beste oesters van amsterdam


These restaurants offer the best oysters in Amsterdam

25 March 2024
Photo credit: Visaandeschelde

The oyster season has started again! But where exactly can you enjoy the best oysters in Amsterdam? It’s time for an overview.

Best oysters in Amsterdam

The best oysters in Amsterdam each deserve an award and a mention in this list. For the Zeeland flat oyster, the oyster season runs from September to April. It’s about time to make an overview of the best oysters in Amsterdam.

Goede Vissers

At the Noordermarkt, you can slurp oysters while standing, freshly shucked by the market vendor. They’re wild and incredibly fresh, without any frills. And when you’re serving the best oysters in Amsterdam, you don’t need much else.

Goede Vissers, Noordermarkt 

Le French Café

The men behind 3WO felt it was time for a French venture and started Le French Café in the building where Walter’s Woodbury had been located for years. In addition to numerous French classics, at Le French Café, you can of course enjoy their acclaimed Fines de Claires oysters, prepared in the traditional way.

Le French Café, Javastraat 42

Hangar East

Hangar East is the second location of the trusted spot in Noord. In Amsterdam-Oost, you can also dock your boat and then enjoy everything this place has to offer. The owners call their second establishment a ‘mini-break in your own city’ – and we couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Both Hangars are recognizable by their warehouse-style architecture, one in Noord and the other in Oost. The new location is situated at the Nautix marina, which is just as new. The oysters with mignonette (€3.50 each) are a staple on the menu.

Hangar Oost, Zuiderzeeweg 6H

beste oesters van amsterdam

© Hangar Amsterdam, @hangaramsterdam

George Marina

At George Marina, you’re in the right place for the best oysters in Amsterdam. They prepare them in two different ways: cold and warm. Cold options include the Fines de Claires, Creuses de Zélande, and Pornstar oyster (with passion fruit and caviar), while on the warm side, you can enjoy the Oyster Rockefeller and the Asian Steamed oyster. From classic to modern, George Marina has it all.

George Marina, Spaklerweg 10A


At Panache, it’s always oyster time. And we’re happy about that because an extensive seafood menu simply calls for oysters. Panache serves them without too much fuss, just the way they should be. And that’s refreshingly delicious.

Panache, Ten Katestraat 117

The Seafood Bar

Seafood Bar wouldn’t live up to its name without being on this list. In addition to extensive frut de mer platters, they also have excellent oysters. You can enjoy them at three locations in the city: Pijp, South, and the city center.

The Seafood Bar, Spui 15, Van Baerlestraat 5h, Ferdinanld Bolstraat 32

beste oesters van amsterdam

© The Seafood Bar, @theseafoodbar

Bistrot Neuf

Bistrot Neuf knows how to master French classics and believes there’s little need to add anything extra. That means their menu is packed with traditional dishes but with a modern twist. When it comes to oysters, they offer Fines de Claires and Le Ballon de Canale from Brittany.

Bistrot Neuf, Haarlemmerstraat 9


In Amsterdam-Zuid, you’ll find Visaandeschelde – a seafood restaurant that has been a household name in Amsterdam and its surroundings for over twenty years. They turn fresh fish, seasonal, and regional products into extraordinary dishes. When it comes to oysters, you have a choice of eight (!) different preparations; from Asian to steamed, classic or fried: you can taste it all here.

Visaandeschelde, Scheldeplein 4

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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.

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

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