Lobster IN AMSTERDAM, these are our favourite spots
You gotta love lobster! But where can you get the best lobster in Amsterdam? Lobster is one of our favourite seafood dishes, warm or cold, cooked or grilled, in a sandwich or in a bitterbal, it is and always will be so good. Lobsterseason is finally starting again, and will hopefully be paired with some sunshine. That’s why we made a list of our favourite spots to eat lobster in Amsterdam, on in other words; it’s time to plan a dinner date again! Enjoy!
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The Seafood Bar: one of our favourite spots to eat seafood is The Seafood Bar. Besides lobster, you can also over delicious lobster soup. A real recommendation. Tip: they have three locations, one in the Pijp, on the Spui, and on the van Baerlestraat, so there’s always one nearby.
Mossel en Gin: Okay, maybe not 100% fair because you can’t get an entire lobster here. Though you can get the best lobster croquettes that you just have to try. Perfect for a sunny afternoon on a terrace, right?!
Smokin’ Barrels: On the Beukenplein in Amsterdam-East hotspot Smokin’ Barrels is the place to go for your lobster pleasure. Below the surf & turf on the menu you’ll find the golden combination: half a lobster served with a burger. Do you want to go all in? Go for the threesome: burger, lobster and chicken. Ideal for shared dining!
Brut de Mer: When you say lobster, Brut de Mer, on the Gerard Douplein, says: whatever you desire! Here you can choose among the bisque of lobster, the lobster roll, the steak lobster sandwich or the ‘regular’ half or whole lobster. Can we just order it all…?
Café Dinard: at this seafood bar in Old South you also can’t get an entire lobster, but you can get lobster bitterballs. We, as bitterball addicts, can’t get enough of them! Really worth a try!
Venus & Adonis: For next level surf & turf you need to go to Venus & Adonis on the Prinsengracht in the Jordaan. A very nice hotspot for some delicious dinner. On the menu all kinds of dishes are prepared on the charcoal grill: steaks, spare ribs, sirloin steak, racks of lamb and classic dishes. The surf and turf exists of rack of lamb with lobster tail. De-li-cious!
George Bistro Bistro: At George’s bistro there’s no other way than complete satisfaction. The bistro setting, the vibe, the wines, everything is right here. On the menu mussels, dover sole fish, chicken and steaks. And of course the half or whole lobster and surf and turf!
Stork: In an old industrial building in Amsterdam-North you’ll find restaurant Stork. A place where trends and classic elements are mixed perfectly. The lobster is served with confit tomato and french fries from the Friethoes. Mmm, who can say no to that?
Lucius: In the heart of the city centre on the Spuistraat you’ll find fish restaurant Lucius. The menu is filled with delicious fish dishes. From coquilles with Parmesan cheese sauce and lobster bisque as starters to luxurious fruits de mer with lobster, crab, gamba’s and oysters. Do you know exactly what you want? The seafood is also available per portion. For example, the half or whole Canadian lobster.
Red: The classic Red cannot be missed on this list. For years this restaurant is known for their outstanding tournedos and lobsters. Don’t make it too difficult and just go for the surf and turf with half a lobster and a 200 gram tournedos ;-)
Visaandeschelde: Visaandeschelde is the fish paradise of Old-South. The dishes are so beautiful, they just look like little paintings! And yes, they taste delicious! You can go for lobster oriental, lobster a la plancha, cooked lobster and cold lobster!
Where do you eat the best lobster in Amsterdam?
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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
Let’s get social
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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Photocredits: Brut de Mer, Lucius & George Bistro