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3-course menus for under 40 euros – it’s possible at these Amsterdam establishments.

3 February 2024
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Indulge extensively without having to dig too deep into your wallet. It might seem impossible in Amsterdam, but we underestimate our capital city with that statement. There are, in fact, numerous restaurants that offer a 3-course menu for under 40 euros, even in Amsterdam. We have selected the finest establishments to save you both the search effort and costs.

3-course menus under 40 euros in Amsterdam

They still exist: affordable restaurants in Amsterdam. And we’re not talking about fast-food chains or late-night snack bars. On the contrary, even some relatively high-end, trendy establishments offer a 3-course menu for under 40 euros in Amsterdam. From Café Beurre to La Parole and Chez Nina: you’re in the right place at these hot spots.

Café Beurre

Ah, Café Beurre! There’s little that compares to the exceptional dishes and excellent wines they serve at this restaurant in Amsterdam-West. The cozy and friendly atmosphere and the staff make you feel right at home. An additional bonus is, of course, the affordable 3-course menu.

Café Beurre, Van Limburg Stirumstraat 115

The Barley Room

Everything comes from the barbecue at The Barley Room, without meat taking the spotlight. The Barley Room likes to do things differently and puts beer in the lead role. The 3-course menu (€35.5) is adjusted based on their fresh availability.

The Barley Room, Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 69

La Parole

At La Parole (Amsterdam West), you’ll momentarily feel like you’re in France. The wines are exclusively French, just like the decor and the rich array of classic dishes on the menu. Create your own menu or be surprised by the chef’s selections.

La Parole, Kwakersstraat 24

Bambino Bar

Admittedly, Bambino Bar is a bit of an outlier on this list. An officially composed four-course menu costs €48 (still very affordable, in our opinion), but if you put together your own selection, you can easily stay under €40 per person. With this unique concept, the owners of BAK Restaurant have established an establishment that Amsterdam was still missing. So, it’s worth a visit.

Bambino Bar, Vijzelgracht 5h

Chez Nina

Chez Nina is a big favorite in Amsterdam West and beyond. You can indulge in an extensive 10-course menu for €55 per person, but for the smaller version – consisting of six courses – you’ll only spend €38 per person. The menu changes daily and mainly features dishes where vegetables are the lead.

Chez Nina, Van Limburg Stirumplein 10 A

Restaurant Alba

Restaurant Alba is a classic in Amsterdam-Oost: we’ve been fond of it for years. You can enjoy a 3-course menu there for €39.50. The accompanying wines are a must and worth spending a little extra on.

Restaurant Alba, Wibautstraat 105HS 

Bar Baut

Bar Baut is known for its refined dishes, which you can order à la carte or as part of a menu. For a 3-course menu, you’ll pay €41, but we’re happy to overlook that. Prefer to order on your own? Then the grilled seabream is a good choice.

Bar Baut, Stadionweg 320


Madre on Westerstraat is not only vegan but also affordable. For €41.5, you can enjoy an extensive chef’s choice menu with a wide range of Mexican delights. In short, this is the place to be if you’re looking for an affordable 3-course menu in Amsterdam.

Madre, Westerstraat 186

more Amsterdam tips

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
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 several locations in Amsterdam.

Let’s get social

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

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