Lunch Restaurants

attractive places for lunch in Amsterdam

All restaurants that appear on this site are special for their ambiance, location, and food!

The below listed restaurants offer a fine lunch experience and are typically higher end and fancier restaurants. Try more casual lunch spots, eateries or cafes if you want to move away from a more formal lunch and towards a more casual all-day approach.

Best picks (13)


Grand Café Krasnapolsky   €€€

From the tables of this renowned establishment you have an unrivaled view of the bustling Dam Square.

Centrum / Dam Square


In de Waag   €€€

Historic building with a large outdoor terrace on a lovely square.

Centrum / Nieuwmarkt


Cecconi's   €€€

Stylishly decorated bar, lounge and restaurant with classic Northern-Italian dishes and good service

Centrum / Dam Square


De Plantage   €€€

friendly restaurant with large outdoor terrace near Artis Zoo's entrance gate

Centrum / De Plantage

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Nam Kee  

Authentic Cantonese kitchen famed for its Peking Duck and Steamed Oysters in black bean sauce.

Centrum / Nieuwmarkt


Lotti's   €€€

Café, Bar & Grill at The Hoxton, open from early morning until late at night

Centrum / Canal Belt


Cafe Luxembourg   €€€

Popular grand café with a relaxed ambiance. Lunch specialities are the Croque Monsieur, Croque Madam and Caesar Salad

Centrum / Spui


Pesca   €€€

Fish and seafood restaurant with self-service.

Centrum / Jordaan

Blue Sky Boat
Get on an Open Boat and Explore the Amsterdam Canal Belt


OCCO   €€€

Stylish, cosmopolitan bar & brasserie with high quality food and good service

Centrum / Canal Belt


Café Loetje   €€

Bustling café/restaurant known for its 'biefstuk' and other classic Dutch dishes.

Zuid / Oud-Zuid


ARCA Bar   at Art'otel   €€€

High standard Portuguese cuisine with Asian twist, by famous Lisbon chef Henrique Sá Pessoa.

Centrum / Centraal Station


Bistro Berlage   €€€

Recently opened spot for lunch, dinner or a drink.

Centrum / Dam Square


Brasserie NeL   €€

Located in the wooden Amstelkerk on a lovely square

Centrum / Canal Belt