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8 x the best falafel in Amsterdam to taste

13 March 2017

the best falafel in amsterdam is waiting for you!

Who would have thought that the fried balls made of mashed chickpeas and/or broad beans would gain this much popularity in our little country? Because vegetarian or not, everyone has eaten falafel at least once! Amsterdam has a couple of fine falafel valhalla’s that are besides fun also very tasty! That’s why we went out and made a list of 8 x the best falafel in Amsterdam! Enjoy!

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Hummus Bistro:  this small restaurant in the Jordaan serves the most amazing hummus, and the best falafel! The Hummus Bistro is perfect for shared dining. For 15 euros you can try a bit of everything. Besides falafel you can also get, for example, 5 different kinds of hummus, labane, shakshuka, and grilled eggplant. Yum!

Mana Mana: looking for a hi vegetarian restaurant with tasty falafel? You just found it! The falafel at Mana Mana is prepared perfectly: crunchy on the outside, and soft and creamy on the inside. Tip: not in the mood for an entire meal? They also serve a plate with just falafel and sauce. Perfect!

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Mana Mana

Restaurant Artist: You’ll find Restaurant Artis in The Pijp, next to the Sarphatipark on the corner of the Tweede Jan Steenstraat. A family restaurant that’s already been in the street for 40 years. You can order a really good mezze table here, in which you’ll get meat skewers and delicious rice with chicken, and really, really good falafel.

JD Williams Whisky Bar: You can go to JD Williams Whisky bar in the center for Korean dishes to share and whisky (cocktails). You can order dishes like bourbon glazed pork ribs, and the edamame falafel taco. It’s so good you can eat two!

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Bar Kauffman: Amsterdams first hotspot that is all about falafel. For lunch we usually get the sandwich that you can put together yourself. Extra nice: they have a crazy amount of special beers here, and a nice terrace where you can sit in the sun all day. Perfect combination!

Bazar: Wow! When you walk into Bazar you really enter a magical Eastern world. Bright colored tables, warm, cosy lighting and beautiful plates. The dishes are mainly from North Afrika and the Middle East. And that means we can go for our favorite combo: falafel with couscous!

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Burgermeester: Do you really like burgers, but aren’t always in the mood for meat? Burgermeester has the perfect solution: their delicious falafel burger with beans and parmesan. Extra tasty: add jalapeños as topping, that’ll make your burger even better!

SLA: Of course SLA can’t be left out from this list of the best falafel in Amsterdam. Here you can put together your own salad, or choose from the menu. We love to go there for the falafel salad with spinach and pomegranate dressing. So good!

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.
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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