These are our favourite spots to pick up food with the boat
One of the best things to do in the summer is of course to sail along the canals in Amsterdam with your best friends, good music, snacks and enough drinks. In case you forgot to pack the snacks and drinks, you finished it way too early ór decided to sail a little bit longer because of the lovely evening sun? Then we got you covered, we have the perfect solution.
Via foodora you can not only order food that they will deliver directly at your door, you can also pick it up. Determine your sailing route and order ahead. Better said, let the restaurant know you’re coming, anchor as close as possible to the restaurant, get your food, and continue your trip with a boat full of tasty snacks and drinks. You gotta love Amsterdam!
11 X food to pick up at these spots next to the canals
Pluk: At Pluk in the Nine Streets (Reestraat 19) you can order the best sandwiches and sweet snacks to eat for lunch, in the sun on the boat. Especially the banana bread is a must try, just as the healthy juices!
Welcome To Italy: Who doesn’t like a pizza date on a boat? At Welcome To Italy you can order the best pizzas. What about the pizza with Spicy Salami or Pizza Mortadella (Italian sausage)? You can find Welcome To Italy at the Singel 379.
Genki: Sushi is also a dish that’s perfect to share on a boat. Order anything you like at Genki at the Reguliersdwarsstraat 26, think of maki’s, soybeans, nigiri’s and sashimi’s and enjoy Amsterdam from the water.
Poké Perfect: Do you want a poké bowl or sushirrito for lunch? Poké Perfect on the Prinsengracht has the perfect location to pick up food with a boat. Are you going for the Sriracha Spicy Tuna or are you making your own version? Don’t forget to order drinks, keep hydrated!
Ben Duong: Steak Tartare, Spare Ribs, Sashimi, Spring Rolls, Papaya Salad, Fried Rice, Let’s go all out! Believe us, everything tastes better outdoors, on a boat. Ps: They also have an Oreo Cheesecake on the menu at Ben Duong at the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 57 ;-)
Castell: When the sun shines, we always feel like eating meat from the barbecue. Order your chicken and spareribs, stuffed potatoes, fresh salad and (lobster) soup at Castell at Lijnbaansgracht 252-254 and your afternoon can’t go wrong.
38 Burgers & Taco’s: Tacos, tacos, tacos. We love tacos! At 38 Burgers & Tacos at the Reguliersdwarsstraat 38 you can choose from tacos with steak, chicken, pulled pork and sweet potatoes for the vegetarians under us. Don’t feel like tacos? Then they also serve good burgers!
Ciao Bella Traiteur: Who says you can’t have a real dinner on a boat? Go for a fancy dinner with, for example, Mushroom Soup, Vitello Tonnato and Melanzane of Eggplant and of course Tiramisu from Ciao Bella Traiteur. Anchor at Prinsengracht 1055 and get your deserved dinner!
Little Saigon: Asian food, yes please! Order at Little Saigon at Haarlemmerdijk 30 Noodle Soup, Spring Rolls, Satay and different buns for lunch and order a Saigon beer to complete that summer feeling.
Ter Marsch & Co: Let’s order the Royal Dutch burger and a some bubbles of Ter Marsch & Co as a late lunch on the boat. Or maybe the Ter Marsch Burger and a beer from Brouwerij ‘t IJ? You can find Ter Marsch & Co at the Vijzelstraat 4.
CoffeeConcepts: Breakfast on a boat? Why not? Anchor as close as you can next to Reguliersdwarsstraat 4 and pick up fresh baguettes, juices, coffee and your Greek yogurt at CoffeeConcepts to eat in the morning sun!
PS: the offered restaurants on foodora may differ depending on the delivery address .
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.
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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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(Private) Canal Cruise
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- Stay -
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