Meet The Balls Amsterdam

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Meat The Balls Amsterdam: the artisanal sandwich shop in Amsterdam West

1 May 2024
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Meat The Balls Amsterdam is a delightful addition to Amsterdam West. Despite what the name suggests, this establishment focuses entirely on artisanal sandwiches, freshly prepared and filled daily.

Why you should have tasted a sandwich at Meat The Balls Amsterdam

A modern meatball sandwich: the cornerstone of Meat The Balls Amsterdam. The establishment’s owners elevate the typical Dutch sandwich to a higher level, offering a choice of eight different variations on the classic meatball sandwich and four different (minced) meatballs.

Meat The Balls focuses on quality ingredients, setting its sandwiches apart from your average meatball sandwich. The meat meets the highest animal welfare standards; all ingredients are fresh and carefully selected. This was one of the critical requirements before owner Robert, along with his son and son-in-law, decided to open the shop. He had nurtured the dream for some time before finally deciding in late 2022. The main reason? Amsterdam has excellent dining and takeaway options, but a classic, high-quality meatball sandwich is almost impossible to find.

Menu Meat The Balls

On the menu of Meat The Balls, eight different sandwiches take pride of place – all featuring the meatball as the star. The “Amsterdammertje” is a must-try, we believe. Because if you’re going for a meatball sandwich, the classic shouldn’t be missed. For those who prefer to venture beyond the borders of their own country, the “Kraut Kicker” – inspired by a German sandwich with sauerkraut – or the “Spanish Samba” – with aioli and chorizo, manchego cheese, and roasted peppers – will make them happy.

However, you’re also in the right place for those not in the mood for a classic meatball. In addition to the ‘classic’, they offer vegan balls. There are also balls made from chicken, and a spicy sambal variant is also available.

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Meet The Balls Amsterdam

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Meet The Balls Amsterdam

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Meet The Balls Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
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 several locations in Amsterdam.

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Meat The Balls

Kinkerstraat 142

Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)
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