55 X THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN AMSTERDAM CITY CENTER TO GO TO NOW
Do you still think that there are only brown cafe’s and extremely touristy spots in the center of Amsterdam? Well, think again! ;-) You can find so many nice restaurants in the Haarlemmerbuurt and the Jordaan, the Wallen, Nine Streets, the Canal District, and right in the center. From fine dining to a quick or casual bite to eat. Take a look at our list with 55 restaurants in Amsterdam city center.
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Apostrof: a nice bistro where you can eat delicious French food, we definitely recommend that you try the smoked salmon.
De Pizzabakkers: pizza’s with a thin crust and the best toppings is what you can get at De Pizzabakkers.
Boca’s: shared dining is a big thing at Boca’s, perfect for a night out with your friends or your lover.
Meneer Nieges: this hotspot is one that you’ll want to tick off your bucketlist, just like their bbq meat dishes, they’re so good.
L’ Invité: go for a 3, 4, or 4 course meal with a French vibe!
SLA: for fresh salads that you can put together yourself.
Brandstof: a great all-day spot where you can have a very nice dinner.
Hummus Bistro: you can order the best hummus and falafel at Hummus Bistro.
Salmuera: a great restaurant with Argentinian cuisine with a modern coating. Lots of meat from the grill, but also a ceviche bar!
Festina Lente: a favorite eatery in the Jordaan! For a good price you can eat delicious dishes. Order a few different dishes; nice to share.
Toscanini: for the best Italian food.
Mos: dinner with a view! At Mos you can enjoy French-international cuisine while looking out at the IJ.
JD Williams Whisky Bar: for asian dishes and the best whisky cocktails.
Mata Hari: a super nice restaurant right on the Wallen where you can eat Italian dishes.
Bar Jones: a hidden spot close to the Dam, this place will take you back in time.
Restaurant Anna: high quality food in an informal setting!
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Libertine Café: our favorite all-day hotspot is even more cosy in the evening. The atmosphere is always good, just like the food.
Jansz: the perfect spot for date night! Get dressed up and enjoy a great night at this modern restaurant.
Burgerlijk: the best burger in the Nine Streets can be found at Burgerlijk. You can also put together your own burger here.
De Luwte: a hidden gem on the canals, at De Luwte you can order Mediterranean dishes, so good!
Poké Perfect: thé place in the center where you need to order poké bowls.
Guts & Glory: the menu at Guts & Glory is very nice; every day they have different dishes on their menu!
Kitchen & Bar Van Rijn: a nice, hip restaurant on the Rembrandtplein. The vibe here is very relaxed and the cocktails are so good.
La Cage: eating, drinking, and dancing. At this French restaurant / cocktailbar you can get it all.
Ron Gastrobar Oriental: a gastrobar with an Asian touch! Order lots of small dishes to share. So nice!
Ellis Gourmet Burger: burgers, burgers, burgers, and more burgers. They also have a veggie or a skinny variety, so there’s something there for everyone.
Ô Mai: a personal favorite at Yourlbb, located on the Utrechtsestraat! You can get authentic Vietnamese food here.
Ali Ocakbaşi: this Turkish restaurant started in Turkey, but now has many spots all around the world. So you can expect real, authentic dishes!
Lotti’s: het restaurant van het hippe The Hoxton Hotel.
Mr Porter: you can go here for a nice cocktail and a good steak, and enjoy the view of the Dam.
Pata Negra: for the best Spanish tapas and extreme cosiness.
The Seafood Bar: oysters, lobster, fish and chips, and much more. Here you can go for the best seafood.
De Bajes: the first ever street art restaurant in Amsterdam is definitely worth a visit
Meat & Greek: for Greek specialities!
Bo Nam: this restaurant takes you to Vietnam with the interior and tasty dishes!
Terpentijn: you can go here for good French-Asian dishes. For lunch, dinner, or some nice drinks.
Cannibale Royale: for late night dining and good meat you need to go to Cannibale Royale.
The Duchess: one of the restaurants that’s part of the W hotel in Amsterdam. Put on your nicest outfit and enjoy a night of good food.
Wolf Atelier: you can order a 6 course menu of tartare here, how good is that?
Jon Dory: at Jon Dory you can get delicious fish dishes for a nice price.
Choux: at walking distance from central station you’ll find restaurant Choux. Go for the 3, 4, or 7 course menu.
Restaurant Vermeer: this Michelin-star restaurant can’t be left out of this list, of course. You should definitely try it out.
Pressroom: you can go here for lunch or dinner, this restaurant in the INK hotel is a real recommendation. They serve delicious small dishes, and in the weekend there’s a DJ that plays nice lounge music.
What are your favorite restaurant in Amsterdam city center?
Anne de Buck