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23 of the best restaurants within walking distance along the North/South Line of Amsterdam

2 May 2024
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Those who use public transport in Amsterdam probably have a fond relationship with the Noord/Zuidlijn. Because if you need to be somewhere along the route between Amsterdam North and South, there’s nothing faster than Amsterdam’s newest metro line. After further investigation by our editorial team, it turns out there are plenty of reasons to take metro line 52: numerous enjoyable restaurants and hotspots along the route. Therefore, it’s time for an overview of the best restaurants along the Noord/Zuidlijn of Amsterdam.

23 X the best restaurants near the noord/zuidlijn Amsterdam

From low-key spots to Michelin-star restaurants, there’s plenty of culinary delight along the route of Metro Line 52. You might want to hop on the metro to discover all the deliciousness. Attached is an overview of the nicest restaurants along Amsterdam’s Noord/Zuidlijn, so you don’t have to do the research.

Metro station Noord

Little Soy

Little Soy Amsterdam is a delightful spot just a stone’s throw away from Noord metro station, the starting point of the North/South Line. You can dine in a low-key atmosphere with delicious poké bowls and Japanese street food.
Termini 27, Amsterdam,

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© Little Soy Amsterdam,

Kilo’s Kitchen

In the same building as Little Soy, you’ll find Kilo’s Kitchen, a food stand dedicated to Vietnamese cuisine. This is the place to be for a quick bite or takeaway meal.
Termini 27, Amsterdam,

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Metro station Noorderpark


Gastropub Pompet attracts packed crowds in the summer. And that’s no surprise because life at Pompet mainly takes place outdoors. You can still enjoy warm drinks on the terrace or slide indoors during the colder months. Pompet is open until 7:00 pm on Fridays through Sundays.
Floraparkweg, Amsterdam,

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Bunk Restaurant

Bunk Restaurant is an eclectic place that includes a hotel. You can go there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The kitchen mainly focuses on vegetables, but meat and fish eaters will also find plenty to enjoy here.
Hagedoornplein 2, Amsterdam,

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© Bunk Amsterdam, @wearebunk


Thirteen minutes walk from Noorderpark station, you’ll find one of our favourite restaurants in Amsterdam-Noord: Cornerstore. You can dine there in an Eastern-fusion style in a very tasteful setting. And feeling boozy? Then definitely let yourself be advised by their knowledgeable staff.
Papaverweg 11, Amsterdam,

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© Your Little Black Book – Cornerstore

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Metro Station Amsterdam-Central Station


At Arca, you can indulge in new-age Portuguese cuisine. Led by famous Portuguese chefs, the menu changes every season. Expect high-end dishes with Portuguese and Southern European influences, starring fish.
Martelaarsgracht 5, Amsterdam,

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De Silveren Spiegel

Dining in antique Amsterdam style doesn’t get more authentic than at De Silveren Spiegel. It may cost a pretty penny, but you’ll have an unforgettable evening. Their cuisine is inspired by Old Dutch dishes, perfectly matching the style of the sixteenth-century building where the restaurant is located.
Kattengat 4-6, Amsterdam,

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Ken Sushi

There’s little that beats Ken Sushi in Amsterdam’s city centre. The chef prepares all dishes right in front of you, including a detailed explanation of the origin of the ingredients. Make a reservation quickly, as this place is consistently fully booked.
Geldersekade 19, Amsterdam,

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Seafoodbar Beursplein

The newest location of Seafoodbar Amsterdam is just a stone’s throw away from the Noord/Zuidlijn. It is located in the historic stock exchange building (at the back of the Bijenkorf department store) and offers all the classics you’re accustomed to from this establishment.
Damrak 213, Amsterdam,

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Metro station Rokin

The Siren

Brand new and already popular: The Siren on Rokin. At this location, you can dine and brunch in a sexy, mysterious atmosphere – almost as if you’re abroad.
Rokin 83, Amsterdam,

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© The Siren, @thesiren

Hotel V

Hotel V is one of those places that’s always good. Whether you want to stay overnight, have lunch, enjoy drinks, or dine – the bright lobby invites you to linger for a while. Reservations are a must, especially during weekends, even during the day.
Nes 9, Amsterdam,

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© Hotel V, @hotelvamsterdam


Cecconi’s is the internationally renowned restaurant of Soho House. Located on Spuistraat, you can lunch and dine amidst international allure. Expect plenty of Italian classics with a modern twist.
Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam,

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Metro station Vijzelgracht


RIJKS was recently closed for a few months and reopened its doors completely renovated. Besides a new look, the menu has undergone a significant transformation. The langoustine tartare and the glazed sweetbread are the favourites of many.
Museumstraat 2, Amsterdam,

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Bar Dó

Bar Dó on Vijzelgracht is of a different calibre than RIJKS, but equally cosy. During the weekends, this bar-slash-restaurant is a regular spot for many for lunch, drinks, and dinner. And thanks to its central location, you can easily stroll into the lively Pijp neighbourhood.
Vijzelgracht 35, Amsterdam,

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© Bar Dó, @bar_do_amsterdam

Metro station De Pijp

Coffee & Coconuts

There’s little that beats the classic Coffee & Coconuts. Tourists mostly took over the place for a while, but now even the locals are rediscovering this hotspot. You’re in the right place at CC for breakfast, brunch, lunch, drinks, and dinner. Make sure to try their speciality coffee, which the baristas prepare with great care.
Ceintuurbaan 282, Amsterdam,

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Just a six-minute walk from the Noord/Zuidlijn, you’ll find Sjefietshé. The name says it all: the people behind this restaurant specialize in preparing the most delicious ceviche – from tuna to mackerel and even eggplant.
Van Ostadestraat 1, Amsterdam,

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Dining at a Michelin-star level in an accessible setting: Sinne is the place to be for that. This contemporary restaurant has been around since 2013 and has never disappointed since. Great for a classy family outing or an elaborate lunch.
Ceintuurbaan 342 huis, Amsterdam,

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© Sinne, Amsterdam

EN Japanese Kitchen & Sake Bar

Nowhere else is the wagyu beef as tender and the service as excellent and personal as at EN. Take a seat at the bar and witness firsthand how the sushi chef (who previously worked at Okura’s Yamazato) prepares dishes with the utmost precision.
Dusartstraat 53 h, Amsterdam,

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© EN-Japanese Kitchen & Sake Bar

Metro station Europaplein

Kaia Contemporary Greek

With the arrival of Kaia Amsterdam, our capital city spontaneously gained a very original hotspot. The modern Greek restaurant-bar takes their business very seriously and turns dining into a ‘sacred affair’.
Europaplein 21, Amsterdam,

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© Kaia Amsterdam, @kaiaamsterdam


A classic of stature: Visaandeschelde. At the corner of Scheldeplein, you may find the most delicious seafood dishes in Amsterdam. From fresh oysters to lobster, ceviche, and bisque: they are all equally exceptional and well-prepared.
Scheldeplein 4, Amsterdam,

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© Visaandeschelde, @visaandeschelde

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Metro Station Zuid

Bolenius Restaurant

They call themselves ‘the flagship of Dutch cuisine’. And they’re not wrong; Bolenius Amsterdam serves high-end dishes made exclusively with ingredients from their own country. And this doesn’t go unnoticed internationally: not only does this place attract people from the city and beyond, but Bolenius also holds a Michelin star and a green star.
George Gershwinlaan 30, Amsterdam,

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© Bolenius, Amsterdam

Ferilli’s Specialità UpTown

In addition to a successful establishment in Old South, Ferilli’s has a second location on the outskirts of the Zuidas. You dine there just as well, in the same cosy atmosphere, but just a stone’s throw away from the Noord/Zuidlijn.
Beethovenstraat 781, Amsterdam,

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© Ferilli’s Uptown, @ferillis.uptown

Nela Restaurant

At Nela, you literally dine at a high level; this place is located in The Valley, a modern building on the edge of the Zuidas and Buitenveldert. The light decor and panoramic view only enhance the enjoyment. And anyone visiting Nela will want to enter the building with a hearty appetite. The extensive menu makes choosing difficult.
Beethovenstraat 515, Amsterdam,

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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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