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20 new restaurants in Amsterdam!

4 October 2014

Your checklist for the newest hotspots in Amsterdam!

There are so many new restaurants in Amsterdam. It’s almost impossible to keep track on where to go and what to explore! Time for Your Little Black Book to create a new list with the nicest and best restaurants that opened the last few months. A checklist for you to plan your next dinner date with friends!

To how many of these restaurants have you been yet? Bon appetit!

PS: The order of this list is random, the ranking doesn’t mean a thing.

De Plantage | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Beautiful new (and huge!) place for lunch and dinner overlooking the flamingo’s in Artis.
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Smokin Barrels | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Lobster and burgers… A surf and turf concept like that can’t go wrong!
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Taiko | new restaurants in Amsterdam

The new restaurant concept by Chef Schilo at the beautiful Conservatorium Hotel. Very good upscale Japanese restaurant with best knowledge of Sake in Amsterdam.
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East 57 | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Nice new all day spot in Amsterdam East. With a deli, wine bar and cafe restaurant.
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Snappers | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Tasty bar-food (try the ribs!) and specialty cocktails at this cosy restaurant in the city center.
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Carter Bar & Kitchen | new restaurants in Amsterdam

First there was Franklin Bar & Kitchen, later there was Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen and now there’s Carter Bar & Kitchen. Very good food, cocktails and a romantic spot for a date!
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Meat West | new restaurants in Amsterdam

A classy meat restaurant in former tramshed De Hallen. Very good!
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Odessa Bar & Grill | new restaurants in Amsterdam

The Odessa is back in business again. With a new concept of delicious pizza and other good food.
Click here for more info and photos of Odessa Bar & Grill>>

Waterkant | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Summer or winter… Waterkant is a tropical hotspot no matter what season.
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Salsa Shop | new restaurants in Amsterdam

For the best Mexican gourmet fast-food in town Salsa Shop is the place to be. Love the interior design too!
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Bistro Noord | new restaurants in Amsterdam

A new restaurant gem at the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam North. For an evening of wining and dining!
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Stek! | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Great new spot at the Wibautstraat from breakfast to afternoon drinks.
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Canvas op de 7e | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Even when the weather is not good enough for rooftop dining Canvas op de 7e is a cool spot for dinner. Go late and stay for clubbing!
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Bocconi | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Pasta, pasta and bruschetta’s. Cheap, delicious and located in the trendy Spaarndammer district.
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Faam | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Pizza! Always good right? This new spot is located in Amsterdam West.
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Brasserie Halte 3 | new restaurants in Amsterdam

A very nice new place in De Hallen! Halte 3 is great from lunch to dinner and even drinks at night. All dishes under € 16,50!
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Rotisserie Amsterdam | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Chicken, chicken and uhm burgers. From Thursday to Saturday you can drink a good cocktail with your food.
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Nacional | new restaurants in Amsterdam

If you have to eat around Leidseplein… do so at a nice restaurant! Nacional is a NY style bistro with classic dishes.
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Pistache | new restaurants in Amsterdam

From the founders of favourite Bar Moustache there is the new place Pistache. Pizza in the area of the Utrechtsestraat.
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Cafe Lennep | new restaurants in Amsterdam

Great spot for an easy dinner with friends. Affordable, cosy and great for dinner with a group.
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And for who mist Yourlbb’s other list check out the blog with restaurants that opened in the spring here or 20 places that are perfect for coffee or lunch!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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Anne de Buck