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13 best Thai restaurants in Amsterdam: the must visit low- and hotspots

24 June 2024

Dreaming away to Thailand with these Thai restaurants in Amsterdam

Are you also such a fan of Thai food? Fortunately, you don’t have to travel to Asia for this, as Amsterdam has plenty of delicious Thai restaurants. And let’s be honest: the best Thai restaurants often don’t look hip and trendy, but they are mega delicious! My favourite dish is Pad Thai, a stir-fried rice noodle dish delightful with chicken. Also tasty is the Tom Yam Koeng, a spicy soup with prawns. Mmm, also got a craving? Fortunately, we have selected the 9 Thai restaurants in Amsterdam that you mustn’t miss!

These are the best Thai restaurants in Amsterdam

Thai Thai Poppetje

Thai Thai Poppetje is one of those places that immediately captures your heart. The bold interior (and the name of this place) might suggest it’s an over-the-top restaurant, but glancing at the menu reveals that the food they serve is anything but excessive. The menu is quite minimalist, featuring precisely the Thai dishes you’ve always wanted to try, such as Khao Soi – a bowl of egg noodles and vegetables – and Khao Tod – fried curry rice balls.
Van Speijkstraat 157HS, Amsterdam – thaithaipoppetje.nl

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Chok Dee Thai

Chok Dee Thai is in Willemsstraat, a stone’s throw from the increasingly cosy Haarlemmerdijk. At Chok Dee, you can eat almost all the Thai classics, from spicy fish cakes to delicious curries.
Willemsstraat 16, Amsterdam – chokdeethai.nl

Songkran

Not far from Chok Dee, you’ll find Songkran on Marnixstraat. Anyway, you’ll find many Thai restaurants in this neighbourhood. Songkran is known for its authentic Thai dishes, which are prepared by the owner. He is a jack-of-all-trades because he runs the (always full) restaurant independently.
Marnixstraat 86H, Amsterdam – songkran.nl

Maenaam Thai

Locals have been coming here for years, but the general public only recently discovered this spot on Spuistraat. Now, there are queues—even for the regular guests. The wait is worth it, as Maenaam Thai is known for its amazing Pad Thai.
Spuistraat 90A, Amsterdam – maenaamthai.nl

Warie’s Thai Food

Owner Suphawadi Anorat worked in the kitchens of various Thai restaurants in Amsterdam before she could take over this place. She still cooks up a storm from her open kitchen.
Rozengracht 235, Amsterdam – waries.nl

Naa Thai

Naa Thai is on the edge of Sarphatipark. It’s best to pick up your fresh dishes and enjoy them in the park, as Naa Thai is small and cosy.
Sarphatipark 18 H, Amsterdam – naathai.nl

Thai Deum

The restaurant looks simplistic, but the food here is mega delicious! The Koeng Yai Chu-Chee is one of the tasty specialities made with large prawns in red curry sauce. And you should order one of the spring rolls to start with! Book a table or come early because you are not the only one who loves this restaurant. Takeaway is, of course, always an option.
Ceintuurbaan 210, Amsterdam – thaideum.com

Golden Brown Bar

From the outside, this spot looks like a trendy eatery, and it is! The only difference is that the menu features Thai dishes instead of Dutch ones. In Amsterdam West, the Golden Brown Bar has become a real institution. So, for good Thai food in Amsterdam West, you should head to the Golden Brown Bar!
Jan Pieter Heijestraat 146, Amsterdam – goldenbrownbar.nl

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Boi Boi

Near Artis in Amsterdam East is Boi Boi. This Thai restaurant offers a daily menu for 10 euros. Ideal if you don’t feel like cooking and fancy some Thai! This time, it’s not authentic Thai but Thai food with a modern twist.
Dapperstraat 12Hs, Amsterdam – boiboi.nl

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Thaicoon

The interior might not be the cosiest, but the food is delicious! They also deliver to your home, and you can, of course, pick up your order. The portions are pretty large, so asking for a doggy bag after your meal is not uncommon.
Beukenplein 10, Amsterdam – thaicoon.nl

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Bangkok

In Reguliersdwarsstraat, you’ll find the Thai restaurant Bangkok. Bangkok is also a real institution in Amsterdam. Fresh Thai herbs are flown in from Thailand every week, and fresh products are used daily. Try one of the spicy curries, yum!
Reguliersdwarsstraat 117, Amsterdam – restaurant-bangkok.nl

Bird

Bird is located on Zeedijk and started as a walk-in restaurant. It has since expanded and is almost always full. The kitchen uses a lot of fresh vegetables, so many vegetarian dishes are on the menu. Tip: if you order takeaway, you get a 10% discount! You can do this at the ‘snack bar’ opposite the restaurant. On Wednesdays, they have a special price for takeaways: the red curry with chicken (one of their best-selling curries) is on offer.
Zeedijk 77, Amsterdam – thai-bird.nl

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Chutima’s Thai Food House

Okay, let’s be honest… here you should only order takeaway. The interior is not very cosy, but the food, oh my! The curries and soups are highly recommended, and you’ll feel like you’re in Thailand for a moment.
Scheldestraat 112, Amsterdam – chutima_thaifood

Ocha

In a small side street near Nieuwmarkt, there’s a tiny place: Ocha. At Ocha, you can enjoy delicious Thai food without much fuss. The two Thai ladies in the kitchen prepare the most delicious Thai dishes, a must-try!
Binnen Bantammerstraat 1, Amsterdam – Facebook

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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

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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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