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Traditional Dutch fare is usually carbohydrate loaded large meals with plenty of cheese to follow, or graze on all day. A Dutch breakfast is a good solid meal of meats and cheeses and breads, all washed down with plenty of coffee. Lunch is a lighter meal and dinner is the full three coarse.

There are some traditional Dutch restaurants in Amsterdam but there is also many other eating experiences ranging from the exotic asian cuisines to Italian, Greek and Spanish, so all tastes are catered for here.

Fast food outlets are big as well and all the usual outlets can be found in an around Amsterdam. Outdoor dining is popular, with most of the cafes having outdoor seating. Coffee drinking is a popular pastime in Amsterdam so cafes are always easy to find. The Dutch also like their beer and it is served in most eateries.


A large selection of Amsterdam's restaurant sand eateries, can be found in the city centre around the Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein areas. Cheaper eateries are in the Nieuwendijk and Zeedijk and central station areas. The area around Jordaan offers a trendy, different style of eating.

Below is a selection of just a few of Amsterdam's restaurants.

Amsterdam's Asian Restaurants

Kantjil and de Tijger
This is a good moderately priced Indonesian restaurant located in Spui. Spuistraat 291-293 (020 620 0994)

New Bali
Known to have the best Indonesian food at good prices. Leidsestraat 95 (020 622 7878)

Tempo Doeloe
This restaurant serves traditional Indonesian cuisine in an attractive atmosphere.Utrechtestraat 75 (020 625 6718)

Sazanka Teppan Yaki
Located at the Hotel Okura this is a fine dining Japanese restaurant. Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 (020 678 7111)

Sea Palace
This Hong Kong Style floating restaurant is located near Central Station. Oosterdokskade 8 (020 626 4777)

Zushi
One of many new upmarket sushi bars that are very popular in Amsterdam. Amstel 20 (020 330 6882)

Amsterdam's Fine Dining Restaurants

De Poort
This is a well know old Dutch restaurant. Hotel die Port van Cleve, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176-180 (020 624 4860)

De Goudsbloem
This hotel restaurant boasts a huge wine list, which is unusual in Amsterdam. The menu has a french feel and the restaurant is located in the Pulizer Hotel. Prinsengracht 315-331 (020 523 5235)

D'Vijff Vlieghen
This is Amsterdam's most well known and recognised Dutch restaurant. Spuistraat 294 (020 624 8369)

't Swarte Schaep
Popular for it's traditional Dutch fare, and it's 17th century interior. korte Leidsedwarstraat 24 (020 622 3021)


Amsterdam's French Restaurants

Bordewijk
This is popular upmarket modern French restaurant located in Jordaan. Noordermarkt 7 (020 624 3899)

De Trechter
This French restaurant offers fine french dining. Hobbemakade 63 (020 671 1263)

Christophe
This is a very upmarket French restaurant. Leliegracht 46 (020 625 0807)

Amsterdam's Good Value Dining

Ambrosia
Offers food with Caribbean style flavors at reasonable prices. Stadhouderskade 31 (020 664 0408)

Cafe Luxembourg
This stylish, large cafe has a larger reputation for serving good food at good prices and is always popular. Spui 24 (020 620 6264)

De Prins
This neighborhood restaurant offers good Dutch food in a quiet location. Prinsengracht 124 (020 624 9382)

Haesje Claes
This cozy Dutch restaurant at Spui, offers good solid Dutch fare at good prices. Spuistraat 273-275 (020 624 9998)

Amsterdam Italian restaurant

La Storia della Vita
A long standign Italian restaurant. Weteringschans 171 (020 623 42 51).

Amsterdam Mexican restaurant

Los Pilones
A snmall restauraitn but wellknown in Amsterdam. Kerkstraat 63, Canal belt (020 320 4651).

Amsterdam's Spanish Restaurants

Tapasbar A la Plancha
Tapas and wine is a great starter at this spanish style restaurant. 1e looierdwarsstraat 15 (020 420 3633)  

 

 
 
 
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