Places to eat in Amsterdam
Below you can find my top places to eat like a local, as well as recommendations on what to eat in Amsterdam restaurants.
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- The Five Flies – culinary museum & restaurant – located in five 17th century houses, founded in 1939 by Nicolaas Kroese, since then musicians, artists, writers, politicians were visiting the restaurant (Walt Disney, Kirk Douglas, Mick Jagger etc.), pay special attention to the guestbook with drawings from famous guests. The menu offers traditional Dutch cuisine with a modern twist, made of seasonal ingredients.
- De Kas is a restaurant with greenhouses & garden just on the premises of the restaurant. They serve only organic food, produced either by themselves, or by partner-farmers in Amsterdam area. The food is a bit too special, won’t be liked by everyone, at least for me it was too much of vegetables. They have a set menu of the day, so you can’t really choose separate meals. But what I liked above all was the experience of eating in a greenhouse building, and then actually visiting the greenhouse belonging to the restaurant (you can easily meet there the owner, who’s taking care of the plants!)
- FoodHallen – a former tram depot, transformed into a foodie heaven! It’s divided into 2 major parts. First with plenty of different restaurants and open space eating table all around (in fact, it’s extremely crowded during dinner time, so come in advance!). The second part is Kanarie Club. It’s less crowded here, but more expensive, and you’ll need a reservation to get a table. Besides the dining area, they have a wine-bar & a pool-bar.
- Pllek – serves organic meat, sustainable fish, seasonal veggies, located in old sea containers, and offers its visitors an artificial beach.
- De Bakkerswinkel – sweet & salty scones, pies, sandwiches, soups & ‘high tea’, eat in or take out and have a picnic in a park outside. The main idea of the restaurant is that you should feel like home, whilst being far away from it
- Hannekes Boom – built and decorated with second hand items, locals in their 20’s-30’s, various events
- Bazar – an Arabic restaurant located in a former church
- Floor 17 – a rooftop restaurant outside the centre, fine dining & cocktails
- Visbar Beet – fish restaurant on the market