As soon as I had decided to go to Amsterdam, I started to look for cool places to eat. It probably will not be a surprise to you that there are loads of hip cafes and restaurants in Amsterdam, and that it was actually quite hard to choose which ones I wanted to give a try. (Luckily) for me, two vloggers I follow on Youtube (Alfie Deyes and Zoe Sugg) had been to Amsterdam a few weeks before, so they had introduced me to some of the places.
Last time I was there, I had picked out some great ones (click here for my article on 5 amazing places to eat in Amsterdam), so this time I wanted to see some more. However, I did end up in one of the places of last year.
Here are 5 places that I went for food and my honest opinion about them.
1. Bakers & Roasters
Address: Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, Amsterdam
I went to Bakers and Roasters for breakfast. Since they open at 8.30 and I expected it to be busy, I decided to go around opening time. I passend by it not recognizing the place, because it does not look great from the outside and it sits in the middle of a street with houses.
It was already quite busy when I got there, but I did get a table without having to wait. Normally I choose the sweet breakfast, but because I was very curious about the menu, I chose a savoury brekkie: toast with eggs, potatoes, mushrooms and halloumi. It was a plate full and I was not able to eat it all, but it was tasty.
The staff was friendly and the interior was nice too.
2. The Corner Bakery
The Corner Bakery is one of the places that is “Instagram-famous”. The internet is full of photo’s of their ‘freakshakes’, and although they look great, it was not a good choice for me, since I was on my own. Instead I went here for a early lunch. It was pretty busy, but I managed to get a table. The staff was friendly, but it took ages before they took my order. I ordered the salmon roll, which was very tasty. The interior looked nice, but I thought it was a bit crowded (tables too close to each other).
3. The Seafood Bar
Last summer when I was in Amsterdam (click here for the travel guide of that trip), I went to The Seafood Bar. And because liked the food so much, I went back this time.
The interior of The Seafood Bar looks fancy, but the prices are not crazy high. Where last time I went for a burger, this evening I chose the salmon with spinach and fries. It was very good. If you like to eat fish and are planning a trip to this city, definitely make reservations for this restaurant. Only negative point for me where the staff; although they were friendly, there were a lot walking around (maybe too much) and they were “hanging out” near the bar and talking about their private lifes, which I found a little unprofessional.
4. Ice Bakery
Address: Leidsestraat 102, Amsterdam
The Ice Bakery is the only one out of these five that is great for a snack. When I was walking around the shopping streets I stumbled upon this little bakery with an amazingly colorful macaroons display. I could not help myself and walked right in, which is strange considering I actually do not like macaroons that much.
I was in awe of the colors and flavours that I thought “I need to buy some to try”.. and so I did. During the rest of the day and evening I ate half of them; some actually tasted pretty good, others I did not like the taste of.
So I guess it is a personal thing, if you like macaroons, it might be nice to check out Ice Bakery.
Address: Reestraat 19, Amsterdam
On my last day in Amsterdam, I went to Pluk for breakfast. Again, I went there early because I wanted to be there before the crowds. However, looking back, none of the places I went to this time were extremely busy (not like The Avocado Show last summer, where I had to wait about half an hour to get a table…it was so worth it though!).
At Pluk I decided to try something knew and ordered a acai bowl. I did not know what to expect and eventually I did not like it very much (the structure). But the place was cute; they had a little shop with lovely items.
-> Have you been to any of these places? Or do you have any other recommandations for me to try in Amsterdam? Let me know in the comments.