Language:
Travelguide of Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enough choice for everyone

- much variation
- plenty of opportunities to go out
- reasonable prices
- service is not always fast and friendly
Sort
Cola
Beer
Wine
Lunch
Main meal
Average price
2.30
2.50
3.75
8
18
What do people from Amsterdam eat and drink?
The people form Amsterdam generally eat pretty healthy. The foreign kitchens have a major impact on the daily diet. Virtually every Amsterdammer will eat each week : Italian, Indonesian or Surinamese food.

Breakfast
- is around at 7 till 8 o'clock.
- consists of coffee or tea. Bread with cheese or cold meats.

Lunch
- is around 12 till to 1 o'clock
- includes coffee, tea or milk. Bread with cheese or cold meats.

Dinner
- is around 6 a 7 o'clock
- and consists of meat, potatoes and vegetables. Or a meal with rice or pasta.
Typical Amsterdam dishes
From the following dishes only beef sausage (Dutch: ossenworst) is typical Amsterdam food. The other dishes are typically Dutch.

beef sausage (Dutch:ossenworst): lean beef moulted. Usually siege for a sandwich at lunch.
Croquette (Dutch: kroket): fried snack with soft meat sauce and crispy outside. Often in combination with a white roll. Can be eaten throughout the day. Buy at the FEBO or a lunchroom.
Raw herring (Dutch: rauwe haring): raw fish. buy at the fish stall.
Pancake (Dutch: pannenkoek): Dutch eat pancakes usually as an evening meal. Both sweet with apple or raisins. Or for example with bacon and/or cheese.
Stew (Dutch: stamppot): mashed potatoes mixed with vegetables such as endive, kale or carrots. Often in combination with a smoked sausage.
Rookworst: a spiced smoked pork sausage. Contains a lot of fat. For sale at store HEMA
Indonesian food: spicy dishes from the former Dutch colony of Indonesia.
Where are the food, drinks and the entertainment?
Leidseplain: tourist area with many visitors and terraces in good weather. Plenty of cafes and eateries
Rembrandtplein: slightly less touristy area with lots of cafes.
The Red light districts: very touristy. Many sex-tents. And cafes and coffee shops
Jordaan: more locals. Socializing with often authentic Amsterdam cafes and restaurants
De Pijp: more locals. Attracts many yuppies too. Plenty of eateries and cafes.

You can find reviews of restaurants at iens.nl. A fairly reliable site.