Amsterdam East Guide


Amsterdam East Guide: 62 hotspots to discover

14 August 2015

These are the hotspots in Amsterdam East that you have to know!

Now that we already wrote an Amsterdam West Guide, Jordaan Guide and a De Pijp Guide, an Amsterdam East Guide was inevitable. Although I have to admit that I don’t really know Amsterdam East that well. However Anne really loves this neighbourhood! Here you can find a good mix of different cultures, brown cafes, hip hotspots and young creatives. The more known areas are of course the Javastraat, Dappermarkt and Oosterpark. But did you know that the Czaar Peterstraat is getting really cool now? At the corner of the raw Roest, with all kinds of trendy shops. And of course it’s always fun at the Wibautstraat.

That’s why we listed the best restaurants, lunch & brunch hotspots, take outs, coffee bars, clubs & bars, shops and hotels in Amsterdam East for you. Discover them all in this Amsterdam East Guide!

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Food & Drinks in Amsterdam East

On this list the best restaurants in Amsterdam East, the best breakfast, lunch and brunch spots, take outs and coffee bars.

Restaurants in Amsterdam East
Girassol: at the oldest Portugese restaurant in Amsterdam you can enjoy amazing authentic and modern Portugese food. With a lovely terrace!
Bar Gallizia: have some Italian food at Bar Gallizia with a really nice living room atmosphere.
Vergulden Eenhoorn: a city farm and the perfect get away. With good weather you can sit at the terrace with picnic tables.
Nelis: a really nice neighbourhood restaurant at Sumatrastraat. Also a great hotsopt for freelancers.
Wilde Zwijnen: YLBB’s favourite Wilde Zwijnen of course has to be on the list. At this restaurant you can eat delicious 3 or 4 course meals. With all local and seasonal products!
Eetbar Wilde Zwijnen: yes, opened by the same people from the restaurant with the same name. The menu is inspired by the food culture in Spain. So that means a lot of bites that you can share.
Kip in ‘t IJ: chicken. Organic. Wood-fired grill. Need I say more?
Vijfnulvijf: Asian street food (also sushi!) and vintage furniture. Perhaps an unusual combination, but that’s exactly why it’s so nice!
Eddy Spaghetti: pasta and bruschetta? That’s possible in East at Eddy Spaghetti!
Canvas op de 7e: at this rooftop bar slash restaurant you can you can enjoy your dinner with a beautiful view over Amsterdam. Have a cocktail for dessert.
Cafe Restaurant De Plantage: a lovely restaurant to go after a day at Artis. With all kinds of nice bistro dishes!
Smokin’ Barrels: feel like surf and turfing? Go to Smokin’ Barrels for burger and lobster.
East57: and all day hotspot where you can have good food but also do some food shopping! Coffee and wine are also great here.
Odessa: pizza and grill, but then on a boat! A lovely location at Zeeburg.
Thuis aan de Amstel: coffee, lunch or some drinks with small bites. With a beautiful view over the Amstel!
Fifteen: the restaurants at Jamie Oliver are always really nice. Fifteen in Amsterdam has been satisfying people’s hunger for over 10 years now. So you definitely have to try out Jamie’s Italian dishes.
Roest: at city beach hotspot Roest they have a real kitchen now! Order food and drinks beers for a real summer vibe.
Rijsel: this restaurant is located at the old domestic school. Super cosy with vintage furniture and a big open kitchen!
Mangiassai: for authentic Italian food in East you can go to Mangiassai. Fresh pizzas from the wood oven or just really good pastas.
Loetje Oost: one of the best steak restaurants in Amsterdam is also located in East!
Oostblok: this is a theater with a fun vintage dining cafe! You get a starter and main course for only 20 euro!
Aan de Amstel: a restaurant at Weesperzijde and another hotspot with a lovely terrace.
Restaurant Elkaar: this is just like De Plantage a great restaurant hotspot after a day of Artis! With delicious Gourmand menus.
Michel-inn: at Transvaalbuurt in East you can also eat Italian food at this cosy looking restaurant.
Pata Negra: until midnight you can eat the best tapas here for a nice price.
Mercat: an all day Spanish restaurant hotspot! Where you can pick your own pinchos and tapas at the bar.
De Pizzabakkers: at De Pizzabakkers they think a glass of prosecco fits very well with pizza. We agree!


Breakfast & brunch in Amsterdam East
G’s in Oost: brunch like no other on the boat of G’s. Sail through the canals while you’re enjoying this extensive brunch and drinks, mmmm!
Beter & Leuk: a healthy hotspot slash concept store where you can also buy cute things. On Sunday they have an amazing vegan buffet brunch.
Stek: for a good breakfast you can go to Stek. Also great for lunch or early drinks!
Drovers Dog: have brunch as if you’re in Australia? You can do that at Drovers Dog! But it’s actually also just a great foodie hotspot all day.
Boterham: here you can eat sandwiches with organic topping.
Clubkoffie: coffee and club sandwiches. Always a good combo!
Rein: at de Wibautstraat there’s a fairly new healthy hotspot where you can get nice juices and salads. And in the morning you can of course go for a healthy breakfast.
IJsboefje: perhaps not really a proper breakfast or brunch place… but great for a dessert or snack moment! An ice cream from IJsboefje!

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Take out in Amsterdam East
– at healthy hotspot Rein you can also do take out! A healthy salad for a day at the park or a sandwich to eat at the office.
Goulash at Home: super delicious goulash that you can get delivered to home! There’s also a veggie option for vegetarians.

Bakhuys Amsterdam for coffee and fresh baked bread

Coffee in Amsterdam East
Filter: here you can get a good cup of coffee. And who knows you might find a nice piece of work on the wall that you can take home with you!
Rum Baba: at Rum Baba you can drink amazing coffee from Brazil but also eat some really delicious cake.
Bakhuys: a nice coffee and lunchroom in a canteen setting. You can also get freshly baked bread here!
Bedford Stuyvesant: this coffee hotspot is perfect to meet up for an afternoon of coffee with friends.
Coffee Bru: Anne’s personal favourite coffee hotspot! Great for meeting up with friends but also for working here as a freelancer.
Stooker: coffee roaster Stooker is only open for the public on Saturdays and pretty much only for the serious coffee drinkers.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

Hartje Oost Amsterdam

Shopping in Amsterdam East

Hartje Oost: a beautiful shop and coffee boutique in one. With only beautiful brands that tell a story.
CP113: a concept store where you can find fun fashion items from Amsterdam to Copenhagen. And they also sell really good coffee that’s roasted locally in North.
Doordeweeks: coffee, make-up, vintage or brand new clothing. Doordeweeks has it all!
Het Faire Oosten: in this pretty shop they sell really cool products that are fairtrade, sustainable, handmade or local.
Ashes to Snow: a high-end hair atelier with expositions, music, fun items to buy and more!

Bar Brouw Oost

Clubs & Bars in Amsterdam East

Whether you feel like hanging out in a brown cafe in the evening, drink cocktails, have drinks on a rooftop or dance until early in the morning. In Amsterdam Oost you’re at the right neighbourhood for all those things!

Bars in Amsterdam East
– At these restaurants you can have great food but also very nice drinks: Roest, Canvas op de 7e, Stek and Smokin’ Barrels.

Furthermore we have:
Henry’s: a super pretty bar with a refreshing vibe. For good cocktails and wine. It’s also perfect to book this place for a private party!
Bar Bukowksi: named after the famous writer Charles Bukowski. During the weekend you can order nice cocktails at the cocktailbar for good prices.
Brouwerij ‘t IJ: this known brewery beer from Amsterdam now also has a tasting room. With a big terrace!
Walter Woodbury Bar: at Javastraat they have a great place for drinks with a big terrace.
Bar Brouw: for organic meat and more special and unusual beer in East you can go to Bar Brouw!
Lokaal: Amsterdam meets New York! This hotspot at Wibautstraat has a beautiful interior with a laid back atmosphere.
De Ruyschkamer: at Ruyschkamer you eat the best small bites. Furthermore there’s home atmosphere over here.
Caffe Milo: Drinks on Wednesdays? Go to Caffe Milo! Every Wednesday you can order cocktails for only 5 euro here.
De Biertuin: if you like specialty beers then you must go to De Biertuin. Here they have an extensive beer menu with a lot of local beers from Amsterdam.
Cafe Kuijper: here they drink good seasonal beers from the tap. With a terrace behind glass so that you always sit here without the wind in your face.
Cafe Jaap: at Cafe Jaap you can have a few drinks after an afternoon ice skating at Jaap Eden IJsbaan. We just have to wait for the winter to come.

Clubs in Amsterdam East
Club Canvas: from hiphop to electronic music and bands. Everything goes at Canvas! And of course the rooftop terrace with a beautiful view over Amsterdam makes it all even more special.
Doka: we also have to mention the underground sister of Canvas. In the basement of Volkshotel you can go wild partying in the dark.

Volkshotel Amsterdam

hotels in Amsterdam East

Volkshotel: it’s the hotspot to stay at in Amsterdam East. Aside from sleeping over you can also have good food or drinks here, or go clubbing. And sometimes there are some nice events happening here!

Are you starting to like East as much as I do? :-)

And have you spotted Yourlbb’s guides for other must visit neighbourhoods yet? Check them here:
Amsterdam City Center >> Amsterdam North >> Amsterdam Old South >> Amsterdam West >> De Baarsjes >> De Pijp >> Haarlemmerbuurt >> Jordaan >> Nine Streets >> NDSM Wharf >> Red Light District >> Rivierenbuurt >> Spaarndammerbuurt >> Stadionbuurt

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