Restaurants in Amsterdam Centrum

Best restaurants in Amsterdam's city centre

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

Best choices


Restaurant Ambassade  €€€

French cuisine, art and a beautiful view of the Herengracht.

Centrum / Canal Belt


Mata Hari   €€

Lively bar & restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 22 / Old Centre


The Seafood Bar   €€€

Top-notch cuisine with excellent seafood platters.

Van Baerlestraat 5 / Oud-Zuid


Lotti's   €€

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

Herengracht 255 / Canal Belt


Vinkeles   €€€€

High-end restaurant with a romantic hotel garden terrace.

Keizersgracht 384 / Canal Belt


Piet de Leeuw   €€

Authentic eetcafe known for its steaks and sole.

Centrum / Canal Belt


Choux   €€€

Vegetable-focussed fine-dining restaurant with tasting menus.

De Ruyterkade 128 / IJ Waterfront

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Nam Kee  

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

Zeedijk 111-113 / Chinatown
Geldersekade 117 / Nieuwmarkt


Bistro Berlage   €€

Modern bistro in the former stock exchange building.

Beursplein 1 / Dam Square


Toscanini   €€€

Italian dining as it should be in a homely and relaxed atmosphere.

Lindengracht 75 / Jordaan


De Belhamel    €€€

art nouveau decor, on a beautiful place with outdoor terrace overlooking the canals

Brouwersgracht 60 / Canal Belt


Pesca   €€€

Create your own meal of fresh fish and pick it up at the open kitchen.

Rozengracht 133 / Jordaan


Cecconi's   €€

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

Spuistraat 210 / Dam Square


Brasserie NeL   €€

Bistro restaurant located in the wooden Amstelkerk on a lovely square.

Amstelveld 12 / Canal Belt

Entrepot   €€€

Light and spacious restaurant with daily changing menu.

Entrepotdok 7-8 / Plantage

Café Parlotte   €€

Rather a wine bar than a restaurant, but where you can eat very delicious food.

Westerstraat 182 / Jordaan

De Plantage   €€

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

Plantage Kerklaan 36 / Plantage
All restaurants listed here are reviewed by the editors of this website, who visit anonymously and pay for their own meals and drinks.

Price categories
€        Inexpensive < €35
€€      Moderate spend €35-55
€€€    Special occasion €55-90
€€€€  Expensive > €90

Avg. price for 2-course meal (starter + main course) for 1 person, excluding drinks