Vermeer prides itself in serving a rich eclectic mix of modern and Mediterranean cuisine, often paired with perfectly matched wine. The freshest ingredients are used to make these scrumptious dishes replete with good color and great presentation. Visitors can choose to relish food from the fixed four-course and five-course menus available here. When at Vermeer, located at the NH Barbizon Palace Hotel, you know you and your palate will be well taken care of. The restaurant earned its second Michelin star in 2003.
As you walk into this well-lit restaurant, you might for a moment wonder whether you've reached a 27-foot high glass conservatory. The glass walls of this restaurant housed in a greenhouse enable your eyes to feast on beautiful views of the scenery outside as you enjoy your four-course lunch, or come by later for a romantic evening and dine on a five-course meal under the starry sky. The menu changes daily, using mostly herbs and vegetables grown on-site by the restaurant. The restaurant is divided into various sections, including the main dining room, the Bar Table, Business Table, Patio, Garden Room and the Chef's Table. De Kas is one of the coveted restaurants for its uniqueness and the amazing vista it offers.
Near Amsterdam's second most important amusement area, the Leidseplein, lies this small jazz pub with a short bar and just a few tables and chairs. Dimly lit, the cafe has a rustic charm to it with its soft candles and lanterns. Alto has been entertaining jazz lovers for more than 50 years and you will find the plastered photo walls of jazz greats quite alluring. The wooden floors adds to the mystique of the place while the nightly live performances gives it an ethereal aura to it. Go there if you are a jazz enthusiast, you might just love the place.
This Michelin star restaurant (ranked in the Dutch top 50) is on the 23rd floor of the Okura Hotel and has an unbelievable view of the city of Amsterdam and its surrounding area. Ciel Bleu means "Blue Sky" and is an apt name for the amazing views it offers. The contemporary French cuisine takes you on a delightful gastronomic journey and draws appreciation for its flavor and creativity. Dining here is an experience that you will not forget, as even the smallest of details are taken care of.
De Ysbreeker is a cute cafe with a musical history. This cozy renovated eatery is known for its convivial ambiance as well as for its delectable fresh regional cuisine. At De Ysbreeker you will find beer lovers noshing on the lovely food while enjoying a game of billiards. Their beautiful terrace is ideal for a nice alfresco dining, though the interiors with its huge stained glass windows also offer great views. De Ysbreeker is a like a breath of fresh air with the menu changing monthly, you can only expect the freshest and delectable of Dutch cuisine here.
Koh-I-Noor is a family business that has been located on the Westermarkt for more than 25 years. It enjoys a good reputation because of its high quality food, service and generous portions. This cuisine is based on the time-honored art of blending herbs and spices. The menu features dishes from all over India, from tandoori specialties and curries to seafood and rice preparations. A wine menu is also available. During summer, the restaurant is also open for lunch.