10 PLACES TO EAT IN AMSTERDAM CITY CENTRE AND JORDAAN
La Place Kalverstraat (€)
La Place is a chain of restaurants where you can pick from a buffet with many, many options – from fresh salads to yakissoba to croissants.
La Place Openbare Bibliotheek (€)
Amsterdam’s public library is right next to the Central Train Station. On the top floor, you will find a La Place restaurant. Sit outside and you will get breathtaking views of the city.
Grandcafé Ovidius (€)
Right next to Dam Square, this place is a good stop to refill during a busy sightseeing day.
Van Stapele Koekmakerij (€)
Van Stapele only sells one type of chocolate cookie, and it does it so well that there is always a huge line to get your hands on these sweet treats.
Soep enzo (€)
Fancy a soup? Soep Enzo offers home-made takeaway soup to warm up your soul!
The Butcher (€€)
One of the best burger places in the city. It has several locations, the newest one is at Spuistraat, a stone-throw away from 9 straatjes.
Need a strong breakfast to start the day? Load yourself up with one of Omelegg’s omelets.
Reypanear’s know their cheese. It also offers a cool cheese tasting, so you get to learn a bit about how each type of cheese is made and which wines go well with them.
This is a great stop for a snack; pick up anything from pasta to salads to sweets, they have it all.
Restaurant Greetje (€€€)
One of the most famous places to splash out for traditional Dutch food.
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Wild Moa Pies (€)
Delicious savory pies that specifically New Zealanders and Australians will find particularly nostalgic.
Sla means salad in Dutch and that’s what you will get there; huge bowls of salad! Great for detoxing after a heavy night out.
Sir Hummus (€€)
The name says it all. Here hummus is the main dish, topped with pita bread and lots of different garnishes.
Scandinavian Embassy (€€)
The place to go for Scandinavian food and great coffee!
How do you feel about eating in total darkness without knowing what your meal is going to be or who is sitting around you? If that is your thing, this is definitely a great experience to have.
Ciel Bleu (€€€€)
If you’ve got some extra Euros to burn through, head to the Okura Hotel to have a fine dinner at this French restaurant.
Van’t Spit (€€)
A restaurant dedicated to chicken and is very popular with the locals.
Albert Cuyp Market
The biggest street market in Amsterdam. It is one of the best places to get classics like fries with mayonnaise, fresh stroopwafels, croquettes and other Dutch snacks.
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Pata Negra (€€)
Yummy tapas restaurant not too far from Oosterpark.
Italian restaurant owned by superstar chef Jamie Oliver.
De Kas (€€€€)
This mediterranean restaurant is housed in an old greenhouse. Everything the ends up on your plate is grown on-site.
Restaurant C (€€€€)
It’s called C because each dish is served at a specific temperature in Celsius. Fancy!