Bars & Restaurants

Bars & Restaurants in Amsterdam

There are plenty places to get food & beverage in Amsterdam.

But: what is the nicest, coziest or best valued place to be or to experience? I mean, no tourist-food, no exceptional high prices because you are a tourist, and so on, just friendly waiters and bar staff and good and well-priced.

And, of course, where are the typical ‘Brown-Amsterdam-Bars’ and how do you participate in the real Amsterdam-feeling? This is something you have to experience if you visit Amsterdam!

I’ve made a selection of nice and good places in Amsterdam. Enjoy your stay at one of these places!
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Bars ©

Cafe ‘Bolle Jan’
Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 3
Area: Rembrandtsquare-Centre
Entrance: free
A typical Amsterdam bar. ‘Bolle Jan’ his son is the famous René Froger. Nice barwomen, good-valued beer prices. Dutch (live)music.
A place in the citycentre you have to visit at a stay in Amsterdam!
(Eat a fresh roll next door at ‘Van Dobben’ when you leave!)
Website Cafe Bolle Jan

Special-Beers bar ‘Craft & Draft’
Overtoom 417
Area: Oud-West
Open daily from 16:00 h.
One of the best special- beers bar in Amsterdam. With 40 special crafted beers on draft and even more bottled or canned. The staff can tell youa lot about beerrs and can help you to find the beer you really like. No Heineken, only real special crafted IPA, DIPA, STOUT, SOUR and a lot more special-beers from all over the world anf off course, from (micro)breweries in Amsterdam and a lot other places in Holland.
Say hello to the staff, Merk & Alex from me!
Website Craft & Draft

Cafe ‘Nol’
Westerstraat 109
Area: Jordaan-Centre
open: Sunday-Thursday: 21.00 – 03.00
Friday-Saturday: 21.00 – 04.00. Closed: Tuesday
Genuine night- & partybar at the ‘Jordaan’, a must in Amsterdam. “Cafe Nol, Altijd Lol!”
Good staff and the locals can be found here. A lot of drinks, Amsterdam-music and nice prices.
Website Cafe Nol

Cafe De Blaffende Vis

Westerstraat 118
Area: Jordaan-Centre
Entrance: free
A typical Brown bar at the ‘Jordaan’, one of the parts you have to visit in Amsterdam. It’s only a fifteen-minute-walk from Dam square to here, so nice to do! Good staff and local people and students can be found here. Good food and drinks, nice prices too.

Website De Blaffende Vis

Cafe ‘t Spui-tje

Cafe 't Spui-tje

Spuistraat 318
Area: Downtown City-centre
Open: Mon-Wed: from 15:00 h.Thu-Sun from 12:00 h.

Modern brown bar in downtown Amsterdam with special attention for Frank Sinatra, perfectly drafted beer and the widest selection of Rum’s in Amsterdam. Grumphy old cat (Franky) and excellent staff. Lovely beers on draught like La Chouffe. Heineken too. Great snacks-menu, try the ‘bitterballen’. Say hello from me!
Website Cafe ‘t Spui-tje

Bar ‘Anno 1890’ Café
Amstelveenseweg 1124
Area: Border Amstelveen-(South)
Entrance: free
A typical Dutch cafe at ‘the end of Amsterdam’. It’s at the border with Amstelveen. The ‘Saté’ is the best of Amsterdam but there is more at the good menucard.
Every thursday-, friday- & saturdaynight “Club 1890”.
Good music, nice people and several times parties with live artists. You need a cab to get there.
Website Anno 1890

Bar ‘In de Wildeman’
©Photodam.comKolksteeg 5
Area: Central Station-Centre
Entrance: free
The biggest beer collection in Amsterdam, 18 beers on draught and around 200 different brands on bottle or can. Monthly changing brands on draught. Sorry, no Heineken!


Eetcafe ‘De Blauwe Pan’

Westerstraat 200
Area: Jordaan-Centre
Open: Thu/Wed/Thur: 11.00 – 01.00
Friday: 11.00 – ± 03.00, Saturday: 10.00 – ± 03.00, Sunday: 12.00 – 22.00
A real ‘cheapo’ cafe/restaturant. (eetcafe). Not a big menucard but nice real ‘Dutch’ food like ‘Stamppot’ and ‘Snert’.
The prices: for ± € 25.00 you are really filled up, with 2 or 3 courses and drinks. A lot of students do eat here daily!
It’s an old warehouse in the middle of the ‘Jordaan’ with a intriguing wallpainting.
Nice and friendly staff.
Website Blauwe Pan

Restaurant & take-away Shanghai Noodle

Rokin 152, near Rembrandtsplein
Area: City-Centre
ShangHaiNoodle is located at Rokin 152, near Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam.
Open: Mon-Tues-Wednesday: 12:00 – 21:00, Thurs-Fri-Satur-Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00
Not a big menucard but a typical light Eastern dish. Noodlesoup, Dim Sum, Salad and much more!
The prices are low, the quality is high, fresh, healthy and affordable
Johannes van Dam, foodcritic of the newspaper ‘Het Parool’, was here and rewarded it with an 8!
Great restaurant. Easternstyle food & cheap.
Website Shanghai Noodle


Snack time!

Eetsalon Van Dobben

Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9
Area: Rembrandtsquare-Centre
Open: all week; morning till late
A real Dutch ‘Eetsalon’ (sandwich-restaurant). Established in 1945 and it’s still the same: the food is still fresh, the staff is still friendly and the audience…!
Take away the famous “Van Dobben Croquet” or eat it in with a glass of milk at one of the few tables in the restaurant.
Good food, nice prices, friendly people.
Website Van Dobben

Manneken Pis, Vlaamse Frieten
Area: Central Station-Centre
Open: all week; morning till late
Real Vlamish Chips!
Manneken Pis is the best Vlamisch chips-bakkery, choosen by a jury from ‘Het Parool’ newspaper.
Over 20 sorts of sauces. Drinks to take away too.


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