Restaurants in Amsterdam

restaurant in Amsterdam

Most of the restaurants in Amsterdam appear to be very casual so dress code is quite relaxed and anything goes. Not everywhere takes cash so make sure you bring a bank card with you.

Four of my favourite places to eat in Amsterdam included…

1. Mannekenpis

Damrak 41, Amsterdam

Open from 10 am until 12pm or 1:45am on Friday and Saturdays


The sign above suggests Mannekenpis has been voted no.1 for Holland fries. This explains the long queue snaking along the pavement! Prices are reasonable at Euros 3.40, 4.40 or 5.40 for small, medium or large. Basically, choose your size of fries portion and then choose one of 24 varieties of sauce as a topping and onions. These include….

  • special curry
  • peanut
  • garlic
  • cheese
  • vegan mayo
  • truffle mayo
  • pesto mayo
Topped with special curry sauce and onions

Other snacks priced at Euros 1.80 included …

  • Vleeskroket (meat croquette)
  • Frikandel (minced meat roll)
  • Gehaktstaaf (minced meat stick)
  • Kaassouffle (melted cheese snack)
  • Kipcorn (crunchy chicken roll)

This is a cheap way to eat on the go and the fries are delicious, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

2. The Avocado Show

DaniĆ«l Stalpertstraat 61 HS, 1072 XB Amsterdam

Open 9am-5pm Sun-Thurs 9am-9pm Fri and Sat

Note this restaurant does not take reservations and does not accept cash.

The Avocado Show, Restaurant in Amsterdam

Avocado Show became my favourite restaurant by far. A unique dining venue which only serves dishes made from avocado. Excellent food with impeccable presentation in a casual setting.

3. Vegan Junk Food Bar

Staringplein 22, 1054 VL Amsterdam, Netherlands

Vegan Junk Food Bar is a fantastic restaurant serving only plant based food, with both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the Leidseplein and museum district, it is well worth a visit.

Unicorn Bread

4. Movenpick Hotel – Silk Bar

I spent a couple of evenings in this friendly bar with chatty, friendly staff. The atmosphere is relaxed and lighting dim. It is the perfect place to chill out after a long day of walking around the bustling city centre. Portion sizes are generous and food is good quality.

snacks at The Movenpick, Silk Bar


Not all restaurants in Amsterdam take reservations so if there is somewhere in particular you have in mind, call ahead first so you can go along at a time which is less busy.

Suggested Further Reading:

Hotels in Amsterdam

Things to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Travel Tips