nonsense eatery, with view of open kitchen


French-Flemish cuisine served in a modern, industrial canteen restaurant with an open kitchen.

Popular and high rated restaurant with a French-Flemish cuisine.

Delicious food

Restaurant Rijsel* in Amsterdam serves as a main course standard baked potatoes and salad with a good piece of meat or fish with a gourmet sauce. A combination of Flemish no nonsense food with French gastronomy.

The food is extremely good, and comforting, and the service friendly, and quirky.

Since its opening in 2012, the eatery has been permanently packed with locals.

* The name Rijsel is the Dutch name for the northern French city of Lille.

Basic interior

The décor is industrial French with whitewashed walls, natural stone and steel. The dining tables are from France. The windows have curtains and window sills are equipped with red mottled marble. The rôtissoire (roasting tray) comes from Paris.

The imperfection of the interior makes Rijsel easily accessible and provides a living room feel.

Relaxed atmosphere

Everything in the restaurant is transparent and open. You can see the cooks and dishwashers working. It is noisy, and also the lighting is deliberately so bright. It creates a feeling that you are abroad.


Rijsel is located in a former domestic science school in a residential area in Amsterdam Oost.

On the menu

Rijsel serves fish, meat and vegetarian dishes for both starters and main courses. Most guests opt for the 3-course menu, but à la carte is also possible. The menu changes on a daily basis.

  • Roast chicken
  • Russian salad
  • Fish soup
  • Côte de boeuf


Make your table reservation online via Rijsel's official site . For all reservations a deposit of €35 per person is required. This deposit will be deducted from the final bill.

This is one of Amsterdam's most popular restaurants: always difficult to book.

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