Welcome to the ultimate Amsterdam Travel Foodie Guide! As a seasoned traveler and self-proclaimed foodie, I have personally scoured the streets of Amsterdam, indulging in its culinary wonders for this special guide. Through multiple visits, recommendations from fellow travelers, and tapping into my local contacts, I have curated a handpicked selection of the city’s best places to eat and drink. I’ve uncovered all the hidden gems, savored traditional Dutch delicacies, and explored the international offerings available so that you too may dive into the vibrant culinary scene available in Amsterdam.
Get ready to see the sights but also eat and drink your way during your visit to Amsterdam.
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Top 5 Eats In Amsterdam
Syrup waffle that is made by pressing two very thin waffles together with a layer of caramel syrup. Tip: Albert Cuyp Market in De Pijp is supposed to have the best fresh ones and you can also get them at any supermarket or gift shop.
Holland’s favorite snacks are deep-fried, bread crumbed, meat-filled balls. The filling usually consists of beef, flour, beef broth, and various seasonings.
Another snack favorite for locals that originated in France and is similar to the deep fried potato balls from Spain. Enjoyed as a side, snack or inside of a sandwich.
This is an old-style Dutch dish. It is made of mashed potatoes mixed with one or more vegetables like kale, carrots, sauerkraut and served usually with a sausage on top.
Dutch Baby Pancake
Dutch love pancakes in any size but the more popular version is small and oven baked. Other versions include something similar to crepes and topped with both savory and sweet toppings.
Learn to make your own Dutch pancakes with a local with this Private Dutch Pancake Class with a Local in her Home in the Heart of Amsterdam tour.
Top 5 Places To Eat In Amsterdam
A culinary experience that pairs fine dining with matching audio-visual effects. As you tuck into the starters, you’ll be accompanied by images of Italian frescoes, whilst upstairs, in a candy floss coloured chamber with angelic wall art, a generous dessert course awaits.
Dine in a former TV base. Enjoy tasty craft cocktails while you hang on their outdoor rooftop or indulge in a culinary six-course evening meal.
Adventurous diners can take a boat to a nearby deserted island and enjoy a four-course meal in a specially constructed greenhouse. Book in advance as spots are limited and fill up months in advance.
Trendy restaurant option with a beautiful outdoor terrace that overlooks the water and delicious food to match. Be sure to visit at sunset for the best views overlooking the waterfront.
Innovative restaurant with an open fish market serving a menu of fresh seafood that changes daily. Splurge and go for the full tasting menu.
Looking to all the Dutch food hot spots in one. Try this The Grand Dutch Food and History Tour.
Top 5 Places To Lunch In Amsterdam
A hip space filled with food stalls and a bar. You can dine on a huge variety of different flavours, from all around the world. Recommend sushi from Mr Temaki, tacos from taqueria and the hot dogs from Bulls & Dogs.
With four locations in the city, this simple burger establishment will surprise you with their tasty gourmet burgers and fries available. A hearty treat when touring the city.
You need to catch one of the free ferries from Amsterdam Centraal to NDSM-Werf (now a very hip area with lots of street art, groovy restaurants, cafes, shops and accommodation). Pllek’s menu is 75% vegetarian and 25% vegan and includes an outdoor waterfront “beach” with live music during the summer.
Tasty sandwich shop perfect for lunch. They are quick to have your order prepared but do note that they do not offer a sitting area so only take-out is available.
Amazing beer garden in the center of Vondelpark offering beers, snacks, pizza and late brunch.
Want to explore the city and fill your belly with all the local treats you can imagine. Book this Food Lovers Tour in Amsterdam.
Top 5 Places To Drink In Amsterdam
Up-level your drinking experience. Craft cocktails (perfect for a happy hour or aperitifs). Highly recommend this gem. The tastiest cocktails and extraordinary staff to match.
Located in the heart of Amsterdam, this is a unique concept bar that offers sake, unique craft cocktails and private karaoke rooms to create your own one of a kind party.
Fancy cocktail spot in Amsterdam, if you can find it. A cocktail connoisseur will love it here as I did. Exceptional service and delicious cocktails.
Come for the cocktails – Try the truffle cocktail for something tasty and different. Enjoy panoramic views atop the A’dam tower and the rooftop outdoor swing.
Who doesn’t like to hit two birds with one stone. Cut Throat is a cool barber shop and bar all under one roof.
Craft your own Dutch themed cocktails at home. Book this Amsterdam: The Dutch Cocktail Workshop.
Amsterdam Amsterdam Travel Foodie Guide – Google Map
This handy Girltakesmundo Amsterdam Google Map lists over 40+ locations in Amsterdam. This includes restaurants, attractions, bars, coffee shops, etc. and has even more tips in the notes section. Be sure to add this list to your Google Maps.
Want to discover where else you can visit in Europe?
See my TRAVEL GUIDE SECTION for tips and recommendations for other bordering cities from Amsterdam. Learn how to get there, where to stay, eat and what to do!