Best Amsterdam Restaurants
In this article you will learn about the best restaurants in Amsterdam, where you can eat well after a wild night of partying, or a busy day with sightseeing. Since we have already given enough time to the sights, the time has come to talk about restaurants, where you can have a great lunch with unique seasonal dishes.
Restaurant De Kas
We start this list with De Kas, located in Amsterdam on Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3. This upmarket restaurant is now located in the former Amsterdam City of Greenery (1926), between the Rembrandt Tower and the 19th-century facades of Watergraafs-meer. Here guests will find a true oasis of calm. As Chef Jert Jan said: ‘This is a kitchen surrounded by fertile soil, where vegetables and herbs thrive, where daylight shines from all sides.
De Kas chefs are free to express their creativity, daily using the best that the season has to offer ’. An 8 meter tall glass structure offers a menu based on a harvest from their own garden. Inspired by the rural Mediterranean cuisine are prepared with fresh local vegetables. De Ka’s range is simple but elegant. Their vegetables are always served in combination with fish or meat.
Next on the list is the Bridges Restaurant, inspired by local chef Ron Blauw. Located at 197 Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Bridges serves ‘Dutch fish with a French twist’. Along with an impressive wine list, the upscale restaurant offers creative dishes. For example, langoustines are served in jams with cucumber cream and fresh cottage cheese.
Or well-fried flounder with smoked eel, cauliflower, chanterelle mushrooms and spicy sauce. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, Bridges offers an excellent snack bar where you can try something light.
Vinkeles in Amsterdam
Vinkeles received the Michelin star in November 2009, as well as 17 points from Gault Millau. You can find this place at Keizersgracht 384, where you will be offered a menu of 4 types – a mixture between classic and modern styles, as well as French cuisine.
The restaurant is located in an 18th-century building overlooking a beautiful garden. The chief chef Quipers always makes sure that only the freshest ingredients are used, and the seasonal menu is tastefully prepared. Reviewers described Vinkeles as an exciting, modest, and refined restaurant.
Vis aan de schelde
Amsterdam’s Vis aan de Schelde restaurant is located next to the RAI Conference Center on Scheldeplein 4. There are always a lot of guests who come for the restaurant’s excellent dishes such as sashimi, lobster or baked halibut. If seafood is not to your taste, there are several meat dishes on the menu.
The restaurant is open from Monday to Friday, from 12:00 to 14:30 and from 17:30 to 23:00.
Decorated in a contemporary style with white tables, Vis aan de Schelde has an outdoor terrace where you can sit with a glass of wine on warm days. Did you know that the owner of the restaurant is also his cook? Michel Deenik and his team create their signature dishes, such as potpourri and sashimi, inspired by oriental cuisine.
Of course, this is one of the most luxurious restaurants in Amsterdam. Proof of this is the fact that for the 6th consecutive year, the Michelin culinary guide has awarded him the prestigious title ‘Bib Gourmand’. Envy can be found at Prinsengracht 381, and you should definitely visit it. Their restaurant and Vyne Wine Bar are next to each other. Here, chef Michael Wolf and his team will show you the real class!
Tunes was designed by the Italian interior architect Piero Lissoni. The Schilo Restaurant and Bar are located at Van Baerlestraat 27 at the Conservatorium.
Chef Shilo van Koevorden prepares excellent grilled dishes, beef with beets and hazelnuts, and many other dishes. Everyone recommends tasting eel marinated in apple syrup with Chinese steamed bread, or whole candied lemons stuffed with cream. Very tasty! Nothing stimulates appetite like a view of the kitchen. So make sure to take a table near the kitchen, where you can watch the process.
At number 4 is the Ciel Bleu restaurant on Ferdinand Bolstraat 333. Located on the 23rd floor of the Okura Amsterdam Hotel, it is a unique place in many ways.
The restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the city and serves delicious dishes like a dove with pistachio cream and smoked beets. There is also a wide list of wines that are worth tasting. Be sure to ask for a table by the window on the north side and you will have amazing views of the entire city.
Serre Restaurant is inspired by Ceil Bleu and offers a selection of similar dishes. Serre is located on top of the Amsterdam Hotel Okura at the same address.
The menu includes hits such as sea bass tartare with crispy oysters and anchovy, or fried lamb with garlic and polenta. But what is really worth paying attention to is the Bento Box.