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.
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...)
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
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.
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
Mo-Th: 11AM - 1AM
Fr-Sa: 11AM - 3AM
Su: 11AM - 1AM
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.
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.
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
about eastern (goede vrijdag good friday) till end of august
Favorite Dish: pancakes
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.
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
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 shrimps...one 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
I think Rick Steves regards Indonesian food as local cuisine in Amsterdam and the Netherlands so we have had rijsttafels on each of our visits. The word is, of course, Dutch and literally means rice table. It is a pretty elaborate meal consisiting of many dishes served with rice. For me it is always a mystery as to what all the dishes are but the ones I have had have all been delicious. We stopped in for one in Amsterdam this trip and I do not have notes or memory as to what it was. The pictures are from this meal.
We chose to have dinner at Van Harte for two reasons: firstly, the interior looked appealing with its modern, stylish decor, and secondly, they offered a three course dinner for a reasonable price (25 EUR). Also the restaurant is situated in De 9 Straatjes (the nine streets) area, and so it was very near to where we were staying. So we decided to give it a try and I’m glad we did, as it turned out to be the best meal we had in Amsterdam! The food looked good and tasted even better. The portions were big enough and I just loved the chocolate mousse I had for dessert.
The atmosphere was relaxed and cosy, the service polite and friendly. It was a very good value for money and I can truly recommend this restaurant!
Located in the Eastern part of the city this delightful Cafe/bar is ideal for a quick bite of lunch or a drink whilst exploring this area.Eat inside or out and enjoy the people watching on the nearby market.A varied menu offering both hot and cold dishes and lots of beverages to choose.Helpful,friendly staff and quick service.
Favorite Dish: I had the 'Fricandel' a dutch sausage served on a bap with salad,it was very tasty.All dishes are quite reasonable prices.
My first impression of Dubbel Restaurant was not very good. It looked quite cramped with tables very close to each other and the place was packed. We had reserved a table, but there was no reservation sign on the table, and so I guess they just showed us the first available table near the front door. The service however was friendly and most of the staff spoke English fluently.
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