The Netherlands

Restaurants in The Netherlands

The restaurant serves oysters on the water.

Take-out edibles from still-warm croissants to house-made pastas tossed with fresh, seasonal ingredients like basil and mozzarella are served at this open-front Mediterranean delicatessen with terracotta-tile walls.

Located in a sunny, coach house attached to the 17th-century Huize Frankendael manor on the outskirts of Amsterdam, Merkelbach infuses tradition into its often-changing, French-influenced menu designed by “slow food” devotee chef Geert Burema.

Grab a sandwich at this hip organic bakery.

Grand ceilings and windows, a curved, polished-wood bar, and Art Nouveau touches give Het Paleis a historic yet elegant ambience. If plane spotting is a hobby, a seat on the intimate terrace is highly recommended.

Owned by Dutch celebrity chef Herman den Blijker, this two-level restaurant has a dining room upstairs and a cocktail bar downstairs.

Order the chef’s-course dinner for sublime fresh fish, such as wild turbot with langoustine.