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De Kas

International 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An upmarket, organic Mediterranean restaurant set within a 1926 greenhouse. — DK Eyewitness

Situated in a converted greenhouse in Frankendael Park, De Kas is adjacent to a nursery and garden where much of its ingredients are grown. — Travel + Leisure

The concept is simple but exacting: raise your own boutique produce in an attached greenhouse ... then put it all together in a five-course prix-fixe, you-get-what-we'€™re-serving menu. — Gayot

A restaurant in a huge conservatory where market garden produce is cultivated. The single menu, changed weekly, features up-to-date dishes straight from the organic garden. — Michelin Guide

For diners it's equally sumptuous, especially since the setting includes two very un-Dutch commodities—lots of light and a giddy sense of vertical space, thanks to the glass roof. — Fodor's

Hotel de Goudfazant

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In a high-ceilinged former garage—still decorated with a number of classic cars—this large, modern,and convivial restaurant is worth the trek across the IJ River. — Fodor's

Hard to get here, but it's worth it. — Not For Tourists

Goudfazant serves just-caught oysters and king crab in a vast hanger lit by a canoe-shaped chandelier with the odd vintage car parked about the place. — Condé Nast Traveler

Located in an isolated stretch of Noord, this restaurant is a pain to get to, so the food better be great. And it is. — Lonely Planet

The fare is fresh and substantial with a focus on French cuisine and a changing seasonal menu. — Time Out

Yamazato Restaurant

Sushi 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This Michelin-starred restaurant serves traditional Japanese specialities. For less adventurous palates, its sushi bar has more than 20 types of freshly prepared sushi and sashimi. — DK Eyewitness

If you want class, head out here and surrender to the charming kimono-clad staff, the too-neat-to-eat presentation and the restful views over a fishpond. — Time Out

Located in the Hotel Okura Amsterdam, traditional and fresh Japanese food is sublimely presented in a modern atmosphere with a Zenlike sushi bar. — Fodor's

At Yamazato, expect a delicious meal: classic, Michelin-starred kaiseki cuisine, served in a traditional Japanese setting by kimono-wearing waitresses. — Travel + Leisure

Don't even think of placing an à la carte order with your kimono-dressed waitress, as the kitchen clearly considers printed menus a disposable, Western invention. — Condé Nast Traveler

De Belhamel

French 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

De Belhamel restaurant is located near the Central train station in a very quiet residential neighborhood. — Afar Magazine

This restaurant is blessed with Art Nouveau detailing and wallpaper that is so darkly evocative of fin-de-siècle living it may inspire a thirst for absinthe and symbolist poetry. — Fodor's

This local brasserie is at the confluence of delightful canals. — Michelin Guide

Smashing restaurant where the Art Nouveau decor makes for a delightful setting and the menu is short but extremely well-chosen, mixing Dutch with French dishes. — Rough Guide

Soft classical music complements a graceful Art Nouveau setting at this bi-level restaurant overlooking the photogenic junction of the Herengracht and Brouwersgracht canals. — Frommer's

La Rive

French 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This Michelin-starred restaurant within the Amstel Hotel is one for connoisseurs. — DK Eyewitness

While Hôtel de l'Europe has the Excelsior, it's actually La Rive at the Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam that overshadows the hotel competition. — Time Out

Intimate ambience, sophisticated decor, wonderful wines and sublime comfort characterise this gastronomic restaurant at the Amstel Hotel. — Michelin Guide

La Rive is the city's unparalleled purveyor of refined French and Mediterranean cuisines. — Fodor's

Michelin-starred La Rive features seasonal produce cooked in the French-Mediterranean tradition, with a nod to the flavors and techniques of Asia, beautifully showcased in a six-course tasting menu. — Travel + Leisure

Tempo Doeloe

International 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Regular diners at Tempo Doeloe or 'Times Gone By' find it difficult to hide their enthusiasm when they visit this restaurant. — Michelin Guide

This cosy and rather classy Indonesian restaurant (heck, it even has white linen) is widely thought of as one of the city's best and spiciest purveyors of rice table, and not without good reason. — Time Out

For decades, this has been a safe and elegant—albeit somewhat cramped—place to indulge in that spicy smorgasbord of the gods, the Indonesian rice table. — Fodor's

This landmark Indonesian restaurant has managed to maintain their standards over the years as newcomers try to surpass it in the rice and rendang stakes. Don’t skip the desserts. — Insight Guides

Visitors to Amsterdam must try Indonesian cuisine ... Genteel, intimate Tempo Doeloe is a classic of the genre. — Concierge

Blue Pepper Restaurant And Candlelight Cruises

International 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Chef Sonja Pereira elevates Indonesian cuisine to art in her dramatic blue dining room. The exquisite rijsttafel (Indonesian banquet) includes specialities from across the islands. — Lonely Planet

An intimate modern setting and up-to-date Indonesian cuisine are featured at this establishment popular with romantic diners. Three menus. Attentive service. — Michelin Guide

Expect an "inventive" "contemporary" take on traditional rijsttafel, including some "dazzling" dishes. — Zagat

Flawless and inspired contemporary Indonesian cuisine (with Chinese and Filipino influences), with extraordinary combinations of flavours. — DK Eyewitness

Blue Pepper’s take on contemporary Indonesian cuisine is a revelation. Fine wines and excellent, multi-course menus, packed with flavour and invention, ensure the night goes smoothly. — Insight Guides

Bordewijk

French 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Renowned for its superb French international cuisine and for service that will make you feel truly pampered, Bordewijk is one of the best restaurants in town. — DK Eyewitness

This unpretentious restaurant is known for its slow approach to food, meaning each ingredient is prepared to order, making dinner a sometimes longer-than-expected experience. — Travel + Leisure

Popular restaurant due to its modern menu with inventive touches and minimalist decor: bare floorboards, Formica tables and designer chairs. Noisy atmosphere when busy. — Michelin Guide

Even though it opened in 1985, savvy locals consistently rate this unassuming, canal-side Jordaan restaurant one of Amsterdam's pioneering modern kitchens. — Condé Nast Traveler

The interior at Bordewijk is so minimal that there's little to do but appreciate the spectacular French/Italian cooking. — Lonely Planet

Ron Blaauw Restaurant

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The cooking "borders on genius" at Ron Blaauw's French-International hot spot in Oud-Zuid, where the "creative" dishes are a "sensation", "carefully orchestrated for taste, texture and impact". — Zagat

Ron Blaauw returns to basics here, creating cuisine that is pure and prepared with quality ingredients — Michelin Guide

The menu is made of 25 no-nonsense back-to-basics mains at €15 each. — Time Out

Until recently, Ron Blaauw ran his two-Michelin-star restaurant in these stunning designer premises. — Lonely Planet

The creative Dutch-meets-French dishes remain beautifully presented and full of interesting flavors, such as potato purée with king crab, kohlrabi, and shellfish sauce and barbecued green cabbage. — Fodor's

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Restaurant Envy

International 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The emphasis at this matte-black citadel of Zen is grazing on small plates of food, tapas-style. — Frommer's

Rated a Bib Gourmand (good value) restaurant by the Michelin Red Guide, Envy is a concept restaurant focused on small, creative dishes that are shared at the table. — Travel + Leisure

A new-style brasserie with dining on either side of a long refectory table under low, spherical lights or standing at one of the smaller tables. — Michelin Guide

Fans say "super-creative combinations", a "good wine list" and "great people-watching" make this "cool" Centrum International-Med "well worth a visit". — Zagat

If artful cuisine served in sleek yet homey ambiance appeals, it would be sinful to miss Envy, a chic pearl on Prinsengracht, honored for the sixth consecutive year by Michelin. — Afar Magazine

Fifteen Amsterdam

International 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s open-plan restaurant is situated within a renovated, waterfront warehouse. — DK Eyewitness

This culinary franchise of sorts belonging to Jamie Oliver seeks to transform challenged street kids into a well-oiled kitchen brigade. — Time Out

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has brought to Amsterdam a concept he began in London: take 15 young people from underprivileged backgrounds and train them for a year in the restaurant biz. — Lonely Planet

It's proven to be a remarkably consistent success, thanks in part to its slightly out-of-the-way but waterfront location in the up-and-coming Eastern Docklands neighborhood. — Fodor's

Jamie Oliver is behind the concept of this popular restaurant with a mission to give disadvantaged youngsters opportunities. Parking at the Piet Hein parking. — Michelin Guide

Bazar

Middle Eastern 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A golden-angel-capped church provides the singular setting for this kitsch-addled restaurant. — Fodor's

This former church, now an Arabic-kitsch café, is one of the glories of Albert Cuypmarkt. Sticking to the winning formula set by its Rotterdam mothership, its menu lingers in North Africa. — Time Out

The inexpensive and tasty Middle Eastern food here varies as much as the decor, from falafel to creative dinner specials like saffron veggie kebab. — Let's Go

Beneath a golden angel in the middle of the Albert Cuypmarkt, this one-time church has fab-u-lous tile murals and 1001 Arabian lights to complement the cuisine. — Lonely Planet

This cavernous converted church is usually buzzing with activity long after the market traders have packed up. — Rough Guide

Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen

International 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Old-wood dining rooms are full of character, featuring Delft-blue tiles and works by Rembrandt and Breitner. — Lonely Planet

The "Five Flies" has nine separate dining rooms spread over five canal houses decorated with objects from Holland's Golden Age -- among them four original Rembrandt etchings. — Frommer's

The innovative dishes on offer at these charming 17C premises are all prepared with typical Dutch products. — Michelin Guide

Diners can choose from à la carte and prix fixe options, all served by "warm" staff with "expert knowledge", and although it's "pricey", fans say it's also "a gem". — Zagat

The overpriced menu of new Dutch cuisine emphasizes local, fresh, and often organic ingredients in everything from wild boar to pan-fried grey mullet. — Fodor's

Toscanini

Italian 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Despite its huge size, this Italian restaurant gets booked up quickly. Formerly a coach house, then a blacksmith’s forge, the venue retains its original 19th-century glass roof. — DK Eyewitness

The authentic and invariably excellent Italian food at this bustling spot is prepared in an open kitchen. — Time Out

Big, bustling and very authentic Italian restaurant, with great daily specials and an extensive and delicious wine list of regional Italian wines. — Rough Guide

You'll feel "like you're in Italy" at this long-running Jordaan Italian, which serves up "delicious", "original" cuisine, featuring housemade bread and pasta. — Zagat

In the heart of Amsterdam's most authentic neighborhood is this true-blue Florentine trattoria, one that is a perennial favorite with professionals and media types. — Fodor's

Greetje

Delis 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Utilising market-fresh organic produce, Greetje resurrects and recreates traditional Dutch recipes like roasted Dutch rib eye with dried apricots and Frisian sausage. — Lonely Planet

Have you already tried some Dutch food? At Greetje you can taste the traditional Dutch meals with a modern twist. — On the Grid

If your Dutch food experiences have consisted of bland potatoes with even blander balls of fried dough, Greetje could be your religious awakening. — Fodor's

With gorgeous views of Montelbaanse Tower, this cozy restaurant is much warmer than one might expect from the impressive facade. — Gayot

The Dutch rediscovery of the Netherlands' bulging larder climaxes at this homey restaurant near the Montelbaanse Tower. — Concierge

Restaurant Blauw Amsterdam

International 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

"Delicious" food "with creative touches" can be found at this "modern" Oud-Zuid Indonesian that provides "consistent-quality" offerings in a great location. — Zagat

Here’s an intriguing egg dish with a chile-spiked sambal; a mini-stick of caramelized goat satay; pork-belly nuggets in a dark, syrupy ketjap manis sauce. — Travel + Leisure

Located a bit off the beaten track on the other end of Vondelpark sits Blauw, reputedly—many believe—the best rice table (rijstaffel) in town. — Fodor's

The rijsttafel consists of an amazing 17 plates, including pickles, fried and sticky rice, pork balls, plantain, satay, and chili-laden beef, pork, chicken, and fish dishes. — Frommer's

Amsterdam is famed for its Indonesian restaurants, and Blauw is certainly one worth visiting. Order one of its enormous rijsttafels (selection of Indonesian dishes). — DK Eyewitness

Blauw aan de Wal

French 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The hallmarks of this culinary mainstay are tempting dishes and a wine list likely to inspire long bouts of grateful contemplation in visiting oenophiles. — Time Out

In the heart of the Red Light District is a small alley that leads to this charming oasis, complete with the innocent chirping of birds. — Fodor's

One of the Red Light District’s best-kept secrets is this stylish restaurant hidden at the end of a tiny alley. — DK Eyewitness

Definitely a rose among thorns: a long, often graffiti-covered hallway in the middle of the Red Light District leads to this Garden of Eden. — Lonely Planet

This "hidden gem" tucked away in a "tranquil" former spice warehouse in Centrum's colorful red-light district offers "inspired" French-Mediterranean cuisine. — Zagat

Restaurant Le Garage

French 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This elegant restaurant, with an eclectic French and Italian menu, is popular with a media crowd, since it’s run by a well-known Dutch TV cook. — Rough Guide

Excellent up-to-date establishment with an original decor. The entertainment and business clientele come to see and be seen as well as to enjoy the great food. — Michelin Guide

This former garage is now a brasserie awash with red-plush seating and mirrored walls—perfect for local glitterati who like to see and be seen. — Fodor's

A favourite haunt of Dutch celebs is this elegant bistro with red plush seating and mirrors. The food is French-International, and organic ingredients are used whenever possible. — DK Eyewitness

"Beautiful people" "love" this "pricey" Eclectic-French in Oud-Zuid that sends out "brasserie food with surprising creativity". — Zagat

Balthazar's Keuken

International 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The open-kitchen, hand-written menus, and snug seating arrangement (in the summer months the staff sets up charming street-side tables) makes for a fun, welcoming atmosphere. — goop

In a former blacksmith's forge, with a modern-rustic look, this is consistently one of Amsterdam's top-rated restaurants. — Lonely Planet

As the name suggests, this restaurant makes you feel like you accidentally stumbled into someone’s kitchen. — Rough Guide

This tiny restaurant is always packed tight, so you really need to book ahead to make sure of enjoying its excellent set menu of meat or fish dishes. — Time Out

Fans would "sell their soul" to eat ... in the heart of the Jordaan, where the prix fixes feature "exciting", "delicious" dishes. — Zagat

Gartine

Cafés 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Gartine may not look like much from the outside, but it’s actually something of an institution, serving traditional organic-egg-centric dishes for breakfast and high tea favorites at lunchtime. — goop

Open only for breakfast, lunch and a full-blown high tea, Gartine is a testament to slow food served up by a friendly couple who grow their own veg and herbs in a greenhouse. — Time Out

Gartine is magical, from its sly location in an alley off busy Kalverstraat to its mismatched antique tableware and its sublime breakfast pastries, sandwiches and salads. — Lonely Planet

This intimate and inexpensive breakfast, lunch, and high-tea favorite is strewn with flea market finds ... and often requires a reservation to snag one of its 10 tables. — Fodor's

Tiny place off one of the grungier stretches of Kalverstraat. Nice breakfasts, an array of inventive sandwiches for lunch, and then – their speciality – high tea served in the afternoon. — Rough Guide

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