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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 fries in Amsterdam (usually served in a paper cone and slathered in sauces), we've combed the entire city in search of the tastiest, crispiest, most mouth-watering frites - you can thank us later.

Popular choice:

Fabel Friet

Two students started with a "Frietkar" going around different festivals and events in the city. Business went well (to say the least), which resulted in a permanent location - Fabel Friet - on the Runstraat. Now, they've become a TikTok sensation with massive queues in front of their shop. Get in line to try some perfect fries with cheddar and parmesan toppings, and don't miss their amazing homemade mayos created with local produce straight from the Albert Cuypmarkt.

Fabel Friet | Runstraat 1 (Centrum)

*Fabel Friet is highly popular, and you may have to queue! If you don’t fancy the wait, check out the equally delicious locations below. 

Alternative local favourites:


Frietboutique fries
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Head to the Frietboutique in Amsterdam’s Oud-Zuid neighbourhood for delicious freshly prepared fries (with the skin on, for extra vitamins!). Owners Sammy and Pebbles source their potatoes from local suppliers and even deliver their tasty taters to a long list of top Amsterdam restaurants, including Ron Gastrobar and the Hilton Doubletree.

Frietboutique | Johannes Verhulststraat 107 (Zuid)

Vleminckx de Sausmeester

Don’t let the modest size of this shop fool you: they’ve received rave reviews for their Belgian-style fries since the 1950s. But there’s more: Vleminckx de Sausmeester is also famous for (and you might have guessed it from the name) the range of sauces to choose from (25 different kinds!). In addition to the traditional sauces, you can have your fries slathered with Andalusian, Hawaiian or yellow curry flavours. You’ll have to go back 25 times to try them all.

Vleminckx de Sausmeester | Voetboogstraat 33 (Centrum)

Vita’s Friet

People shopping at the Dappermarket
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Vita has been perfecting the art of the fry for more than 17 years. And her efforts have been deservedly recognised. In 2014, Vita’s Friet’s traditional-style fries were awarded the prize for the best in the Netherlands by the newspaper AD. Find Vita’s stall on the corner of the Dapperstraat and the Commelinstraat from Monday through Saturday and decide for yourself if they’re the crunchiest and tastiest in town.

Vita’s Friet | Dappermarkt (Oost)

Freddy Fryday

Freddy Fryday restaurant signature loaded fries
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At Freddy Fryday, they make their own Funky Fries from potatoes straight off the land, which they dress with a wide variety of toppings inspired by the Canadian Poutine and the "Kapsalon". Choose from classic toppings like the pulled pork with BBQ sauce or the pulled chicken with mozzarella, honey and sesame seeds. But there are vegetarian-friendly options, like Freddy's Nachos or Magic Mushroom. Tip: Freddy has specials, such as Freddy's Stoof, the Dutch variation on the Poutine.

Freddy Fryday | Linnaeusstraat 36 (Oost)

Par Hasard

Par Hasard restaurant exterior and terrace
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This atmospheric café serves high-quality Belgian frites that surpass the rest. There’s a good reason that Par Hasard has been a repeat recipient of the AD’s Best Fries in Amsterdam award. Skip your dinner plans, and head to one of Par Hasard’s three locations for fries with the perfect crunch and inner-fluffiness dipped in truffle mayo or other delicious sauces.

Par Hasard | three locations in Amsterdam (De Pijp, Hoofddorppleinbuurt, Zuidoost)


Picking up award after award, these fries alone are enough of a reason to make the short trip to Haarlem (just 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station). The crispy Belgian-style frites are made from locally sourced potatoes and fried to golden perfection in sustainable and natural oils. Friethoes’ food trucks also appear at food festivals around the region. 

Friethoes | Kruisweg 43 (Haarlem)

Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis fries
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You’ll probably spot the crowd from afar at this legendary stall popular among Amsterdammers and tourists alike. At Manneken Pis, spuds plucked from the clay soil in Zeeland are transformed into incredibly fresh and phenomenally tasty Flemish fries. Open until late in the evening, the shop offers 20 sauces that will have you licking your lips, including the unusual ‘weed’ sauce. Extra hungry? Order the most oversized cone, the Obelix. We dare you to finish this portion, which weighs nearly a kilo!

Manneken Pis | Damrak 41 (Centrum)

Pont Neuf

If you haven’t already taken the ferry across the River IJ, drop everything and go now! Regarding the best chips in Amsterdam Noord, Pont Neuf is a serious contender. This eatery is famous for organic fries that will make your mouth water. In an unusual cooking method, the potatoes are sliced fresh and baked in soybean oil until crispy. Seating is limited, but the people-watching opportunities make up for it.

Pont Neuf | Buiksloterweg 5 (Noord)