Restaurants in The Netherlands
A cool brick interior serves as the perfect backdrop for this elegant Moroccan-inspired locale. The service is excellent as is the specialty cocktail menu.
Hidden away in North Amsterdam, this restaurant boasts a great industrial chic interior and some interesting, yet unpretentious, food.
Frens Haringhandel is the spot to try a real Dutch specialty - raw herring. Lightly cured in salt and then sliced with raw onion and pickles, herring is often served with a little Dutch flag on top. You can choose to eat it with a cocktail stick or if you prefer in bread (a broodje haring).
An indoor food market with ready-to-eat, street-food style goodies from a variety of stalls, including Turkish, Vietnamese and Indian offerings.
A charming teatime pitstop, De Taart is the perfect place for a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of delectable homemade cake all served in a cozy kitschy space.
Classic Michelin-starred kaiseki cuisine, served in a traditional Japanese setting by kimono-wearing waitresses. The restaurant is on the ground floor of the Okura Hotel; it's other restaurant, Ciel Bleu is also worth a visit.
A sleek interior and glamorous clientele form the backdrop for the dishes on offer at this fashionable Asian fusion restaurant serving everything from sushi to ribs.
Chef Dennis Kuipers combines traditional and modern French cuisine to great effect in this stylish Michelin-starred restaurant.
Vleminckx has been frying up Belgian fries since 1957, and it shows - these are some of the city's best. The place is just a hole in the wall and you will have to wait in the queue but - it's well worth the wait.
Foodie favorite and Michelin-starred La Rive features seasonal produce cooked in the French-Mediterranean tradition - with a nod to the flavors and techniques of Asia. All this is beautifully showcased in the 6-course tasting menu. Setting and service are both exceptional.
Set in an antique gatehouse with the appearance of a fairytale castle, and illuminated by 300 candles, in de Waag serves up hearty international dishes, from steak to pasta.
Located inside a 1926 greenhouse complex, most of the food you eat here was actually grown on the spot - and is delicious to boot. The Mediterranean-influenced menu is always based on the daily harvest and vegetables. The setting, in a lofty glasshouse, has an offbeat romance about it.
Despite being located in a former tobacco warehouse in Amsterdam’s old town center, this popular Parisian-style brasserie looks forward with its energetic atmosphere, wide-open layout, rainbow-striped walls, and designer furniture.
Less ornate than Pompadour's flagship tearoom at 12 Huidenstraat, this second, brick-front location sells elegant baked goods and pastries along with chocolate and light lunches.