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Restaurants in Amsterdam

Traditional Dutch cuisine is hearty, stick-to-your ribs fare like erwtensoep, a meaty pea soup, or simple meat dishes such as kip (chicken) and biefstuk (beefsteak). But given its European locale, plus its long history of global trade, Amsterdam restaurants also serve up a lot of international fare, as well as "New Amsterdam" farm-to-table cuisine. Here are some of our favorite restaurants in Amsterdam:

Bolenius: This restaurant by the city's World Trade Center serves up New Amsterdam cuisine -fresh, local fare using only seasonal ingredients and garnished with fresh herbs and vegetables grown in the restaurant's own garden. Try the risotto with cauliflower, ricotta and herring eggs, or the gooseberry crumble with brown butter.

Stamppotje: During most of the year, this small Amsterdam restaurant chain offers a classic Dutch dish: Stampot, which consists of mashed potatoes, carrots and onions mixed into a hearty stew. During summer, the name changes to IJscuypje, and the restaurant sells ice cream.

Hofje van Wijs: This legendary coffee and tea house dates back to 1792, and features a traditional Dutch menu with an assortment of spiced stews, alongside an excellent selection of scones and sweets.

  • Beddington's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in a small alley by an Amstel canal, this elegant French restaurant reflects the English heritage and Japanese culinary training of its che... More
  • Blauw aan de Wal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Despite its location down a graffiti-covered alleyway in the Red Light District, this white-clapboard restaurant draws crowds of foodies with its m... More
  • Bordewijk

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This unpretentious restaurant is known for its slow approach to food, meaning each ingredient is prepared to order, making dinner a sometimes longe... More
  • Brasserie Harkema

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Despite being located in a former tobacco warehouse in Amsterdam’s old town center, this popular Parisian-style brasserie looks forward with its en... More
  • Brasserie, Amsterdam

    White tablecloths and Mediterranean-blue china dress up this contemporary French restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Classic dishes ... More
  • Broodnodig

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Grab a sandwich at this hip organic bakery. More
  • Bubbles

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Make up for a missed flight by sipping champagne (choose from 15 by-the-glass options) at this minimalist lounge with an impressive saltwater aquar... More
  • Café Luxembourg

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located on a square, this spacious place draws a largely local crowd with its modest pricing and easy-going, cafe environment. The interior is high... More
  • Café Roux

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • De Kas

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Situated in a converted greenhouse in Frankendael Park, De Kas is adjacent to a nursery and garden where much of its ingredients are grown. The ele... More
  • Eleven

  • Envy

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Rated a Bib Gourmand (good value) restaurant by the Michelin Red Guide, Envy is a concept restaurant focused on small, creative dishes that are sha... More
  • Grand Café Het Paleis

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Grand ceilings and windows, a curved, polished-wood bar, and Art Nouveau touches give Het Paleis a historic yet elegant ambience. If plane spotting... More
  • Herrie

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Owned by Dutch celebrity chef Herman den Blijker, this two-level restaurant has a dining room upstairs and a cocktail bar downstairs. The main dini... More
  • Merkelbach

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in a sunny, coach house attached to the 17th-century Huize Frankendael manor on the outskirts of Amsterdam, Merkelbach infuses tradition in... More

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