Along with tulips, bikes and coffee-shops, Amsterdam is well known for its cuisine. Whilst the selection available may not rival London or Paris, the ever growing restaurant scene provides some amazing foods from all corners of the globe. In conjunction with Maison de Canteclaer – providing fantastic accommodation in the heart of Amsterdam, we bring you the places to eat, drink and dance in Amsterdam.
Dine in Amsterdam
Metropolitain – Named after the Parisian subway, this new trendy place serves the best breakfast, take away coffee, juices, bites and lunch with tasty cocktails & wines. Of course all in French style with a healthy touch. Rokin 81, www.cafe-paris.nl/menu/metropolitain
Buffet van Odette – Odette’s Buffet has been one of Amsterdam’s most cherished places for breakfast and lunch. No matter what time of day, you will always find a fine selection of tasty dishes, including the popular “buffet plate”, a fresh selection of vegetable dishes and salads, served with fresh artisanal bread. Prinsengracht 598, www.buffet-amsterdam.nl.
De laatste kruimel – Looking for fresh products just around the corner? De laatste kruimel has authentic scones, quiches, tarts, delicious traditional sandwiches, salads and more special delicacies. Also perfect for take-away. Langebrugsteeg 4, www.delaatstekruimel.nl
Gouden Reaal – With it’s old canal houses, shipping docks, a little harbour and open water view, guests can enjoy Amsterdam history at it’s best. Gouden Reaal serves a delicious brunch and amazing Bloody Mary’s. Zandhoek 14, www.goudenreaal.nl
Rijsel – Favourite by Amsterdam’s creative scene. French cuisine with a Belgian touch, that’s Rijsel. Marcusstraat 52, www.rijsel.com
Toscanini – Simply one of the best-known and most beloved Italians in this city. Lindengracht 75, www.restauranttoscanini.nl
Hotel de Goudfazant – This huge industrial decorated engine house is a great place in Amsterdam-North. The menus are delicious and pure. Tip: Go by boat (hetpondje’ behind central station). Aambeeldstraat 10H, www.hoteldegoudfazant.nl
Bak – Located on the water by the timber ports of Amsterdam in an old warehouse you find the modern gastronomy kitchen of Bak. They always entertain you with innovative and honest cuisine with high quality products of local producers. They work with fixed menus. Van Diemenstraat 408, www.bakrestaurant.nl
Lion Noir –The combination of good food, pleasant atmosphere and a very nice interior, makes Lion Noir a must try restaurant in Amsterdam for a nice lunch, a romantic dinner or for only just a drink at the bar. Our tip: If the weather is nice, you can also sit in the lovely patio garden. Reguliersdwarsstraat 28, www.lionnoir.nl
Izakaya – This trendy restaurant of the Sir Albert hotel has taken traditional Japanese dining experience to a higher level. Go there for dinner on Friday and Saturday and stay for cocktails while the DJ spins some records. We love the Bloody Geisha! A cocktail like the Bloody Mary but with soy sauce and honey for a different and Asian taste. Albert Cuypstraat 2-6, www.izakaya-amsterdam.com
Wilde Zwijnen – This lovely place has a varied menu with rough and pure food. If you choose the chef’s menu (3 or 4 courses), you will certainly not be disappointed. The interior is very cool: lots of wooden tables, old school chairs, white and industrial design with raw materials. Javaplein 23, www.wildezwijnen.nl
Panache – This old storage room of the market next door is one of Amsterdam newest hotspots. The market is also reflected in the menu, you will find daily specials and a 3-course market menu. Before dinner you could have drinks at the urban-chic bar with a good selection of bar bites. Ten Kate 11, www.cafepanache.nl
Drinking in Amsterdam
Bar Italia – Also really nice for dinner (lovely Itlian food), but the bar of Bar Italia is always a guarantee for a great evening with good music. Rokin 83
Door 74 – This cocktail bar has a hidden entrance, once you’re inside you will taste delicious and perfectly balanced creations. Reguliersdwarsstraat 74
Weber- Weber has been a favourite haunt for musicians, theatre personalities, poets and students for many years. Always a good start (or end) of the evening. Marnixstraat 397
De Waterkant – A perfect place to enjoy your drinks during a hot summer evening. Marnixstraat 246
Dance in Amsterdam
Be sure to visit the websites below to see whether there are any special events happening.