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These are our favorite restaurants. Let us know what yours are!
Unfailingly and with great love for the original Italian art of cooking food is prepared. Home-made Italian bread comes out of Toscanini’s own bakery. Atmosphere like Fellini’s movies.
Toscanini, Lindengracht 75, tel +31 20 623 2813
This restaurant has an Indonesian kitchen. You can have the famous ‘ricetables’ with many small dishes. This is a very cosy way of enjoying your dinner. Longpura is located on the Rozengracht. Longpura, Rozengracht 46-48, tel +31 20 623 8950.
In the famous Herenstraat called by The New York Times one of the most ‘en vogue’ streets of Amsterdam. This restaurant has an Asian-Mediterranean kitchen and is really great in their service. Tasty dishes, good wines and nice mixed group of visitors. Max, Herenstraat 14, tel +31 20 420 0222, closed on Mondays.
Very nice Italian restaurant. Marjolein & Massimo are in charge and they make you really feel at home. The Italian cuisine is very good. A place to remember in a tipical nice Jordaanstreet. Hostaria, 2-e Egelantiersdwarsstraat 9, tel +31 20 626 0028
Very nice Spanish tapas restaurant with very charming staff and relaxed atmosphere. Good food and really easy-going. Tasca Bellota, Herenstraat 22, tel +31 20 420 2946. Closed on Mondays.
Excellent place. French kitchen with dedicated staff. Very good wines. Open the whole week. Prego, Herenstraat 25, tel +31 20 638 0148
Bordewijk is a very exclusive restaurant in the heart of the Jordaan. Chef Wil Demandt is a famous chef and always willing in helping you to choose. Very special menu with fresh food of the Noordermarkt. Bordewijk. Noordermarkt 7, tel +31 20 624 3899. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Restaurant De Belhamel has an excellent kitchen for which they got the famous ‘Bip Gourmand’. View is great on the Herengracht canal and the restaurant is decorated in liberty style and has a very nice ambiance. The restaurant is open the whole week, also for lunch. De Belhamel, Brouwersgracht 60, tel +31 20 622 1095.
Just around the corner you will find this small French/Belgian restaurant. Very nice ambiance and good food.
Chez Georges, Herenstraat 3, tel +31 20 626 3332
Very good Indian restaurant with an easy atmosphere, good price/quality and friendly service.
Namaskar, Haarlemmerstraat 47, tel +31 20 427 2899
For the best pizzas in Amsterdam you go to La Perla where you will enjoy the very relaxed atmosphere. It is always crowdy in this street which is also called ‘Little Italy’ for the many Italian restaurants.
You can also have take-aways. La Perla uses a fueled brick oven! Highly recommanded!
La Perla, 2-e Tuindwarsstraat 14 & 53. Open all week, also for lunch.
Haesje Claes is tipical Dutch! It has a lot of good fish on the menu and the atmosphere is cosy. Located 1 step from the famous Spui which is great for a drink after your dinner! Haesje Claes, Spuistraat 273-275, tel +31 20 624 9998. Open all week.
This Indonesian restaurant is located at the end of the Vondelpark. The food is gorgeous and the service is excellent. Entering the restaurant you see the very big familypicture which is impressive. Going there is recommand by bike (lovely Vondelparkride) or by cab.
Blauw, Amstelveenseweg 158, tel +31 20 675 5000, open all week
Cafe Bern is famous for the cheese fondue. It is located in Chinatown which is a very nice area of Amsterdam. Cafe Bern, Nieuwmarkt 9, tel +31 20 622 0034, open all week.
Cafe De Reiger
This is a very nice eatery and one of the oldest in Amsterdam. The atmosphere is easy and the food is very good. You can not make reservations but if it is crowded you just wait with your drink in the bar.
Cafe De Reiger, Nieuwe Leliestraat 34, tel +31 20 624 7426
Capri on the Lindengracht is a nice Italian restaurant. It is very easy going and a real family restaurant. You can have an early dinner here.
Capri, Lindengracht 61-63, tel +31 20 624 4940