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A Foodie Guide To Amsterdam’s Best Restaurants And Cafés

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April 10, 2017 / Dutch / By
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Amsterdam is amazing during spring and it can be the perfect place to visit if you enjoy bike rides, boat tours and exploring the various cafes and restaurants that offer diverse culinary experiences. The food scene in Amsterdam is as diverse as the city’s tourists and it is perfect for those who love to explore different cuisines.

De Waaghals

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De Waaghals, or The Dare-devil, is a vegetarian restaurant with delicious food that is usually made with organic ingredients. Each mont in the restaurant’s menu you will find traditional dishes from different countries. The selection of drinks is impressive, you will be able to find organic wine, different kinds of beer, including locally brewed types, fruit juices and numerous types of tea.

A Fusion

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If you are a fan of Asian food and you want to indulge in some incredibly delicious dishes, you should visit A Fusion. Inspired by New York City’s Chinatown, A Fusion is an inviting place where you can watch Honk Kong music videos while enjoying your food and drinking bubble tea.

Café Restaurant Amsterdam

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Café Restaurant Amsterdam is a place ready to welcome numerous guests so if you are traveling with a large group of friends, you should stop for a meal in this restaurant, especially if you and your friends are fans of French and Dutch cuisine.

La Perla

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If you are looking for a friendly restaurant similar to your favorite neighborhood restaurant back at home, La Perla will make you very happy. The restaurant is known for its delicious wholesome Italian dishes. The restaurant is adventurous when it comes to pizza toppings and we are pretty sure you will love the creativity. Also, be ready to love the salads and adore the ravioli that is usually served during lunchtime. 

Balthazar's Keuken

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Founded in 1995 by chefs Alain Parry and Karin Gaasterland, Balthazar’s Keuken offers a 3 course menu with dishes inspired by the international cuisine. Make sure you make a reservation before visiting Balthazar's Keuken because the place can be pretty crowded and you might miss out on some amazing meat and fish dishes if you cannot find a table.

Japan Inn

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You know a restaurant serves delicious Japanese food when the Japanese students in the city always eat there and this is exactly what happens at Japan Inn. From sushi and sashimi to stews and tasty side dishes, the restaurant is ready to satisfy all the Japanese cuisine lovers.

The restaurant is situated in the middle of Amsterdam’s nightlife district and if you plan to enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife, you can always start with dinner at Japan Inn.

Blue Pepper

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If you are traveling to Amsterdam with your partner, you can try a romantic dinner at Blue Pepper. The restaurant offers a lavish experience to those who love Indonesian cuisine. A 3 course meal (that is only €33) and a bottle of wine and you will have the perfect romantic date with complex dishes in a perfect atmosphere.

La Falote

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La Falote is the place to be if you want to get the best out of the Dutch food and Dutch ambiance. The traditional dishes are perfect for those who want to forget about calories for a night and enjoy tasty food. From steak with tomatoes and chees to cooked ham, pots of mussels and the amazing homemade apple pie, La Falote serves the locals and the tourists with the best local food.

Bordewijk

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Bordewijk offers a high-end French-Mediterranean dining experience in a modern atmosphere and with incredible views of Amsterdam’s canals. For the best culinary experience, we recommend ordering a bottle of wine with your food and enjoy yourself.

The Duchess

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Built in 1906, the building where The Duchess is located now was initially a counting house of a bank. When The Duchess opened its doors in 2015, it became clear that the restaurant will be a success - the sumptuous décor and the incredible food couldn’t be ignored! The eccentric dishes are perfect for those who love to surprise their taste buds. Be ready to enjoy some donuts filled with foie gras and to fall in love with the delicious beef Wellington. Also, try the cocktails, we think you are going to love them!

Brasserie Harkema

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Brasserie Harkema is another place that had a different purpose back in the day. In case you are curious, the lovely contemporary Parisian brasserie was a tobacco factory in the past. Today, Brasserie Harkema is a place where you can enjoy classic French dishes at affordable prices and taste delicious wines.

The brasserie is stylish, chic and perfect for a lovely lunch or dinner with French flavors.

De Taart van m'n Tante

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If you are known for your sweet tooth, it is absolutely mandatory to visit De Taart van m'n Tante! De Taart van m'n Tante is renowned for its incredibly delicious and good looking cakes, cheesecakes, tarts and other amazing desserts.

The place is decorated with old designer furniture and it has a retro flair, perfect for an afternoon tea and to-die-for sweets.


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