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11 x restaurants in Amsterdam that are open on New Year’s Eve

26 December 2016

book one of these restaurants for new year’s eve in Amsterdam

Each year the question comes again: what are you going to do during NYE? Apart from stuffing yourself with ‘oliebollen’ (Dutch deep-fried doughnuts) and champagne of course. When it comes down to parties, there’s plenty to do in Amsterdam. But when you look at the restaurants, it’s a lot more difficult. Lots of restaurants are closed during NYE or are throwing private parties. But we did some research and found some nice restaurants in Amsterdam that are open during New Year’s Eve! Are you curious which those are?

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11 x restaurants that are open on December 31 in Amsterdam!

The Lobby Fizeaustraat: Last year the older sister on the Nes was your New Year’s Eve host, but this year The Lobby Fizeaustraat will be taking over. You haven’t been there yet? This is the ultimate opportunity!

Pllek: Pllek is the place to be if you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve along the waterside. Reservations for dinner are already full, but you can drop by all evening for a drink or two. And how cool to watch the fireworks across the IJ?

Wolf Atelier: Do you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a dinner on a very special location? Then Wolf Atelier, located on an old railway bridge, is quite something. Of course the food is spectacular as well ;-)

5&33: Just like any other occasion, 5&33 is pulling all the strings for a festive dinner on New Year’s Eve as well. For 120 euros per person you get a delicious dinner and a party after!


HappyHappyJoyJoy: Yes, both Happyhappyjoyjoy in West and in East are  open on New Year’s Eve. Actually, they’re open all day, so if you get hungry for lunch you can go here as well!

Blue Boy AmsterdamEspecially for New Year’s Eve a 5-course menu will be served at Blue Boy. For you that means that you can enjoy the est scallops, sole, duck and champagne for only 60 euros per person.

Jansz: Also the beautiful Jansz created a 5-course menu for a wonderful New Year’s Eve. For 120 euros you get delicious lobster, beef rib eye and kingfish.

Adam & Siam: The place where Amsterdam embraces Asia and where culture and art come together is open until 23.00 hours on New Year’s Eva. The restaurant is filled with Christmas decorations, so you’ll get in the party mood as soon as you get there.

Bar Botanique: Does your party not start until midnight? Bar Botanique offers the perfect solution. They’re open until 22.00 hours for dinner so you’ll have plenty of time to dine & wine before heading to the party.

MOON: save the best for last! What about dining with the most spectacular view over Amsterdam? Then Moon is where you should be for New Year’s Eve. They have a special menu for December 31, so go for chic and enjoy a dance at Ma’dam afterwards!

Happy new year!

PS: check our list with the best parties here >>

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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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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Anne de Buck