1. Vondelpark3Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam
2. BasisTolstraat 182, Amsterdam
3. Oliver GastrobarSumatrakade 613, Amsterdam
4. Bar HutspotVan Woustraat 4, Amsterdam
5. Bar Brouw OostBeukenplein 17, Amsterdam
6. Cannibale RoyaleHandboogstraat 17, Amsterdam
7. Mossel & GinGosschalklaan 12, Amsterdam
8. Walter's - The Walter Woodbury BarJavastraat 42, Amsterdam
With sprawling outdoor terraces and a long and comprehensive menu featuring an array of salads, sammies, and classic European eats, this Vondelpark resto is an absolute must hit in nice weather.
This De Pijp bar features a ton of space, both inside and out, as well as quirky decor, dance parties, and a BYO food policy.
A hike out to Java Island is worth it for this resto, which offers one of the most inventive menus in the whole city. The idea is to mix and match €9.50 plates, including smoked salmon in a yogurt, mint, and chickpea soup; chawan mushi (a warm custard with puffed grains), confit du canard, etc. And if the super-tasty food won't bring you out here, the views should.
Located in De Pijp, this shabby-chic drinker's den features a short, but crazy-good menu of massive burgers, balsamico-marinated eggplant lasagna, and more.
This Oosterpark eatery promises (and delivers) smoked meat and craft beers to a salivating crowd, and also features a pleasant area outside to enjoy your food and drink in good weather.
Meat and beer reign supreme at Cannibale Royale. Located in Spui Square, this brasserie serves a market-driven menu of European cuisine with barbecue influences. While the salad offerings and sides don’t disappoint, the heavy-hitters here are a carnivore’s fantasy, particularly the infamous L’Absurde -- a 1,000gr serving of steak requiring 24 hours’ notice on your end so that the kitchen can prepare it. Also, from the sharp knives on each table to the dim lighting -- not to mention the grandfather clocks and macabre puppets hung about the walls -- you might want to leave the kids at home.
This Westerpark watering hole -- with its spiffed-up industrial interior and hideaway garden terrace -- is one of the town's coolest gin joints, and it's also gained plenty of acclaim for their fresh mussels that come drenched in Roquefort cheese, or Thai spices, or other deliciousness.
Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, as well as drinks, the Eastern-fusion menu is inspired by the Javastraat’s traditional multi-culti mix. Plus, there’re tons of beers to choose from... and wide selection of G&Ts, natch.