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The best cafes and restaurants

As one of the most touristic cities in the world, Amsterdam has more than a total of 1000 restaurants. Every citizen or visitor in Amsterdam can find a restaurant or cafe that will suit their taste and wallet. Being such a multinational city, more than 24 different cuisines are presented. In most Amsterdam restaurants, reservations are not required, but during the prime times most restaurants are full. So, if you don’t like waiting, it is better to reserve a table in advance. 

 

In the Netherlands, lunch is usually served between 12:00 and 14:00 and dinner between 19:00 and 21:00. Opening hours for lunch and dinner restaurants normally match these hours. However, there are a lot of breakfast bars, cafes and restaurants that are open all day. In most restaurants the kitchen closes around 22:00, but there are many snack bars open until late for midnight snacking. Dutch restaurants generally do not include a service charge in the bill, so it is normal to tip an extra 5 to 10 percent. Our hotel is located in the city centre, with tons of options of restaurants and bars within walking distance.

 

Breakfast 

Pancakes Amsterdam

If you love pancakes you may count yourself as the lucky one as Dutch pancakes are magnificently delicious! Dutch pancakes are traditional and worldwide famous, and there is a reason for that. There are more than 25 varities of pancakes in the Netherlands. They can be eaten as a snack or as a main course during lunch or dinner. If you are already interested in trying Dutch pancakes we definitely recommend you to visit one of Amsterdam Pancakes restaurants. They stand out from the crowd with their original recipes. PANCAKES Amsterdam serves high-quality pancakes; prepared with fresh and nutritious, locally sourced ingredients. They offer more than a dozen Dutch and American pancakes!

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Greenwood’s Singel

Singel 103, 1012 VG Amsterdam

The breakfast at Greenwood’s includes all the best British and some of the classic American standards. Greenwood’s has a very respectable lunch menu with salads and sandwiches, plus homemade cakes, but in its essence it’s all about the breakfast and cream tea. Their terraces on the picturesque canal-side locations, create the perfect setting to start your day.

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Dignita 

Nieuwe Herengracht 18a, 1018 DP Amsterdam

Within 5 minutes walking from the hotel, behind the Hermitage Museum, is Dignita – the ideal relaxing spot for having breakfast or brunch. They offer a wide variety on their menu, with most of the dishes incorporating fresh organic produce and vegetables from their own garden. Kids are well catered for, too, with a menu of their own and plenty of space to run around.

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Bakhuys Amsterdam 

Sarphatistraat 61, 1018 EX Amsterdam

If you can’t imagine your day starting without pancakes, or any type of cakes, buns, loaves or treats, your journey has to start at Bakhuys Amsterdam. Their savoury goods are also delicious, offering English breakfast, pizzas, fresh soups and a range of hot and cold sandwiches. Bakhuys caters to a buzzy lunchtime crowd of students and office workers, with excellent coffee and a decent range of beers and juices seal the deal.

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The Breakfast Club 

Bellamystraat 2-h, 1053 BL Amsterdam

Whatever your preferred morning fuel is, the Breakfast Club (with five locations citywide) has you covered; from cereal to fish tacos to pancakes and pies, their killer all-day menu offers a mind-blowing variety. If you are looking for something sweet, they offer a big range of pancakes, waffles, muffins and buns to satisfy the sweet tooth. 

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Lunch 

SLA 

Utrechtsestraat 10 H, 1017 VN Amsterdam

SLA is a popular organic salad bar with 7 locations across Amsterdam, the closest one to the hotel being only a minutes’ walk away. Their interior is bright and open, with a menu that offers a wide range of healthy salads, bowls, smoothies and juices. Definitely a great option if you feel like wholesome food that is good for both you and your taste buds.

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Wagamama Rembrandtplein

Within a minute the hotel you have an opportunity to visit one of Wagamama’s restaurants. Their asian inspired menu has been created to soothe, nourish, sustain and inspire. Pick from all kinds of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads and shareable sides. There are desserts, fresh juices, hot drinks, wine, sake and expertly crafted asian beers too. All ingredients are cooked fresh, served fresh. Every bowl and plate that we fill with them is served as soon as it’s ready. The colours and aromas, flavours and spices are always at their best.  A warming bowl of bold ramen, teppan griddled  or if you would rather rice, you’re in luck – their menu features many japanese favourites. Fresh, authentic menus that are updated seasonally. Wagamama restaurants is a staple of modern asian cuisine.

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Burrata 

Halvemaansteeg 9-11, 1017 CR Amsterdam

This cozy, authentic Italian restaurant in the center of Amsterdam, right on Rembrandtplein, offers an extensive menu with fresh homemade pastas and oven cooked pizzas. Beautiful Italian wines to accompany the food and a warm ambience makes Burrata an excellent choice for either lunch or dinner. 

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Old Bell

When you visit the famous Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam, you must step into The Old Bell located on the ground floor of our hotel building. Whether alone or with friends you are guaranteed a welcoming atmosphere and great craic that will make you feel at home. During the day you can relax from the hustle and bustle outside, then as the evening progresses enjoy the warm and cosy atmosphere. The Old Bell characterises all that is best in a traditional English Pub, from the décor and friendly service to the fresh food and of course, a great selection of local and imported beers.Last and lot least you will be pleasantly surprised to know that Old bell has special offers for our guests!

 

Kitchen & Bar Van Rijn

Rembrandtplein 17, Amsterdam

Besides the perfect location, there is also great food to be enjoyed at Kitchen & Bar Van Rijn. The menu is diverse, from French to Japanese, and everything is of a high standard. It is one of the best places to have lunch right next to the hotel and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Rembrandt Square and Amsterdam. 

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Piqniq Lunch Cafe

Lindengracht 59HS, 1015 KC Amsterdam

At Piqniq Lunch Cafe, you will find numerous tasty sandwiches, juices and cakes. Located on one of the most beautiful streets in the Jordaan, the Lindengracht, you will find this small, yet cosy restaurant. It is the perfect place to go for a tasty lunch or a slice of delicious cake. Their sandwiches are delectable and their soups are very fresh and delicious as well. It is the ideal snack to warm you up and let you continue your day full of energy.

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Dinner

Moeders 

Rozengracht 251, 1016 SX Amsterdam

If you are about to discover Dutch cuisine, Moeders is a must on your list. Moeders is translated as Mothers which is backed by photos of Dutch mothers all over the restaurant. Here you can explore authentic Dutch dishes with a modern touch, prepared in a motherly way as the generous sizes of the portions will confirm.

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Sumo

Vijzelstraat 26, 1017 HK Amsterdam 

If you are a lover of Asian cuisine and culture, you must visit the Netherlands’ most famous Asian restaurant chain. They have a great lunch and dinner menu with reasonable prices, a comfortable atmosphere and a central location just 5 minutes away from the hotel. They have a la carte menus but are famous for their eat all you can Japanese food concept. Wagamama and Shabu Shabu are also two other Asian restaurants located on Rembrandtplein if you would like some other options for Asian cuisine.

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Hard Rock Café

Enjoy the legendary flavors of classic American dining in an energetic, modern setting right on the waterside at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam. They are located on Max Euweplein, just a two minute walk from the Leidseplein entertainment area. And just steps away from the Paradiso live music venue, the Holland Casino, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and plenty of other attractions. Hard Rock Café is not only the perfect spot to kick off any day or night, but also a museum of pop culture with authentic memorabilia from rock ‘n’ roll legends like Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley.

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Tempo Doeloe

Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam

Tempo Doeloe is a homely, yet classy restaurant with authentic Indonesian cuisine, located only two minutes from the hotel. This restaurant offers dishes full of vivid colours and flavors. Indonesian cuisine has become quite popular in the Netherlands and therefore you have the opportunity to try high standard Asian dishes in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

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Cannibale Royale

Handboogstraat 17a, 1012 XM Amsterdam

At the great location only 7 minutes from the hotel, you will find Cannibale Royale along with their brilliant menu for meat lovers. This restaurant is recognized as a mecca for all things chargrilled. Their craft beer menu is excellent, too, with a constantly rotating range of local beers on draught. It is the perfect place to appease your hunger and quench your thirst with beautifully grilled meat and cold craft drinks. 

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Restaurant GUTS

Utrechtsestraat 6, 1017 VN Amsterdam

Just around the corner from Rembrandtplein, at the hotel next door, you’ll find this two-storey hotspot with a focus on seasonal dishes, barbecued meat and fish which gained them their well deserved Michelin award. More than an exclusive taste experience, it’s also a great bargain for a Michelin star restaurant. 

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Alex + Pinard

Dapperstraat 10, 1093 BT Amsterdam

Alex + Pinard offers a cozy, intimate atmosphere for couples and small groups, with plenty of sharing plates and charcuterie. They will certainly blow you away as the perfect place for dinner. The great menu with bright flavours and fresh ingredients, along with a beautiful wine list will leave the best impression for the evening.

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Impero Romano

Amsteldijk 25, 1074 HS Amsterdam

If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine prepared from fresh and organic products this place will become a must visit on your list. The menu at Impero Romano is a perfect mix of entrees, salads, pasta’s, meat and fish dishes. The high quality of food and cozy atmosphere makes this place very popular, so you better make the reservation in advance. 

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Sluizer

Sluizer Restaurantsis one of the oldest and most known restaurants in the heart of Amsterdam and specializes in Dutch fish cuisine. It is the perfect place to have a romantic dinner in great atmosphere while trying authentic Dutch cuisine. Sluizer Restaurants makes the difference and offers a consistently high quality, the menu changes with the seasons and can be customized for (large) groups. The restaurant is located within two minutes walking distance from the hotel.

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Cabron Amsterdam

Located right at the Albert Cuyp Market they are bringing the rich and mouthwatering flavours of Latin America together. Go for authentic food, proper tequila, fine craft beers and great cocktails at the cities most beloved hotspot!Their food is Mexican based cuisine, in other words, great tacos, heavenly quesadillas and Latin American influenced dishes. They also offer a good selection of vegan options and a Sunday brunch! If you like tequila and mezcal based cocktails this is the place for you.

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Street food

Febo 

Reguliersbreestraat 38, 1017 CN Amsterdam

Febo is a Dutch fast food chain which was founded in 1941. Since then, Febo has been growing all over the Netherlands, offering its guests Dutch and international snacks. Febo is famous for its automatic food supply. With special automats, you are able to grab your snack, fresh and hot,  at any time without mediators. If you are interested in truly Dutch street food, Febo will be one of the best options to learn about Dutch culture. If you arrive late at our hotel, no need to worry. Febo is only 3 minutes away and stays open until late at night. 

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Wok to Walk

Reguliersbreestraat 45, 1017 CM Amsterdam

Just 2 minutes walk from the hotel, you will find the most famous wok in Amsterdam – Wok to Walk. They offer numerous varieties of fillings, sauces and toppings that allow you to make up your own dish. This place is perfect for a healthy take-away snack. All dishes are prepared in front of you in an authentic Asian wok pan.

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New York Pizza

Reguliersbreestraat 51, 1017 CM Amsterdam

New York Pizza offers you classic American style pizza that is available until late at night. Just around the corner of City Hotel and next to the city’s best night clubs, you will find this great place to get a bite to eat after a fun night out. They also serve some finger food, cannelloni and lasagna. 

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Maoz

Muntplein 1, 1017 CK Amsterdam

For a tasty, cheap and vegan option you can go to Maoz! It is the most famous international chain of falafel bars and originally started in Amsterdam. Since 2018, Maoz Amsterdam is solely vegan and even introduced vegan shawarma on the menu. Order a pita with falafel and help yourself at the salad bar as many times as you want. You will find Maoz just 100m away from the hotel, but also in various other locations around the city centre. They stay open until 01:00 am.

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Burgerfabriek 

Reguliersbreestraat 44, 1017 CN Amsterdam

Burgerfabriek leaves no fast food lovers indifferent. This restaurant (3 minutes away from our hotel!) is known for great grilled burgers, tasty hotdogs and fantastic snacks. They have fresh, fast, tasty products with a modern twist. The kitchen is based on organic, primary and quality products and will definitely show you fast food in a healthier new way.

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Ice Bakery

Kalverstraat 236, 1012 XH Amsterdam

If a sweet tooth’s dream came true, it would bring them to Ice Bakery, just 5 minutes away from the City Hotel. Churros, muffins, waffles, donuts, cookies and pancakes are only the beginning of the selection that Ice Bakery offers its guests. They have a colourful, mouth-watering display of treats that will definitely leave you satisfied!

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