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Eating and drinking

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.

Restaurants and bars in 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.

Cosy winter restaurants

Indulging in rich, hot, comforting food is one of the best things about the cold season, and so is snuggling up for hours in cosy restaurants and pubs.

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.

Cake and desserts

Treat yourself to something decadent, from traditional Dutch apple pie to layered cakes with lashings of icing.

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.

Healthy lunches

Juice & Salad Amsterdam
Take a break from sightseeing — and snack-tasting — with a wholesome lunch that’s both nutritious and delicious at some of the best healthy lunchrooms in Amsterdam.

Juice bars

If you're looking to grab something to quench your thirst and give you a health-boost, our pick of Amsterdam's best juice bars is the perfect place to help get your fix.

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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...