Kanarie Club

Eat, drink, work, play and possibly swim at this newish hotspot in Oud-West. Taking up a sizeable chunk of the De Hallen complex (go through the Foodhallen, or access directly from Bellamyplein), Kanarie Club is all things to all people from morning to night. Go there for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee, dinner or drinks. Take your…

De Kas

One for a special occasion, De Kas is a beautiful restaurant located in Park Frankendael in Amsterdam East. The building used to be the city’s municipal greenhouse, and ingredients are grown in the surrounding kitchen garden, so you’re always guaranteed fresh, seasonal flavours from the ever changing menu. Light, bright, airy and romantic, it’s a…

De Culinaire Werkplaats (Culinary Workshop)

If you’re looking for something a little different from your evening meal while in Amsterdam, then may I suggest giving De Culinaire Werkplaats a go. Located on a quiet side street near Westerpark, this rather special little restaurant  is hard to describe without sounding a bit pretentious, but I’d say that ‘interactive dining laboratory’ comes…

Waterkant

Tucked under a multi-storey car park on the outer edge of the Jordaan, this tropical little waterside shack has one of the best terraces in Amsterdam, as well as great beers from local Amsterdam breweries, yummy Surinamese food and fun party vibes late into the evening. The huge terrace is partly covered by the car…

Jo Sushi

Tucked down a quiet Jordaan street, this tiny sushi bar seats just five people along the window. We went here recently on a date night and had such a great time working our way through the sushi menu with a couple of cans of Asahi beer in hand. Excellent, well priced sushi, friendly service and…

Mediamatic Eten

Yeah! This place is great – and a bit of a hidden gem. In fact, I sort of don’t want to tell you about it… but I’m gonna. Located on the waterfront next to Hannekes Boom (make your way through the urban garden to get there), Mediamatic Eten is the restaurant of the forward thinking…

d&a hummus bistro

In case it’s not clear from the name, this is where you’ll find the hummus. A lovely little restaurant in the heart of the Jordaan, hummus bistro is perfect for a relaxed lunch or dinner. It serves a range of middle eastern dishes, with lots of hummus varieties and topping combos, as well as shaksuka, salads,…

Cafe Toussaint

This lovely little neighbourhood cafe holds a very special place in our heart. We used to live around the corner from it, and have spent many a cosy evening there. Enjoying a leafy location in one of the prettiest parts of Oud West, Cafe Toussaint is completely charming, understated and honest, with a delightful heated…