Treat Yourself: Tasty Restaurants in Amsterdam

Treat Yourself: Tasty Restaurants in Amsterdam

We've personally visited all these locations. If you're seeking recommendations for fresh, good, and hot food, you've come to the right place. Nothing fancy, just some of our favorite eats that we hope you'll enjoy too.

Manneken Pis Damrak

If it’s your first time in Amsterdam, you'll likely find yourself just outside Damrak Square, spotting Manneken Pis and a long line of customers eager for a hot cone of chunky fries (frites) with your choice of sauce. While they offer more than just fries, the fries are the main attraction.

  • Address: Damrak 41 1012 LK Amsterdam Netherlands
  • Cuisine: Manneken Pis specializes in serving Belgian-style fries, known for their quality and taste. They offer a variety of sauces to accompany the fries, ensuring a customizable dining experience. This simplicity and focus on doing one thing exceptionally well have garnered them a reputation among both locals and tourists.
  • Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
  • Features: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night options
  • Contact: +31 20 627 6222
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Wok To Go Nieuwendijk

Wok To Go is a popular Chinese food chain across the Netherlands, celebrated for its freshly cooked, hot, and tasty dishes. However, we found this location to be the best.

The Pancake Bakery

The Pancake Bakery is an outstanding choice for those wanting to indulge in Dutch favorites like poffertjes (mini pancakes), offering both full-size and mini options that are sure to delight.

Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis (The Upstairs Pancake House )

The Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis is a tiny restaurant, easily missed by those not in the know, is a must-visit for its unique charm and delicious pancakes. Its steep Dutch staircase and quaint size add to the experience, making every visit memorable.

  • Address: Grimburgwal 2 1012 GA Amsterdam Netherlands
  • Cuisine: Dutch, European
  • Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly
  • Features: Cozy atmosphere with only 4 tables, making it Europe's smallest pancake restaurant. Known for its steep staircase and unique decor, including over 100 teapots hanging from the ceiling.
  • Hours: Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00; Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00. Note that there are seasonal closures or changes in operating hours.
  • Contact: +31 20 626 5603
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The Chicken Bar

The highlight of The Chicken Bar is undoubtedly the rotisserie chicken, known for its juiciness and perfect spice blend. While all their dishes are commendable, the chicken is a must-try for any visitor.

Buon Gusto d’Italia

Buon Gusto d’Italia is delicious and fast. If you’re in the mood for Italian and a break from the hustle & bustle of Amsterdam, this is the place to go. It’s just a short, pleasant, walk from RAI station.

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