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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. Guided food tours are another great way to familiarize yourself with the local dining scene while enjoying authentic Dutch specialities.

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  • #1
    Martine of Martine's Table
    #1 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 325 reviewsTripAdvisor (325)
    $ - $$ | French, Dutch, European
    1012GP Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #2
    Graham's Kitchen
    #2 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 447 reviewsTripAdvisor (447)
    $$ | European, Contemporary
    Hemonystraat 38, 1074 BS Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #3
    Restaurant Bougainville
    #3 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 150 reviewsTripAdvisor (150)
    $$ | International, European
    Dam 27 In Hotel TwentySeven, 1012 JS Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #4
    Dope
    #4 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripAdvisor (121)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Eerste van der Helststraat 66, 1072 NZ Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #5
    De Silveren Spiegel
    #5 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1328 reviewsTripAdvisor (1328)
    $$ | Dutch, European
    Kattengat 4-6 Centrum, 1012 SZ Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #6
    Original Stroopwafels
    #6 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 297 reviewsTripAdvisor (297)
    $ | Dutch, Fast Food
    Albert Cuyp market 180 Under the golden Angel in front of Bazar restaurant, Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #7
    Sweet Bob Amsterdam
    #7 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 172 reviewsTripAdvisor (172)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian
    Brouwersgracht 113, 1015 GD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #8
    Restaurant Adam
    #8 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 528 reviewsTripAdvisor (528)
    $$ | European
    Overtoom 515a, 1054 LH Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #9
    Restaurant Zaza's
    #9 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1950 reviewsTripAdvisor (1950)
    $ - $$ | International, European
    Daniel Stalpertstraat 103, 1072 XD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #10
    Senses Restaurant
    #10 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2050 reviewsTripAdvisor (2050)
    $$ | International, European, Central European
    Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #11
    D'Juice House Amsterdam
    #11 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 148 reviewsTripAdvisor (148)
    $ | Healthy, Cafe, European, International
    Heiligeweg 10, 1012 XR Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #12
    The Happy Bull
    #12 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 663 reviewsTripAdvisor (663)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, European, Diner, Street Food
    Hoofddorpweg 9, 1059 CS Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #13
    Cafe Sonneveld
    #13 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2402 reviewsTripAdvisor (2402)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, Bar, European, International
    Egelantiersgracht 72-74, 1015 RM Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #14
    De Koffieschenkerij
    #14 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 386 reviewsTripAdvisor (386)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, Cafe, European
    Oudekerksplein 27, 1012 GX Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #15
    Utrechtsedwarstafel
    #15 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 329 reviewsTripAdvisor (329)
    $$ | Dutch, European, International
    Utrechtsedwarsstraat 107-109, 1017 WD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #16
    VISSER Amsterdam
    #16 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 65 reviewsTripAdvisor (65)
    $ - $$ | French, Dutch, Cafe, International, European, Pub
    Lindengracht 95 H, 1015 KD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #17
    Bhatti Pasal - Authentic Nepalese Food
    #17 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 832 reviewsTripAdvisor (832)
    $ | Asian, Nepali, Healthy
    Voetboogstraat 23, 1012 XK Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #18
    PIQNIQ
    #18 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1831 reviewsTripAdvisor (1831)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International
    Lindengracht 59 hs, 1015 KC Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #19
    The Chicken Bar
    #19 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1004 reviewsTripAdvisor (1004)
    $ - $$ | Barbecue, European, Grill
    Voetboogstraat 6, 1012 XL Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #20
    Tacos & Tequila
    #20 of 4,429 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 162 reviewsTripAdvisor (162)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Spanish
    Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182 i The Food Department-Magna Plaza, 1012 SJ Amsterdam The Netherlands
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