Eating out is part of your vacation. We help you find the best restaurants of Amsterdam. There are many different restaurants to choose from.
Eating on a budget, romantic on the sides of the canals, in a small establishment in one of the narrow streets or real upscale.....everything is possible. Let it surprise you and be surprised! Since Amsterdam is a very multi-cultural city you can find restaurants and tastes here from all over the world.
Photo: D'Vijff Vlieghen
In my family they always said: "eating is a celebration", so for me eating is an important part of my day and especially during vacation something to enjoy. All the varieties you can find here.....WOW Enjoy and don't be afraid to try something new and unknown.
We will give you a list of Amsterdam restaurant reviews divided by neighborhood and money-wise.
Eating out on a budget in Amsterdam is really easy. For a quick snack out of the hand you don't have to look far. On the streets you can find many take-away places that sell sandwiches and French fries. The famous thick-cut Belgium Fries are served into a cone shaped paper bag, and they put a lot of whatever sauce you like. Not really healthy, but I love it.
Or decide to try the traditional Dutch snack: raw herring! Take the herring by its tail, dip it into the raw unions and slide it down your throat. Looks and sound strange.....but really yummy! Look at the photo....5 years old and he really loves it!
On a budget restaurants in Amsterdam can be found at a bar, cafe or tea/coffee-house, they serve pretty good, decent meals. You can eat inside at the tables or sometimes outside on the terraces. Make sure you don't hop in too late at night, because the bars close the kitchen pretty early to transform into a "nightlife" bar and the Dutch are used to eat early.
Moderate priced restaurants in Amsterdam make you feel you are really out for diner, but you don't have to worry about a dress code, because there is none. Just good food in an romantic, cozy or friendly ambiance. These are mostly real restaurants and not bars or coffeehouses. The buildings are situated at nice locations, often in traditional Dutch buildings with beautiful views. Making a reservation is a good idea, especially in the weekends.
If you really have to celebrate something, this is the choice. Go fancy, dress up a little, make a reservation and let the chef surprise you!
Nicely decorated, good furniture, good and friendly waitresses and a cozy ambiance is waiting for you.
Take a good look around, because these are the restaurants of Amsterdam where the celebrities are going to.
Of course you can make a phone call to the restaurant in Amsterdam of your choice, but there is also an excellent website where you can make your restaurant reservation online. Convenient and direct. The site is called Seatme and has 212 restaurants in Amsterdam to make your reservation. Just choose a restaurant, time and number of persons, fill in your name, phone number and email address and that's it!
The site is very practical and easy to use. You get instant information about the price, kind of kitchen and if gives you a map where to find it. Also you can read an Amsterdam restaurant review of most of the restaurants mentioned on Seatme.
Make your Amsterdam restaurant reservation and read the reviews here: Seatme.