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Restaurants for groups in Amsterdam

When it comes to group dining, Amsterdam has you covered. Whether you’re organising an informal meeting, going for an after-work meal with colleagues or just want to impress your friends, the city has your group's perfect dining experience. Browse our top suggestions!

Restaurant-Café In de Waag

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Restaurant-Café In de Waag is a stylish restaurant in Amsterdam that accomodates small and large groups for lunch, dinner, drinks and meetings. Their kitchen has a touch of Dutch flare, and the menu is regularly changed to keep things new and fresh. There are multiple options for groups, including a full lunch or dinner for up to 180 people in the main section of the restaurant. You can also book an informal standing dinner or just a round of cake, coffee and drinks in the bar. The spacious terrace and history of this beautiful building are sure to impress!

Café Restaurant Amsterdam

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Thanks to its large size, Café Restaurant Amsterdam is an ideal restaurant for groups of up to 45 people. The hearty menu encourages diners to come together as they enjoy their food and it serves everything from lamb chops to pasta and fish and has special menus for groups of varying sizes. And naturally, there is a wide selection of wines and beers to choose from too.

Café Restaurant Amsterdam | Watertorenplein 6

The Harbour Club

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This swanky restaurant’s décor is a fusion of Miami, Barcelona and Côte d'Azur – all in Amsterdam! The luxurious Harbour Club proudly flaunts its maritime roots and offers fresh seafood daily, including sushi (try the amazing salmon torch roll), oysters and caviar. Groups of up to 20 people can choose from two a la carte menus, groups of 21-59 people can choose from the special sales menu and groups of 60 or more will enjoy a fixed menu. The restaurant can even host up to 300 people at a neighbouring space.

The Harbour Club | Apollolaan 2

Hotel de Goudfazant

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This hip restaurant on the waterfront of Amsterdam Noord is massive, making it a great choice for larger group dinners (30-50 people). The restaurant’s raw, industrial and trendy style is certainly unique, but it still fits right in with Noord’s vibe. Hotel de Goudfazant also has some impressive decorations, including vintage cars, a chandelier made of glass bottles and linen tablecloths, and the staff are always attentive and polite. The restaurant is a go-to spot for many of Amsterdam’s creative professionals too.

Hotel de Goudfazant | Aambeeldstraat 10 H

Lowlander Botanical Bar & Restaurant

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An excellent spot for group dining, Lowlander Botanical Bar & Restaurant offers a plant-led, seasonal menu centred around fresh takes on familiar classics, such as jackfruit rendang, aubergine steak or potato terrine. Every dish is prepared using herbs, spices and techniques that pack a flavourful punch. Check out their creative list of botanically brewed beers (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), botanical sodas, fresh teas, all-natural juices and beer cocktails.

Lowlander Botanical Bar & Restaurant | Gedempt Hamerkanaal 201

Louie Louie

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The concept of Louie Louie, an all-day- café in Amsterdam Oost, was inspired by the popular number released in the 60s by The Kingsmen. Here you can indulge in South American-inspired cuisine around the clock at the spacious bar, on the terrace, or at a table situated before a grand, floor-to-ceiling window.

Louie Louie | Linnaeusstraat 11A

Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam

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This household name gives diners a chance to immerse themselves in rock ‘n’ roll history (as well as enjoy some excellent service and the flavours of classic American dining). Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, the energetic, modern restaurant boasts an array of options for group dining. Along with a specialised group menu, the Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam can seat up to 210 people and host 350 for a standing reception. It can even be booked as a venue for cocktail parties, corporate events, photo shoots and more.

Hard Rock Cafe | Max Euweplein 57-61

Kantjil & de Tijger

Nasi poetih, sate ajam, rendang, gado gado, sajoer lodegh… these are all small dishes that make up the Indonesian Rice Table. Restaurant Kantjil en de Tijger in the Spuistraat serves authentic ‘rijsttafels’ or à la carte dishes in an atmospheric interior. For a quick pot noodle or other Asian snacks one can pop into Kantjil To Go next door.

Kantjil & de Tijger | Spuistraat 291-293

De IJ-kantine

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Restaurant Cafe De IJ-kantine is more than just a canteen on the IJ. This striking brasserie with its fabulous terrace on the NDSM harbour has just about everything: freshly brewed coffee in the morning, lunch dishes inspired by global cuisines by day, cocktails by the fireplace in the lounge in the evening and at dinner time, delicious dishes such as grilled entrecote, beetroot risotto and half lobster are on offer along with wine by glass to match your choice.

De IJ-kantine | NDSM-Kade 5  

Kitchen & Bar Van Rijn

Overlooking the Rembrandtplein in the centre of Amsterdam, Van Rijn’s group dining space on the mezzanine of its classically styled restaurant and bar, offers a vibrant, semi-private setting for up to 70 people. The menu boasts impressive dishes with high-quality ingredients, like roasted venison, grilled lobster and truffle risotto. There’s also a fingerfood menu with Dutch and international favourites - think gyoza, spring rolls and oysters - to keep guests satisfied through the evening. 

Kitchen & Bar Van Rijn | Rembrandtplein 17

Baut Oost

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Described as an urban oasis in Amsterdam's East, Baut Oost is a thriving large open space suited for any kind of event in a relaxed setting. Its private banqueting room Above Baut regularly hosts meetings, presentations, workshops and congresses for up to 150 people standing or 15-60 for a sit-down event. During a private dinner Baut serves a 3/4/5-course chef’s menu, and offers wine or cocktail pairing and other drink arrangements. The restaurant loves local products and producers, giving international cuisine a touch of Amsterdam: think octopus with smoked eggplant bechamel, Jerusalem artichoke and hazelnut pesto, beetroot carpaccio with za'atar, or Dutch shrimp in cocktail sauce.

Baut Oost | Wibautstraat 125

Capital Kitchen

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Nestled in Capital C– Amsterdam's hub for creativity– Capital Kitchen is all about local flavour. With sustainably and regionally sourced ingredients from nearby suppliers, Capital Kitchen puts local food at the heart of its menu. Offering groups dining experiences in their main dining spaces or inspiring private dining room, Capital Kitchen serves character, sophistication and togetherness with a distinctly local flair.

Capital Kitchen | Weesperplein 4A