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    Le 4 Stagioni: In a former butcher's shop

    by egonwegh Updated Apr 10, 2014

    Located in a former butcher's shop, close to Vondelpark and Rijksmuseum

    Favorite Dish: We had bicchieri della casa, insalata mista, zuppa di lenticchie, pizza capricciosa and pizza salame, for which we paid 50 euro (April 2014). Very lively restaurant, open kitchen and authentic decorations dating from the time when this was still a butcher's shop.

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    Five Flies (D'Vijff Vlieghen): Since 1627

    by MM212 Updated Mar 11, 2014

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    D'Vijff Vlieghen restaurant was recommended by my taxi driver in Amsterdam, but what made me go there that same evening was its name. Only two months prior, I had tried another restaurant in Cape Town called Five Flies - the direct English translation of D'Vijff Vlieghen - surely not a coincidence with this unusual name. Unfortunately, in Cape Town service was so poor that I walked out, without even sampling its cuisine. So why go in Amsterdam? Curiosity, and perhaps the need for closure.

    As it turned out, D'Vijff Vlieghen is one of the oldest restaurants in Amsterdam - since 1627 - with a mediaeval décor to match. The same establishment did open the Cape Town Five Flies restaurant a while back but sold it a few years ago, hence the equivalent name and subsequent decline in service (a fact the maitre d'hotel did admit).

    In Amsterdam, though, service was impeccable and the cuisine superb - European dishes with Dutch touches. No regrets!

    Five Flies, Mar 2014 Entrance in an alley, Mar 2014 Delicious lamb, Mar 2014 Interior, Mar 2014
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    Patat Frites: Cozy snacks at the Waterlooplein

    by pieter_jan_v Written Mar 3, 2014

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    The Waterlooplein has its attraction as an ever changing flea market and the cheapest souvenirs for sale in town. At the sides of the square are some modern and established food & drinks businesses.

    On the square is a cozy fast food booth that serves the market customers. Next to the kitchen/service part is an indoors coffee corner with benches.

    I have no idea if this place has a name; I'm sure it already made a name!

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    Starbucks Coffee: Coffee

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jan 1, 2014

    Yes, Starbucks Coffee slowly is penetrating Amsterdam.

    The Amsterdam Starbucks locations:
    -Stationsplein 13 - Centraal Station
    -Oosterdokskade 4 - Doubletree Hotel
    -Singel 480 - Bloemenmarkt
    -Utrechtsestraat 9 - The Bank
    -Leidsestraat 101
    -Overtoom 72
    -Julianaplein 1 - Amstel Station
    -Zuidplein - Amsterdam Zuid Station
    -Orlyplein 103 - Sloterdijk Station
    -Beethovenstraat 36-38
    -Arena Boulevard 618 - Bijlmer

    Starbucks Coffee CS - Amsterdam
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    Several: Centraal Station Fast Food

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Sep 28, 2013

    In the main West corridor of the Amsterdam Central Station a number of fast food shops are located. Have a look at Smullers, De Broodzaak, Albert Heyn (AH) To Go, Julia's, New York Pizza and Kiosk. There certainly will be something to your liking.

    AH to go De Broodzaak Smullers KIOSK New York Pizza
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    Dutch and exotic food around...for all tastes

    by isolina_it Updated Sep 25, 2013

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    Favorite Dish: Dutch Pancakes are really so good to me, both with cheese and ham or sweet syrups on top. They are really good at making them so soft and tasty. Same thing for the typical pea-soup, very nice to eat in winter.

    But what I also love most and recommend if you like exotic food are the Surinamese restaurants, very small and simple places, food is cheap but in big portions (exactly the opposite of duch food...)

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    by alyf1961 Written Sep 17, 2013

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    Having visited Amsterdam in 2004 I was dismayed to find no nice café’s. there were only “brown café’s” which were heavy with smoke and the awful smell of weed.

    How things have changed…for the better. Starbucks has arrived in Amsterdam…hooray.

    Diana and I met at the Starbucks in Centraal Station (after a bit of confusion as there are two Starbucks in the station). I also spotted a couple of other Starbuck’s around the city.

    Favorite Dish: VENTI LATTE

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  • Morlang: In search of salad in Amsterdam

    by mbgm Written Jul 7, 2013

    After 4 days of heavy food, we went ISO salad or something lighter for dinner. Loved this small cafe/restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyed the caesar salad and a thai soup. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Not too noisy but we were there at the end of the evening so it was only half full.

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    Fossa: Grandcafé on the water

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 16, 2013

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    Grandcafé Fossa is uniqua, because it's a floating café at the Erasmusgracht.

    Here you can enjoy drinks, coctails and wines.
    Furthermore there are tapas & meze, lunches and diners.
    Dranken, Tapas & Meze

    Business hours;
    Mo-Th: 11AM - 1AM
    Fr-Sa: 11AM - 3AM
    Su: 11AM - 1AM

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    Maxime: Upscale Bistro, Downscale Rating

    by nicolaitan Written Apr 1, 2013

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    Maxime fancies itself a brasserie and proudly advertises its location with the finest international stores visible out the window. And first appearances suggest an upscale lunch environment. The classy black awning ( on closer inspection a little shopworn ), outdoor dining, the impressive bar, and the contemporary if slightly dated wooden tables, purple banquettes, orange chairs, and mirrored walls. The clientele, drawn presumably for neighboring shops, well dressed and visibly well heeled. And as the only breakfast, lunch, and early dinner establishment in the shopping district, hopes were high.

    Menu items lean toward French right down to the croque monsieur and madame, a soup du jour, steak tartare, french words all over the menu, burger royale aux fromage, etc. The truth is that the high hopes were promptly dashed. The decor is dated and the service is abysmally slow, cold, and disinterested. Prices, as one might anticipate from the monopoly and the menu items, were high. Salads, sandwiches, and baguettes 9-16 Eu, entrees up to 22 Eu, steep for lunch. Could this have been the place that the menu stated steak tartare and then had the unmitigated gall to add > in parentheses?

    And the food was mediocre at best, when it finally arrived - so much so that right now i cannot even recall what we ate. Access to bathroom facilities were up a steep poorly lit stairway, not accessible for the challenged. No surprise -- not on the recommended list.

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    Kiosk: Museumplein

    by grandmaR Written Mar 18, 2013

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    As we walked back in Museumplein along the kiosks and bought sandwiches and a coke for my granddaughter for 10 euros. I told her she could not buy chips. They would just make her thirsty and she does not carry water with her as I do. Also there is no food value in them. We did buy an ice cream cone for each of us (4 euros for two small cones) and they were very good - creamy and rich.

    Stall selling ice cream Coke sign My granddaughter eating lunch Sandwich Sandwich and coke on the table
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    Pancakes/Poffertjes: pancakes and poffertjes

    by dila Updated Mar 13, 2013

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    mostly they build this up around easter.
    pannenkoeken and poffertjes at the leidsebosje.
    pannenkoeken are a kind of pancakes but you have many different ones.
    costs from ?5.00
    poffertjes are a kind of very small pancakes.
    costs from ?4.50

    open all days
    from 10.15 till about 20.00
    open season
    about eastern (goede vrijdag good friday) till end of august

    Favorite Dish: pancakes


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    Cau: Cau

    by littlebush Written Jan 1, 2013

    This place located in china town is a kind of steak house with a trendy decor and good service.
    The manager offers a roll of a dice to allow customers the chance to win a free bottle of wine, which we didn't win.
    I had rib eye steak and a beer (3.85 euros for 300ml!!!!!!) and Anya had a nice sweet potato and chorizo salad and beer. It all came to 43 euros.

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    Cafe de doelen: Cafe de doelen

    by littlebush Written Jan 1, 2013

    This little cozy cafe serves light meals good for lunch.
    Located in the Amstel area on the corner of kloveniersburgwal.
    We had coffee, hot chocolate and a tomato soup and spicy meat cheese toasty for 12.50 euros

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    The Lunch ..Volendam: In a fishing village near Amsterdam

    by wise23girl Written Jul 9, 2012

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    We were on a day trip out of Amsterdam and Volendam was the lunch stop. Our guide suggested we might like to eat in 'The Lunch"....prices are reasonable...they are quick to serve you...and the food is good...and she was correct.

    We chose some traditional food including roasted eel...not bad...and some first class dish cold and one dish hot to share.

    We were lucky the guide was at our table and helped us choose.

    The restaurant is so popular the fish is as fresh as can be.

    Apple pie to finish this delightfull ...yet 'different ' meal

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