Going out for dinner by car? No problem in Amsterdam!
Yourlbb gets many emails asking for restaurant recommendations that are easy to reach by car. Places that are a great pick if you’re going for dinner with colleagues that all live in a different place or with friends from outside of Amsterdam. Or when it’s raining cats and dogs and you simply want to go out!
Time for a list with our top picks of restaurants in Amsterdam where parking your car is not a problem! Some locations offer free parking, others have a garage close by.
10 restaurants with easy parking in Amsterdam:
1. Hotel de Goudfazant – Amsterdam North
A classic in Amsterdam North offering a nicely priced 3 course menu for € 30,-. There’s a huge (paid) parking lot at Hotel de Goudfazant.
2. Oldschool – Amsterdam South
Do you know restaurant Oldschool in a former school building close to the RAI? You can always find a parking spot close to the restaurant.
3. Stork – Amsterdam North
Eating the best fish on the banks of the IJ lake. Stork is located in a former warehouse that is transformed into a seafood restaurant. Stork has a large parking lot next to the restaurant.
4. Cafe Zürich – De Baarsjes
Cosy cafe and restaurant at the Mercatorplein that is build on top of an underground parking garage. Cafe Zürich is perfect for affordable food!
6. Rosa & Rita – Amsterdam City Center
Close to Amsterdam Roest you find Rosa & Rita. The menu is simple: steak or pizza. Huge parking space right in front of the door.
7. Loetje aan het IJ – Amsterdam North
Loetje is perfect for dinner with a large group of colleagues or friends. I ate a dozen of times at Loetje and the food is always good. At Loetje aan het IJ in Amsterdam you can park at the parking lot behind head-office the HEMA head-office.
8. Cafe Amsterdam – Amsterdam West
It doesn’t matter if you’re hungry for a tasty steak tartare, a plateau fruits de mer or hamburger… Cafe Amsterdam is one of those classics you always go back. You can park close by at the garage in the Van Bleiswijkstraat.
9. De Ysbreeker – Amsterdam East
For locals it’s a hassle to park ‘all the way’ at the parking lot behind the HvA and the Mauritsstraat. For people that eat the classic bistro dishes at the Ysbreeker it’s a great solution to always find a spot!
10. I-dock – Amsterdam West
Restaurant I-dock in Amsterdam West is located inside the Roommate Aitana hotel. When the weather is nice you can dine on the waterfront (nice!). The food is perfect for shared dining, the wines are good. Always enough parking available close by.
I hope these tips inspire you where to go on those occasions that you can’t take your bike or other people need to park their car. Enjoy!
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.
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Photocredit: the cute photo is from Pinterest.