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!
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
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
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
Sushisamba: Sushisamba 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
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
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
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 Oost: Cheese, 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
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
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 Kitchen: YES 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
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ 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:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ 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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