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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
    Esther's Cookery
    #1 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 83 reviewsTripadvisor (83)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, International, Mediterranean, Fusion
    46 Gerard Doustraat, 1072 VT Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #2
    Martine of Martine's Table
    #2 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 327 reviewsTripadvisor (327)
    $ - $$ | French, Dutch, European
    1012GP Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #3
    Graham's Kitchen
    #3 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 494 reviewsTripadvisor (494)
    $$ | European, Contemporary
    Hemonystraat 38, 1074 BS Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #4
    Ta Toru
    #4 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 166 reviewsTripadvisor (166)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Indonesian, Healthy, Fusion
    Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182I The Food Department, 1012 SJ Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #5
    Dope
    #5 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 148 reviewsTripadvisor (148)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Eerste van der Helststraat 66, 1072 NZ Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #6
    De Silveren Spiegel
    #6 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1401 reviewsTripadvisor (1401)
    $$ | Dutch, European
    Kattengat 4-6 Centrum, 1012 SZ Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #7
    Restaurant Bougainville
    #7 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 162 reviewsTripadvisor (162)
    $$ | International, European
    Dam 27 In Hotel TwentySeven, 1012 JS Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #8
    Mortimer Amsterdam
    #8 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 295 reviewsTripadvisor (295)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, Cafe, European, Healthy
    Nieuwezijds kolk 33, 1012 PV Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #9
    Tacos & Tequila
    #9 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 316 reviewsTripadvisor (316)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Healthy
    Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182 i The Food Department-Magna Plaza, 1012 SJ Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #10
    Sweet Bob Amsterdam
    #10 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 174 reviewsTripadvisor (174)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian
    Brouwersgracht 113, 1015 GD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #11
    Senses Restaurant
    #11 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2119 reviewsTripadvisor (2119)
    $$ | International, European, Healthy
    Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #12
    Cafe Sonneveld
    #12 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2587 reviewsTripadvisor (2587)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, Bar, European, International
    Egelantiersgracht 72-74, 1015 RM Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #13
    Restaurant Zaza's
    #13 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1972 reviewsTripadvisor (1972)
    $$ | International
    Daniel Stalpertstraat 103, 1072 XD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #14
    Utrechtsedwarstafel
    #14 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 363 reviewsTripadvisor (363)
    $$ | French, Dutch, European, International
    Utrechtsedwarsstraat 107-109, 1017 WD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #15
    Restaurant Adam
    #15 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 545 reviewsTripadvisor (545)
    $$ | European
    Overtoom 515a, 1054 LH Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #16
    Bhatti Pasal - Authentic Nepalese Food
    #16 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 905 reviewsTripadvisor (905)
    $ | Asian, Healthy, Nepali
    Voetboogstraat 23, 1012 XK Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #17
    Palmyra Syrian Restaurant
    #17 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 194 reviewsTripadvisor (194)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Assyrian
    Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 53H, 1012 RD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #18
    Original Stroopwafels
    #18 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 305 reviewsTripadvisor (305)
    $ | Dutch, Fast Food
    Albert Cuyp market 180 Under the golden Angel in front of Bazar restaurant, Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #19
    D'Juice House Amsterdam
    #19 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 151 reviewsTripadvisor (151)
    $ | Healthy, Cafe, European, International
    Heiligeweg 10, 1012 XR Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • #20
    Eastwood Beer & Grill
    #20 of 4,491 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 438 reviewsTripadvisor (438)
    $ - $$ | American, Steakhouse, Bar, European
    Oosterdoksstraat 4 DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, 1011 DK Amsterdam The Netherlands
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