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32 X Best new restaurants in Amsterdam of 2017

new restaurants amsterdam 2017

get these restaurants that opened the doors in 2017 on your radar

2017 is almost done, and how this year has flown by! It’s almost 2018 and that means that we can look back on the past year. So many new hotspots in Amsterdam have opened this year. So many fun and new concepts. Every now and then it was even hard for us to keep track of everything ;-).

The list of new restaurants and dining cafés in Amsterdam is so incredibly long, and that’s why we’ve lined up our 32 favourite new restaurants in Amsterdam for you. We’ve divided them in restaurants where you go to for an extensive dinner and cafés perfect for a weekday if you know what we mean. But to not leave out the old time favourites I’ve added the spots that have been open for longer and still are a favourite of mine below in this blog. Enjoy these tips and have a happy new year!

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32 x Beste nieuwe restaurants in Amsterdam van 2017

PS: In order to not put all the restaurants in the same category I’ve divied them between fine(r) dining and dining cafés in Amsterdam.

17 X FINE(R) DINING IN AMSTERDAM

Escobar: For Spanish dishes and drinks you’d have to go to Escobar. At this hotspot in the Pijp you’re welcome till the very late hours, during the weekends even till 3AM.
Eerste Sweelinckstraat 10, Amsterdam – escobar.nu

MaMa Kelly: A restaurant that’s completely pink and where you can have a great dinner! Everything here evolves around chicken and lobster..
Olympisch Stadion 35, Amsterdam – mama-kelly.nl

Wijmpje Beukers: This restaurant in the Pijp is so welcoming. Always delicious food for a fair price with an alternating menu. During the summer you can have a seat on the terrace, but nevertheless it’s always cozy here! One of the favourites that we keep on coming back to.
Karel du Jardinstraat 47, Amsterdam – wijmpjebeukers.nl

Hennequin & To: Here it’s all about the best champagnes and wines from France and a menu with a French twist. You can start with an aperitif at the bar and then go for an extensive dinner in this cozy restaurant in the Pijp.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 26, Amsterdam

Hoed & Krelis: Also on the Ferdinand Bolstraat and just as nice is Goed & Krelis. A beautiful sighting just because of the interior alone, but definitely a nice spot to have drinks with friends or go for dinner and catch up in the new year.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 58-60, Amsterdam

Partisan: Where there was Fa. Speijkervet, there’s now Partisan. A wine café and restaurant in one, we like!
Admiraal de Ruijterweg 79, Amsterdam – cafepartisan.nl

Nacarat

NacaratNacarat is the newest restaurant by Chef Ron Blaauw on the 5th floor of the warehouse Hudson’s Bay at the Rokin. The menu has a Middle Eastern touch.
Rokin 49, Amsterdam – nacarat.nl

Ferilli’s: A hidden gem in the heart of Amsterdam. You can find this high-end restaurant with classic Italian dishes in The College Hotel in the Old South.
Roelof Hartstraat 1a, Amsterdam – website

Bar Fisk: To experience the Tel Aviv vibe you’ll go to the Fiskbar in the Pijp. Delicious Mediterreanan dishes with an Eastern touch. During the summer they have a nice terrace on the corner of the Albert Cuypstraat!
Eerste Sweelinckstraat 23, Amsterdam

SushisambaSushisamba is a restaurant with a unique mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and food. The restaurant chain is known for its theatre-like appearance, with a large open space, huge windows and an open kitchen with a large grill.
Max Eeuweplein 64, Amsterdam – sushisamba.com

Chin Chin Club: From cocktails and clubbing, including karaoke and arcade games, to dim sum and other tasty Chinese dishes!
Rozengracht 133, Amsterdam – chinchinclub.nl

Chin Chin Club

Libertine Café: Craving Italian food? Then go to the Libertine Café in the Nine Streets. Besides the beetroot risotto the pizettes from the oven and sardines are a definitive recommendation.
Wolvenstraat 22, Amsterdam – libertinecafe.amsterdam

Xampanyeria Centra: Spanish dishes prepared with love. At Xampanyeria Centra it’s all about shared dining, small dishes that you can share with the entire table.
Lange Niezel 29, Amsterdam – xampanyeriacentra.nl

Park Café Restaurant: After the rebuilding of Hotel Arena the restaurant has also gotten a new concept. The team of Chefs cook a plant-based menu with local ingredients and better believe us, it’s really good!
‘s-Gravezandestraat 55, Amsterdam – parkcafe-restaurant.nl

Park Café Restaurant

Café Dinard: A seafood bar in Old South with an international feeling to it. Classical and timeless, but with nice details.
Valeriusstraat 90, Amsterdam – cafedinard.com

Barrica: The menu here consists of the tastiest dishes like oysters and steak tartare, that you share with each other. A restaurant in Amsterdam that we can be proud of.
Wilhelminastraat 109, Amsterdam – barrica.nl

Alex+Pinard: Alex+Pinard makes good wines accessible. Affordable wines of good quality, that taste good and don’t have any artificial additives. The wines at Alex+Pinard are as pure as possible. Dapperstraat 10, Amsterdam – alexpinard.nl

The Avocado Show

15 X DINING CAFÉS IN AMSTERDAM

The Avocado Show: The very first restaurant in The Netherlands where it’s all about avocado finally opened its doors this year. Have you been there already?
Daniel Stalpertstraat 61, Amsterdam – theavocadoshow.com

Coba: For the best tacos in the North of Amsterdam you can now go to Coba. With a great interior and dishes that are perfect to share with your friends. Make sure to order a cocktail with it! Schaafstraat 4, Amsterdam

Staring at Jacob x KU West: During the day you can order your favourite chicken ‘n waffles, eggs and pancakes by Staring at Jacob and in the evening KU West is the go to for the best Japanese bites. Jacob van Lennepkade 215, Amsterdam – staringatjacob.nl

Vegan Junk Food Bar: The Vegan Junk Food Bar is a café where you can only order 100% vegan snacks. Vegan burgers, vegan bitterballen, vegan cheese and did we see a vegan mayonnaise on the menu?
Staringplein 22 & Marie Heinekenplein 9-10, Amsterdam – veganjunkfoodbar.com

Mississippi: Here you can get your Southern comfort food. From quesedilla’s with sweet potato and feta cheese or pulled beef with quacamole, daily alternating sliders to on chaircoal grilled salmon with pumpkin puree, or even a crocodile burger.
Beukenplein 50, Amsterdam – mississippibarkitchen.com

Fondue OostCheese, cheese and more cheese. At Fondue Oost you can order several kinds of cheese fondue, like truffle fondue, Mexican fondue with nachos and even a fondue with French blue cheese.
Javastraat 49, Amsterdam – fondueoost.nl

The Dutch Weed Burger Joint: The green burgers by The Dutch Weed Burger are ones that you’ve probably seen or tasted at one of the (food) festivals in Amsterdam and after being on the road with their food truck for five years, they’ve opened their own spot in the West of Amsterdam. Nicolaas Beetsstraat 47, Amsterdam – dutchweedburger.com

Spaghetteria Olympiaplein: The best pasta can now also be found in the South of Amsterdam. YES! Olympiaplein 176, Amsterdam – spaghetteria-pastabar.nl

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Spaghetteria Olympiaplein

De Tulp: De Tulp is a spot where you can sit on a swing on the porch and drink a coffee, take a seat on the colourful terrace for a tropical lunch, have dinner in the evening and can close off the night with a good cocktail – or should I say cocktails?
Marie Heinekenplein 33, Amsterdam – detulp.amsterdam

De Biertuin Prinsengracht: We don’t have to travel all the way to the East of the city for Friday afternoon drinks anymore. Expect many beers on draught and on bottle and the tasty bar bites like roasted chicken, burgers and bratwurst.
Prinsengracht 494, Amsterdam – debiertuin.nl

Sushito

Sushito: At Sushito they combine the flavours of Mexico, Japan and Hawaï for lunch or dinner. Pick a poké bowl or choose a sushi burrito.
Eerste van der Helststraat 74, Amsterdam – sushito.nl

Mastino V: Mastino V on the Bilderdijkstraat is a little different than the Mastino you know in the Pijp. Because here they only have vegetarian and vegan pizzas. They do not only taste good, but are also healthy and gluten free.
Bilderdijkstraat 192H, Amsterdam – mastinopizza.nl

Proefwerk: A bar + restaurant + the perfect spot for dancing. Proefwerk is the spot when it comes to shared dining, fun for a night catching up with friends.
Gaasterlandstraat 3-5, Amsterdam – proefwerkamsterdam.nl

Bar Evert-Jan: No fancy things here, just tasty and good food and drinks in a relaxing, warm atmosphere. Very nice too: from around 9PM the volume goes up a little and it becomes the perfect place for drinks.
Jan Evertsenstraat 3, Amsterdam – barevertjan.nl

Sir Hummus KitchenYES our favourite hummus spot has opened its second establishment. At this location you can mostly get pitas like the traditional falafel pita, but next level with onion, herbs and a nice dressing.
Ruysdaelkade 181, Amsterdam – sirhummus.nl

and these restaurants remain our favourites as well:

An extensive dinner, something to celebrate or catching up with your friends, at this restaurants you’re guaranteed of a great night out! More tips? Those can be found in the book De Amsterdam City Guide!

JacobszPanacheScheepskameelKaagman & KortekaasRestaurante Enoteca PepeneroChouxRijksBar BotaniqueHappy Happy Joy JoyMorgan & MeesDe LuwteRon Gastrobar OrientalJanszGebroeders HarteringSinne, MosGuts & Glory, ToscaniniDum Dum PalaceM’ADAM en Graham’s Kitchen.

is your favourite restaurant not in here?

Did I miss your favourite restaurant in Amsterdam that has opened its doors in 2017? Let me know via a comment on Facebook! Looking for the best lunch spots of 2017? Click here to see the list.

TIP: discover more Amsterdam and travel tips in the books by Yourlbb DE AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE & WANDERLUST!

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