Brasserie Harkema

City Center

In the heart of the theater district, this trendy brasserie serves up French classics in a former tobacco factory, now a contemporary and chic dining room. Outdoors...

  • Fine Dining
  • French

Singel 404

City Center

With generous portions and friendly staff, Singel 404 is a great little lunchroom and sandwich bar with a huge menu. Only a few minutes walk from major museums and

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Upstairs

City Center

Upstairs is a cozy pancake house in the center of Amsterdam, claiming to be the smallest restaurant in Europe. With only four tables surrounded by teapots and photos...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Local Cuisine

Café Kadijk

City Center

From the outside, this split-level café is just a tiny little place but serves a strong selection of Indonesian food from its small kitchen and good beer,...

  • Casual
  • Other

Restaurant Bonjour

Center

Established in 1972 on a side street off Utrechtsrasse, Restaurant Bistro Bonjour is inviting and intimate with terrace seating overlooking the Keizersgracht. It...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Sumo

Grachtengordel

With various locations throughout the city, Sumo at Vijzelstraat makes for a nice stop to fuel up on fresh fish and sake before heading out to the nightlife of...

  • Casual
  • Japanese

Tasca Bellota

Canal Ring

Tasca Bellota is a cute little hole in the wall on Herenstraat in the Canal Ring. Spanish chef Maripaula does authentic tapas and paellas accompanied by a choice of...

  • Casual
  • Spanish

Café in de Waag

Nieumarkt

Originally built in 1488, the monumental Waag (Weigh House) houses the Café in de Waag, with a classic international offer for lunch, high tea or dinner. The

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

't Sluisje

Red Light District

A combination of cabaret, bar and restaurant, the 't Sluisje could not be located anywhere else in the world but in Amsterdam's Red Light District. Enjoy a...

  • Theme
  • International

Azmarino

Tweede Sweelinckstraat

At the Azmarino in Amsterdam, Mekonnen Ykeallo is not only the owner and chef but cooks his mother's unique recipes and spices straight from East Africa.

  • Casual
  • Ethiopian / Eritrean

Bistro Bij Ons

Prinsengracht

Run by Esther and Carla, Bistro Bij Ons is a cosy restaurant in the Jordaan area with traditional Dutch food and atmosphere. Don't be surprised if one of the ladies...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Bo Cinq

City Center

The Bo Cinq is a French-Arabic restaurant situated in a rustic building on Prinsengracht within the canal ring in Central Amsterdam. Sip on a cocktail at the bar or

  • Casual
  • French

Bouchon du Centre

City Center

Hannah is the hostess and the cook in this very intimate, gay-friendly restaurant. Enjoy the French cuisine carefully prepared for lunch or pre-theatre dinner, but

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Café de Klos

Kerkstraat

Definitely not a place for you to take your vegetarian date, Café de Klos serves up superb barbecued meat in a an old-fashioned taverna. Go for the spare ribs,...

  • Casual
  • Barbeque

Café Loetje

City Center

Snooker tables are a central part of the history of Café Loetje, a former pub converted into a traditional Dutch restaurant. It has kept the charm of its former...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Café Mankind

Lijnbaansgracht

Arrive by boat, bike or foot to this lovely canal-side cafe close to the Rijksmuseum, the Antiques Quarter and the Spiegelgracht. With its own small pier next...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Café-restaurant van Kerkwijk

De Wallen

A classic Amsterdam-style eatery, the Café-restaurant van Kerkwijk is a stand out for the quality of its food and service. With a homely feel and tucked away on...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Ctaste

Amsterdam Zuid

This 'dine in the dark' experience takes diners on a journey of taste, sound and touch in complete darkness. Upon arrival, guests select their menu in the lighted...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Other

D.R.E.A.M.

Sloterdijk

At D.R.E.A.M., 10 all-you-can-eat buffets come at a fixed price, with soft drinks, coffees and teas included. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a

  • Casual
  • International

De Bakkerswinkel

City Center

A cute bakery with branches around Amsterdam and beyond, De Bakkerswinkel serves breakfast, lunch and high teas in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The cozy

  • Bakery
  • Local Cuisine

De Belhamel

Brouwersgracht

Located at the junction of the Brouwersgracht and Herengracht canals, De Belhamel is a romantic restaurant decorated in Belle Epoque Paris with blackboard and

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Downtown Lunchroom

City Center

Founded in 1970 and located in a building dating back to 1642, Downtown Lunchroom is an espresso bar and the first open gay cafe in Amsterdam, shedding the darkened...

  • Casual
  • International

Garlic Queen

Reguliersdwarsstraat

If garlic is not your thing or you're hoping to meet that special someone at one of the Reguliersdwarsstraat bars or clubs after dinner, stay away from the Garlic...

  • Specialty Shop
  • International

Hemelse Modder

Oude Waal

Established in 1984, Hemelse Modder (or Heavenly Mud) serves up seasonal three and four course menus of honest food made from organic, fair-trade ingredients. The...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

La Margarita

Reguliersdwarsstraat

A landmark restaurant for over 30 years, La Margarita serves up classic Mexican - nachos, enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, fajitas - right in the heart of the...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

La Oliva

Jordaan

Serving northern Spanish cuisine, La Oliva cooks up homemade tortillas, tostadas, pinxtos (tapas) and much more. Fresh oysters and an excellent wine list complete

  • Café or Bistro
  • Spanish

La Perla Restaurant

Jordaan

In the charming Jordaan neighborhood, La Perla dishes out perfect pizza made from ingredients like mozzarella di bufala imported straight from Italy. The thin crust...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Little Thai Prince

Zeedijk

Little Thai Prince is a small, popular and authentic restaurant on the Zeedijk in the city center. Considered the best thai in town, it is popular with LGBTQ

  • Casual
  • Thai

Looks

City Center

The small seasonal menu at Looks rotates every six weeks, but keeps few classics like Dutch oysters, entrecôte and lobster year round. Located in Chinatown just a...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Mangetsu

Oud Zuid

Located in the chic Oud Zuid neighborhood, Mangetsu is trendy and tasty. The restaurant's signature dish is the Mangetsu Rolls, a soft shell crab roll with rice, and

  • Casual
  • Japanese