When you go to Amsterdam, you will discover nice places to visit with your family or friends. The architecture of the city is unique in the world where typical houses, coffee shops, atmospheric bars, and also typical restaurants where the dishes are consistent and enjoyable.
What are the best typical restaurants in Amsterdam?
In this article, you will discover 10 good places to go for a good typical Dutch meal and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the many typical restaurants in Amsterdam.
1. De Silveren Spiegel
Fans of culinary cuisine will enjoy going to Kattengat 4-6, 1012 where De Silveren Spiegel is located in an old building rich in history.
The staff of this typical Dutch restaurant is perfectly selected to welcome and serve the customers in the best way.
Although the restaurant is expensive, the quality will be there, all in a cosy and romantic atmosphere. Couples will love to go there for a nice dinner.
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2. The Pantry
This is definitely one of the best places in the city to experience traditional Dutch cuisine. Go to Leidsekruisstraat 21, 1017 to enjoy a pleasant service where tradition is the order of the day.
This typical Amsterdam restaurant can be considered a place that aims to introduce foreigners to Dutch food, not a restaurant for tourists.
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This is another great Amsterdam address that should appeal to wine lovers. Utrechtsedwarstafel is a restaurant with typical Dutch dishes.
The atmosphere is very pleasant with a decoration worthy of a wine cellar where the qualified waiters will know how to advise you in the choice of your dishes and your drinks.
Be aware however that the places are limited, that’s why we advise you to avoid the rush hours to be sure to taste their good local cuisine. The address is Utrechtsedwarsstraat 107-109, 1017.
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4. Restaurant Floreyn
You’ll have no problem discovering local Dutch food at Restaurant Floreyn located at Albert Cuypstraat 31, 1072. This is a gastronomic restaurant in which you will be in a real culinary journey both by taste and visually.
In a sober decoration, the cosy atmosphere of this typical Amsterdam restaurant will allow you to appreciate your dishes. Although the prices are quite high, you will get your money’s worth.
Mankind is both a typical Dutch restaurant and a traditional bar. Regular customers like to go here for the simplicity of the delicious food served with a big smile from the staff.
The friendly manager will make you want to stay for a few good beers after the meal. A good value for money that you should discover at Weteringstraat 60, 1017.
If you want to discover Dutch cuisine through a nice variety of vegetables, the restaurant Bolenius is a nice place to go when visiting Amsterdam.
Quite far from the city center, this typical restaurant offers not only delicious dishes, but also a very good service. You won’t regret your visit to George Gershwinlaan 30, 1082.
As the name implies in Dutch, this typical Amsterdam restaurant is like eating at “mom’s”. You will enjoy the different traditional dishes offered at Moeders.
The prices are correct and the service is efficient. The walls are covered with portrait photos of mothers, which creates a family atmosphere. This is a nice place to go to in Amsterdam with your family at Rozengracht 251, 1016.
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8. De Blauwe Hollander
The least we can say is that at De Blauwe Hollander you will be well served with good portions on the plate. The welcome on the spot is perfect and the atmosphere is good and local.
Don’t hesitate to ask for a dish recommendation, the waiters will be happy to guide you.
Good beers, good, good dishes, good waiters, what more could you ask for to have a good time surrounded by friendly locals? Good experience to live in Leidsekruisstraat 28, 1017.
9. D’Vijff Vlieghen
In a 17th century tavern atmosphere, you will be immersed in an interesting local Dutch atmosphere. D’Vijff Vlieghen is a typical restaurant that is worth a stop for a good local dish.
Although the menu is quite expensive, it is a good Amsterdam address to take a trip back in time while enjoying the many quality and beautifully served dishes. Head to Spuistraat 294-302, 1012 to make your own experience.
10. Gollem’s Proeflokaal
If while walking down the street you pass a restaurant where a cat is lying on the terrace table watching for the arrival of customers, it surely means that you are at Gollem’s Proeflokaal located at Overtoom 160-162, 1054 and where we recommend you to enter for a good local meal.
A nice traditional environment to discover in the capital. The dishes offered are good and well priced. Also, if you like beer, this Amsterdam restaurant offers a nice selection of local beers.
The best restaurants in Amsterdam, in brief
Where to eat? Which Amsterdam restaurant (Michelin starred or not) to eat at? Rest assured, the country has a lot to offer. Whether in the heart of the city or in the surrounding areas, you will always find a table, a bar or a restaurant in Amsterdam with a menu of the best local specialties.
If you like a place, don’t hesitate to make a reservation, whether for lunch or dinner. In general, the establishments in Holland are very well kept. Of course, the budget can be important (depending on the chef and the reputation of the targeted restaurants), but you should greatly enjoy the experience!
At the same time, visiting Amsterdam, discovering the restaurants of a country is fully part of the travel experience, so treat yourself.
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Regardless of the neighborhood, eating in a good restaurant in Amsterdam is the assurance of enjoying great flavors and a choice menu, at the best price. Eating well on a budget is possible no matter which neighborhood you go to.
Take advantage of the daily menu, the chef’s expertise and let yourself be transported… Before enjoying an excellent coffee!
In short, you now have a few good places to go to enjoy local dishes in Amsterdam. Although the prices can sometimes be quite high, we advise you to live the experience at least once to get the best of the Dutch culture through their cuisine.
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