Amsterdam city center restaurants

The Lobby Nesplein

International Cuisine, Nes 49
This restaurant is located right next to the Dam, in the heart of Amsterdam. The Lobby is the perfect hangout if you want to escape the crowds of the city. The interior and the atmosphere of the restaurant are relaxed and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also they offer a large selection of cocktails. Perfect place if you want to have a lovely dinner, combined with great wines. It is advised to make reservations.

Café de Paris

French Cuisine, Rokin 83
Café de Paris is a large city center Amsterdam restaurant close to the Dam, the Kalverstraat and The Red Light District. The menu features traditional French meals, such as foie gras and steak tartare, but also ceviche and lobster soup. There is also enough choice for vegetarians. In summer you can have dinner on the terrace.

Mata Hari

Mediterranean Cuisine, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 22
Mata Hari is a place of peace in the midst of the Red Light District, in Dutch referred to as 'De Wallen'. The food is Italian, with great antipasti to share. The interior is cosy, with large couches and retro chairs. In the evening the city center restaurant changes into a bar, where you can drink cocktails.

In de Waag

Dutch Cuisine, Nieuwmarkt 4
De Waag is situated in the old citycenter of Amsterdam. This monument was the old port to the city and was built in the 14th century. The restaurant is a great place for a romantic night out in a historic site. In summer you can also eat outside on the large terrace and look over the Nieuwmarkt. The chef serves classics with a Dutch twist.


Belgian Cuisine, Herengracht 88
Lieve is a Amsterdam city center restaurant with Belgian cuisine. They offer two ways of dining. You can share many different small dishes from the menu divided over three courses or you get a four-course menu. The interior is a mix between modern and baroque, with one wall entirely made out of bricks.

Seafood Bar

Fish Dishes, Spui 15
The Seafood Bar is a modern fishrestaurant that offers a scala of fresh fish and seafood. The interior is white, simple and light. Make reservations or just walk in if you feel like oysters, crab, salmon, tuna and other seafood. There are three Amsterdam restaurants of this chain The restaurant has three locations, of which the one on the Spui is the biggest.