Top 10 Restaurants of Amsterdam

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Although not a city that’s necessarily associated with fine dining, Amsterdam can certainly hold its own when it comes to eating out. There are plenty of decent local eateries for everyday use as well as a few restaurants of a much higher Michelin standard. 

In terms of types of food Amsterdam certainly doesn’t disappoint. From Indian and Indonesian to Mediterranean and local Dutch cuisine there’s something to suit every craving, 

As you would expect in a city as cosmopolitan as Amsterdam, there are also restaurants to first every budget too. 

Whether you’re looking for high class, all new hip hot spot, Michelin starred, Dutch cuisine, comfort food or even vegetarian and vegan restaurants, here are ten of the best. 

Jansz 

A great place to start if you’re looking for a restaurant with canal views. This is an elegant restaurant, simply decorated and laid out through a number of different rooms. 

The food is traditional classics which have been updated for the modern palette. Expect plenty of seafood with plenty of flourish.  

Dinner is the most special meal of the day, but they also cater for a quick lunch too. 

Meatless District 

It won’t take a vegan or vegetarian to realise that this eatery probably doesn’t serve meat. And you’d be right. 

In fact, Meatless District has a completely animal-free vegan menu. The menu isn’t large but you can be satisfied in the fact that it is completely unique, as well as the fact that dishes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Getto 

A burger bar, but a burger bar unlike any other you’ve seen. Every burger on the menu is named after a drag queen that works there. They’re pretty delicious too (the burgers, though the drag queens themselves are very nice too). 

An all-inclusive bar that welcomes gays and straights, they do a pretty mean cocktail as well. 

Restaurant de Plantage 

If you find yourself at the zoo during your visit then this is a good option for dinner, it’s located right next door. 

The restaurant itself is located in a huge conservatory and the outside terrace overlooks some of the zoo. The dishes are contemporary European and come in different sizes, ideal for eating out with the family. 

Sawaddee Ka 

You’ll find Thai food in many places in Amsterdam and it varies wildly in price and quality. Sawaddee Ka is on this list because it is inexpensive, and the quality is always of a very high standard. 

There’s nothing special here, it’s just classic Thai food done well. It’s an ideal restaurant as part of a night out or as the main event itself. 

Restaurant Vinkeles Amsterdam 

At the time of writing this was one of sixteen restaurants in Amsterdam which had been rewarded one or two Michelin stars. Restaurant Vinkeles has had its star since 2009. 

This is French cooking but with an international twist on each and every dish, The restaurant itself is great too, set in a historic building right in the heart of the city. 

De Kas 

If you want your restaurant to serve the freshest produce possible, you can’t go wrong with a restaurant that’s actually located in a set of greenhouses! 

De Has serves a fixed menu and all you have to do is choose the amount of courses you think you can eat. All the vegetables and herbs are grown right there on the premises. 

De Zotte 

Essentially a very popular Belgian beer bar which serves food to make sure you don’t get too under the influence. But, to be fair, the food is excellent. 

It may be simple grilled chicken and steaks but they do it well. Vegetarians don’t despair either, they do some great veggie fare too, including a very special quiche. 

Bridges 

If you want the very best food in Amsterdam then you’re going to need a very deep wallet. Bridges is one of the best restaurants that’s going to have you empty that wallet. Michelin starred and run by the youngest Dutch chef ever to receive such an accolade, you can also reserve a six seater chef’s table in the kitchen. For a price of course. 

If you want the very best food in Amsterdam then you’re going to need a very deep wallet. Bridges is one of the best restaurants that’s going to have you empty that wallet. Michelin starred and run by the youngest Dutch chef ever to receive such an accolade, you can also reserve a six seater chef’s table in the kitchen. For a price of course. 

vanVeg 

A very popular spot for vegetarians and vegans alike, this is a little bit outside of Amsterdam (Haarlem to be honest) but if you’re not a meat eater your journey from your Amsterdam city centre apartments will be totally worth it. 

This is a great for takeaways too, in case you want to re-heat at home and pass it off as your own?! 

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