A Foodie’s Guide to Eating in _____ is a delicious series exploring blogger’s favorite foodie cities! Each month, we’ll highlight a different city known for its culinary prowess, and hit the streets on search for best foods they have to offer. This month we travel to Amsterdam, the Netherlands with Samantha from Sam Sees World as she shares her best tips for eating in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam has one of the best foodie scenes in the world. There are multiple restaurants on every street and canal all offering unique and diverse food offerings. From unique cultural restaurants to 100% vegan restaurants to restaurants fully dedicated to sweet treats, Amsterdam is a food lover heaven. The best part is that Amsterdam is a melting pot of different races, cultures, and traditions, and this comes through in its food. You can genuinely experience tastes from all around the world in one city.
More so, there are a ton of restaurants in Amsterdam that are beyond aesthetically pleasing and offer more than just delicious food. There is nothing better than enjoying a nice meal while being surrounded by a stunning atmosphere.
Although there is a never-ending list of delicious restaurants in Amsterdam, here is a list of the absolute best ones in the city!
Vegan Junk Food Bar
When you are eating in Amsterdam, visiting the Vegan Junk Food Bar is a must! This eatery is a revolutionary restaurant that offers a 100% vegan menu that has a ton of dishes. The menu options are all regular ”junk food’ dishes made with no animal products. Some examples of their choices are sashimi, burgers, fries and cheese, hot dogs, and more!
More importantly, the food is delicious. Vegans and non-vegans alike can agree that the food from VJFB is some of the best in the city.
Mutiple locations, https://www.veganjunkfoodbar.com/
Everyone loves pizza, and Amsterdam is full of some great pizza restaurants. One of the best in the city is De Pizzabakkers. There are a ton of locations around Amsterdam, so you are sure to come across one at some point. Be sure to try the Caprese pizza; it is fantastic.
Multiple locations, https://www.depizzabakkers.nl/
The Avocado Show
The Avocado Show is one of the most popular and sought after restaurants in the city. Its concept and design has been shared like wildfire and has gone viral worldwide. What makes it so enticing is that it is a restaurant entirely dedicated to avocados.
Every single dish at this restaurant is avocado-based, and the menu items are all super unique and innovative. From avocado roses to avocado burger buns, this is an avocado lover’s dream!
Multiple locations, https://theavocadoshow.com/
MOAK has some of the best pancakes in the city. They offer American style and thin pancakes, with a wide range of toppings. This restaurant is the perfect place to start your day off with a sweet treat that is also considered a meal.
Multiple locations, https://moakpancakes.nl/en/
If you are a meat lover, Cannibale Royale is the place for you. This restaurant entirely revolves around meat and the meat experience. They offer various meat dishes with very high-quality cuts. More so, they even have a veggie burger in case one of you is not a meat-eater.
Multiple locations, https://cannibaleroyale.nl/
Amsterdam has a fantastic brunch scene, and one of the best brunch options is Benji’s. Benji’s is a healthy, fresh, and delicious restaurant that has two locations within the city. The interior is botanical themed and very refreshing, while the food is healthy and modern. This restaurant is the perfect brunch option for anyone wanting to enjoy great food in a calming atmosphere.
Multiple locations, https://www.benjis.amsterdam/
Deer Mama Vegan Mylk & Burger Bar
Deer Mama is a bright and vibrant restaurant located in De Pijp. The menu here consists of 100% vegan burgers and milkshakes. Although the food here is fantastic, the vegan milkshakes are what takes the cake! They are thick and creamy and the perfect sweetness. If you want to enjoy a sweet treat, this is the place for you!
Ceintuurbaan 71, 1072 EW Amsterdam, Netherlands, http://www.deermama.nl/
De Kas is a more upscale restaurant located inside a chic garden and glass conservatory. All the dishes here are amazing and made with organic ingredients that are grown at the restaurants. If you want to plan a fancier evening, this is the place to go.
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 1097 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands, http://www.restaurantdekas.nl/
Sushi lovers from around the city head to Sumo for the best sushi in the city along with an all you can eat menu for a fixed price. Therefore, you can eat as much sushi as you want, and trust me; it tastes so lovely that you will eat a lot. Be sure to head here with an empty stomach to make the most of the meal.
Multiple locations, https://restaurantsumo.com/
Mama Kelly is a girly girls dream restaurant! From its plush chairs to entirely pink interior this is a girls heaven. In addition to its super cute interior, the food here is terrific. They offer a pretty simple menu with only a few choices, but the dishes are done very well.
If you aren’t a girl don’t be scared off by its interior, the food here is impressive and worth the pink overload.
Olympisch Stadion 35, 1076 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands, https://www.mama-kelly.nl/amsterdam
Bam Boa is a new restaurant in Amsterdam that is making waves. The interior of this one is out of the world and beyond instagrammable. More so, they have a seating area outside long the Amstel River, which is lovely to sit along. The food here is also super fresh, modern, and delicious! You will not be disappointed.
Weesperzijde 135, 1091 ES Amsterdam, Netherlands, http://bam-boa.com/
Samantha Karen is the founder of the travel bog Sam Sees World. She is a millennial traveler on a mission to seek the new and unknown so she can document her experiences and inspire others to explore this wondrous world. Her objective is to provide valuable information on the best things to do, see, eat, and experience while traveling and getting some good Instagram photos along the way. For more from Sam, follow her on Pinterest and Instagram.