Amsterdam is by far the most dynamic and international city in the Netherlands. You know what is so amazingly fun in Amsterdam? All the different restaurants you can try out. You have food for everyone. Every single corner of the world is represented in this capital city. Egyption food, Turkish Food, Italian Food, Japanese Food, vegan food and so much more. There is not one single thing that you could crave that you can’t find in this city.
We have made a list of the cutest, hottest and best hotspots in the city for you to have your lunch at.
Amsterdam lunch tip 1. Hotel Jakarta – Indonesian fusion food
Hotel Jakarta is a stunning hotel just outside of the city center of Amsterdam. Besides the gorgeous lobby that is filled with huge palmtrees and Indonesian greens, the venue being a hotel, you can also enjoy an amazingly delicious lunch in their restaurant. The menu offers a lot of traditional Indonesian meals with a surprising Twist. All the plates are always very colorful and the food they serve is very good. The venue also offers a terrace where you can enjoy your lunch while overlooking one of the many canals the city has to offer.
Must haves are the chicken saté, the sticky rice and the mie goreng with fried egg. All the noodle and rice dishes can be served vegetarian too.
Amsterdam lunch tip 2. Cafe De Prins – Dutch food and snacks
Cafe de Prins is located in the city center at the Prinsengracht. The venue is just a few minutes away from several musea and the ‘Anne Frank Museum’. It is a big fave under the local people, you won’t find many tourists here. If you want to try out the Dutch cuisine, this is the place for you.
For lunch they offer several grilled cheese sandwiches with some of the Netherlands best cheeses, goat cheese salads, veggie soups and the very dutch snack ‘broodje kroket’.
Amsterdam lunch tip 3. PIQNIQ – French lunch and small snacks
Did you know the French word PIQNIQ is a combination of two French words. Pique: choosing and Nique: Small. That is exactly the right name for this restaurant because that is exactly what you will be doing. For your lunch you can chose several small items. All those items together will form your lunch. There are sandwiches, salads, pastries, quiches, pulled chicken, avocado smash, roast beef and so much more.
Everything will be served high tea style. You chose from the menu cart and you will get an etagere with all your ordered goodies.
Amsterdam lunch tip 4. Vegan Junk Food Bar Amsterdam – Vegan yumminess
The Vegan Junk Food Bar is one of thé trendiest and hippest lunch places in town. The vibe is urban and eclectic and the food is refreshing and very tasty. Everything is 100% organic, healthy and vegan. You have delicious burgers that are made with the beyond burger patty, sweet potato fries covered with non dairy cheese, avocado toasts with the must jummy avocado smash you ever tasted and so much more.
One of the most popular items is the vegan Nacho cheese dish, which is perfect for lunch. The portion you get served is so incredibly big that it is a great suggestion to share it and get some other small dishes on the side. There are just so many goodies to try, don’t limit yourself to one dish. Trust us, you will regret it. If you want to visit the Vegan Junk Food Bar, make sure to make a reservation. Sometimes it can be booked up to a week in advance. The Vegan Junk Food Bar offers 4 locations in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam lunch tip 5. Olijfje – Mediterranean food
Restaurant Olijfje is a very trendy and popular restaurant in the city center with a main focus on Mediterranean food. From Turkish to Greek, Lebanese and Persian food. For lunch you can chose from different sharing platters if you come with 2 or more people. This is a platter that is served tapas style with 9-15 small dishes. Everything from the dish can be re-ordered. This is a great way of getting introduced to the Mediterranean kitchen.
The great thing about Olijfje is that it caters to everyone. If you only eat vegetarian or vegan there are plenty of options for you too. Besides the sharing plates they also offer 10 different salads that are perfect for lunch. The Mediterranean and Artichoke salads are the most popular items on their menu.