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Best chicken in Amsterdam

Much like gourmet burgers, chicken is something Amsterdam can’t seem to get enough of. Across the city, you’ll find dozens of new chicken joints popping up, offering finger-licking tastiness in various styles. From rotisserie to barbecue, fine dining and the best fried chicken restaurants, we’ve collected our favourite spots to eat succulent chicken in Amsterdam.

Popular choice:

Lady Bird Fried Chicken

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Every day since its opening in November 2022, Ladybird Fried Chicken in De Pijp is filled with crowds of chicken lovers with high expectations. The owners made a name for themselves by starting restaurants like Staring at Jacob, Fraiche and the vegan Yerba. With this project, they wanted to show how fried chicken need not resemble fast food in any way. To us, Ladybird is the ultimate comfort food experience, but be sure to try it yourself!

*Lady Bird 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:


SOJU Bar chicken sandwich
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For those who love Korean cuisine, SOJU Bar in De Pijp is a hidden gem. Known for its bursts of flavour, their fried chicken is seasoned to perfection and never disappoints. With a focus on comfort food, excellent drinks, and a snug atmosphere, SOJU Bar offers a cosy dining experience with delicious fried chicken as a highlight.

SOJU Bar | Ferdinand Bolstraat 13-15, De Pijp

Taste Like Chicken

Taste Like Chicken restaurant exterior
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There’s even a delicious option for vegetarians and vegans among us. Taste Like Chicken recently opened its doors in Amsterdam and is the Netherlands’ first plant-based chicken joint. Expect dishes with all your favourite chicken flavours from fresh plant-based ingredients and mouth-watering sauces.

Taste Like Chicken | Van Woustraat 29h, De Pijp
*temporarily closed

Kip 'n Drip (KID)

Kip ‘N Drip (KID) started as a takeaway spot, and after years of success, they finally have their own restaurant. Besides crispy fried chicken, they have other unique dishes, such as stuffed chicken wings or manado-grilled chicken skewers.

Kip ‘N Drip (KID) | Ruysdaelkade 251, De Pijp

Hotel de Goudfazant

Not actually a hotel, but a spectacular restaurant located in a former garage, de Goudfazant has a simple seasonal menu, which always includes delicious spit-roasted chicken. Be sure to check out the industrial interiors - a nod to the building's past. Located on the northern banks of the IJ, the large sunny terrace is the perfect al fresco dining spot for a summer evening.

Hotel de Goudfazant | Aambeeldstraat 30, Noord


French cuisine with a Flemish touch? That's what Rijsel in Oost is all about. The name Rijsel is the Flemish word for Lille - an industrial city in Northern France known for its refined cooking and affordable, no-nonsense dishes. The restaurant showcases poussin (spring chicken), prepared on the grill that you can see from your table, but the rest of the menu and the exceptional wine list are always also worth a look.

Rijsel | Marcusstraat 52B, Oost


De Bierfabriek interior
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Bierfabriek brews its own beers, and you can even share a 'tap table' with a group of friends to pour your own. An ice-cold glass of foamy beer naturally tastes delicious with farm chicken prepared the Burgundian way - the pride of Bierfabriek. The secret? All free-range chickens are marinated in home-brewed beer for 24 hours first before they are grilled over the charcoal.

Bierfabriek | Rokin 75, Centrum

De Biertuin

People sitting on Biertuin terrace on Linnaeusstraat
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Beer and grilled chicken are, without a doubt, an excellent combination, and fortunately, these are two things Biertuin does best. We recommend ordering half a spit-roasted farm chicken with homemade apple compote, so-called luie wijven friet (lazy woman fries) and a fresh salad. Or, if you're in a hurry, order the Chicken in a Brown Paper Bag to take away with you and head into Oosterpark right next door.

De Biertuin | Linnaeusstraat 29, Oost


Braai Westerpark, interior, meat on a grill
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Barbecue fans must visit Braai in Oud-Zuid, where all the dishes are prepared on a charcoal fire. The idea for this place was inspired by Freddy's BBQ Joint from the hit series House of Cards. In addition to delicious ribs (which are already very famous in Amsterdam), they also make spicy piri piri chicken. Any chance you’re reading this in Vondelpark right now and craving chicken? Give them a call, and they'll deliver it to the park for you. Delicious.

Braai | Schinkelhavenkade 1, Oud-Zuid


Rotisserie restaurant signature dishes
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The aroma of succulent chicken from this Brooklyn-inspired rotisserie will pull you in at the front door. Grab a stool at the bar to watch them grilling right in front of you, or settle down at one of the cosy tables at the back of the building surrounded by some beautiful chicken-themed artwork. Rotisserie’s first branch opened in Oud-West, but they recently expanded to Oost due to popular demand. Alongside spit-roasted chicken, the burgers here are also highly recommended.

Rotisserie | De Clercqstraat 81, Oud-West / Beukenplein 17, Oost

Chris Kip

People shopping at the Albert Cuyp market
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Fancy dusting off the barbecue and grilling some delicious chicken at home? You’ll find the tastiest organic chicken in all shapes and sizes at Chris Kip, just off the Albert Cuypmarkt. Chicken wings, drumsticks, marinated, spiced or a whole corn-fed bird with or without skin? Chris Verhoef and Marijke Broekmeyer are happy to help you choose the proper joints for a tasty lunch, snack or evening meal. This is the go-to butcher for all your chicken needs.

Chris Kip | Albert Cuyp Market Stall 117, De Pijp