Where To Eat In Amsterdam

Where To Eat In Amsterdam

1. Thai-Bird Snack Bar

Location: Zeedijk 77, 1012 AS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Telephone: +31 20 420 6289

This is said to have the best Thai food in Amsterdam. This little cafe houses 20 people and is good for some snacks and take away. Right across the street, the restaurant version is good for dine ins and have more varieties. Stop here for some snacks or dinner after your day in Amsterdam.

2. Loetje

Location: Johannes Vermeerstraat 52, 1071 DT Amsterdam

Telephone: +31 20 662 8173

Located on a terrace, this bustling cafe specializes in steaks and Dutch classic cuisines.  A beef fillet cost 16.50 Euros and the spicy version 'Bali' is 17.50 Euros. Do note that all the steaks served here are rare. If you can't stomach rare beef, there is also other options like pork schnitzer, hamburgers and tuna.
3. De Kas
Location: Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 1097 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 462 4562

 This restaurant is converted from a gorgeous bright garden conservatory. This is a perfect place if you want taste Mediteranean dishes. Their ingredients are all grown on site and are organic. The transparent glass gives the restaurant brightness, letting natural light shining through.

4. Bazar

Location: Albert Cuypstraat 182, 1073 BL Amsterdam, Netherlands

Telephone: +31 20 675 0544

Located in the church Albert Cuypstraat, this middle eastern restaurant features Lebanese, Turkish and Iranian. Not only does it has good food, it's decorations are also to die for. From pretty tiles and murals to mesmerizing Arabian lights, this resturant will give you the ultimate experience that you've always longed for.

5. Dining with locals with BonAppetour

You can also check out our amazing hosts in Amsterdam at BonAppetour. You get to choose from Mediterranean, Dutch, Thai or Indian food. After a good meal, you can even ask our friendly hosts to show you around town! What are you waiting for hurry up and check out our hosts now!

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5 of the Best Dessert Restaurants in Amsterdam

5 of the Best Dessert Restaurants in Amsterdam

Planning to visit Amsterdam with a sweet tooth can be a dessert lover's paradise when you allow yourself to indulge. From delicious deep-filled appeltaart (apple pie) to classic staples such as carrot cake, chocolate fudge cake, and cheesecake. Plus plenty of bakeries and patisseries in Amsterdam are pushing the boundaries when it comes to sweet treats. You won’t want to miss any one of these dessert restaurants in Amsterdam.


1. Patisserie Holtkamp

Baking since 1969, the people behind Holtkamp really know their stuff when it comes to delicate desserts as they have one of the best apple pies you can find in Amsterdam. Though they are famously known for their delicious savory croquettes and bitterballen, Holtkamp also specializes in freshly-made chocolates, cakes, cookies, tarts and French-style pastries. A little bit of something for everyone.

Vijzelgracht 15
Open: Mon – Fri 8.30 am – 6 pm; Sat 8.30 am – 5 pm


2. Chocolatl

More than your traditional chocolate shop, Chocolatl is a shrine to the cocoa bean. Their gourmet chocolate is a piece of art that the employees are more than happy to help you discover which of their artisanal bars and bonbons are the perfect flavor for your palate, and they also sell delicious drinking chocolate. Something new to try while visiting Amsterdam.

Hazenstraat 25-A
Open: Tue – Sat 11 am – 6 pm; Sun 1 pm – 5 pm12


3. Van Ness Cupcake

Taking gourmet cupcakes to a new level, Van Ness Cupcake changes their menu each month to offer a selection of unique cupcakes you won’t be able to find elsewhere. Though these cupcakes may be modern their offering of soft and buttery cupcakes with flavors including Peanut Butter Lava, Maple Cinnamon and Lemon Coconut. You’ll always find something to tickle your taste buds to come back for more the next month.

Spuistraat 232
Open: Wed and Fri – Sun 12 noon – 6 pm; Thu 12 noon – 8 pm


4. Patisserie Tout

It is said that the chef behind Patisserie Tout was apparently the first pâtissier to bring French Macarons to the Netherlands. With his specialization in decadent ganache-filled macarons in a variety of flavors, Tout is praised for their sweet cookie-like treats in Amsterdam. Though they also offer intricate pastries, chocolates and truffles that are all made with fresh seasonal ingredients. And in case you would like to learn how to make your own chocolates or macarons, Tout offers a do-it-yourself workshop.

Maasstraat 105
Open: Mon 12 noon – 5 pm; Tue – Fri 8.30 am – 6 pm; Sat 9 am – 5.30 pm


5. De Drie Graefjes (American Bakery)

One of the busiest American style bakeries in Amsterdam that offers huge portions of muffins, hunks of red velvet cake, brownies, blondies, cupcakes and cookies. De Drie Graefjes is well known for their pastries and can get crowded during the lunch time as they also serve American style soups, sandwiches, and salads in case you want to feel better about indulging in your sweet treat.

Two locations: Rokin 128 and Eggertstraat 1
Open: daily 9 am – 6 pm


About the Author:
Freddy Rodriguez is a Texas transplant currently living between New York City and Berlin sharing his travels on Instagram @FredRdgz and writing for Eating Europe Tours

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Must Eat Food in Amsterdam: 5 Tasty Treats

Must Try Food in Amsterdam: 5 Tasty Treats

Jetting off for a holiday in Amsterdam? Don’t miss out on trying out these Dutch delicacies as you explore the sights in this charming city:

1. Stroopwafels

Stroopwafels are an iconic Dutch sweet treat made up of two thin wafers with a layer of syrup in between. This delicacy originated in Gouda during the 18th century, and are now sold at most bakeries and grocery stores in Amsterdam. If you like your stroopwafel freshly made, keep your eyes peeled for street vendors in the city selling this delicacy. Your sweet tooth will definitely be satisfied with this treat!

2. Poffertjes

If you like your pancakes light and bite-sized, you will definitely love poffertjes! These small and fluffy pancakes are made with buckwheat flour and yeast, and are typically served with butter and powdered sugar. Other toppings, such as fruits, nutella, whipped cream and savoury ingredients may also be added to suit your fancy.

Commonly eaten during the colder months, vacation makers in Amsterdam will easily find poffertjes being sold at markets and outdoor food stands during autumn and winter. Those yearning for a taste of this petite treart during periods of the year with warm weather will find them sold at cafes within the city.

3. Vlaamse Frites

The Dutch adore their potatoes as much as they love their pancakes and stroopwafels! Vlaamse Frites, a popular Dutch street food delicacy, is a dish of thick cut potato fries served with generous helpings of mayonnaise. Fries fanatics should keep an eye out for street vendors selling this treat!

4. Hollandse Nieuwe Haring

Also known as ‘new herring’, the Hollandse Nieuwe Haring may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Raw herring, raw onions and pickles are stuffed in a bread roll, creating a traditional dish that will appeal to diners with a taste for fishy flavours. This dish has to be prepared in line to Dutch tradition, where the fish is culled as soon as it is caught, with its pancreas left intact. Enzymes produced in the pancreas, as well as salt are used to preserve the fish before it is served.

Want to eat this dish like a true Dutch? Hold the herring by the tail, tilt your head back and place fish into your mouth! If you find it hard to stomach the herring on its own, have it together with a bread roll.

5. Kaas

Cheese lovers, contain your excitement, for you are just about to enter cheese heaven. You will find an abundance of cheese during your sojourns in Netherlands, for it is the largest exporter of cheese in the world. The Dutch enjoy cheese at any time of the day with bread, as a beer snack, along with wine, or simply on its own! Get your fill of this savoury delight at traditional cheese markets in Amsterdam, or at the cheese factory in Volendam, a town close to Amsterdam.


How do the Dutch eat? You will find out by enjoying an authentic, homecooked meal with the locals in Amsterdam. Join Steven for a Mediterranean feast, tuck into a spread of Asian delights with Bart, or wine and dine with Abraham as he shares all about the beautiful city that he resides in.  


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