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Restaurant Lt. Cornelis

Restaurant Lt. Cornelis Amsterdam - Dutch Food

Amsterdam–the city of canals, bridges, bikes, and restaurants. Yes, when it comes to dining out, Amsterdam has something to please everyone. The city’s melting pot population has spilt over into its culinary options, meaning whether you are in the mood for something traditionally Dutch or have a craving for something more exotic, you can count on Amsterdam.

With so much choice, however, it can be difficult to know where to begin your culinary adventure. So here is a list of our personal favourites.

1. Luitenant Cornelis

Lt. Cornelis likes to mix the old with the new. And that’s something–from the decor to the dishes–that they excel at. The menu features traditional Dutch cuisine–including Dutch lamb, roasted mackerel, and cheese croquettes–all plated beautifully.

Voetboogstraat 13 (Area: Central)

2.  Kaagman and Kortekaas

Inspired by the Parisian bistros, Kaagman & Kortekaas is quickly becoming the restaurant to eat at. And because of this, you’ll want to make a reservation in advance. You’ll enjoy seasonal dishes of top quality in an informal, but intimate atmosphere.

Sint Nicolaasstraat 43 (Area: Central)


Not to be confused with Breda in the south of the Netherlands, this restaurant with the same name, was inspired by the city. Focusing on international cuisine, this is done via one of the three “mystery” menus.

Singel 210 (Area: Western Canal Belt)

4. Wilde Zwijnen

An open kitchen, changing menus, and local/seasonal ingredients–that’s Wilde Zwijnen. Despite the name–Wilde Zwijnen means Wild Pigs in Dutch–the restaurant does also serve fish and vegetarian dishes.

Javaplein 23 (Area: Indische Buurt)

5.  L’Entrecôte et les Dames

If you want an excellent piece of meat (or fish) paired with a side of French fries, then head to L’Entrecôte et les Dames. The menu is simple (salad, meat, fries), but pair that with some wine and a dessert, and you have a great meal out.

Van Baerlestraat 49 (Area: Museumkwartier)

6. Happyhappyjoyjoy

Happyhappyjoyjoy might be a mouthful when it comes to a restaurant name, but we assure you that it is worth it. Bright colours, cheerful decorations, and typical Asian flavours await you.

Bilderdijkstraat 158 (Area: Amsterdam Old West) and Oostelijke Handelskade 4 (Area: Oostelijk Haven)

7. Café Restaurant Hoogendam

Your meal at Café Restaurant Hoogendam will be based on what is in season, and what’s available from local farms and small businesses. When the sun is shining, the restaurant spills out onto the terrace.

Westerdoksplein 10 (Area: Haarlemmerbuurt)

8. Rijsel

When you mix French cooking and the lightheartedness of Flanders, you get Rijsel. Served in a 60’s interior with industrial undertones, you can expect a compact but regularly changing menu card. N.B. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Marcusstraat 52B (Area: Oost-Watergraafsmeer)

9. Toscanini

Preparing dishes according to the Italian tradition of purity, simplicity, and honesty, Toscanini features an open kitchen and an informal atmosphere. Here the vegetables are locally sourced, the fish extra fresh, the meat organic, and the bread and pasta–of course– is homemade.

Lindengracht 75 (Area: Jordaan)

10. Volt

Volt is a smaller place, well known and well loved by the locals. Most of the menu is organic, and chef Rick van der Meer is known for his use of seasonal products, so you can expect a flavourful meal.

Ferdinand Bolstraat 178 (Area: De Pijp)

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