I wouldn’t call myself anywhere near an expert on Amsterdam – in my opinion you can’t be an expert on a city, if you’ve only been there as a tourist yourself – but I have picked up a few nice places while I was there and it’s always nice to put them down somewhere in case I ever wanna go back, or maybe someone else would like to try some of them on their next trip to Amsterdam. So here’s where we ate:
I can definitely recommend you to have breakfast at Vinnies. The location was super cozy and it reminded me of France, meaning it was a very lovely place. They have a great variety of food on their menu and one of the best things was the homemade cookies they served with the coffee.
Price: €€ Mo -Fr: 7.30 – 17.00; Sa: 9.00 – 17.00; Su: 9.30 – 17.00; Nieuwezijds Kolk 33 HS, 1012 PV Amsterdam
Another breakfast or coffee place that I wouldn’t want to miss when in Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful location, I loved the decent flowers on their tables, the cake was fabulous, the coffee amazing, the staff super friendly and welcoming.
Price: € Tue – Sun: 08:00-17:00 Bilderdijkstraat 46, 1052 NB Amsterdam
3) Pho 91:
Best pho I’ve ever had. They even serve you beer and let you sit and wait on a bench inside the restaurant since you can’t book a table. Maybe not the best dinner though in case you plan on going out after.
Price: € Tue – Thu: 17:30 – 22:00, Fri – Sun: 12:00 – 22:00 Albert Cuypstraat 91, 1072 CP Amsterdam
We came across this place by accident. The front yard/ garden was so inviting that we decided to stop for coffee and cake. Even though it’s in a very touristy area, the atmosphere was very lovely and I could see myself go there even as a local, especially in the summer.
(Photo from their website)
Price: € Mon – Sat: 09:00 – 18:00, Sun: 09:00 – 17:00 Oudekerksplein 27, 1012 GX Amsterdam
This place has probably saved my day after a long night out. Make sure to get there early, breakfast places get super busy in Amsterdam and even though they have a good waiting system, some of them won’t allow you to book a table. Bakers & Roasters really has everything on their menu, there’s nothing more to add.
Price: €€ Mon – Sun: 08:30 – 16:00 DE PIJP, First Jacob van Campenstraat 54
1072 BH Amsterdam
We came across this place on our first night trying to look for some other place, but we were already starving, so we ended up going for burgers, which we didn’t regret. They serve local beer with their food and I can definitely recommend you to get the Brouwerij’tij Ijwit, a very good white beer. There’s an ostrich on the bottle, just saying.
Price: € Sun – Thu: 11:30 – 21:30, Fri& Sat: 11:30 – 22:30 Van Woustraat 15
1074 AA Amsterdam
Hope this helps! Bon appetit!