One of the best things about being abroad is getting to taste the local cuisine and discover new specialties. Being in the Netherlands also has its share of culinary delights, but of course we are a kind of used to it J. Be sure to try at least one of the many Dutch specialties on offer in Amersfoort! Enjoying a good meal does go very well with sitting on a terrace on the main square De Hof in Amersfoort. Enjoy the vibe of the square, the many people go by, the sun and the very good service by the staff.
Beer, cheese, fish, Indonesian food and ... large portions are indicative of Dutch cuisine. Based on a small variety of meats, sausages, potatoes and not many spices, Dutch food has been described as being more practical than exciting. However, the Netherlands does boast delicious types of bread and cheeses. Both these ingredients go very well with the so called “Broodje Voldaan” which was an excellent choice for our lunch. We received a rather large bread with several cheeses, raw ham, marmalades, butters, sausage-spreads and other delicacies. Served with a nice cold Ice Tea or some other tea it was a pleasure to sit in front of café Daantje. Enjoy!
Favorite Dish: “Broodje Voldaan” which was an excellent choice for our lunch. We received a rather large bread with several cheeses, raw ham, marmalades, butters, sausage-spreads and other delicacies. Served with a nice cold Ice Tea or some other tea it was a pleasure to sit in front of café Daantje. Enjoy!
The ambience of the restaurant is unique in my experience, as run by people who love horses. Its set back from the road in the trees, parking is on grass under the trees, and the building is all wooden, with a hug forge style fireplace. Seats maybe 50 people, and all the decoration is horse related. They even have a 4-wheeled trap suspended from the ceiling!
Favorite Dish: Two actually :
1) Chicken Mum - a chicken fillet breaded and grilled, plus a huge baked potato with a thick gravy with lots of chicken chunks and big selection of fries, roasties, salad.
2) Camembert - fried, rather large, great as a dessert, with a pineapple fritter, and a wild forest fruits salsa.
A little bit expensive if you take it as every day restaurant but high quality food.
The owner is Italian and serves everything is Italian.
I suggest to take the meat, mhhh grilled
Favorite Dish: All the dishes are really tasty
Ambience is very nice, seem to be a pretty important or expensive restaurant but it isn't.
The owners are Greeks, they really enjoy to have you at dinner.
The dishes are pretty big compared to the price and the service is good
Favorite Dish: Zaziki
Spacious restaurant that definitely has that Itialian atmosphere. Located in the city center.
In summer it is advisable to reserve a table on the balcony, overlooking one of the canals.
Favorite Dish: it's been a while since I ate here. I think 2 years ago. It was a business dinner and the fixed menu really was quite good with fish and meat dishes.
In any case, I remember an enjoyable evening here.
Cosy Dutch "Bourgondian" restaurant is Mama Roux. It has a great atmosphere and is highly recommended by me. On the Hof are also a few restaurants that offer international kitchen, like Italian (at restaurant San Giorgios one discovered the fresco of Saint Georges), Joegoslavian, Chinees and my given example: Greek
Pallas Athene offers very friendly service and a good traditional Greek menu.
On the marketsquare one finds a cluster of restaurants, bars and cafe's with - in summertime - nice terraces. Though in the alleys between the outer and inner canal there are some quite fine restuarants as well. They sometimes have the most wonderful terraces on the canal side. Anyway, there's for anyone something to choose from the ordinary snackbar or pizzeria until the renomated star-restaurant.
A feel sort of place with little chairs and very freindly staff.
Tuesady and Wednesday nights are new Tapas nights, just started when we first arrived in Amersfoort, so wne t there every Tuesday. Special Tapas menu and cocktail at E4.00 all night.
Don't mind if you take your own chillis to liven up the salsa a bit, especially if you get the staff to try one!
Favorite Dish: Fajitas are pre-rolled, very handy.
Het Croontje is situated on an unique spot in the center of Amersfoort. In front of the restaurant is the old city surrounding cannel. On the corner of the restaurant is at the end of a small cannal the "koppelpoort". An one of a kind monument in Europe combining a land an river gate to the city.
And, great eating indeed.
The old center of Amersfoort has many terraces on 5 locations: the"hof" (with 1200 chairs), the "vrouwe kerkhof", the "varkensmarkt", the "appelmarkt" and the "groenmarkt". In small streets and along canals you can find even more terraces.
Favorite Dish: Most people use the terracec for drinking wine and beer but there are very fine restaurants on every location.
Situated in a side street from the main shopping street. The best place to sit is in the conservatory at the back.
The menu is great, tastes are wonderfull! The Emiliana pizza is top, after its baked they add the ham so it isnt fried as well.
Favorite Dish: Tiramisu, but that i eat in every italian restaurant i come. I am always very dissapoited when they don´t have it anymore.
A small but cosy restaurants with lovely decos. Great food and highly recommended!
Let me tell you a lil story - Being a Malaysian, after touring around Europe for a month plus, I tend to miss hot and spicy food! We encountered this Indian restaurant, so we decided to try it out. Having an impression that hot and spicy food in Europe is nothing compare to the one in Malaysia, I decided to tell them to make it a bit hotter and spicier. They did as been told. It tasted good, but not as hot and spicy as I wanted it to be. So, the second time, we went back there again, and told them to do the same. And they did, but wasn't as hot and spicy compared to the first time we had our dinner there. So, the third time (last time before I went back to Malaysia), I told them that I wanted it really hot and spicy, and woa!...they really did. The food was really good, however my tongue almost caught fire! We had to get them to give us a jug of cold water and we even finished that too. After dinner, we felt so full and blotted coz of all the food and water in our tummy...*lol* It was really funny! Next time, I shall not be too naive, and be too adventurous when it comes to hot and spicy food! ;-)
Favorite Dish: a) Briyanni;
c) Mixed Kebab.
Amersfoort has a long history as a beer brewing city since the Middle Ages. An end came to this thanks to Heineken, a firm always willing to kill an old tradition, who closed the last functioning brewery, Phoenix, in 1969. The last director of Phoenix opened De Drie Ringen ("the three rings") in 1989, and it is this small brewery that now carries on the old tradition. They produce 7 different beers, some of which are seasonal beers that are only temporarily available each year. The brewery can be visited, and in the bar the available beers can be tasted. Open on Thursdays (13.00-18.00), Fridays and Saturdays (both 13.00-19.00). I have no idea if you can eat here too, the beer is more important.
Always a very busy place in the main shopping street of Amersfoort.
Why? Because all ages come here and it's child-friendly and has a living-room atmosphere.
I've had many a lunch here, or just a snack.
Favorite Dish: Lunches and dinners but also pancakes. Lots and lots of pancakes.
Main courses from € 8
This restaurant is located in an old cloister and also comprises of a brasserie, various private dining rooms, a magnificent center court for receptions, a culinary shop and culinary museum.
Valet parking available.
Favorite Dish: French gourmet cuisine is served here. Opinions always differ in the gourmet magazines it basically I find craftmanship and service are on a high level here.
I had an enjoyable and delicious meal of various courses.
Don't be mistaken: the brasserie is very posh, so it's not really a watered down version of the restaurant.
Once I had a theme dinner here in the basement of the building. The menu consisted of Roman dishes, prepared the way the Romans did in classical times. With explanation from a historian. Quite fun!