Are you visiting Amsterdam? Go on a culinary adventure, where historic charm and trendy gastronomy come together. Indulge your senses in the city’s vibrant restaurant scene, where traditional flavors are combined with extravagant twists. Discover the culinary allure of restaurants in Amsterdam at the trendiest hotspots, where every bite tells a story about Dutch innovation and global inspiration.
The newest and trendiest restaurants in Amsterdam, these are the place to go
BAK is a contemporary restaurant located in the former Shell laboratory building in Amsterdam North. They offer a seasonal menu with locally sourced ingredients, and their wine list features natural and biodynamic wines.
➔ Bakrestaurant, Van Diemenstraat 408, 1013 CR Amsterdam
DE KAS RESTAURANT
De Kas is a unique restaurant located in a greenhouse in Amsterdam East. They grow their product on-site and serve a daily-changing menu. Their wine list focuses on organic and biodynamic wines.
➔ De Kas, Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 1097 DE Amsterdam
Top hot, cool, and trendy Restaurants in Amsterdam
If you like vegetarian, vegan, fish, or flesh, there are restaurants for every flavor. These are our recommendations:
Delight your taste buds, and taste culture, and experience a variety of flavors in the first Dutch indoor food market. At this moment one of the trendy places in Amsterdam. The Foodhallen Amsterdam is located in the historic Tram depot in Amsterdam West, it is a great place and very popular.
Foodhallen, where to go and what to eat?
There are food halls in three cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague. A food hall is a place with a culinary concept. In the Foodhallen you can enjoy the most delicious dishes from international cuisines. here you find the hippest stalls with the most delicious dishes. The Foodhallen is really the place to enjoy culinary delights such as burgers, hot dogs, tapas, fries, dumplings, tacos, fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, and vegan, all tantalizing taste bud dishes
The Butcher – Voted as the best burger in Amsterdam by Time Out Magazine
De Ballenbar – Tasty bitterballen
Entrecôte Mobiel – Specialty a French Steak Sandwich
Việt View – Vietnamese kitchen, healthy and fresh spring rolls
Wild Moa Pies – Original New Zealand and Australian Pie, specialty Australian Down Under Pie
Jabugo – Spanish delicacy to make tapas, specialty Iberico ham
Friska – Healthy takeaway. Friska stands for fair and healthy food
Yogen Fruz – Organic frozen yogurt, less sugar, lots of different flavors, fruit, and toppings
Maza – Vegetarian and the vegan Mediterranean. Falafel, various types of Hummus, salads, and sauces
Caulils Kaas – Cheese, all kinds of cheese, cheese, like you never tasted before
Brood – Bread, specialty sourdough bread
Meneer Temaki – Fresh Temaki Sushi rolls
Bulls and Dogs – Traditional soul food, hotdogs in a special way
Green Brothers – Vegetarian snacks. sandwiches. soups, salads, frittatas, and vegetable pies
Pink Flamingo – Unique pizzas, covered with Cuban pork, paella, fresh figs, or Indian spinach
Shrikhand – Indian kitchen, authentic Mumbai street food in a new way
The Rough Kitchen – Porc, grilled, smoked, or cooked. Specialty slow-cooked pulled pork sandwich
Petit Gâteau is everything you can expect from a real French pastry chef
Filiz Manti, Turkish specialties
Mer du Nord – Oysters
So, seeing all these tasty choices, I would say to you, plan a visit and enjoy some of the great dishes in the Foodhallen. The Foodhallen is located in the historic old Tram depot of Amsterdam West. This place is very popular, it is such a nice place to meet friends and spend some time.
Next door to the Foodhallen is the Filmhallen with nine atmospheric and spacious cinemas. Deviating from the traditional black box principle, eight of these rooms are decorated with tapestries and patterns that reflect the multicultural character of the neighborhood. Cinema room 7 is called the Parisienroom. Cinema Parisien has existed in Amsterdam since 1910. The interior of this cinema has been moved several times. The authentic Art Deco wall panels have been displayed for years in the Film Museum in the Vondelpark and are now there are placed in room 7 of the Filmhallen. The interior has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Wonders of the World.
➔ Foodhallen Amsterdam
Address: Bellamyplein 52, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Sunday till Wednesday from 11.00 till 23.30 hours and
Thursday till Sunday from 11.00 till 1.00 o’clock
2. Restaurant Loetje Amsterdam Oost, NDSM and ZuidAs
When you say Loetje you say “Amazing Steak”. I for own love to go to Restaurant Loetje. In the Netherlands, there are more than 25 Loetje restaurants. Go to a Loetje restaurant for your morning coffee, lunch, dinner, or just a bite., for me, the main reason to go to Loetje is to eat a steak. Beside steaks Loetje has a great menu, they serve club sandwiches, focaccia, salads, vegetarian dishes, and daily soup, all yummy and very tasty.
Another Loetjes specialty is the dessert “Sticky Toffee”. Do you like sweets? This dessert is healthy, sweet, and made of dates with fresh whipped cream, it surpasses all your expectations.
➔ Loetje restaurants are all great, find a Loetje restaurant near you
➔ Amsterdam Loetje Amsterdam Oost
Loetje Oost is one of the hippest Loetjes restaurants in Amsterdam, located in a dike of a corner building with a large hall, a central bar, and colorful art on the walls. The staff is very friendly, it’s a nice place to be.
Address: Ruyschstraat 15, 1091 BS Amsterdam
➔ Loetje at Amsterdam Zuid
Amsterdam Zuidas is an area in full development. It’s a great place, you’ll be amazed at the fantastic futuristic architectural buildings that have been built here. Amsterdam Zuid As is super trendy and the most talked-about restaurants and terraces are here.
➔ Loetje at the IJ Marina
NDSM is a great place, an absolute must-see if you are in Amsterdam. I love NDSM harbor, so how could I not tell you about Restaurant Loetje at the IJ on NDSM yard?
Address: NDSM wharf, It takes 15 minutes by ferry to get from Central Station to Loetje.
Open from 10.00 am, kitchen closes at 22.30 hours, open 7 days a week.
3. Vegan Junk food Bar
Do you like to have a vegan dinner or vegan lunch go to one of the “Vegan Junkfood Bars”. Entering one of the Vegan Junkfood Bar is like entering a comic book, definitely a cool hipster place. These Vegan restaurants are planet-friendly, futuristic, and innovative, they serve very nice Vegan food, delicious wine, and other beverages, and all of this in combination with great service. What more do you want to have a good time? This place is very popular, it is always busy. So what makes this place special? For one the environment, all three Vegan restaurants are in the center of Amsterdam, and most important of all they serve the best vegan food ever.
➔ Vegan Junkfood Bar
Addresses: Regulierdwarstraat, Amsterdam – Marie Heinekenplein 9, Amsterdam – Staringplein 22, Amsterdam
4. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy | Restaurants in Amsterdam
So as the owners of Happy Happy Joy Joy say, the taste reflects Asia’s greatest, in a collection of dishes of products where you can never go wrong but you might get hot. It’s a lovely styled place to be, hip and cool. The taste is authentic, fresh, surprising, and comforting. Happy Happy Joy Joy is a very popular restaurant and you find it in 4 locations in Amsterdam.
➔ Happy Happy Joy Joy
Address: Downtown Amsterdam, Singel 460, 1017 AW Amsterdam
Opening hours: Monday till Sunday, from 17.00 till 22.00 hours
Address: Amsterdam South, Ceintuurbaan 256, 1072GH Amsterdam
Opening hours: Wednesday till Monday from 17.00 till 22.00 hours
Address: Amsterdam West, Bilderdijkstraat 158hs, 1053 LC Amsterdam
Opening hours: Tuesday till Sunday, from 17.00 till 22.00 hours
5. Waterkant, pretty close to Leidsche Square
Nice restaurant, with delicious Surinamese food, good prices, nice music, and friendly staff. Come and enjoy your breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the terrace with a view of the Singelgracht in Amsterdam. Wonderful Surinamese atmosphere. Great beer cart. If you feel adventurous, order a sublime Bird of Prey, this is all you need to start off with, and the adventures will follow subsequently. One of the most precious IPAs, or India Pale Ales if you will. This is a hoppy and yet kick-in-the-face fresh beer, with an ABV percentage of 5.8%. I for one LOVE this beer.
➔ Waterkant Amsterdam, Marnixstraat 246, 1016 TL Amsterdam
Opening hours: 11.00 till 01.00 – No takeaway and no delivery
6. Five Brothers Fat
A cozy restaurant in a nice area in Amsterdam called “The Pijp”. In addition to a nice drink, you can dine here until the late hours. Spanish bites, affordable bubbles, and the occasional fireworks. Tip: order the original “Can Paixano” cava, imported from the renowned Champagneria in Barcelona. This is definitely a nice place for a drink and to enjoy some Spanish Tapas.
➔ Five Brothers Fat, Hobbemakade 64, Amsterdam
7. CT Amsterdam | Coffee & Coconuts
Best place in Amsterdam for Coffee – Food – Cocktails.
Coffee and Coconuts otherwise referred to as CT Amsterdam. I recommended this all-day hotspot, especially the early breakfast, it’s great but you have to order before 13.00. Breakfast, lunch, meetings, and laptop sessions. Nice big place, you can stay for hours just drinking your coffee or eating a nice bowl of yogurt. Good prices.
➔ Coffee and Coconut amsterdam.nl
Address: Ceintuurbaan 282, Amsterdam
Opening hours: from 7.00 AM till 7.00
8. Pont 13
This old ferry is a great restaurant. The ferry was built in 1927. Until the late nineties, the ferry was used to transport pedestrians and motor vehicles over the IJ. After this time it was sold and finely ended up as old scrap. Saved from demolition Pont 13 was converted into a bar-restaurant. The concept was a success. In October 2005 Pont 13 opened its doors. Since April 2010 Pont 13 has had a permanent berth in the Western Houthavens.
➔ Post 13, Haparandadam 50, Amsterdam
9. De Biertuin
Great location, just across Oosterpark and Tropenmuseum. They serve a large diversity of beers and other beverages. Beer is served mainly at large beer tables outside on the terrace. Drink nice beers and eat the tastiest burger in town, that’s what people say about De Biertuin. They also serve a good chicken at the spit. You can’t make a reservation, so be early if you want a good table.
➔ De Biertuin, Linnaeusstraat 29, Amsterdam
Opening hours: 11.00 till 15.30 hours lunch, 17.00 till 22.00 hours dinner.
Tramline nr. 9 stops at the door
10. Westergasfabriek Restaurants Amsterdam
The Westerpark is hip, fun, and very trendy. Westerpark is one of the nicest parks in Amsterdam. Many fun things happen in and around Westerpark and Westergasfabriek, there are incredibly nice and hip trendy restaurants where you can enjoy the tastiest culinary surprises of national and international cultures.
➔ Westergasfabriek, Westerpark, Amsterdam
Best Restaurants in Amsterdam
These are just a few restaurant options. Amsterdam has many more great restaurants and wine bars to choose from, depending on your preferences and budget. Amsterdam is a bustling city, almost every day new and promising places open up to welcome guests and serve chefs’ tables, dinners, lunches, or just a bite.
➔ Check here the overview of the most recently opened restaurants in Amsterdam