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YanYan Dumplings Amsterdam: the tastiest dumplings and Chinese dishes in the Rivierenbuurt

19 April 2024
Photo credit: © YanYan Dumplings, @yanyan_dumplings

At the edge of the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam, you might eat the tastiest dumplings in the area. For anyone who doesn’t know what we’re talking about yet, let us introduce you to YanYan Dumplings Amsterdam.

Why you want to pay a visit to YanYan Dumplings Amsterdam

If someone in China asks you how you’re doing, the literal translation is: ‘Have you eaten yet?’ Food in the country is more than just a necessity; it is considered nourishment for the soul. From that ideology, YanYan Dumplings was born. YanYan is Chinese for swallow – a symbol representing happiness and prosperity. That’s exactly where everything comes together because, at YanYan, they serve the jiaozi – a modern dumpling they call a ‘crispy bundle of happiness’. In China, serving jiaozi is said to bring luck.

Menu YanYan Dumplings

You’ve come to the right place for a weekday meal at YanYan Dumplings Amsterdam; they’re open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner from 12:00 to 18:00. You can dine in or take away. The menu offers a wide selection of their ‘bundles of happiness’: you’ll find fried and steamed dumplings with unique fillings. Classics like pork and chives, chicken and coriander, shiitake and tofu are popular. Their ‘hangover eggs dumpling‘ has become famous. It is deep-fried and filled with egg, soy, and rice, served with spicy chilli oil. As far as we’re concerned, it’s the ideal dish for anyone with a hangover.

In addition to dumplings, there’s more to create a complete meal. Their dumpling soup is a hit, but salads like the ‘roasted crunchy sesame’ and the ‘potato head’ are also a delight on your plate. And for those who plan wisely, leaving room for dessert is a must: you don’t want to miss out on the ‘St. Anny’s Paper Cup’: a sponge cake from the famous Chinese bakery St. Anny. Also, the frozen mochi is worth saving room for.

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yanyan dumplings amsterdam

© YanYan Dumplings, @yanyan_dumplings

yanyan dumplings amsterdam

© YanYan Dumplings, @yanyan_dumplings

yanyan dumplings amsterdam

© YanYan Dumplings, @yanyan_dumplings

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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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