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.
Kantjil and de Tijger
This is a good moderately priced Indonesian restaurant located in Spui. Spuistraat 291-293 (020 620 0994)
Known to have the best Indonesian food at good prices. Leidsestraat 95 (020 622 7878)
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)
This Hong Kong Style floating restaurant is located near Central Station. Oosterdokskade 8 (020 626 4777)
One of many new upmarket sushi bars that are very popular in Amsterdam. Amstel 20 (020 330 6882)
This is a well know old Dutch restaurant. Hotel die Port van Cleve, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176-180 (020 624 4860)
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)
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)
This is popular upmarket modern French restaurant located in Jordaan. Noordermarkt 7 (020 624 3899)
This French restaurant offers fine french dining. Hobbemakade 63 (020 671 1263)
This is a very upmarket French restaurant. Leliegracht 46 (020 625 0807)
La Storia della Vita
A long standign Italian restaurant. Weteringschans 171 (020 623 42 51).
Tapasbar A la Plancha
Tapas and wine is a great starter at this spanish style restaurant. 1e looierdwarsstraat 15 (020 420 3633)