Amsterdam is a city with a large variety of cuisines and restaurants for every kind of mood. Here is a list of delicious and unique restaurants you must try when you are in the Dutch capital.
1. FOR THE MEAT LOVERS – CANNIBALE ROYALE
I tried this place for the first time last week and I instantly fell in love with it. The burgers are big, rich in ingredients and accompanied by equally delicious fries. This rustic restaurant is located in one of the small streets of the city centre- in an area not commonly visited by tourists but very popular amongst the locals.
Their pint cocktails to share are also excellent, especially the long island ice tea.
Address: Handboogstraat 17 A 1012
Opening: Sunday – Thursday 12.00 – 3.00
Friday – Saturday 12.00 – 4.00
2. SUSHI – Sumo
Sumo is one of my favourite places to have sushi outside of Japan.
Imagine a beautiful restaurant by a canal where you can have all the sushi and warm dishes you can possibly want. It’s truly heaven. As you wait for the food in between rounds, its impossible not to admire the decoration of red and sakura trees.
Above all, this is one of the few Japanese restaurants that I’ve been to with real Japanese green tea and just because of that, I absolutely love it.
Address: Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 17
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 12.00 – 22.30 Sunday 12.00 – 22.00 Reservations & prices
3. PICTURE PERFECT – MaMa Kelly
MaMa Kelly is every girly girl’s dream. The restaurant is entirely decorated in pink and gold which matches perfectly with their specialities of chicken and lobster.
This fabulous restaurant is a bit far from the city centre, but it is also close to the museum quarter, making it the perfect lunch or dinner spot after a day of museum hopping.
Address: Olympic Stadium 35, 1076
Opening times: Every day from 11.30 to 00.00
CLASSIC DUTCH – In De Waag
If you are looking for the full Dutch experience on a romantic trip, this 1488 restaurant is a great place for a date night.
Located at one of the main squares of the city in Nieuwmarkt, this beautiful and eye-catching castle is solely lit by 300 candles creating an intimate atmosphere amongst the guests. While they experience Dutch cuisine accompanied by a great selection of wines and Heineken beer.
Location: Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012
Opening times: Every day 9.00 – 22.30
5. ARGENTINIAN STEAKHOUSE – CAFÉ DE KLOS
For some interesting reason, Amsterdam is full of Argentinian restaurants but these steakhouses are not your usual ones. Many of them are specialised in ribs, so much so that you can get unlimited amounts of it! These juicy dishes are served with steamed vegetables, potatoes and the classic Dutch sauce, mayonnaise. The first set of ribs come naturally to your table and as you digest it, waiters walk around with mountains of even more ribs.
Address: Kerkstraat 41-43, 1017
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 16.00 to 23.30
BONUS: FEBO FOOD STAND
A trip to Amsterdam wouldn’t be complete without a snack stop by a FEBO stand. Where you can grab your own burger or frikandel at any time of the day or night by simply adding a couple of coins to a slot on the wall, and grabbing your food. These stands are all over the city, so if you find yourself needing a late-night snack after a long night of clubbing, this is your place.