Places to eat and drink in Amsterdam

Whether you're looking for Michelin standard cuisine or a cosy local joint, you'll find plenty to please your palate in Amsterdam. Make sure you check out the thriving bar scene too - watch the world go by from a canal side terrace, or head to stylish cocktail bar if you're after something a little more shaken and stirred.

Taste the food of Amsterdam

Amsterdam certainly holds its own on the restaurant front, offering a culinary melting pot reflective of the city itself. Restaurants offer everything a hungry visitor craves: from Indonesian to tapas, and from Mediterranean to modern Dutch. When it comes to bars, it’s impossible to walk for more than 50ft in the city without stumbling across a cosy café or specialty bar, and indeed watching the world go by from the comfort of a canal side terrace bar is one of the most pleasurable ways to while away an afternoon in Amsterdam.

Restaurants and culinary events

Browse all restaurants

Amsterdam's food scene has something for everyone. So no matter what your budget, dining style or craving, you'll find the perfect restaurant here.

I amsterdam Blog

From hip new hotspots to proven favourites, all tastes are catered for in Amsterdam's colourful selection of high quality restaurants and exciting foodie events. Explore Amsterdam’s culinary world on our Blog.

Dutch restaurants

In addition to Amsterdam's liqueurs and beers, there are also many delicious foods with a unique history to try.

Michelin star restaurants

Going to a Michelin-rated restaurant can be quite the treat, and the Netherlands certainly isn't short on options.

Food fairs and festivals

The Deli Lama Amsterdam Food Festival
Tempt your taste buds with Amsterdam's year-round offering of food festivals and inspiring culinary fairs.

Bars and cafés

All bars and cafés

Find the best cafés, bars and casual bistros for relaxing over a craft beer, cocktail or locally distilled jenever.

High tea

Sofitel Legend the Grand
The tradition has made its way to Amsterdam, with no extravagance spared. These are our favourite locations to indulge in high tea fit for royalty.

Brown bars

Amsterdam Dutch local cafe bar, Marie-Charlotte Pezé
These local watering-holes are a quintessential part of Amsterdam’s culture – and are favoured by some colourful local personalities.

Cocktail bars

For a delightful evening out, stop by one of Amsterdam’s best cocktail bars to sip some well-made classics or inventive new mixes.

The best coffee in Amsterdam

The Coffee Virus Amsterdam
It's essential to be properly caffeinated when exploring Amsterdam. Read on for a list of some of our favourite coffee haunts.

Hearty winter food

Indulging in rich, hot, comforting food is one of the best things about the cold season. This round-up will help you find the best winter food in Amsterdam.

The best of vegetarian and vegan

Vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam have taken the city by storm, offering food so delicious even the most carnivorous eaters won’t think twice about a soybean burger.

Best of food and drink

Top 10 winter food spots

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10 unusual dining experiences

When it comes to eating out in Amsterdam, there's always something new and unique to try. But if you're looking for something extra special from your ...

Top 10 Mexican restaurants

If you’re craving Mexican food, Amsterdam won’t disappoint. Mexico may be on the other side of the world, but you’ll still be able to find authentic L...

20 brilliant breakfast spots

Although breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the majority of culinary attention always seems to be lavished upon evening dining. But with...

Top 10 arty coffee houses

Amsterdam is full of great art museums and galleries, and there is certainly no shortage of cool cafés, either. But what about combining the two? In a...

10 x wine bars in Amsterdam

The Dutch may not be typically known for their wine, but wine bars are enjoying an ever growing popularity in Amsterdam. Spend a long, relaxed evening...

Top 10 cocktail bars

Amsterdam is home to some incredibly unique cocktail bars that push mixology boundaries in delicious ways. Read on to discover the very best cocktail ...

13x breweries in Amsterdam

06 Jun 2018
Amsterdam is bubbling over with breweries, a boon for beer lovers. Whether you’re looking for bock, blond, stout or traditional beer brewed in a...

Hotel bars

Hotels aren't just for sleeping. With plenty of fantastic hotel bars on offer in Amsterdam – ranging from decadent to über-cool – they are now an exci...

Grand cafés

Occupying a steadfast place within Amsterdam's long tradition of café culture, the city's grand cafés are spacious and stylish places to unwind. Nothi...

New in town: May 2018

16 May 2018
Summertime is here, and we’ve got terraces galore to enjoy in this month’s New In Town selection. Here are the latest Amsterdam openings g...

10 best fries in Amsterdam

Whether they're called frites, Dutch fries, patat, friet or vlaamse frites, not all fries are created equal. In our quest to find the very best f...

5x green cafés in Amsterdam

10 Aug 2018
We've been living in a tropical state lately. So much so that everyone is trying to escape the rising temperatures in search of places to cool down (c...

Top 5 oliebollen in Amsterdam

Stroopwafels may get all the international fame and glory, but true Dutch food lovers will tell you that the best way to fill a hole in your heart and...

Must-haves for your trip to Amsterdam

I amsterdam City Card

Get free entry to the city's top attractions and free public transport for the duration of your stay with this handy cultural pass.
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Canal Cruise Ticket

The Canal Cruise Ticket offers an easy way to experience canal cruising in Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket

Get two days' entry to more than 20 different Amsterdam nightclubs for just €10.
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