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 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 – laparole.nl
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, mosselengin.nl
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, brasserielolita.nl
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, brutdemer.nl
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, proeflokaalvanwees.nl
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, thegoodcompanion.nl
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
⋙ 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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