Where To Eat in Amsterdam

by - February 17, 2019

Amsterdam was one of my best food holidays and I think I enjoyed literally every meal I ate. We came here for a bank holiday weekend and were lucky that there was a nice heatwave. We took advantage and went riding round the city on a tandem. Maybe I'll do another post later on what we got up to (besides eating).

Vegan Junk Food Bar

Recommended by my friends and was told the burgers here were amazing. They did not oversell; this was literally the best burger I've everrrrrr had. And I don't even like burgers. Can someone please franchise this in the UK already. The nuggets and fries were good too, but the burger takes the cake. We just had the original burger - and then came back the next day to have it again. I can't even pinpoint why it tasted so good - the sauce? This place is trendy and popular, with purple mood lighting and neon signs, and the wait is also annoyingly long during peak times so get here earlier or come at a more off peak meal time.

Marie Heinekenplein 9, 1072 MH Amsterdam

Cut Throat

Cut Throat is a hipster looking restaurant that casually doubles up as a barbers. I wasn't convinced, even by the nice presentation, that I would be won over by some red velvet waffle with fried chicken because I don't really even like fried chicken (unless it's Korean fried). This isn't typically the kind of food I like to eat, and feels like a dessert and main all-in-one, but omg, SO GOOD.

Beursplein 5, 1012 JW Amsterdam


Pluk is a very cute and aesthetically pleasing cafe. Came here for the gram to try the unicorn bowl, which is a blend of... I can't even remember what fruit, topped with granola. And whilst it was nice, I prefer more substantial hot food for breakfast. However, this is a place to go just for the whole of experience because it's very millenial with pretty interiors and lots of other Instagrammers having photoshoots with their food. We originally went to a different Pluk, but there were no seats and the waiter suggested we try the one at Reestraat 19 which we did. You order downstairs at the counter, and then go upstairs onto the mezzanine level to eat. They also sell merch here with their cute logo on. Cute.

Reestraat 19, 1016 DM Amsterdam

Mook Pancakes

After a long bike ride, we came here for a quick snack. Whilst the pancake with blueberries and strawberries looks nice and sweet, it wasn't anything mind blowing. I actually preferred the savoury pancake with smoked salmon and crème fraîche (but the one with blueberries was just more photogenic).

De Clercqstraat 34, 1053 LB Amsterdam

Viet View in Foodhallen

A crowded food court with a wide variety of different foods and stands. I had my first ever banh mi, from Viet View and I didn't know that a baguette could taste so good - the contrast of the caramelised pork with pickled veg tasted so good. And I literally am just describing everything as 'so good' because it was. I'm so accustomed to just eating either rice, noodles or pasta wherever I go, but I really ventured out of my usual palette on this trip with all this junk food and baguette and stuff. How adventurous of me. And again, because we loved it so much, we went back a second time to get some for our Eurostar journey home.

Bellamyplein 51, 1053 AT Amsterdam

Rob Wigboldus Vishandel

So I know this is not a particularly attractive photo that screams 'must eat', but we found this place on TripAdvisor and it seemed like an authentic, no-frills cheap eat where we could quickly grab a bite. Again, wasn't too convinced by the reviews about how 'amazing' a sandwich could be, but again, was won over. Tucked in a little alleyway off the big shopping street, Rob (I assume that's what the friendly man who works here is called) serves sandwich buns with fresh ingredients. We just had the herring and pickle which I think is the bestseller as he recommended it. And like everything else I'd eaten on this trip, this tasted pretty satisfying.

Zoutsteeg 6, 1012 LX Amsterdam

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