Restaurants in Amsterdam

Restaurants in Amsterdam

Set out below are a selection of the cafes and restaurants in Amsterdam I visited in a weekend.

Chez Georges

If I was to recommend one restaurant in Amsterdam it would be Chez Georges. It was an intimate restaurant with only around 30 covers serving French cuisine. With a mezzanine area with only three tables, it felt special and homely when we were invited upstairs.

We felt welcomed and relaxed from the beginning and it looked like a number of regulars were also visiting. We were offered a set 3 course meal with a glass of champagne for €37 which was exceptional value for the quality. To start, we had a mixture of seafood (scallops, prawns and crab) and duck breast, foie gras and duck pate. Both were presented well and were delicious.

Restaurants in Amsterdam 

For our main dishes we both opted for the beef fillet served with potatoes and vegetables. The steak was cooked perfectly and it was really filling.

Restaurants in Amsterdam 

We finished off with a waffle with fresh berries and white chocolate mousse, which was pretty amazing!

Restaurants in Amsterdam 

All in all, very good value for the quality and personal touch – definitely worth a visit.

Café T Smalle

We stumbled upon this gorgeous canal side cafe and decided to bask in the sun and watch the world go by.

We had toasted mozzarella and pesto sandwiches with nachos and sweet chilli sauce. For something so simple, it was really tasty! I also spied a platter of meats and cheeses which looked fantastic!

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For such a beautiful location by the canal, we were surprised the bill came to under €20 with drinks.

Hofje Van Wijs

This restaurant is tucked down the road from Chinatown with a lovely outdoor space with fairy lights serving up Dutch cuisine. More local and less touristy which is good. We had the mixed platter of meats cheeses with bread.

restaurants in amsterdam

We then had the thai chicken soup and a bagel burger. I wish I could have returned for the Dutch pancakes at lunchtime!

restaurants in amsterdam

Fairly reasonably priced with the food and 2 glasses of wine coming to around €40.

Restaurant De Haven Van Texal

On our last day we wanted to sit by the canal so slipped into this bar / restaurant near the Red Light District for some drinks and snacks.

We tried a traditional Dutch dish of Bitterballs – 7 deep fried breaded beef ragout balls, served with mustard,. We also had an Artisan pulled pork sandwich and a toasted cheese a salami sandwich.

For somewhere so perfectly located it was very reasonably priced with 2 drinks for just over €20.

Bird Thais restaurant

Bird Thais restaurant in Chinatown was recommended on our walking tour so we gave it a go It is clearly popular as there was a queue outside the door!! The restaurant is beautifully decorated with Thai styled murials and the staff were very pleasant.

Main meals were around €12-15 and the portions were absolutely huge! We had Beef Pad Thai and Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce with a couple of drinks, which only came to around €40.


When we visited Albert Cuypmarket in Pijp, we paid a visit to the popular Bazar for lunch. It was a spacious and brightly decorated restaurant offering Moroccan cuisine.

We had large pitta wraps with lamb and chicken which were only €7 each. Bazar us definitely worth popping into if you are in the area.

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