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Bak Restaurant

Located on the third floor of a former warehouse overlooking the water, Bak offers a seasonally-influenced menu that changes daily. (Rather than ordering à la carte, guests choose from set menus of three or six courses at lunch and six courses at dinner.) The restaurant, housed in a minimalist, industrial-chic space in the Houthaven neighborhood, also boasts 500 wine labels from throughout France and Italy.

Food at Balthazar's Keuken, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Balthazar's Keuken

For incredible food and a cozy atmosphere, Balthazar’s Keuken cannot be beat. The charming restaurant, housed in a former blacksmith workshop, features an open kitchen and rotating 3-course menu that changes according to the chef’s whimsy (with a choice of fish or meat entrée). The dining room can be occasionally crowded, but it further enhances the “dining at home” experience. There is alfresco seating in the summer months.

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Amsterdam's Breda occupies an elegant canal side space in the posh Jordaan neighborhood and serves refined, new Nordic cuisine.
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Café de Klepel

Amsterdam's Café de Klepel is one of the most charming places to dine in Jordaan, especially for those looking for bistro fare and a lovely wine list.
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Chef Merijn van Berlo opened Amsterdam's Choux after the overwhelming success of his two pop-up restaurants, Foyer and Reperé. Read Indagare's review.
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De Kas

If you have one only night in Amsterdam and want to celebrate with a delicious tasting menu in a special setting, take a taxi to De Kas, in south-eastern Amsterdam. The restaurant is in a soaring glass conservatory, making it a particularly romantic spot for lunch or dinner during the warm summer months. For dinner, the menu is prix fixe only, consisting of five surprise courses that change often and include vegetarian choices.

The chef champions local ingredients, either plucked from the adjoining hothouse, where diners can see the produce for their dinners growing, or trucked from nearby farms. There’s nothing rustic or simple, however, about the presentation and the flavors. During a recent visit, the appetizer consisted of small portions of three dishes: a light scallop-and-grapefruit salad drizzled with lobster vinaigrette, chicory wrapped in tender Ibèrico ham and two types of Arat potatoes served with a gooey soft-boiled egg and chopped walnuts. The main course, a perfectly prepared slice of duck with crispy skin, came on a spiced pumpkin pie, and dessert was a trio of bay-leaf-infused pound cake, a poached pear and bittersweet chocolate-mocha ice cream.

Although it has been in operation since 2001, De Kas remains a spot to see and be seen, but the staff is congenial and down-to-earth. Reservations are necessary. For special occasions, you can book the chef’s table, in the kitchen, or the private pavilion, in the garden. Tip: if you come for dinner, stop at the InterContinental Amstel for a drink before journeying on to De Kas, about a thirty-minute drive from the canal belt.

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Hangar is one of Amsterdam North's coolest waterfront restaurants. Read Indagare's review.
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Hemelse Modder

Hemelse Modder—meaning “heavenly mud,” a reference to its signature chocolate mousse dessert—serves Dutch fare with international influences (particularly French) in a bright dining room located on the broad Waalseilandsgracht canal. The popular eatery offers three-, four- or five-course menu options featuring vegetarian as well as meat and fish dishes, with an emphasis on seasonal vegetables.

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Lion Noir

Amsterdam's Lion Noir restaurant is beloved for its relaxed, supper-club atmosphere, refined cuisine and alfresco terrace. Read Indagare's review.
Dinning Area at Moon, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Courtesy Teo Krigsman


Moon, the revolving restaurant in Amsterdam Noord’s A’DAM Toren, offers breathtaking views of the city and gourmet cuisine. Read Indagare's review.
Food at Mos, Amsterdam, Netherlands


An architectural marvel, Mos serves French-International gourmet cuisine and boasts stunning views of Amsterdam's EYE Film Institute.
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Patisserie Holtkamp

If you're looking for authentic Dutch pastries, beyond the typical pancake experience, Patisserie Holtkamp is a hole-in-the-wall bakery laden with delicious cakes, cookies and biscuits.

Puccini Bomboni

Puccini Bomboni chocolate and bonbons shop in central Amsterdam is renowned for its innovative flavors and textures (we recommend the apricot marzipan, thyme and coconut saffron chocolates).
Food at Rijks, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Photo Courtesy : Jan Kees Steenman


The restaurant at the Rijksmuseum, Rijks, is one of Amsterdam’s best, serving Dutch-inspired cuisine in a sophisticated setting. Read Indagare's review.
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The highly esteemed Rijsel is equally adored for its homey atmosphere as for its back-to-basics French cooking. Read Indagare's review.
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Ron Gastrobar

A classic on the Amsterdam dining scene, Ron Gastrobar is owned by Michelin-starred Dutch chef Ron Blaauw. Read Indagare's review.
Food at Ron Gastrobar Oriental, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ron Gastrobar Oriental

Amsterdam's Ron Gastrobar Oriental offers indulgent Chinese cuisine in a seriously stylish space. Read Indagare's review.
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The follow-up restaurant to Amsterdam's wildly successful Rijsel, Scheepskameel has a raw-focused menu and is located on the Marineterrein.
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The restaurant at the Conservatorium hotel, the buzzy Taiko serves exquisite Asian-inspired cuisine in a beautiful, glass-enclosed lounge. Read Indagare's review.
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The Duchess

Located at the W Amsterdam, The Duchess is a stylish hot spot serving French- and Italian-inspired cuisine like foie gras donuts with fig jam and slow-cooked short rib with root vegetables. Read Indagare's review.
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Lauded chef Yotam Ottolenghi counts Toscanini as his favorite restaurant in Amsterdam, and indeed the cozy spot in the Jordaan neighborhood perfect for date night or a family friendly meal. Open since 1985, the hot spot proves that some things (think freshly-baked bread, handmade pasta and simple fish dishes) never go out of style.

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Exterior View - Yamazato, Amsterdam, Netherlands


The one-Michelin-starred Yamazato, located in the Okura hotel, serves impeccable Japanese cuisine with a high-end ambiance. The Netherlands aren’t known for sushi, but this spot is a destination in and of itself, and well worth a visit.

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