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.
Michelin-starred 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.
Perched on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura, Ciel Bleu offers a panoramic view of the city. Here, you can relish exotic yet delightful flavors that are sure to please the most discerning palates. While à la carte options are available, the tasting menu is highly recommended. The dim lighting, crystal chandeliers and gracefully set tables make Ciel Bleu the perfect option for a romantic date night. In addition to the pristine cuisine, the elegant charm and hospitality ensure a delightful gastronomic experience.
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.
De Ysbreeker is a charming 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.
Patisserie Holtkamp Amsterdam is an Amsterdam tradition when it comes to baked goods and pastries; Dutch people reserve birthday cakes from Holtkamp for loved ones. Of course, the prices are somewhat high, but the flavor is more than worth the penny paid. Chocolate flavors are brought out with complementary liquors and molded into artistic creations. Fruit tarts feature fresh sweet and tart flavors that are as visually attractive as they are delicious. For those who prefer snacks above sweets, Holtkamp also has a quick turnover rate for their quiches and ragouts. Their croquettes are famous, and if you don't know what that is, all the more reason to try one from a shop whose recipe is famous!
Melly's Cookie Bar is an adorable cafe serving delicious baked goods. The place serves pastries, croissants, cakes and also unique items like alfajores. Their espressos come highly recommended along with lattes and Toasties. The place is small and has limited seating spaces, hence you can always take-out your orders to enjoy them in the comforts of your home or hotel room. If you need a break from typical touristy spots, come to Melly's Cookie Bar the place will delight you in more than one way.
St Paul's effortlessly transforms itself from a cosy restaurant during the day to a stylish lounge at night. While the bar offers a selection of wines and handmade cocktails alongside coffee, the kitchen whips up a variety of delicious meals including their special lamb kebabs. With everything from burgers, pastas, sandwiches and soup, to salads, omletes and tapas, you are sure to find something that is just right for you. Its friendly staff, great music, tasty drinks and delicious food make St. Paul's a great choice for a relaxed meal or drink with friends.