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What to Eat in Amsterdam

From raw herring to pancakes – and rice tables too – Amsterdam, like many other international cities, is filled with a multiplicity of national and international cuisines. Take its Dutch pancakes, which come smothered or stuffed with every topping imaginable, from bacon to blueberries. (Recent travelers rave about The Pancake Bakery). Raw herring is another Netherlands specialty and is consumed whole. Jenever, or Dutch gin, is another must-try, and one of the loveliest places to enjoy it might be the idyllic Distillery 't Nieuwe Diep.

Indonesian rijsttafel (or rice tables) – rice topped with spiced meats, vegetables and fish – are hugely popular. For some of the best, try Restaurant Blauw, Sampurna or Restaurant Jun. Indonesian establishments are scattered throughout the city. Cheap ethnic eats are mainly gathered in the De Pijp neighborhood.

For an upscale dining experience, try the Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets) or the Reguliersdwarsstraat areas. Travelers also praise the food finds on Elandsgracht Street in the Canal Ring. Beware tourist traps in the party-hearty areas of Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein and the Red Light District.

Find the Best Restaurants in Amsterdam

  • #1
    Martine of Martine's Table
    #1 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 272 reviewsTripAdvisor (272)
    $ - $$ | French, Dutch, European
    1012GP Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #2
    De Silveren Spiegel
    #2 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1181 reviewsTripAdvisor (1181)
    $$ | Dutch, European
    Kattengat 4-6 Centrum, 1012 SZ Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #3
    Graham's Kitchen
    #3 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 256 reviewsTripAdvisor (256)
    $$ | European
    Hemonystraat 38, 1074 BS Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #4
    D'Juice House Amsterdam
    #4 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 106 reviewsTripAdvisor (106)
    $ | Healthy, International, European
    Heiligeweg 10, 1012 XR Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #5
    Sweet Bob Amsterdam
    #5 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 152 reviewsTripAdvisor (152)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian
    Brouwersgracht 113, 1015 GD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #6
    Zaza's
    #6 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1814 reviewsTripAdvisor (1814)
    $ - $$ | French, International, Mediterranean, European
    Daniel Stalpertstraat 103hs, 1072 XD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #7
    Chez Lorraine
    #7 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, European
    Tweede Laurierdwarsstraat 50, 1016 RC Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #8
    Bhatti Pasal - Authentic Nepalese Food
    #8 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 553 reviewsTripAdvisor (553)
    $ | Asian, Nepali, Healthy
    Voetboogstraat 23, 1012 XK Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #9
    Senses Restaurant
    #9 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1885 reviewsTripAdvisor (1885)
    $$ | International, European
    Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #10
    Kroegtijger
    #10 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 74 reviewsTripAdvisor (74)
    $ - $$ | Pub, Bar
    Zeedijk 134, 1012 BC Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #11
    The Chicken Bar
    #11 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 603 reviewsTripAdvisor (603)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Barbecue, European, Grill, Pub
    Voetboogstraat 6, 1012 XL Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #12
    Pastai
    #12 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 102 reviewsTripAdvisor (102)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Jan Pieter Heijestraat 118, 1054 MH Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #13
    Restaurant Adam
    #13 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 476 reviewsTripAdvisor (476)
    $$ | French, Dutch, European
    Overtoom 515a, 1054 LH Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #14
    Original Stroopwafels
    #14 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 222 reviewsTripAdvisor (222)
    $ | Dutch, Fast Food
    Albert Cuyp market 180 Under the golden Angel in front of Bazar restaurant, Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #15
    Ciel Bleu Restaurant
    #15 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 965 reviewsTripAdvisor (965)
    $$ | Contemporary, International
    Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 Hotel Okura Amsterdam, 1072 LB Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #16
    Cafe Sonneveld
    #16 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1582 reviewsTripAdvisor (1582)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, Bar, European, International
    Egelantiersgracht 72-74, 1015 RM Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #17
    Benny’s Chicken
    #17 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 145 reviewsTripAdvisor (145)
    $ | Dutch, Fast Food, European, Street Food
    Albert Cuypstraat in front of 175-179. Spot 111-113, 1073 BD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #18
    The Happy Bull
    #18 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 518 reviewsTripAdvisor (518)
    $ - $$ | American, European, Diner
    Hoofddorpweg 9, 1059 CS Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #19
    PIQNIQ
    #19 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1641 reviewsTripAdvisor (1641)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International
    Lindengracht 59 hs, 1015 KC Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #20
    De Koffieschenkerij
    #20 of 4,864 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 314 reviewsTripAdvisor (314)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, Cafe, European
    Oudekerksplein 27, 1012 GX Amsterdam The Netherlands
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