Amsterdam food itinerary

Whenever someone comes back from a trip the first thing I ask them is: “how was the food?”. If you are like me and eating good food and discovering local cuisine is on top of your to-do-list for every trip, this itinerary is the way to go on your trip to Amsterdam!

Day 1: food in Amsterdam city centre
Start the morning with hotelbreakfast or like the locals do: with a bite on the go from one of the Albert Heijn Supermarkets. Start to get a good feeling of the city by doing a boat tour through the canals. It’s almost mandatory to see the city from the water ;).

Now make your way to Westermarkt where you can see the beautiful Westerkerk, the gay monument and the Anne Frank house. For lunch you have two tasty options here. On the Westermarkt you’ll find the fries-stand of Wil Gaanstra where you can eat the best fries of Amsterdam (in my opinion at least). If he is not open (which seems to be the case sometimes) you should pay a visit to Broodje Mokum at Rozengracht 26. Here you can enjoy what Dutch people love to eat for lunch: bread, bread and more bread! How about a meatball sandwich?

The rest of the day can be spent by wandering the lovely Jordaan area and going inside the Anne Frank house. Make your way up to Westerpark to relax in the park on a good day or check out the old factory buildings that now house restaurants, clubs, a movie theater and more. Typical Dutch seafood: mussels can be eaten at Mossel & Gin, a cute little place that serves the best Mussels in town! Want to finish your day of dancing? Pacific Park at Westerpark always has a good crowd.

Mossel & Gin Amsterdam

Day 2: explore the west
Hungover from exploring Amsterdam’s nightlife? Have a true Dutch experience by pulling a kroket, kaassoufle of frikandel out the wall at one of the FEBO’s you can find on almost every corner.

Rent a bike for the day and start of by riding it through Vondelpark without being cussed at by locals and ride to Museumplein if you dare to! Even if your not up for going into a museum this is a not to miss area because of the great architecture and the Iamsterdam sign everyone wants to take a photo with. From here its a 10 minute bikeride to the Foodhallen. This indoor foodmarket is every foodies dream! You can find almost any type of cuisine here. My favorites are the salmon taco at Le big Fish, the Hanoi Chicken sandwich at Viet View, the Iberico ham and Manchego cheese platters from Jabugo bar Iberico and the lamb wrap from Shirkhan.

Salmon taco le big fish

Amsterdam west is a very hip and upcoming neighbourhood. Ride your bike through this area and ride all the way to the Ramada Plaza hotel in Rembrandtpark to have a drink at the rooftop bar.

If you want to finish of this day in style go have dinner at Moeders. At this restaurant you can eat typical Dutch food. They serve Hotchpotch (Hutspot in Dutch), stewed beef and much more. Its like your having diner at your Dutch mommies diner table.

Day 3: Albert Cuyp market and Dutch beer
De pijp is an area in Amsterdam where all foodies could spend days exploring the many restaurants. Make your way down to the Alberty Cuyp market. At this daily market you can buy your souvenirs for a good price and you’ll have to try a fresh stroopwafel or some poffertjes. End your stroll over the market at the van Woustraat. At Van Woustraat 101 you will find the Pepernotenfabriek. This is the ultimate Dutch candy that we eat during are only typical Dutch holiday: Sinterklaas.

Something we Dutch people also know a lot about is beer! From the Pijp your only a couple tram stops away from brouwerij ‘t IJ. This brewery + windmill (yay you can take a typical Dutch photo ­čśë ) is the spot to try some nice local beers, cheese cubes and sausage while thinking where you are going to have your last dinner of this trip. If you need inspiration these are my favorite restaurants.

Brouwerij 't IJ

Ideally you should plan your trip around the anual Weekend van de Rollende keukens . This foodtruck festival is the huge happening in Amsterdam and should be on every foodies Amsterdam bucketlist.

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