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Best Restaurants in Amsterdam

Best restaurants in Amsterdam


Amsterdam's food scene reflects its cosmopolitanism. Be it kebab, babi pangang, pad thai, tajine, hamburgers, Indian curry, falafels, chop suey, sushi, bockwurst, pancakes or French haute cuisine, you will find it in Amsterdam. Here is a short list of the most famous eateries in town.

Gourmet Restaurants

The Michelin Red Guide is the international reference in terms of restaurant evaluation. The guide awards one to three stars to a small number of restaurants of outstanding quality.

One star indicates a "very good cuisine in its category", a two-star ranking represents "excellent cuisine, worth a detour," and three stars are awarded to restaurants offering "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey".

The following restaurants have been awarded stars by Michelin Netherlands 2012.

The Gault Millau Guide is the other influential French restaurant guide. It is known as Gayot in English-speaking countries. It rates restaurants on a scale from 1 to 20, awarding one toque to restaurants with a rating of 13 or 14, two toques for those scoring 15 or 16, three toques for 17 and 18, and four toques for the top score of 19/20. Five toques are awarded in some countries like France for restaurants scoring 19.5/20. The Gault Millau rating is shown in brackets after the Michelin star(s).


Michelin-starred restaurants

  • Ciel Bleu Michelin star.gifMichelin star.gif (17/20), inside the Hotel Okura, at Ferdinand Bolstraat, 333 - 1072 LH Amsterdam. (French creative)
  • Ron Blaauw Michelin star.gifMichelin star.gif (16/20), Kerkstraat, 56 - 1191 JE Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - Amsterdam. (French modern)
  • La Rive Michelin star.gif (18/20), inside the InterContinental Hotel Amstel, at Prof. Tulpplein, 1 - 1018 GX Amsterdam. (French modern)
  • Vermeer Michelin star.gif (17/20), inside the NH Barbizon Palace, at Prins Hendrikkade, 59 - 1012 AD Amsterdam. (French modern)
  • Vinkeles Michelin star.gif (16/20), Keizersgracht, 384 - 1016 GB Amsterdam . (French modern)
  • Yamazato Michelin star.gif (16/20), inside the Hotel Okura, at Ferdinand Bolstraat, 333 - 1072 LH Amsterdam. (Japanese)
  • Le Restaurant Michelin star.gif (15/20), 2e Jan Steenstraat, 3 - 1073 VK Amsterdam (French creative)
  • Lastage Michelin star.gif (14/20), Geldersekade, 29 - 1011 EJ Amsterdam. (French modern)
  • Aan de Poel Michelin star.gif, Handweg, 1 - 1185 TS Amsterdam. (French creative)
  • Other Restaurants

    Dutch, Brasserie, Seafood, International

  • Christophe (Michelin star.gif) (14/20), Leliegracht, 46 - 1015 DH Amsterdam. (French modern)
  • Lucius, Spuistraat, 247 - 1012 VP Amsterdam (Seafood)
  • Sluizer, Utrechtsestraat 41-45 - 1017 VH Amsterdam (Seafood)
  • Dorrius, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 5 Amsterdam (Dutch)
  • Brasserie van Baerle, Van Baerlestraat 158 - 1071 BG Amsterdam (Dutch)
  • Pancake Bakery, Prinsengracht, 191 - 1015 DS Amsterdam (Pancakes)
  • Asian

  • Sazanka, inside the Hotel Okura, at Ferdinand Bolstraat, 333 - 1072 LH Amsterdam. (Japanese, teppanyaki)
  • Memoirs of India, Reguliersdwarsstraat, 88 - 1017 BN Amsterdam (Indian)
  • Tempo Doeloe, Utrechtsestraat, 75 - 1017 BN Amsterdam (Indonesian)
  • Blue Pepper, Nassaukade 366 - 1054 AB Amsterdam (Indonesian)
  • Sama Sebo,RC Hoofstraat, 27 - 1071 BL Amsterdam (Indonesian)
  • Dynasty, Reguliersdwarsstraat 30 - 1017 BM Amsterdam (Chinese)
  • Nam Kee, Zeedijk 111-113 - 1012 AV Amsterdam (Chinese)
  • You will find more restaurants in the Eupedia directory.

    Check also

    Top 25 European cities by Michelin stars

    Top 25 European cities by total Gault-Millau toques

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    Europe's best 25 restaurants by San Pellegrino

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