these are our favourite spots to eat oysters in amsterdam!
Do you love oysters just as much as we do? Whether you eat one, two or half a dozen, there’s no such thing as too many oysters. Okay, sometimes they are a bit difficult to open, but it’s totally worth the struggle. Of course accompanied by a glass of wine or bubbles, it really is one of my favourite seafoods! When I’m in New York it always makes me so happy to see oyster happy hour there every day. Hopefully we get that in Amsterdam too in the future. For now I listed my favourite bars and restaurants to eat oysters in Amsterdam. Enjoy!
20 x the best spots to eat oysters in amsterdam
Ox & Bucks: Ox & Bucks is your go to place on the Zuidas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a drink. You can sit here all day long, alone or together. Also for oysters you’re at the right spot. Perfect at the end of a long working day!
George: we already kind of know what to take at George; the caeser salad, lobster, the burger or a plate full of oysters. Do you ever get the feeling that you’re in Paris when you walk through their door?
Le Big Fish: Montaditos, hotdogs, burgers, wok, you name it and they’ve got it at the Foodhallen. All the way in the back you’ll find Le Big Fish, the oyster destination that you don’t want to miss!
The Seafood Bar: there’s no need to say that The Seafood Bar cannot be forgotten on this list. Now they already have three locations in town, so there’s always one nearby ;-) Besides oysters they also serve a lot of different fish and shells here. Which one are you going to choose? Oysters, lobsters or fruits de mer? Really nice: they often have special events with oysters for only € 1,- on Friday!
Brut de Mer: eat oysters like a Parisienne? That’s possible at Brut de Mer on the Gerard Douplein. Here they serve oysters, bubbles and coquilles with cauliflower (exciting combination!). Have a seat on the cosy terrace, order some oysters to start, and you’ll have the best night!
Stork: In an old industrial building in Amsterdam-North you’ll find restaurant Stork. A place where trends and classic elements are perfectly combined. On the menu you’re given a very extensive choice of oysters, but other seafood as well. And a beautiful view!
Goldfinch Brasserie: do you want to go for a chic lunch? The Goldfinch Brasserie of the Waldorf Astoria hotel is the perfect fit. The food is super good and very affordable. We like! We recommend almost everything on the menu, but hey, oysters are always a good idea ;-)
Viscafé De Gouden Hoek: not really into a chique night but want to eat good and affordable fish? Go to Viscafé de Gouden Hoek next to theWesterpark. You can get fish & chips, Dutch shrimp croquettes, or oysters.
The Duchess: The Duchess on the Spuistraat is a real hidden gem. She’s hidden in the building of the former KAS Bank that is now part of the W Hotel. And of course, as a part of the W you know what to expect: an unforgettable evening with fine dining!
Razmataz: have you heard of salty Sundays at Razmataz? We just missed the first edition of one of our favourite events in Amsterdam, but the next one will come soon. You can order oysters for only € 1,-.
Mossel & Gin: Mussels, mussels, gin & tonics and more gin & tonics. That’s what you get at Mossel & Gin. Plus a huge terrace, a unique location and good vibes. And that’s not all: they also have ceviches, lobsters and oysters. The oysters come in three variations: naturel, oriental and hogwash!
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 the classic fines de claire, or how about scalloped or fried oysters?
Café Panache: This rough and industrial place in Amsterdam West serves the best bar bites and dishes to share. Oysters for two please! I immediately got excited from the Pulpo Haze and steak tartare as well, so tasty!
Pesca: Pesca is the first Dutch vis theatre. Yo get to pick your fish yourself from the stal and after that you get a drink and relax. Don’t forget to order your plate of oysters!
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.