Hallo!! T.W.O. ate a lot of good food in Amsterdam, and in this post we will be highlighting our favorite meals. Thank you to family and friends that sent us recommendations!! Enjoy!
Foodhallen – it’s the Dutch version of the Ferry Building in San Francisco, the Bourough Market in London and the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid. Our perfect place to spend a couple hours – tasting food and mingling with the locals. It was hard to choose a place to eat at so we had to visit the Foodhallen twice!!
If you are looking for traditional Dutch food, this is the place for you to go. It’s a quant restaurant located on Berenstraat and happen to be on the same street as our apartment. Not a far walk for us. The onion and vegetable soup, filet and chicken were all delicious. All entrees are served with chips/fries and a salad. Don’t forget the apple streusel – delicious!!! If you don’t walk out of there feeling satisfied….I don’t know where you went then!
Cafe George was the perfect dinner spot for us during our stay in Amsterdam. The diverse menu had something for everyone. The tomato soup and lobster bisque was the perfect start to our meal. We sipped on some vino while we enjoyed our main entree – pasta vongole and the lamb shank. Both were impeccable from the sauces they used to the side salad that accompanied the dishes. Since it was near our apartment, we stopped here for a glass of rosé and cheese plate one afternoon. Don’t miss out on a Cafe George visit!
After touring the museums all morning and walking through the Vondelpark, The Seafood Bar is the ideal spot to grab lunch. It feels like you just stepped into a coastal lifestyle…classy, nautical and fabulous. The menu has something for everyone and will even satisfy the non-seafood type. The fish is fresh and cooked to perfection in the open aired kitchen. Make sure this is a spot on your to-do-list while visiting Amsterdam.
Tired of Bier? Well, we got the spot for you. Vyne is a small wine bar located on the Prinsengracht and has an amazing wine list. They also serve small plates from Thursday till Sunday, so if you want something to eat and a delicious glass of wine from France, California, Italy, German, Australia or South America – this is the spot. If you are lucky enough like us, you might get to enjoy some “vault” wine with a famous local.
It’s not a complete trip without eating at Pancakes!. T.W.O. was lucky enough to have it right across the street, so we rolled out of bed and were first in line on a brisk morning. Sounds crazy?….no not really. Every day there is a line out the door to get into this small cozy Dutch restaurant. We ordered the“poffertjes” (powdered sugar),goat cheese,spinach,garlic oil,pine nuts pancake, and a vegetable pancake. All were amazing!!! Don’t miss out on Pancakes!
For a quick lunch and drink, stop in this café. Its the perfect place to escape the cold and feel like a local.