Food and drinks in Amsterdam


There are too many bars and restaurants in Amsterdam to mention them all, but we have listed some. Typical Dutch food/meal, let's say the food eaten by our parents contained potato, vegetable and fish or meat. And we like a sandwich for lunch. There are a couple of restaurants serving typical dutch food.

  • Moeders, can easily be reached by Tram 13 from B&B.
  • Hap Hmm, open from 16:30-20.25, kitchen closes 20.00. No reservation are taken, so arrive early.

Take away in the neighborhood, 5 minutes walking

Restaurants nearby the B&B, within 15 minute walk of a few stops by tram, ask us for directions.

Hamburgers have become a popular item and many restaurants offer their chef's version: find the best on Awesome Amsterdam.

"Eet smakelijk"


Be aware of the "TikTok lines". Food and drinks made public by self-proclaimed social media influencers are not the best there is. And certainly does not have a decent price-quality ratio. Don't wait in line for an hour or more. You have been warned.

For example: van Wonderen Stroopwafels.

39 euro for 3 medium size "stroopwafels".


A pack of 12  "stroopwafels" at the Lidl supermarket is less then 3 euro and just as tasty.


And we don't dip the "stroopwafels" in chocolate and decorate them with gummy bears or other sweet stuff.

Another good example is Fabel Friet supposedly the best "patat" in Amsterdam, which is not the fact as close by Zwagers scores better. Ask us directions.


While the centre of town is very touristic there are a couple of good lunch addresses, see the map "De beste lunchtenten in de binnenstad".

Budget Lunch

  • Hoi Tin Bakery, exceptional selection of more than 20 different homemade buns and pastries
  • JWO Delicatessen, quality food for a good price
  • Broodje Daan, a 20 minutes walk from the B&B is the cheapest sandwich shop in Amsterdam
  • De Hapjeshoek, de Hapjeshoek is a Surinamese eatery full of life, good food and nice employees located in the Waterlooplein metro station in the heart of Amsterdam. Reviewed 9.5/10
  • Kaddour, known for its rich sandwiches with halal grill sausage, meatball or merguez sausage, various locations. Close by at Bos en Lommerplein.

Gluten free

Craft Coffee & Pastry


This one hundred percent gluten-free coffee shop and bakery is located around the corner from the Albert Cuyp market. They have a lot of them: sandwiches, filled cakes, pies and muffins.



Linguini is everything you want from an Italian restaurant: it has a dreamy entrance in the middle of the Jordaan and is intimate with lots of candlelight. Their gluten free pasta is sublime.



Unfortunately, the gluten-free pizzerias in Amsterdam are few and far between. You can choose from PizzaLab and Loulou Pizzabar. The latter is a favourite, mainly because of its location.

Coba Taqueria


Want tasty and authentic Mexican food? Then you have to go to Coba Taqueria. Their tacos are made entirely from corn, making almost all of their tacos gluten-free.

Le Pain Quotidien


Would you like a lunch spot with a nice terrace? Then Le Pain Quotidien is a good place. They make all of their tartines on gluten free bread. Most locations (6) of Le Pain Quotidien have nice terraces.


If you want to try some typical Dutch fish as 'haring' you don't have to go a fancy fish restaurant. Just go to the 'vishandel'. Ask us for directions.

  • Volendamse vishandel Mop, Jan Evertsenstraat 116
  • Vishandel Jan Evertsen, Jan Evertsenstraat 13
  • Molenaar Gebr., Bos en Lommerweg 232

Fish in the Neighborhood

  • Vishandel Omaira Eiland, Burgemeester Roëllstraat 11

Beer and Breweries

Bars worth visiting if you like your beers.