Restaurant-Café In de Waag

Restaurant-Café In de Waag is a stylish restaurant in Amsterdam that accomodates small and large groups for lunch, dinner, drinks and meetings. Their kitchen has a touch of Dutch flare, and the menu is regularly changed to keep things new and fresh. There are multiple options for groups, including a full lunch or dinner for up to 60 people in the main section of the restaurant. You can also book an informal standing dinner or just a round of cake, coffee and drinks in the bar. The spacious terrace and history of this beautiful building are sure to impress! 


Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen

D'Vijff Vlieghen Amsterdam

Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen (The Five Flies) is a unique dining experience in Amsterdam. The restaurant is a maze of lavishly decorated dining rooms spread across five 15th century canal houses. It serves traditional French cuisine with a Dutch twist and the restaurant’s chef has specially designed a menu for groups of over 10 people. There is also space for up to 300 people, and the staff are experienced in serving large international groups during Amsterdam’s many congresses and conferences.

Spuistraat 294-302, Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen  

Café Restaurant Amsterdam

Cafe Restaurant Amsterdam for groups.

Thanks to its large size, Café Restaurant Amsterdam is an ideal restaurant for groups of up to 45 people. The hearty menu encourages diners to come together as they enjoy their food and it serves everything from lamb chops to pasta and fish and has special menus for groups of varying sizes. And naturally, there is a wide selection of wines and beers to choose from too. 

Watertorenplein 6, Café Restaurant Amsterdam

The Harbour Club

Harbour Club

This swanky restaurant’s décor is a fusion of Miami, Barcelona and Côte d'Azur – all in Amsterdam! The luxurious Harbour Club proudly flaunts its maritime roots and offers fresh seafood daily, including sushi (try the amazing salmon torch roll), oysters and caviar. Groups of up to 20 people can choose from two a la carte menus, groups of 21-59 people can choose from the special sales menu and groups of 60 or more will enjoy a fixed menu. The restaurant can even host up to 500 people at a neighbouring space.

Apollolaan 2The Harbour Club,

Hotel de Goudfazant

This hip restaurant on the waterfront of Amsterdam Noord is massive, making it a great choice for larger group dinners (30-50 people). The restaurant’s raw, industrial and trendy style is certainly unique, but it still fits right in with Noord’s vibe. Hotel de Goudfazant also has some impressive decorations, including vintage cars, a chandelier made of glass bottles and linen tablecloths, and the staff are always attentive and polite. The restaurant is a go-to spot for many of Amsterdam’s creative professionals too.  

Aambeeldstraat 10 HHotel de Goudfazant


Noord Amsterdam Stork Marie Charlotte Peze

With a stunning, south-facing terrace jutting out over the water, this former ship-engine factory is now one of Amsterdam’s best seafood restaurants. The ultimate spot to lazily admire the cruise ships and tugboats navigating the IJ River on a sunny day, its mammoth 1,100 m2 interior also manages the feat to feel cosy and intimate, thanks to a warm and inviting marine-themed décor. The menu is a real star, always fresh and bountiful – especially the seafood platter sporting North Sea crab, snow crab, mussels, clams, smoked salmon and mackerel rillettes.

Gedempt Hamerkanaal 201, Restaurant Stork

De Plantage 

Located at the historic heart of Amsterdam's 19th century pleasure gardens, this relatively recent addition to the city's dining scene restaurant offers a well-balanced combination of refined sophistication and breezy informality in one of Amsterdam's most delightful settings.

The venue includes a modern cafe and a conservatory restaurant flanked by old sycamore trees, which makes for a magical atmosphere by day and night. In the summer, the doors can be opened and diners can soak up the views from the wonderful terrace. The menu, created by Koen van Brunschot (formerly of Hotel Goudfazant) is both modern and traditional, influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Europe, North Africa and the Levant region.

Plantage Kerklaan 36De Plantage


In the southern half of the pavilion near the water is the restaurant, spacious with a large bar and modular design. The restaurant has a large terrace at the shore and is connected to the boat house. In the restaurant, guests can enjoy lunch, drinks and dinner during the summer months. The menu is filled with high-quality dishes, the classics and the trendy dishes combined in one menu, fit with the season.

Europaplein 22Strandzuid

Instock Amsterdam

Instock saves about 2000 kilos of food every week. Annually, about one third of the entire food production is wasted; this comes down to 1.3 billion kilos of discarded food, which is a shame (to say the least)! Instock serve the food surplus in their restaurants, while trying to make guests aware of this wastage. How about that overripe banana? It’s actually the perfect ingredient for banana ice cream. And those quirky square Brussels sprouts make for the perfect kimchi! Instock is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner (try the tasty four-course meal) or just a cup of coffee. Instock is also available for event bookings, and sells some cool gifts.

Czaar Peterstraat 21Instock


The concept of Louie Louie, an all-day- café in Amsterdam Oost, was inspired by the popular number released in the 60s by The Kingsmen. Here you can indulge in South American-inspired cuisine around the clock at the spacious bar, on the terrace, or at a table situated before a grand, floor-to-ceiling window.

Linnaeusstraat 11ALouie Louie

Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam

This household name gives diners a chance to immerse themselves in rock ‘n’ roll history (as well as enjoy some excellent service and the flavours of classic American dining). Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, the energetic, modern restaurant boasts an array of options for group dining. Along with a specialised group menu, the Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam can seat up to 210 people and host 350 for a standing reception. It can even be booked as a venue for cocktail parties, corporate events, photo shoots and more.

Max Euweplein 57-61Hard Rock Cafe

Kantjil & de Tijger

Amsterdam Indonesian restaurant Kantjil de Tijger, CC BY-SA 2.0 Franklin Heijnen via Flickr

Nasi poetih, sate ajam, rendang, gado gado, sajoer lodegh… these are all small dishes that make up the Indonesian Rice Table. Restaurant Kantjil en de Tijger in the Spuistraat serves authentic ‘rijsttafels’ or à la carte dishes in an atmospheric interior. For a quick pot noodle or other Asian snacks one can pop into Kantjil To Go next door.

Spuistraat 291-293Kantjil & de Tijger

De IJ-kantine

Restaurant Cafe De IJ-kantine is more than just a canteen on the IJ. This striking brasserie with its fabulous terrace on the NDSM harbour has just about everything: freshly brewed coffee in the morning, lunch dishes inspired by global cuisines by day, cocktails by the fireplace in the lounge in the evening and at dinner time, delicious dishes such as grilled entrecote, beetroot risotto and half lobster are on offer along with wine by glass to match your choice.

NDSM-Kade 5De IJ-kantine

Read more about dining out in Amsterdam. Feeling a little more adventurous? Check out our 10 unusual dining experiences in Amsterdam.