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6 X Best restaurants to enjoy a steaming pot of mussels in Amsterdam

5 October 2023
Photo credit: © The Good Companion

Mussel season has begun again! That’s why many restaurants offer the finest pots of mussels. But where can you eat the best mussels in Amsterdam? We’ve searched for the best hotspots in Amsterdam for you to enjoy a steaming pot of mussels!

6 X Best spots to eat Mussels in Amsterdam

Eating mussels in Amsterdam: There’s plenty of choice, but where should you go? In our opinion, at the addresses below. Mussels from Zeeland in the south of The Netherlands are irresistible in taste. And having a pot in the middle of the table is also very cozy when dining out with a group. So time for an overview now that the mussel season has officially begun.

La Parole

La Parole serves not only French classics but also mussels recently. Located near the Foodhallen in Amsterdam West, you can enjoy a pot in the sun, as their terrace is always open (and heated on chilly days).
Kwakersstraat 24, Amsterdam West –

Mossel & Gin

If you’re hunting down the right place for mussels in Amsterdam, Mossel & Gin is the absolute OG. Located in Westerpark, this restaurant has become an absolute must-visit over the years – and for good reason, their mussels are precisely as they should be.
Gosschalklaan 12, Amsterdam West,

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Brasserie Lolita

Searching for great places to eat mussels in Amsterdam? At Brasserie Lolita, you’re not only in the right place for a night out but also for a pot of Zeeland happiness, bisque, or the consistently excellent catch of the day.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 58-60, Amsteram De Pijp,

Brut de Mer

At Brut de Mer, they specialize in seafood, which is why their mussels are a must-try. Combined with the unique flavours of seaweed cream, leek, and fennel, you’ve never tasted mussels like this before.
Gerard Douplein 8, Amsterdam De Pijp,

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Proeflokaal A. Van Wees

A household name since its opening in 1973: Proeflokaal A. van Wees. It is a family restaurant with a rich history, right in the heart of Amsterdam. Over the years, little has changed, and locals and tourists still love the menu. You’ll find a classic pot of mussels with a generous amount of garlic and chilli pepper on the menu.
Herengracht 319, Amsterdam Centrum,

The Good Companion

In the Jordaan, Amsterdam-Centrum, you’ll find The Good Companion, which just launched their new menu. Their speciality? Undoubtedly, the mussels are prepared with lovage, an herb originating from Southern Europe.
Westerstraat 264, Amsterdam Jordaan,

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
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
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
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
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 >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
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.
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.
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.

Let’s get social

I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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