Amsterdam Food Guide

On the hunt for the best restaurants and food hotspots in Amsterdam? Then this comprehensive Amsterdam Food Guide will for sure save the day!

Amsterdam is a true paradise for foodies. From the most Instagrammable all-day breakfast bars to the best trendy fish restaurants, Amsterdam has it all.

Let me (a local) show you where to go for the tastiest Asian cuisine, vegan food, fine dining experiences, burgers, and pizza. I hope my selection of the best restaurants in Amsterdam will please your tastebuds! 

Follow me on my adventures in Amsterdam at @tulipsandtravelscom

Amsterdam Food Guide

On the hunt for the best restaurants and food hotspots in Amsterdam? Then this comprehensive Amsterdam Food Guide will for sure save the day!

Amsterdam is a true paradise for foodies. From the most Instagrammable all-day breakfast bars to the best trendy fish restaurants, Amsterdam has it all.

Let me (a local) show you where to go for the tastiest Asian cuisine, vegan food, fine dining experiences, burgers, and pizza. I hope my selection of the best restaurants in Amsterdam will please your tastebuds! 

Follow me on my adventures in Amsterdam at @tulipsandtravelscom

My Favorite Food Hotspots in Amsterdam

It’s hard to pick a favorite restaurant in Amsterdam when there is always a new fun food concept to explore. Oh, how fun it is to live in paradise for foodies!

Dignita Amsterdam

It felt like I discovered a secret hidden gem when I first entered the sunny and secluded garden of Dignita Hoftuin, right in the busy city center. This cozy hotspot serves some of the breakfasts and lunches in the city!

Mossel & Gin

If you love Mussels, fancy a Gin Tonic and wouldn’t mind some super delish homemade Gin-Mayo with your fries, Restaurant Mossel & Gin is your go-to place in Amsterdam. Located in beautiful Westerpark.

Melly’s Stroopwafels

Have you ever tried these yummy typically Dutch syrup cookies? I love to sprinkle mine with more sugary goodness and it seems that Melly’s Stroopwafels can always satisfy my crazy cookie cravings.

Most Instagrammable Food Hotspots in Amsterdam

Some restaurants in Amsterdam really stand out above the crowd. These eye-catching favorites are a must-see for y’all Instagram foodies.

POLABERRY

I think it’s safe to say that POLABERRY has mastered the art of #foodp0rn. From homemade chocolate-covered strawberries to the cutest mermaid and unicorn popsicles, everything looks almost too gorgeous to eat.

BAM BOA

If you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of this latest Rattan trend. That’s probably why I immediately loved new Amsterdam food hotspot BAM BOA. I will have to come back so many times to try out their great menu!

Mama Kelly

Even though everything is pink, your table is gold and the staff treats you like a queen, this place is still pretty affordable when it comes to the yummy dishes on their lunch and dinner menu. A true hotspot for Instagram Foodies.

The Best All-day Breakfast Hotspots in Amsterdam

Craving some yummy pancakes, over-the-top milkshakes, and other gorgeous desserts? These cute and cozy cafes are the perfect spot for an all-day breakfast and lunch.

The Corner Bakery

The Corner Bakery serves a yummy all-day breakfast and is the place to be for foodies and sweet tooths. From delicious sandwiches and pancakes to salads and mouthwatering freak shakes, this unique lunchroom has it all!

Pluk Amsterdam

Located in the Nine Streets, Pluk is one of the cutest food & lifestyle shops in Amsterdam. Enjoy some delicious food and shop for the cutest stationery, bags, jewelry, and home accessories while you’re at it.

Ree7

Gastrobar Ree7 is another cozy lunchroom in the Nine Streets and serves some serious delicious apple pie and over-the-top milkshakes. Both the inside and outside are beautifully decorated and make for the perfect backdrop. 

Rainbowls

Eat the rainbow and order yourself a colorful and healthy plant-based fruit bowl at Rainbowls in neighborhood De Pijp. These trippy smoothies and acai bowls will definitely make your followers hungry for more!

Most Trendy Food Hotspots in Amsterdam

Looking for a trendy food hotspot in Amsterdam? I promise that both the food and decor of the following restaurants are Insta-worthy!

Cafe Hortus

The beautiful Hortus Cafe is located in a centuries-old monument called The Orangery, inside the gorgeous botanical gardens of Hortus Botanicus.

The Avocado Show

I always find it hard to take a bite out of these pieces of art. The Avocado Show is where you go to succesfully fulfill those avo-cravings.

Bar Botanique 

Surrounded by colorful scenery and tropical backdrops, Bar Botanique is the perfect place to enjoy some great food and a delicious cocktail or two.

Best Fine dining Restaurants in Amsterdam

Something to celebrate? These outstanding fine dining experiences in Amsterdam won’t disappoint.

Bougainville *

This One Michelin star restaurant on the 3rd floor of luxurious boutique hotel Twenty Seven is led by Chef Tim Golsteijn. The combination of breathtaking panoramic views and delicious gastronomic dishes provide a fantasic culinary experience.

Taiko 

Chef Schilo van Coevorden loves to dance with Asian ingredients and considers restaurant Taiko his ultimate hommage to the far East. Head over to Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam and get ready to enjoy Asian cuisine with a different beat. 

The White Room *

The White Room is a Michelin star restaurant led by Randy Karman and situated in the iconic monumental room of NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. This gorgeous restaurant is an amazing experience for all foodies visiting Amsterdam.

Top 3 Best Burger Places in Amsterdam

Fancy taking a big bite out of a delicious juicy burger? I feel ya! Here are my 3 favorite burger places in Amsterdam. 

Cannibale Royale

Attention all meat-lovers! If you’re craving burgers (5! different ones, including 1 for vegans), steaks, sticky ribs, or mouth-watering wings, you’ll feel right at home at Cannibale Royale. Make sure to order some craft beers and cocktails to go with your meal!

Ter Marsch & Co

By far the most fancy burger place in Amsterdam. Next to the gorgeous floral decor and pretty bar, Ter Marsch & Co serves some heavenly juicy burgers. From Japanese Wagyu and Scottish Angus to a 100% plant-based hamburger, you’re gonna love it all!

De Biertuin

Not only is this is a great place to enjoy delicious burgers, but De Biertuin also has 16 beers on tap and over 65 delicious bottled beers on their menu. Will you go for the Mexican beef burger, chicken burger, pulled pork burger or their yummy veggie burger?

Best Vegan Restaurants in Amsterdam

Looking for some yummy vegan food hotspots in Amsterdam? Well, you’re in luck because Amsterdam counts at least 35 exclusively vegan restaurants.

Over the last 5 years, Amsterdam has slowly turned into a vegan paradise. For example, did you know that there are at least 200 restaurants in Amsterdam that offer delicious vegan options on their menu? Pretty awesome, huh!

Find out where to eat the best vegan dishes and check out my Top 12 Best Vegan Restaurants in Amsterdam:

Best Asian Restaurants in Amsterdam

In the mood for DimSum, Bubble Tea or an original tasty Rijsttafel? These Asian restaurants will make your tastebuds go Ooh la la!

Happyhappyjoyjoy

Discover the perfect umami and ultimate happiness at Asian Streetfood restaurant Happyhappyjoyjoy. The dishes and drinks here really bring out all the rich flavors and bright colors that Asia is famous for. Its delicious smells and sizzling hot woks and barbecues will definitely transport you to another place. I love the Bubble Tea here!

Mama Makan

If you want to enjoy the best Indonesian cuisine in Amsterdam, make sure to visit Mama Makan, led by Chef (Mama) Rosmina. This is the perfect place to taste and share an original Rijsttafel (they also serve a Vegan Rijsttafel). For the full experience, I recommend pairing your meal with their selection of tasty botanical beers and wines.

Top 3 Pizza Places in Amsterdam

Who needs to visit Italy, when you have so many tasty pizza places in Amsterdam! 

Pizza Oost

Restaurant Oost is located in a cozy neighborhood and the perfect spot to experience life in Amsterdam. Join the locals on the terrace and prepare yourself for some delicious fresh pizzas and the best ambiance.

Pizza Heartbar

This artisan pizza bar serves Pizzas for vegans, vegetarians, meat lovers and even pizza haters. All pizzas are prepared with fresh Italian ingredients. Make sure to leave some room for their Tiramisù or a delicious Scroppino.

Fiko

If you like to experience the real traditional Italian kitchen and discover all its culinary little secrets, you’ll love to eat at Fiko. The fresh Italian ingredients and great atmosphere will make this a dinner to remember.

Best Fish Restaurants in Amsterdam

Did that herring taste like more? Then you’ll love these fish restaurants!

Visbar Beet

Visbar Beet is one of the coziest fish restaurants in Amsterdam and offers very affordable, good quality, sustainable fish food. Due to their menu consisting of shareable small dishes, this place is perfect to visit with friends. Make sure to check out their extensive collection of yummy cocktails and wines!

 

Restaurant Stork

Restaurant Stork is a gorgeous fish and seafood restaurant situated at a beautiful location at the northern banks of the Ij river. Will you go for their classical fruits de mer or opt for the seasonal daily caught fish? Stork is a favorite spot for all  seafood lovers and a must-visit on sunny Summer days.

 

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