Favourites: Eat

Our recommendations in Amsterdam

Most are within easy walking distance (approx times indicated) – by bike it’s about 1/3 time


Vlaamsch Broodhuys / our local bakery
Haarlemmerstraat 108, (just across the street) bakery and café. 30 sec walk

Il Tramezzino / Italian coffee
Haarlemmerstraat 79, (around the corner) for Italian coffee, cake, sandwiches. 30 sec walk

Petit Gateau / pretty little cakes
Haarlemmerstraat 80, (around the corner) for the cutest cakes in a myriad of flavours and breakfast up high, dangerously close to the apartment! 30 sec walk

Joe and the Juice / juice bar
Noordermarkt 5, juices, smoothies, salads for a healthy start. 4 mins walk

Greenwoods / all day breakfast
Singel 103, English tea room with huge all day breakfasts/brunch. Very small tables and always full so go early, it opens at 9am and by 9.15am there is always a queue (no reservations). 6 mins walk

Gebr. Niemeijer / best croissants
Nieuwendijk 35, excellent French breads and croissants, café in the back. 5 mins walk

Pompadour / patisserie
Huidenstraat 12, in the 9 streets, patisserie every day, great croissants only on Saturdays. 15 mins walk

Winkel 43 / famous Dutch apple pie
Noordermarkt 43, queue down the block on market days, worth the wait! 5 mins walk


Small World / best brownies and sandwiches
Binnen Oranjestraat 14, the best brownies and sandwiches in town – 5 mins walk

Ibericus / Spanish ham
Haarlemmerstraat 93, (corner of our street) – this pata negra has to be tasted to be believed! 10 seconds walk

Café Nobo trendy local
Haarlemmerstraat 73, lunch in modern trendy atmosphere, also dinner – 2 mins walk

The Lebanese Sajeria freshly baked wraps
Haarlemmerstraat 54, yummy Lebanese manouche – 2 mins walk

SLA / fresh salad bar
Haarlemmerdijk 50, healthy salads, choose one of the specials or design your own – 4 mins

STACH / snacks and sandwiches
Haarlemmerstraat 150 and locations across the city, good address for snacks – 2 mins walk

De Bakkerswinkel / eclectic cafe
Regulateurshuis in the Westerpark or Warmoesstraat 69, the best scones, soups, salads, sandwiches and cakes, good for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea – 17 mins walk

Burgermeester best burgers
Elandsgracht 130, excellent hamburgers and vegetarian too (also open for dinner and to go 423 6225) – 20 mins walk

Vleminckx French Fries prize-winning fries
Famous frites at the Voetboogstraat, of the Spui (just look for the queue, it’s a little hole in the wall) – 20 mins walk

Lavinia Good Food / healthy and delicious
Kerkstraat 176, Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, juice – whatever your dietary requirements, they can cater to you here. Perfect for a stop near Rijksmuseum – 25 minutes walk

Soup en zo / fantastic soups
Haarlemmerstraat 87 (opening August 2022), Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 54 (near Rijksmuseum), The most delicious soups and salads freshly made every day. There are a couple of stools inside or a bench outside, otherwise you can take your soup with you. Great for a pit stop before or after museums – 1 minute / 25 minutes walk

Buffet van Odette lunch on the canal
Prinsengracht 598. Great place for lunch (or dinner) if you’re visiting the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Ottolenghi-esque selection of salads, soups etc. Advisable to book at lunch time or go early or late – 25 mins walk

FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS in easy walking distance

Domenica / Italian in idyllic setting

Noordermarkt 7 – excellent Italian food. A table in summer under the trees on the Noordermarkt is hard to beat. 4 mins walk
https://www.restaurantdomenica.com/ 020 774 6720

Toscanini Italian institution
Lindengracht 75 – the most busy and buzzy restaurant in town for 30 years – bookings essential! 5 mins walk
http://restauranttoscanini.nl/ 020 623 2813

Wolf AtelierModern European
Westerdoksplein 20 – a la carte, 4, 5 or 15 course menus. 6 mins walk
http://www.wolfatelier.nl/ 020 344 6428

Bistrot Neuf for wine lovers
Haarlemmerstraat 9 – excellent French bistrot with over 80 wines by the glass, attached to Chabrol, the best wine shop in town. 4 mins walk
http://www.bistrotneuf.nl/ 020 400 3210



Belhamel stunning views inside and out
Brouwersgracht 60, art deco interior, views down the Herengracht. Lunch, dinner. 2 mins walk
http://www.belhamel.nl/ 020 622 1095

EYE Film Institute / space age design and great views
IJpromenade 1. Take the free ferry from behind Centraal Station to Buiksloterweg and visit this space age design film institute housing a cinema, restaurant and great terrace. 10 mins walk then 5 mins ferry then 1 min walk
https://www.eyefilm.nl/en 020 589 1402

Spanjer & van Twist canal side
Leliegracht 60, (on the canal side almost at boat level). Simple food for lunch, drinks, dinner with a lovely location. 10 mins walk

Tabac drinks on the corner
Brouwersgracht 101. Drinks and snacks, no dinner. 3 mins walk

Café Nobo lounge like a local
Haarlemmerstraat 73, grab the outside high cushions. Lunch, drink, dinner. 2 mins walk

Libertine Petit Café / French classics
Noordermarkt 4, the terrace is good for people watching and the simple bistro food is well prepared. Coffee, drinks, dinner. Playground across the street. 4 mins walk

MORE DINNER OPTIONS further afield

De Hallen Food halls
Hannie Dankbaar Passage 33, Amsterdam’s new food halls. Very hip, very now, very busy. 30 mins walk

Raina Rai/ Algerian
Prinsengracht 252, Algerian delicatessen with small eat in area. Also now a second restaurant in the Westerpark. 15 mins walk to deli, 25 mins to restaurant.
http://www.rainarai.nl 020 486 7109

Balthazar’s Keuken / small on space, big on taste
Elandsgracht 108 – open for lunch and dinner Wed-Sat, inventive set menu changes every week, great food. 20 mins walk
http://www.balthazarskeuken.nl/en/ 020 420 2114

Hotel de Goudfazant / modern Dutch
Aambeeldstraat 10-H, Amsterdam Noord. The menu is only in Dutch, you won’t find (m)any tourists here but despite it’s out of the way location it’s packed every night of the week. Go if you want to go where the locals go. PS it’s not a hotel! You’ll need to take a taxi to get there
http://www.hoteldegoudfazant.nl/ 020 636 5170

De Kas / fine home-grown dining
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, a restaurant in a green house and now an Amsterdam institution. They grow their own food or source it locally. Excellent. You’ll need to take a taxi/tram to get there.
http://www.restaurantdekas.nl/ 020 462 4562

Rijks / inspired by art
Museumstraat 1, in a wing of the Rijksmuseum, food inspired by the colours and flavours of the Dutch Empire and the treasures housed in the museum. 30 mins walk.
http://www.rijksrestaurant.nl/ 020 674 7555

Moeders / typical Dutch
Rozengracht 251. Traditional Dutch cuisine is simple, farmer’s food and this restaurant provides exactly that in a gezellig atmosphere. A great place to take your mother! 20 mins walk
http://www.moeders.com/ 020 626 7957

D’Vijff Vlieghen / Holland’s Golden Age
Spuistraat 294-302. Fine Dutch dining in five 17th century houses. Excellent service, traditional Dutch ingredients. 18 mins walk
http://vijffvlieghen.nl/en/ 020 530 4060

Tempo Doeloe Indonesian
Utrechtsestraat 75. Indonesian cuisine has a strong tradition in the Netherlands due to the Dutch colonial heritage and is known for it’s refined flavours and strong spices. This is one of the best regarded Indonesian restaurants in Amsterdam and a good place to go for Rijsttafel. If it’s full, there is also Tujuh Maret next door. 30 mins walk
http://www.tempodoeloerestaurant.nl/ 020 625 6718

Blauw / Indonesian
Amstelveenseweg 158. Modern interiors and highly regarded tradtional Indonesian food by a renowned Dutch chef. You’ll need to take a taxi/tram to get there
http://www.restaurantblauw.nl/ 020 675 5000


La Perla / it’s a pearl!
Tweede Tuindwarststraat 14 (from the Noordermarkt walk down the Westerstraat, take the third street on the left and it’s on the second corner on the right) wood fired pizza oven and ingredients imported from Italy. The best pizzas we’ve ever tasted. Small eat in bar area or take away – also restaurant across the road from the pizza oven. 15 mins walk
http://pizzaperla.nl/ 020 624 8828 (only for reservations, not for pick up orders)

De Pizzabakkers / interesting toppings
Haarlemmerdijk 128 or Leliegracht 34 (on the canalside), wood fired pizza oven, have a glass of prosecco while you wait, take away or eat in. 8 mins walk
http://www.depizzabakkers.nl/ 020 427 4144

Rafi / summer evenings by the playground
Palmgracht 39, wood fired pizza, also pasta and other Italian specialities, lovely playground across the street. 8 mins walk
https://rafi.restaurant/ 020 358 6661

Lucca Due cheap and around the corner
Haarlemmerstraat 130 good rather than great but good value and convenient, also pasta and other Italian cuisine, eat in or take away. 2 mins walk
http://luccadue.nl/ 020 622 0353


Puccini Bomboni amazing handmade chocolates
Singel 184, 10 mins walk

Chocolatl speciality chocolates from around the world
Hazenstraat 25, 20 mins walk

Ijscuypje / freshly made ice creams and sorbets – the best!
Haarlemmerdijk 14 (opposite Albert Heijn supermarket) 5 mins, and other locations

Jordino / chocolates and ice creams
Harlemmerstraat 25a, all made in house, ice creams and chocolate souveniers: shoes, bags and art works. 5 mins walk

Monte Pelmo / another ice cream parlour, Amsterdam institution
2e Anjeliersdwarsstraat 17, near La Perla pizza, 11 mins walk