There are so many attractions in Amsterdam, but one of the highlights can be the cafes, restaurants and bars where you can sample the best local food and drink.

For Nicole Rivera Rivera (and a whole bunch of other people), besides arquitecture and history, eating and drinking are a way of travelling.

Nicole recently travelled to Amsterdam and shares her top tips for places to eat and drink in Amsterdam.



Vann Ness Cupcakes Amsterdam

Van Ness Cupcake 

Some of the best cupcakes you will ever eat. Go early, they sell out.

  • Address: Rozengracht 25, 1016 LR Amsterdam


De Bakkerswinkel 

Homemade breakfast, tea and lunch when you have a to do/see list.

  • Address: Warmoesstraat 69, 1012 HX Amsterdam


De Drie Graefjes

Breakfast, tea and lunch for the soul.

  • Address: Rokin 128, 1012 LC Amsterdam



Eggs done right.

  • Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 143, 1072 LH Amsterdam


Toko Joyce

Casual Indonesian food.

  • Address: Nieuwmarkt 38, 1012 CS Amsterdam


Maxim Falafel & Shoarma

Israeli lunch when you want to keep going

  • Address: Stadsdeel Centrum, Amsterdam



Eat & Drink:


In de Buurt café restaurant Amsterdam

In de Buurt café-restaurant

Local artisanal beers, excellent service and food.

  • Address: Lijnbaansgracht 246, 1017RK Amsterdam, Netherlands


Bocas Amsterdam


Share some tapas and enjoy art.

  • Address: Westerstraat 30, 1015 MK Amsterdam


Beer flight_and jenever Proeflokaal de Bekeerde Suster Amsterdam

Proeflokaal de Bekeerde Suster

Eat, drink and thank the sisters.

  • Address: Kloveniersburgwal 6, 1012 CT Amsterdam,


Bubbles and Wines Amsterdam

Bubbles and Wines

Feeling sexy, romantic? This is your place for tapas, champagne and wines.

  • Address: Nes 37, 1012 KC Amsterdam


Tempo Doeloe

Indonesian specialty restaurant awarded Michelin BIB Gourmand in 2017

  • Address: Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam


Café 't Smalle 

Love it, eat and drink in peace and enjoy the great service.

  • Address: Egelantiersgracht 12, 1015 RL Amsterdam





Cafe de Sluyswacht, Amsterdam

Cafe de Sluyswacht

A classic, drink and enjoy the views.

  • Address: Jodenbreestraat 1, 1011 NG Amsterdam


In de Olofspoort Amsterdam

In de Olofspoort

Jenever bar legend.

  • Address: Nieuwebrugsteeg 13, 1012 AG Amsterdam


Cafe Eijlders Amsterdam

Cafe Eijlders

Sit at the top, order a beer, lay back and relax.

  • Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 47, 1017 PW Amsterdam


Café Americain 

Try the cocktails.

  • Address: Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam


Plan a Foodie Trip to Amsterdam

I really loved visiting Amsterdam and was suprised by how good the food was. Hopefully my guide has given you some ideas for places to eat and drink. To see more of the country search Netherlands group tours. Or if you would like be more than just a tourist view tips for how to work in the Netherlands.

By Nicole Rivera Rivera