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12 X Dim Sum in Amsterdam to try one by one

12 April 2022

Where can you eat the best dim sum in Amsterdam? Ever since my first visit to Hong Kong, you can make me happy with a dim sum dinner! Dim Sum has also become super popular in Amsterdam. There’s nothing better than a table full of steamed and fried little bites made from vegetables, meat, fish, or rice served in cute bamboo baskets. So delicious! By the way, did you know that in China, Dim Sum is considered breakfast? I prefer it for lunch. Curious where I go? These are the best dim sum restaurants in Amsterdam!

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12 x the best dim sum in Amsterdam

Oriental City

Oriental City in the centre of Amsterdam is perhaps the most popular spot for Dim Sum among locals. Let’s be honest: the interior is not super trendy. But the Dim Sums taste very good! And they have a big menu, which means plenty of choice!
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 177, Amsterdam – oriental-city.com 

Beste dim sum Amsterdam Orientall City

© Oriental City, Amsterdam

Sea Palace

Here, you truly immerse yourself in Asian vibes. Sea Palace is a classic Chinese restaurant where the interior looks just like in China itself! Located near Central Station and floating on the water. The Dim Sums taste great… that’s why it’s worth a visit!
Oosterdokskade 8, Amsterdam – seapalace.nl

Beste dim sum Amsterdam sea palace

© Sea Palace, Amsterdam

Full Moon Garden

This is undoubtedly one of the best new Dim Sum restaurants in Amsterdam. A bit of a hidden gem, as you’ll find this Dim Sum spot above the McDonald’s on Leidsestraat. Besides Dim Sum, they also serve delicious other Chinese dishes. If you’ve never been there; GO! You won’t regret it.
Leidsestraat 95, Amsterdam – fullmoongarden.nl

Beste dim sum Amsterdam Full moon garden

© Full Moon Garden, Amsterdam


You must taste Kampai’s homemade dim sum! Pair it with one of their cocktails. Not only are they visually stunning, but they’re also delicious!
Geldersekade 19, Amsterdam – kampai-amsterdam.nl

Beste dim sum Amsterdam Kampai

© Kampai, Amsterdam

Best dim sum in Amsterdam to try out

De Japanner

At this hotspot, you can enjoy a wide selection of dim sum not only for dinner but also for lunch! In summer, dine on the sunny terrace, and in winter, cosy up in the restaurant.
Bilderdijkstraat 203, Albert Cuypstraat 228 & Pampuslaan 505, Amsterdam – dejapanner.com

Beste dim sum Amsterdam de Japanner

© De Japanner, Amsterdam

Chin Chin Club

This hotspot on Rozengracht is multifunctional. You can dance all night here, and it’s also the right place for the tastiest Dim Sum.
Rozengracht 133, Amsterdam – chinchinclub.nl

Beste dim sum Amsterdam Chinchin

© Chin Chin Club, Amsterdam

One Dim Sum

On Overtoom in Amsterdam West, there’s a restaurant dedicated to dim sum. From steamed to fried dim sum, they also serve tasty steamed buns!
Overtoom 109, Amsterdam – onedimsum.nl

Dim Sum Thing

Even in the Foodhallen, you can get beautiful dim sum. There’s a stall serving the tastiest Asian dishes. We’ve tried them, and you can see what we thought in this video.
Bellamyplein 51, Amsterdam – dimsumthing.nl

Beste dim sum Amsterdam Dim sum thing

© Dim Sum Thing, Amsterdam


Happyhappyjoyjoy offers delicious Asian dishes, including Dim Sum! Steamed and fried. Recommendation: the Ngap Kauw! With Peking duck, shrimp, and bamboo shoots. Not only is the food super tasty here; there’s also a great vibe with the striking red interior and red umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. Ideal for a Dim Sum Night Out with friends (or your lover, of course)! They now have locations in West, De Pijp, on the Zuidas, and in the Centre.
Meerdere locaties in Amsterdam – happyhappyjoyjoy.asia

Beste dim sum Amsterdam Happyhappyjoyjoy

© HappyHappyJoyJoy, Amsterdam

Best dim sum in Amsterdam

Cha House

Cha House is the Japanese-Chinese café in Amsterdam East. Just reading the menu makes us happy: dumplings, meat and veggie gyoza, steamed pastries, or sushi with crispy prawns or yellowfin tuna. YUM!
Linnaeusstraat 18, Amsterdam – misterchen.nl

Beste dim sum Amsterdam Mister Chen

© Mister Chen, Amsterdam

Ron Gastrobar Oriental

We’re happy with the second location of Ron Gastrobar in the city centre of Amsterdam: Ron Gastrobar Oriental. And yes: with Asian cuisine! Perfect for ordering all the Dim Sums on the menu and sharing them.
Kerkstraat 23, Amsterdam – rongastrobar.nl

Beste dim sum Amsterdam Riongastro

© Ron Gastro, Amsterdam

Hoi Tin

In our own Chinatown 020 (near the Red-Light District of Amsterdam), you’ll find Hoi Tin. The restaurant has a typical Cantonese style that will transport you to Southeast China. Can’t find the restaurant? It’s right next to the He Hua Temple. Now you know that too. And then, enjoy the Dim Sum! I dare you to try the Dim Sum with spicy stuffed peppers :-)
Zeedijk 122, Amsterdam – hoitin.nl

Beste dim sum Amsterdam Hoi Tin

© Hoi Tin, Amsterdam

More hotspots in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
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:
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
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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