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Part of the fun of visiting a new city is sampling the food and drink. Whether you're looking for homey Dutch cuisine or a sample of the Netherlands' world-famous cheeses, Amsterdam has a wide selection of local delicacies worth seeking out and a number of cosy restaurants specialising in Dutch fare.

Traditionally Dutch

Part of the fun of visiting a new city is sampling the food and drink - and Amsterdam has delicious some local delicacies worth seeking out. In additi...

Tasting rooms

The Dutch are known for beer, but lesser known outside the Netherlands is another spirit: jenever, a precursor to gin. For a unique tasting experience...

Haringhandel Frens

Singel 468
1017 AW AMSTERDAM
Frens Haringhandel, one of the last remaining traditional herring stands in Amsterdam, has been faithfully serving signature sea f...

De Toog

Nicolaas Beetsstraat 142
1054 XV AMSTERDAM
Although De Toog in Oud-West is a local café, people come from all over the city for its jovial charm. This evocative café is in a...

Kinderkookkafé

Vondelpark 6B
1071 AA AMSTERDAM
The Kinderkookkafé (Kids Cook Café) is a fun and unique restaurant located near the Vondelpark. Here children (ages 5 to 12) do ab...

Sarphaat

Ceintuurbaan 157A
1072 GB AMSTERDAM
Café Sarphaat is a cosy bar/eatery located at the edge of the bustling Pijp neighbourhood. Guests can settle down to a meal on the...

Visrestaurant Gerard van Es

Industriestraat 59
1976 CT IJMUIDEN
Be it a romantic dinner, a family affair or even a business event, Gerard van Es is all about presenting sustainable and seasonal ...

Fidelio

Stadionweg 100
1077 SR AMSTERDAM
At a busy crossroads in Amsterdam-Zuid (South) is café-restaurant Fidelio. Inside is very old-fashioned and the menu is simple, bu...

Groot Melkhuis

Vondelpark 2
1071 AA AMSTERDAM
The Groot Melkuis is located inside Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. This café is a great place for a quick coffee and snack or long, relax...

Vondeltuin

Vondelpark 7
1075 VR AMSTERDAM
On the southernmost tip of Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, close to the Amstelveenseweg entrance, lies this idyllic café-beer garden-playg...