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Smelt Amsterdam: Cheese fondue in the Nine Streets or at Westerpark

2 February 2024
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It’s no secret that you have to go to restaurant Smelt in the Jordaan or at Westerpark for one of the tastiest cheese fondues in Amsterdam. Two locations with their own character. How it started? In one of the Nine Streets, you will find café de Doffer and De Kaaskamer van Amsterdam for many years. Both a household name in Amsterdam. Together they ‘melted’ into a new concept where the coziness of an Amsterdam café and the delicious cheeses come together; Restaurant Smelt Amsterdam. Smelt in Dutch translates as melt! Here you can enjoy delicious cheese fondue while feeling like you are in a typical Amsterdam pub. The second location at Westerpark is completely different, but just as cozy and also nice to eat with a group. Also fun to combine with Fabrique des Lumières!

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Cheese fondue at Restaurant Smelt Amsterdam

With a café and a cheese shop as the driving force behind Smelt you naturally expect the best of the best and I must say that both the atmosphere and the taste are on point. In this cheese fondue restaurant they serve various delicious cheese fondues with the best cheeses; from Dutch to Swiss and from French to cheese fondue with truffle. Good to know: are you pregnant or vegan? Let them know in advance and they can also prepare a delicious pan of cheese fondue for you!

The cheese fondue at Smelt Amsterdam is served with daily freshly baked bread and fresh seasonal vegetables and of course also with a matching wine (or for the enthusiast, special beer). But the best thing about the cheese fondue at Smelt, what makes it different from the other places? The last crispy leftover cheese fondue that is traditionally loosened with an egg; the perfect ending before you go out.

more than cheese fondue at Smelt Amsterdam

You can also go to Smelt for lunch or drinks; on weekends they are open from noon. Want to start the afternoon or evening with some snacks? That is also possible. Think of snacks and starters such as oeuf mayonnaise, a charcuterie platter, artichoke creme or pâté. And do you really not like cheese fondue? Go for the confit de canard as a main course at Smelt Amsterdam!

Restaurant Smelt Amsterdam

© Restaurant Smelt Amsterdam

more about melts amsterdam’s vegan cheese fondue

Smelt Amsterdam is one of the few restaurants in the city that offers a vegan cheese fondue. This fondue is made from fermented cashew nuts and is definitely worth trying if you are vegan.

Restaurant Smelt Amsterdam

© Restaurant Smelt Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
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 several locations in Amsterdam.

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Restaurant Smelt

Runstraat 12, De 9 straatjes
Gosschalklaan 7, Westerpark
Amsterdam

Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)
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