Amsterdam’s Best Restaurants
In this article you will learn about the best restaurants in Amsterdam, where you can eat fine after a wild night of partying, or a busy day with sightseeing. Since we have already given enough time to the sights, the turn has come to tell about restaurants, where you can dine perfectly with unique seasonal dishes.
We start this list with De Kas, located in Amsterdam on Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3. This elite restaurant is now located in the former Amsterdam City Greenery (1926), between Rembrandt Tower and the 19th century Watergraafs-meer facades. Here guests will find a true oasis of calm. As chef Jert Yang said: ‘This is a kitchen surrounded by fertile soil where vegetables and herbs thrive, where daylight shines in from all directions.
De Kas chefs are free to express their creativity, using the best that the season has to offer every day. The 8 meter high glass structure offers a menu based on the harvest from their own garden. Inspired by the cuisine of the rural Mediterranean prepared with fresh local vegetables. The range of De Ka simple, but elegant. Their vegetables are always served in combination with fish or meat.
Next on the list is the Bridges Restaurant, inspired by local chef Ron Bleuv. Located on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, Bridges serves ‘Dutch fish with a French twist’. Along with an impressive wine list, the upscale restaurant offers creative dishes. For example, langoustines are served in confiture with cucumber cream and fresh curd.
Or well-done Flounder with smoked eel, cauliflower, chanterelle mushrooms and spicy sauce. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, Bridges offers an excellent snack bar where you can taste something light.
Vinkeles in Amsterdam
Vinkeles received a Michelin star in November 2009, as well as 17 points from Gault Millau. You can find this place on Keizersgracht 384, where you will be offered a menu of 4 types – a mixture between classical and modern styles, as well as French cuisine.
The restaurant is located in an 18th-century building overlooking a beautiful garden. Chief cook Kuipers always makes sure that only the freshest ingredients are used, and the seasonal menu has been tastefully prepared. Reviewers described Winkeles as an exciting, modest and refined restaurant.
Vis aan de schelde
The Amsterdam restaurant Vis aan de Schelde is located close to the RAI Convention Center on Scheldeplein 4 Street. There are always many guests who come for the restaurant’s excellent dishes such as sashimi, lobster or baked halibut. If seafood is not your taste, there are several meat dishes on the menu.
Decorated in a contemporary style with white tables, Vis aan de Schelde has an open terrace where you can sit with a glass of wine on many guests. Did you know that the restaurant owner is also his cook? Michel Deenik and his team create their signature dishes such as potpourri and sashimi, inspired by oriental cuisine.
Of course, this is one of the most luxurious restaurants in Amsterdam. Proof of this is the fact that, for the 6th year in a row, the Michelin culinary guide has awarded him the prestigious title of Bib Gourmand ’. Envy can be found at Prinsengracht 381, and you should definitely visit it. Their restaurant and wine bar Vyne are located next to each other. Here, cook Michael Wolf and his team will show you a real class!
Tunes was designed by Italian interior architect Piero Lissoni. The Schilo Restaurant and Bar is located at Van Baerlestraat 27 at the Conservatorium Hotel.
Chef Shilo van Koevorden prepares excellent grilled dishes, beef with beets and hazelnuts, and many other dishes. Everyone recommends to try the eel marinated in apple syrup with Chinese steamed bread, or whole sugared lemons stuffed with cream. Delicious! Nothing stimulates the appetite, as the view of the kitchen. So make sure to occupy the table near the kitchen, where you can watch the process.
Under number 4 is Ciel Bleu restaurant on Ferdinand Bolstraat 333. Located on the 23rd floor of the Okura Amsterdam hotel, it is a unique place in many ways.
The restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the city and serves delicious dishes like pigeon with pistachio cream and smoked beets. There is also a wide list of wines that are worth tasting. Be sure to ask for a table by the window on the north side, and you will have a stunning view of the whole city.
Serre Restaurant is inspired by Ceil Bleu and offers a selection of similar dishes. Serre is located on the top of the Amsterdam Hotel Okura at the same address.
The menu includes such hits as sea bass tartar with crispy oysters and anchovy, or fried lamb with garlic and polenta. But what is really worth paying attention to is the Bento Box.