions/recommendations

pastis

Pastis   €€

Paris style bistro with classic French food and relaxed atmosphere.

place West / Oud-West

de italiaan

De Italiaan   €€

Wood oven pizzas + other Italian dishes, typical house restaurant with terrace in nice neighbourhood street.

place West / Oud-West

neni

NENI   €€

Restaurant/Bar/Deli serving Mediterranean dishes in an iconic former Citroën garage building

place Zuid / Oud-Zuid

cecconis

Cecconi's   €€€

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

place Centrum / Dam Square

vinkeles

Vinkeles   €€€€

High-end restaurant with a romantic hotel garden terrace

place Centrum / Canal Belt

samasebo

Sama Sebo   €€

one of the oldest and best Indonesian restaurants in Holland

place Zuid / Museumplein

elkaar

Restaurant Elkaar   €€€

friendly restaurant with beautiful terrace overlooking an old city gate Bib Gourmand

place Oost / Centrum-Oost

entrepot

Entrepot   €€€

Light and spacious restaurant with daily changing menu

place Centrum / Plantage

yamyam

YamYam   €€

trattoria and pizzeria, with wood oven for pizzas, hip and casual atmosphere

place West / Westerpark

What's the difference between Brown Café, Eetcafé and Restaurant?

In short, a brown café is similar to a pub, an eetcafé offers bistro-like fare, a grand café is a more sophisticated eetcafé and a restaurant could include any of the above, or it could be a fine dining establishment.

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.

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