I've been living in Amsterdam for over 2 years now (originally from Chicago, land o' good food), and we've found a handful of REALLY good restaurants. First and foremost, don't eat in Dam Square! All you'll find is tourist aimed restaurants full of not so great food. Luckily, Amsterdam is a relatively small city and you can get around extremely easily by walking or trams. 1--De Kas, very unique atmosphere. It's in a greenhouse, and they use veggies that they've grown themselves. Food is great if you're willing to eat anything, it's all set courses so just be ready for anything. 2--De Witte Uyl, nice little restaurant. Pretty good food, and the dessert is delicious! You can get a board full of chocolate that you cut up yourself. Very yummy. 3--Baltazhars Kueken--very nice place to go, always busy so make sure to make a reservation. They serve at 6 and 9 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It's pretty warm inside, so dress in layers...you pick fish or meat, and again it's a set menu, but everybody gets a table full of appetizers, your main, and then the chosen dessert for that night. The kitchen is in the back and you can watch everything being made back there. 4--Restaurant Blauw, if you want Indonesian food this is the best one I've been to. It's just on the other side of Vondel Park (a must to walk through, or if the weather's nice a picnic). You will also need to book ahead here, it's definitely different than anything else here food wise. 5--Pancake House, it's on Prinsengracht just near the Anne Frank Huis. A must if you visit, you can go for lunch and sit if you'd like.
That's all I can think of right now, good luck and enjoy your trip!
Hi there, I'm going to be in Edinburgh for 1 night only this weekend with my husband. Any recommendations for a good meal? Just looking for some traditional British food...wouldn't even mind a great pub!