The Netherlands

Restaurants in The Netherlands

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.

A pub specializing in all things Irish, Murphy’s features stick-to-your-ribs dishes such as potato pancakes and beef, carrot, and potato stew. Wash it all down with one of the eight beers on tap, including Harp Lager, Guinness, and of course, Murphy’s Red.

Opened by the owners of the neighboring restaurant Envy, Vyne attracts oenophiles to its long, narrow, light oak bar with suede banquettes, behind which resides a vast collection of mostly European wines.

Located in a small alley by an Amstel canal, this elegant French restaurant reflects the English heritage and Japanese culinary training of its chef-owner, Jean Beddington.

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 elegant dining room has views of the open-plan kitchen, and is sheltered by a high, glass-pane ceiling.

The lacquered walls and velvet banquettes are a sumptuous backdrop for a light, seasonal menu (try the North Sea bass with fennel and cucumber).

Despite its location down a graffiti-covered alleyway in the Red Light District, this white-clapboard restaurant draws crowds of foodies with its menu of seasonal, gourmet fare.

Strong coffee and more than 40 types of Limburgse vlaai—buttery flanlike pastries—are served at this Dutch café. Traditional flavors like strawberry and rice pudding draw snack-craving crowds. Stop in, or order by phone for pickup before your flight.

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.