Where to eat, drink, sleep

Amsterdam Travel Guide

Stay tuned for more detailed reviews and places.

Bakery, coffee

  • Scandinavian Embassy – De Pijp
  • STROOM De Pijp
  • Badetta De Pijp
  • Coffee & Coconuts De Pijp
  • Baken met Passie – De Pijp
  • Hartog’s Wholegrain Bakery and Milling – East
  • Bakhuys – East
  • Petit Gateau – West
  • Van StapeleCenter
  • Bocca Coffee Roasters – Center
  • De Koffiesalon Spui – Center
  • Petit by Sam – Center
  • Caffe Il MomentoJordaan
  • Espressofabriek – West
  • Coffee Room – West

Breakfast, mornings

  • Il Panorama – Jordaan
  • Koffiehuis ‘De Hoek’ – Jordaan
  • De GroenteMeesters – De Pijp
  • The Breakfast Club – multiple
  • Quartier Putain – Center

Brunch

  • Dignita Vondelpark – West
  • Little Collins – De Pijp
  • The Pancake Bakery – Jordaan
  • Gs – De Pijp
  • Staring at Jacob – West
  • Locals Coffee – De Pijp

Lunch

  • De Laatse Kruimel – Center
  • De Bakkerswinkel – West
  • The Lobby Nesplein – Center
  • Meat & Greek – Center
  • Café Van Leeuwen – Center
  • The Lobby – Center
  • Vlaamsch Broodhuys Center
  • Bar Do – Center
  • The Golden Brown Bar – West

Healthy

  • SLA – multiple
  • D’Juice House Center
  • Joe & the Juice – De Pijp
  • Beter & Leuk – East
  • Sushito – De Pijp

Classic Dutch pubs for food

  • Café van Zuylen Center
  • van Kerkwijk Center
  • De Blaffende Vis Center
  • ‘t SmalleJordaan

Dinner

  • Restaurant Beyrouth West
  • La Zoccola del Pacioccone – Center
  • La Perla Pizzeria Jordaan
  • Alex + Pinard – East
  • Spaghetteria De Pijp
  • Mana ManaDe Pijp
  • Bar Fisk De Pijp
  • Dabka – Center
  • Loulou Pizzabar East
  • Hummus Bistro d&a Jordaan
  • Flora West
  • Meatless DistrictWest
  • Vegan Junk Food BarDe Pijp, Center
  • Pata Negra Center
  • Cafe PanacheWest
  • Foodhallen West

Takeout

  • Chefs & Co. Poulet & Frites – Zuid
  • SOTTO pizza – multiple
  • Maoz – multiple
  • Amsterdam’s ArepasDe Pijp

Gelato, ice cream

  • Monte Pelmo – Jordaan
  • Massimo Gelato – De Pijp

Classic Dutch pubs for apple pie

  • Winkel 43 Jordaan
  • Het Papeneiland – Jordaan

Bars worth visiting

De Pijp

  • GlouGlou 
  • Tapmarin 
  • Cafe Venster 33
  • Huis van Iemand Anders
  • Rayleigh & Ramsay
  • Cafe de Baron
  • O’Donnell’s
  • De Tulp

Zuid

  • Strandzuid

West

  • L’Affiche
  • Cafe Lennep
  • Waterkant 
  • The Pool Bar 
  • Zouk
  • Cafe Comodo
  • Brouwerij Troost
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Meneer Nieges
  • Cafe Cook

Jordaan

  • Louis
  • Cafe Thijssen

Center

  • Cafe Langereis
  • Cafe Belgique
  • Feijoa 
  • Whiskey Cafe L&B
  • Lion Noir
  • Hill Street Blues
  • Bierfabriek
  • Café de Huyschkaemer
  • Cafe Brecht

East

  • Dakterras HOPP
  • Brouwerij ‘t ij 
  • Cafe Mojo
  • Bar Bukowski
  • Cafe Vrijdag
  • The Commons
  • Bar Lempicka
  • Bar Langendijk
  • Louie Louie

North

  • Pllek
  • Cafe de Ceuvel
  • Oedipus Brewing

Clubs

  • De School – home to 72hr techno parties during Het Weekend
  • De Marktkantine – expect lines, guest list preferred
  • Shelter
  • Paradiso
  • Warehouse Elementstraat
  • Thuishaven
  • Chicago Social Club

Coffeeshops (weed)

  • Coffeeshop 1eHulp – best value and more local
  • Green House Centrum – where all the celebs have been
  • Rookies – nice, patient workers; cheap
  • Amnesia – hipster, on the canal, edibles
  • Kadinsky – many locations

Hostels

  • Stayokay Stadsdoelen 
  • Stayokay Vondelpark
  • Stayokay Zeeburg 
  • Dutchies Hostel – Sloterdijk
  • Hostel Cosmos – Museumplein
  • Hostel Annemarie – cheap

Markets

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  • Boerenmarkt – best breads
  • Noordermarkt – Saturdays
  • Lindengrachtmarkt – Saturdays
  • Albert Cuypmarkt – everyday except Sunday, stroopwafel
  • Waterlooplein Market – flea
  • Bloemenmarkt – flowers
  • Ten Kate Market – everyday except Sunday

Boutiques

  • Following LucyWest
  • SpoomDe Pijp
  • Studio Bazar – Center
  • Het Faire Oosten – East
  • JPH Store West
  • Wildernis West
  • Conceptstore Gekaapt – West
  • Sukha Amsterdam – West

Misc.

  • Tony’s Store & Office
  • Lock Luggage Storage

 

W I S H L I S T

Bakery, coffee

  • NATA Lisboa – Zuid
  • Le Perron – East
  • Stek – East
  • De Koffieschenkerij  Center
  • White Label Coffee – West
  • Bakery Verhagen Center
  • Back to Black Center
  • Gebroeders Niemeijer – West
  • Patisserie Kuyt  Center
  • Patisserie Holtkamp  Center
  • Lot Sixty One  West
  • Koffie ende Koeck West

Bars

  • Door 74 Center
  • Tolbar, Cinetol De Pijp
  • KNUS East
  • Bar Joost – East
  • Café Westerdok – West
  • JP Oyster Bar – West
  • Cafe de Tuin – Jordaan
  • Vesper – West
  • de Biertuin – Center, East
  • Onder de Ooievaar – Center
  • Craft & Draft – West
  • Pigs & Punch – Center
  • Mossel & Gin – West

Brunch

  • De Vier Pilaren – Center
  • Pannenkoekenhuis Upstairs – Center
  • Omelegg De Pijp
  • MR. STACKS  De Pijp
  • PANCAKES AmsterdamWest
  • Oeuf  De Pijp
  • Bakers & Roasters  De Pijp
  • MOAK – West
  • The Avocado Show  De Pijp
  • Dignita Hoftuin – East
  • Monks Coffee Roasters – West

Clubs

  • RADION – Zuid

Healthy, Lunch

  • Soup en Zo – Center
  • Lavinia Good Food – Center
  • Ivy and Bros – Center
  • Sir Hummus – De Pijp
  • KessensJordaan
  • Frederix Coffee Bar & Lunch – Center
  • Venkel – De Pijp
  • TEDS West
  • Cafe Zurich – West

Dinner

De Pijp

  • 101 Growerie 
  • NAZKA 
  • Sinne
  • Cafe Caron 
  • Porchetteria – pizza
  • Petit Caron 
  • Pizza Beppe 
  • Yerba
  • Restaurant Floreyn
  • Vegetarisch Restaurant De Waaghals
  • Bahya

East

  • Bam Boa
  • Marits Eetkamer
  • 4850 – also cafe by day
  • Eddy Spaghetti 
  • Vergulden Eenhoorn 
  • Mama Makan Indonesian Kitchen
  • Cafe Cliche
  • House of Watt 
  • Bar Botanique
  • De Kas

West

  • Pazzi – pizza
  • Fuoco Vivo – pizza
  • nNea Pizza – pizza
  • Pipistrello 
  • La Fiorita – Jordaan
  • Café Restaurant De ReigerJordaan
  • Fenan Klein Afrika
  • Betsubara – ramen
  • Maz Mez – Lebanese
  • Rainarai – North African – Westerpark
  • Pendergast – southern comfort – Westerpark
  • Bella Storia – pizza – Westerpark

Center

  • Schiller
  • V.O.F. De Myrabelle
  • Adam & Siam
  • Mappa
  • OCCO
  • Sous-Bar Bistro
  • Fenicie – Lebanese
  • Lotti’s Cafe Bar & Grill
  • Envy

Food shops

  • De Aanzet – organic food store – De Pijp
  • Little Plant Pantry – West
  • Terre Lente – Italian market – Jordaan 
  • Oil Shop West
  • Delicious Food – Jordaan
  • Odin – cooperative supermarket – De Pijp

Boutiques

  • Geitenwollenwinkel – Center

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