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From its humble beginnings as a fishing village to its current status as a cosmopolitan hub, Amsterdam's food culture has evolved, incorporating elements from across Europe and beyond. Whatever your taste and preferences, in Amsterdam you will find an array of restaurants that serve traditional dishes, as well as restaurants offering international cuisine and fine dining experiences. Make sure every food experience in Amsterdam hits the spot by downloading the Nova Circle app – your source for finding the best places to stay, eat, drink and do!
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The culinary history of Amsterdam

Amsterdam's food culture is a reflection of its history as a major trading port and cultural melting pot. In the 17th century, the city was the center of global trade, bringing spices, exotic ingredients, and culinary techniques from the East Indies, Africa, and the Americas. This influx of international flavors transformed the local cuisine, giving rise to a rich tapestry of dishes that combine traditional Dutch simplicity with global influences.

The city's strategic location and bustling ports facilitated the exchange of diverse culinary traditions, making Amsterdam a melting pot of flavors. As traders and immigrants settled in the city, they brought their own cooking styles and ingredients, which mingled with Dutch culinary practices to create unique and innovative dishes.

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Traditional Dutch dishes

When in Amsterdam, there are many traditional dishes worth a try. Stroopwafels are a beloved Dutch treat made from two thin waffles filled with caramel syrup. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Enjoy with a cup of coffee!

Bitterballen are deep-fried meatballs that are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. They are a popular snack in bars and cafés and are typically served with mustard for dipping.

Haring, or raw herring, is a traditional Dutch delicacy often served with onions and pickles. It is a must-try if you are an adventurous eater looking to experience authentic Dutch flavors.

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Amsterdam street food

The street food in Amsterdam reflects the city's multicultural influences and is a must-try if you want to get a taste of genuine Dutch fast food.

Dutch Fries (Patat)
Thick-cut fries, known as patat, are typically served in a paper cone with a variety of sauces. The most popular topping is mayonnaise, but you can also find them with curry ketchup, peanut sauce, and onions.

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This is the first herring of the season, celebrated with much fanfare. It is usually eaten raw with onions and pickles, providing a fresh and savory bite.

Kibbeling consists of battered and fried pieces of white fish, often served with a garlic or tartar sauce. It is a popular snack at fish stalls around the city.

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Renowned Amsterdam restaurants

Amsterdam is home to a plethora of exceptional restaurants. Café Restaurant Amsterdam is located in a former water pumping station, and offers a unique dining experience with a menu that features a mix of Dutch and international dishes.

For a truly unforgettable dining experience, make a reservation at Ciel Bleu, a two-star Michelin restaurant located in the Okura Hotel. The panoramic views of the city from the 23rd floor are just the beginning.

For a more casual dining experience, head to Foodhallen, an indoor food market located in a former tram depot. Here, you will find a wide range of food stalls offering everything from gourmet fries to freshly caught fish.

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Dining tips for Amsterdam visitors

Popular restaurants can fill up quickly, especially during peak dining hours. It is always a good idea to make reservations in advance.

Each neighborhood in Amsterdam has its own unique culinary offerings. Be sure to explore different areas, such as the Jordaan, De Pijp, and Amsterdam-Noord, to experience the full range of the city's food scene.

Do not miss the opportunity to try traditional Dutch dishes and street foods. These foods provide a glimpse into the local culture and are an essential part of the Amsterdam experience.

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Frequently asked questions – Reviews restaurant Amsterdam

The best time to visit Amsterdam for a culinary tour is during the spring (April to May) and fall (September to November) when the weather is mild and the city is less crowded.

It is recommended to make reservations, especially for popular restaurants and during peak dining hours.

Some must-try Dutch dishes include stroopwafels, bitterballen, poffertjes, and haring. These traditional foods offer a taste of Dutch culinary heritage.

Yes, Amsterdam has a wide range of restaurants offering vegetarian and vegan options. Places like Sir Hummus and Pllek are known for their excellent plant-based dishes.