Back to all European Cities

The Best Restaurants in Amsterdam

The StarTripper Journal presents the best places to dine in Amsterdam, both International gourmet and traditional Dutch cuisine.

Our team to Amsterdam are four young professional travelers who have tested a lot of hotels, restaurants and night-clubs world-wide.

Amsterdam is the greatest small city in the world. From canals to world-famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe.

Amsterdam is a city of tolerance and diversity. It has all the advantages of a big city: good transport, rich culture and lively nightlife – and thanks to the extensive canals, it is quiet with little road traffic. The destination is never far away, so get a bike for an authentic local experience.

Amsterdam has a lot of cafes and restaurants catering for every tastes, budgets and moods. Top quality restaurants and stylish bars as well as more traditional Dutch cafés.

'Amsterdammers' love to go out to dine or have drinks at one of the many terraces in the city. In the afternoon bars, cafes and restaurants begin to fill with young professionals, students and tourists. The Dutch really like to have drinks and eat snacks before dinner, this is called 'borrelen'. Do as the Dutch and spend some relaxing hours before dinner drinking pints and trying out the different snacks.

Overall, the restaurants in Amsterdam have a relaxed vibe. Most restaurants do not demand fancy clothing or high heels. However, there are a lot of fine-dining restaurants and clubs where people do dress up.

Currency is Euro ( € ).

The StarTripper Journal Recommends these Amsterdam Restaurants:

Hotel picture La Rive, located in the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, is one of Netherlands' leading restaurants, marked by a long tradition of culinary delights, an excellent collection of wines and genuine hospitality.

La Rive’s dining rooms have the unruffled ambience of an English gentlemen’s club but the service from the accomplished waiting staff is unstuffy, warm and welcoming.

The culinary team – led by Chef de Cuisine Rogér Rassin, Maître d' Ronald Opten and Sommelier Ted Bunnik – will make your dining experience a memorable one. Restaurant La Rive is inspired by French-Mediterranean flavours with vegetables and seasonal produce prepared in an innovative way. In addition, the kitchen orients on Asian influences that are added in a subtle way.

The food is of unparalleled beauty, each plate a delicate masterpiece of peerless modern cooking. The wine pairings are perfect – they are constantly searching for extraordinary wines from specific wine regions to enhance the wine and food experience.

This is really fine dining, the place for great occasions, one of the top restaurants in Amsterdam.

Professor Tulpplein 1
Hotel picture De Silveren Spiegel (the Silver Mirror) is a fine dining restaurant in a historic ambiance, centrally located near Amsterdam Centraal. The restaurant dates from the Dutch Golden Age, the 17th century, and the building is kept in its original state.

Restaurant de Silveren Spiegel serves exclusive culinary Dutch food. The chef’s tasting menu includes an array of interesting dishes, which change depending on the season’s ingredients. The restaurant is famous for its delicate approach to traditional Dutch cuisine. You may enjoy dinner here in the style of centuries of tradition and in tune with the cycles of the seasons.

Dining at de Silveren Spiegel is truly amazing. We had the Chefs 7 course set menu. The food was remarkable, and the wine pairing was perfect.

The service was personal and efficient, and we loved everything, especially the historic ambiance. A dining experience we will remember

Kattengat 4-6
Hotel picture A bright and modern restaurant centrally located an Amstelveenseweg.

MOER uses carefully selected organic ingredients from farmers in the surroundings of Amsterdam. The Chef creates dishes with the power to seduce you – creative and well-prepared vegetables, amazing taste that fit perfectly in a healthy balance with meat and fish – incredibly tasteful and organic, but also very good-looking.

We had the Chef’s Menu of 6 courses – a lovely gastronomic journey, dishes were perfectly balanced and full of surprising elements.

Top Cuisine, top service.

Amstelveenseweg 7
Hotel picture Restaurant Vinkeles is a unique destination in the heart of Amsterdam – situated at the Keizersgracht, one of the most beautiful canals of Amsterdam. Restaurant Vinkeles is named after the Dutch artist Reinier Vinkeles and housed in an old bakery, which was set up in 1787 – a pleasant and beautiful decorated restaurant.

Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers and his team presents an exciting, modest and refined modern French cuisine with an international twist – echoing the décor of the restaurant, the menu combines the traditional and the modern French cuisine – combining the freshest seasonal products to produce a menu that is delicious and unique.

We enjoyed the 5-course tasting menu, and it was superb. Highlights were the pigeon and the salmon. The tasting wine menu exquisitely complimented the food.

The staff are very professional. The restaurant itself is beautiful – the food and wine are exceptional!

Keizersgracht 384

About - Legal information

Copyright © 2022 - StarTripper Journal