This may be a controversial first pick, but let us explain. Sure, you'll find some great resto-bars in the party square itself, like Van Rijn and De Kroon, as well as fast food with class (Salsa Shop, Vapiano). But it's the adjacent Reguliersdwarsstraat and Utrechtsestraat that make this 'hood outrank the rest. On the former, you'll find high-style hotspots like Lion Noir, Snappers Resto-Bar, and Cannibale Royale, as well as kitschier places like Garlic Queen (this is “the gay street,” get the pun?). On the latter, there's Made With Love By Tagore for Indian, tapas spot Pata Negra, vegetarian Golden Temple, and so much more. Add in the other assorted treats in the area (Incanto's high-end Italian, wine-loving Utrechtsedwarstafel, and French-style Restaurant Breitner to name a few) and Rembrandtplein takes the crown.