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The Asian kitchen is hot. And that makes us at Yourlbb very happy. And one of the things we like most is Dim Sum! You know: the steamed and fried small bites made of vegetables, meat, fish or rice and always served in these cute bamboo baskets. They taste sooooo good, don’t you think? In China Dim Sum is like a ‘high-tea’ moment. So I say, let’s bring it on and enjoy the spots for the best Dim Sum in Amsterdam!
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10 x the best dim sum in amsterdam
One Dim Sum: on the Overtoom in Amsterdam West there’s a restaurant dedicated to dim sum. From steamed to fried, and delicious bao buns!
Billie’s Bar: at the Westergasterrein you can find Billie’s Bar, named after the jazz legend Billie Holiday. Music is a big thing over here. Same as the food though, ’cause it’s really good. The menu consists of Oriental and Mediterranean dishes. Sushi and dum sum, to duck breast and sirloin steak.
Dim Sum Thing: at the Foodhallen you can get dim sum as wel, YES! You can order the best Asian dishes, it’s our favourite stall till now. We’ve already been there and you can see in our video what we think of it.
HappyHappyJoyJoy: At Happyhappyjoyjoy (one of the coolest hotspots in Amsterdam) there are some amazing Asian dishes on the menu. Like, of course, Dim Sum! Steamed and fried. A must try is the Ngap Kauw! With Peking duck, shrimp and bamboo. And not only is the food very good; there is also a cool atmosphere at this spot in Amsterdam West! The remarkable red interior with red umbrella’s on the ceiling contribute to this. Happyhappyjoyjoy is an ideal place for a Dim Sum Night Out with friends (or your lover of course)!
Cha House: Cha House is the Japanes-Chinese eatcafé in Amsterdam East. We’re already getting excited by just reading the menu: dumplings, meat and veggie gyoza, and steamed patties, or sushi with crispy shrimp or yellowfin tuna. YUM!
Ron Gastrobar Oriental: We are so glad that the second location of Ron Gastrobar opened up in the centre of Amsterdam: Ron Gastrobar Oriental And yes; with an Asian cuisine! Perfect to try all the Dim Sums on the menu and share with friends. Don’t forget to book a table, this hotspot is busy!
Oriental city: Oriental City is located in the centre of Amsterdam and this spot might be the most popular Dim Sum spot for locals. To be honest: the interior is not very trendy. But the Dim Sums are delicious! The menu is furthermore very extensive which means a lot of choice!
Sea Palace: This is a place where it feels like you’re traveling through Asia. Sea Palace is a classic Chinese restaurant where the interior is just like the places in China itself! It’s in walking distance from Central Station (handy) and the restaurant floats on water. The menu is huge, and the Dim Sums are very tasty…definitely worth a visit!
Hoi Tin: In our own Chinatown 020 (in the Red Light District in Amsterdam) you can find Hoi Tin, a restaurant that has been there for years. You’ll feel like you’re actually in South-East China because of the typical Cantonese interior style. Having difficulties finding Hoi Tin? It’s right next to the He Hua Temple, just so you know. Go and enjoy the Dim Sum! I dare you to try the Dim Sum filled with hot peppers :-)
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
COMFORTABLE // €€
☾ 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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Anne de Buck