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    Rijsttafels: Indonesian food

    by rexvaughan Written Jun 27, 2012

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    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.

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    Cafe in De Waag: Fine Dining

    by mickeyboy07 Written May 30, 2012

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    There's a part of Amsterdam that never sleeps:Nieuwmarkt.In the middle stands the Waag or Weigh house.Originally built in 1488,this characteristic monumental structure now houses Restaurant/cafe In De Waag:the ideal place in the heart of the city for lunch,reception meeting or dinner.This magnificent historic building with its constrained yet informal interior design is lit by 300 candles,a combination that ensures a unique atmosphere.

    Open every day from 9am till 11.30pm.

    Favorite Dish: A vast,varied menu for both lunch and dinner.

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    Van Harte: Great restaurant in the 9 streets area

    by SandiMandi Updated May 9, 2012

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    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!

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    Cafe-Koffiehuis ,t Dappertje: Quick bite

    by mickeyboy07 Written Apr 29, 2012

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    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.

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    DUBBEL eten&drinken: Reasonably priced restaurant near Leidseplein

    by SandiMandi Written Apr 20, 2012

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    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.

    They had a plentiful menu with lots of choices for starters and main courses. The prices were very reasonable, main courses about 13-20 EUR, from hamburgers to beef tenderloin. In my opinion the food was good, I had Salmon fillet with white wine sauce, salad and fries. But my fiancé did not like his Dutch beefsteak which was too rare to his taste (though he had ordered it well done). We didn’t have dessert, but they looked very good!

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    De Sluyswacht: Cosy café at the St. Anthony locks

    by pieter_jan_v Written Apr 9, 2012

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    De Sluyswacht is a much photographed café as it stands clear on the St. Anthony locks.
    Most canal boat tours sail through the locks and many visitors to the Waterlooplein flea market or Rembrandt house will stop at the café.

    The café is housed in the former guard house of the locks. The locks were build in 1602 and the house dates from 1695.

    The oldest picture of the building is a drawing by Rembrandt, who lived opposite the locks.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Th: 11:30AM - 1AM
    Fr-Sa: 11:30AM - 3AM
    Su: 11:30 - 7PM

    Caf�� De Sluyswacht - Amsterdam Caf�� De Sluyswacht - Amsterdam
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    Cafe 'Family' Eethuis: Tasty Burgers

    by mickeyboy07 Written Apr 4, 2012

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    A great little fast food joint just outside the city centre in the west end.Eat in or take away,lots of dishes to choose from at good,reasonable prices.friendly staff and fast service.Lots of cheese,cold meats,salami,sausage and meat dishes available.
    Open till late.

    Favorite Dish: We had the burger and fries which was very tasty and filling and cost only 5 Euros.

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  • Grekas: delicious homemade with love

    by factor15 Updated Mar 28, 2012

    Grekas is a small Greek restaurant and take-away. We have been here 3 times and had really delicious food. We tried the Pita Gyros and a lot of the small things like Humus or lemon chicken. Not expensive but you probably eat more (and spent more) than intended to do.

    Favorite Dish: Humus. Very good taste and fresh.

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    Il Panorama: Unusual Pizza

    by mickeyboy07 Written Mar 22, 2012

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    A lovely little Italian restaurant situated ten mins west of Dam Square.Good,friendly atmosphere with nice,helpful staff and a good variety of dishes to choose from.Very reasonable priced for a city centre restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: I ordered the Calzone pizza which resembled at giant cornish pasty.The most unusual pizza i have ever seen.The pizza is actually inside the pastry and tastes just like a regular pizza.Its topped with bolognase sauce.Very tasty and very filling.My partner had the Carbonara and was very pleased with this dish also.

    Unusual Pizza Outside Inside Carbonara
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    Semhar: Ethiopian food for sharing

    by aaaarrgh Written Feb 20, 2012

    The Ethiopian restaurant, Semhar, is an unusual and interesting experience if you are bored with Dutch pea soup and pork based food. Unfortunately it is located a little bit off the 'beaten track', on the non-touristy side of Jordaan, next to the Lijnbaans canal.

    The presentation of the food was an unexpected surprise, no knives or forks ...or separate plates. Instead you share a single large plate, presented theatrically under a colourful African lid. Around the edge are draped lots of pancakes, which you use to pick up the food.

    The evening dishes were similar in content - curried chickpea and goats cheese - but with a choice of meats or a vegetarian option.

    A slight drawback was the price. Our *new* guidebook said the dishes started around 10-12 euros, but all the main courses were actually over 15 euros per person. At least the experience was memorable and the owners were extremely friendly.

    For drinks I'd recommend the coconut beer in particular, served in half a gourd!

    shared platter
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    Leflet: Old place

    by Robin020 Written Feb 17, 2012

    The oldest original restaurant of Amsterdam, open since 1885.
    When you enter this unique and monumental room, you would think you are back in the "Belle Epoque". All is made in the beautifull baroque style.

    The informal service, table preparations ánd the top quality of both the French-Dutch kitchen as well as our extensive winelist makes your dinner complete!

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  • Bruincafe 't Centrum: Early Morning Breakfast!

    by ganjoa Written Nov 30, 2011

    On our first full day in Amsterdam, still on American time, we went in search of a place to eat at 8AM on a cool, foggy Sunday morning and found Bruincafe ‘t Centrum in the Rembrandtplein. There were a number of customers inside, but the restaurant wasn’t overcrowded and seating was easy. The waitress was Chelsea and her service, attitude and hospitality were certainly appreciated - and it didn' t hurt that she is quite attractive as well!

    Favorite Dish: We had the full breakfast, a ham omelette, a croissant with cheese (huge) and 4 coffees. Breakfast for three for about 28 euros. Great value, great atmosphere, great service, friendly people. Highly recommended!

    Restaurant by Day - Bar by night!
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    Maxie's Brasserie/Cafe: A nice break for lunch or early dinner

    by shrimp56 Updated Sep 4, 2011

    I had come down with a cold on my arrival in Amsterdam this trip so was eating a lot of soup and hot tea. Maxie's filled the bill! My mint tea and tomato soup were just what was needed.

    Favorite Dish: When I asked the waitress for hot tea, but not with caffeine she returned with a tisane of fresh mint in hot water. PERFECT!

    My mint tea:) My soup & husband Maxie

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    Street Vendors: French Fries... All over the city

    by ophiro Written Aug 5, 2011

    If you are a little bit hungry and want to grab a fast snack while walking from one attraction to another or just want to sit in the streets and watch the people walk one of the best options in Amsterdam is street vendors' French Fries.
    You get a big amount of french fries , you have different sizes of course and different sauces.
    Those fries are tasty , salty and greasy :-) - perfect snack !


    Favorite Dish: Of course - French Fries !

    French Fries with mustard A lot of french fries waiting for customers !
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    Lin Wah: Chinese from Amstel (Hotel Casa)

    by leecouk12324 Updated Jul 10, 2011

    Chinese. It was ok here - we went lat eon a Tue evening and found we were the only customers on the place so was a bit Romantic.
    Friendly Staff as you usually find in Chinese Restaurants - food arrived very quickly.
    Normally i have Sweet and Sour Pork - i had something a littel different - she did say she would make it extra Spicy - but when it came it was not really very strong with the Flavours of Ginger and other spice.
    It was a ncie meal though and the Vegetables were not overcooked- i think there was also a Wine list but i hd a Heinekin and then i had a White Beer when i found out they served White Beer.

    The food for 2 of us came on the Warm Hobs/ Cookers - so then you can take your time in eating - and it stays warm.

    Very easy to get too from Hotel Casa - walk along Ringdijk until you come to Linnaeusstraat - then turn left - mayeb 10 - 15 min walk - in contrast the Hotel Casa only had i think 2 dishes for evening meal to choose from so it was ncie to come here. The walk back along Ringdijk Canal can be quite romantic - a very nice quiet residential area with old fashioned street lighting.

    Favorite Dish: I perhaps had Pork with Oyster Sauce and i asked and they promised to make it extra aspicy which it was not - but then on Mainland Europe things are not normally so Spicy like in the UK

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