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9 x the best fish in Amsterdam

18 May 2016

fish is the new chicken of amsterdam!

First it were burgers, then followed the ribs and then the rotisseries arrived in Amsterdam. And now it’s time for another trend, the trend of the fresh fish. Because suddenly one after another fish concept pops up. Delicious oysters, posh fish trays or the simple fish and chips. There’s everything! And, moreover, hard to keep track. So therefor we felt it was time for a fish list! Check below for 9 x hotspots for fish in Amsterdam!

pesca amsterdam >> fish in amsterdam

Open less than two weeks at the Rozengracht in Amsterdam: Pesca Amsterdam. A unique fish concept, because this is in fact the country’s first fish theatre. Here you can pick out your fish at various stalls. Fresh salmon, tuna, mackerel, plaice, redfish, cod and shelfish… Then you can sit and enjoy a drink while your fresh fish is being prepared. How good is that?
Read here our full blog about Pesca Amsterdam >>

viscafé de gouden hoek >> fish in amsterdam

Within walking distance of the Westerpark, at the Limburg of Stirumplein you’ll find a true recommendation for anyone who loves fish dishes. No fancy stuff though and it’s nothing like a English fish & chip cafe either. Go here for a nice atmosphere and great food cause here they know how to cook!
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john dory >> fish in amsterdam

At John Dory they want to give you the ultimate ‘vistronomie’ experience. So dishes with a lot of fish! But not just any fish, because at John Dory they only serve fish that is caught in Dutch waters. So no salmon of tuna from far, far away, but mackerel and lobster from close to home. The result? Delicious sophisticated dishes made of farm-fresh fish, yum!
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the seafood bar amsterdam >> fish in amsterdam

The Seafood Bar Amsterdam does not count one or two but three locations in Amsterdam! In addition to their location at the Van Baerlestraat and at the Spui they recently also added a location in De Pijp! And also here you can go for delicious lobster soup, crab, clams, a fish platter to share,  our favourite ceviche, fish and chips, mussels and so on! And of course, here too, some fish and fruits des mer are available to take away.
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the chippy amsterdam >> fish in amsterdam

When talking about fish The Chippy Amsterdam is fresher than fresh. This brand new spot will open its doors later this week – May 21 – on the Kinkerstraat. From then on you can enjoy fish & chips dishes here, fully prepared in the traditional way. And therefor the dishes will be served, as they should be, wrapped in newspapers, how cool! You can choose from all the classic fish & chips. Such as the different fish species as cod, haddock, plaice and many more!
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visbar beet amsterdam >> fish in amsterdam

At Visbar Beet it’s all about sustainable and affordable fish. Because the three entrepreneurs behind Beet want to make the gap between the traditional fish specialist – which closes at 18 hrs – and the expensive seafood restaurant a bit smaller. Actually, a whole lot smaller. So also after six you can go here for your take-away kibbeling, your quick herring bite or just simply dine in the form of fish and chips. Go and visit this hotspot soon!
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visaandeschelde amsterdam >> fish in amsterdam

Surely the fish pearl of Old-South: Visaandeschelde Amsterdam! If you’re looking for a very good seafood restaurant in Amsterdam then Visaandeschelde is a must go. They serve the most beautiful plates which are not only good looking but taste delicious as well. The sommelier will make sure that you taste the best food and wine pairings. Plus, all the dishes are seasonal, so it can not be more fresh!
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mossel & Gin Amsterdam >> fish in amsterdam

Of course Mossel & Gin cannot be excluded from this list. Besides the delicious GT’s you can also enjoy oysters, octopus, mussels, lobster and ceviche here. And don’t forget the wonderful terrace of Mussel & Gin. We say sun, GT’s and the fruit de mer for the perfect summer day!
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brut de mer >> fish in amsterdam

Last but certainly not the least. Because from day one this restaurant has always been crowded, crowded and crowded. At Brut de Mer you find a number of large oyster baskets with La Gauloise oysters, Zeeuwe Platte and Gillardeau. Plenty of choice! Not in de mood for oysters? The menu has changing fish and fruits de mer dishes!

Which one have you already been?

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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