Dutch cuisine restaurants in Amsterdam
Centrally located nearby the Leidseplein the “Dubbel’ is always busy and rightly crowded during the weekends. The crowd comes here to drink at the bar and for the kitchen – straightforward fresh and reasonably priced Dutch cuisine dishes, but primarily to meet other people – students, folks often coming from out of Amsterdam, young professionals and even older people, who try stay young.
Think you know what real Dutch food is? ‘Dine with the Dutch’ is a private organization that offers you the exclusive opportunity to dine with a real Dutch family on your visit to Amsterdam. Established by Wendy Veenhoven in February 2005, there are 45 host families registered with her. All locations have good surroundings and are either central or in the south and easily reached.
Just a few minutes from the Waterlooplein and the Rembrandts House, the Dutch cuisine restaurant Greetje combines in an interesting way ideas of the French kitchen with the Dutch culinary traditions. These local meals have been mostly forgotten because of their almost exotic, Northern European taste. Here they have been brought back in a very tasty, modern way. Do you want to taste the Dutch kitchen – at Greetje you may really enjoy it.
Located in the Jordaan on the street of hearts is Van Harte, serving food and drinks made from the heart as the name suggests. Established in May 2004, their French Mediterranean kitchen is open from 11am for lunch, soon followed by their dinner menu from 6pm.
Between two squares on the Spuistraat is restaurant Haesje Claes named after the Lady Haesje Claes, the 16th Century founder of the orphanage that stands today as a historic museum. The restaurant itself established 31 years ago and remains till now a family business, serving Dutch cuisine.
The Pantry is a restaurant around the corner from Leidseplein and its local bars. Serving traditional Dutch food, its kitchen as well as location, attracts many Dutch and international regulars.
Address: Leidsekruisstraat 21
In the Jordaan you can reach Heerlijk Private Dining by boat. A former restaurant, Heerlijk! meaning delicious opened their doors 4 years ago, only establishing their private dining business in early 2005.
Letting is a quaint eatery, that serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all day long. 5 minutes from Dam Square and Anne Frank House, it attracts many English customers, yet it is far from the usual tourist hangout.
A few minutes walk from the Westerkerk at the edge of the Jordaan is restaurant Moeders, or Mothers in English. Established since 1980, Moeders is a traditional Dutch cuisine restaurant, that takes on international ‘Mother’s’ recipes to create their menu.
If you are searching for a local taste, look no further. This lovely little cafe has just want you want. Nestled in the streets of the Jordaan, warm friendly service and a lovely time awaits you.
Lindengracht 95, Amsterdam
Phone: 020-6222716 (Call for reservations up to 20 people)
Diner Hours: 18.00-22.00 all week
In the centre of Amsterdam is Steakhouse Piet de Leeuw famed in Europe as one of the first dining restaurants with a brown pub interior. Established 56 years now, Piet de Leeuw was a famous Dutch/European Pool champion. Taken over by his grandson five years now, the restaurant has a traditional Dutch kitchen serving warm lunch and dinner.