30 of the Best Amsterdam Restaurants and Bars

Visiting Amsterdam seven times has given us plenty of time to do our favorite things – eat and drink – in Holland’s capital city.

Amsterdam restaurants are exciting. This is a city that pushes its culinary envelope on a daily basis while serving accessible food to locals and food travelers alike.

Many of the top restaurants are highly affordable, though the best restaurants in Amsterdam require reservations due to popularity.



Food is served in a contemporary, bright, comfortable, first-floor space in a former ‘domestic science school’ about a half block from the River Amstel in Amsterdam Oost.

BAK Restaurant

Originally a vegetarian restaurant, BAK now serves fish and meat in addition to vegetables. A funky menu completes the picture.


Café De Klepel

This self-proclaimed ‘wine cafe with a French bistro kitchen’ packs its cozy space in Amsterdam’s Centrum neighborhood every night of the week.


Maris Piper Brasserie

Menu highlights include global classics like Steak Tartare and Beef Wellington as well as local favorites like Herring and Dutch Shrimp.


Restaurant GUTS

Popular with creative diners in Amsterdam, Restaurant GUTS has been serving a rotating menu of sharable plates in Centrum since 2015.


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