There are so many places to eat and drink in Amsterdam so I’ve picked a few of my favourites so you can give them a go when you’re next in town!
For me, there is only place to go for breakfast, Bagels & Beans. I am all about the cream cheese bagel with wild salmon as I always feel like that’s the breakfast of Queens! They like to say their food is often organic, always fresh and prepared with care which I think is super cute. Right from the start, they have been focussed on natural products and socially responsible food. That includes coffee beans from a small-scale plantation family in Panama and even vegetarian tuna from a vegetarian butcher so they have some really great options on the menu.
You HAVE to try the hot chocolate.
My choice of lunch stop is a little further out; Cafe de Ceuvel in Noord. To get there from Centraal Station you can hop on the 391 or 394 bus over to Noord and it’s so worth the trip! De Ceuvel is a sustainable environment that serves amazing vegan foods that are sourced from their own gardens and local suppliers. The food is so fresh and isn’t like anything I have eaten before at home. We tried the Gazpacho which is made from seasonal veggies, salad with pine nuts and hazelnuts and thick doorstop style bread with sweet potato spread. All was so good and I even went back in for seconds of the salad which I never do!
There are so many places to grab a great dinner in Amsterdam but I’m gonna stay true to my burger-loving self and chose The Butcher as my favourite dinner stop! Since my first time trying a burger at The Butcher they have opened a couple more branches which is damn good! If after lunch you ended up staying over in Noord there’s one under the A’DAM Lookout Tower, or if you’re back in Central Amsterdam there’s the one on Albert Cuypstraat which was the first one! There’s also a third in Foodhallen, the Street Food style market and a fourth, probably the most accessible in the Nine Streets district.
If you’re looking for some light, possibly slightly naughty snacks then head to the Farmer’s Market in Noodermarkt. There are plenty of stalls around here to grab a freshly made cake or some still warm bread. This market is famous for their mushroom selection but I’m not sure that’s what you’re going to be looking for when there! There’s also a pretty well-known establishment by the Noodermarkt called Winkel43 which is where you HAVE to stop and get a slice of Apple Pie. Many claim it’s the best Apple Pie they have ever eaten and would return to Dam just for that!
Have you been to Amsterdam and have a food place you recommend? Let me know in the comments below!