Best new restaurants in Amsterdam 2017
Amsterdam enjoying increasing acclaim as a culinary destination thanks to a wave of cool new eateries. From the city’s first avocado bar to a chic health food canteen, these are the best new cafés and restaurants to visit in Amsterdam in spring 2017
The Avocado Show
The Avocado Show became a cult destination even before it opened, thanks to this being the first avocado restaurant in Europe. As the name suggests, it specialises in avocado-based food and drinks ‒ and it is the ultimate destination for lovers of the green superfood. Open for breakfast and lunch from 8.30am to 5pm, it serves such dishes as baked eggs in avocado, avocado bun burger, avocado on toast and avocado poke bowl. Set in the De Pijp district, it is a must-visit venue and one of the most Instagrammable spots in the city.
The Avocado Show, Daniël Stalpertstraat 61, 1072 XB Amsterdam, +31 (0)6 4280 1818
PancakesAmsterdam is one of the city’s most popular pancake chains and at its Negen Straatjes location there are frequently long queues. Thankfully it has opened a new foothold next to the Anne Frank House and Westerkerk. The new location offers favourite traditional Dutch pancakes, from ham and cheese to apple and cheese. Other savoury options include smoked chicken and goat cheese. There are plenty of sweet choices, too, such as banana and chocolate, apple crumble, and pear and yogurt.
Pancakes Amsterdam, Prinsengracht 277, 1016 GW Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 820 0404
This spring Amsterdam gets another café, this time on the luxurious Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat. The latest addition to the George chain, Café Georgette is one of the most chic, most Instagram-worthy destinations in the city thanks to its classic French interior. It offers irresistible French cuisine; come for lunch and enjoy traditional dishes such as moules frites or stop by for a snack of perennial favourite croquet madame.
Café Georgette, Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 87A, 1071 BP Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 673 4752
This is one of the coolest new eateries in the city thanks to its street art aesthetic. De Bajes, which is Dutch slang for prison, invited some of the world’s most renowned street artists to paint its walls just ahead of its opening in February this year. The result is a triumph, and has quickly made this a vibrant haunt of Amsterdam’s arty crowd. The restaurant boasts an impressive all-day menu, with Niels van Halen, former chef at Michelin-starred De Hoefslag, at the helm. Top dinner options include wagyu burgers and Black Angus steaks with various salads and sides.
De Bajes, Utrechtsestraat 11, 1017 CH Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 238 6600
Juice by Nature
One of the latest additions to Amsterdam’s juice scene, Juice by Nature offers fresh cold-pressed juices and locally roasted coffee along with guilt-free treats such as cakes and pastries and a selection of energy-boosting foods. Using the finest fresh produce, the juices are created for high nutritional value and great taste; highlights include Beet Treat, ideal for boosting immunity and made with beetroot, apple, carrot, ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper, and In the Pink, created for hydrating and alkalising the body and made with watermelon, basil and mint. The food menu includes salads, soups and pasta.
Juice by Nature, Warmoesstraat 108, 1012 JJ Amsterdam
Amsterdam has gained some seriously good additions to its healthy food scene recently, and Yumler is one of the best. At this chic food canteen diners order food, drinks and snacks at a counter and then eat this at communal tables or take it away. The mini market concept is a refreshing take on grocery shopping. Customers can also get their meal delivered through the Yumler app. The interior is bright and appealing with indoor plants, exposed brick walls and lots of light. The healthy food menu changes frequently and ranges from fish stews to roasted vegetable salads.
Yumler, Jan Evertsenstraat 747, 1061 XZ Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 411 8332
Temakery has become one of the coolest healthy food destinations in De Pijp since it first opened its doors in January. This casual restaurant specialises in authentic street food, offering customers poke bowls, sushi wraps and hand rolls. Choose your base of grains, add proteins, from chicken, fish or tofu, finish with your chosen sauce ‒ and you have yourself one of the best lunches to eat on the go. Open every day from 11.30am to 9pm, this is the perfect spot to cure any hunger pains.
Temakery, Ferdinand Bolstraat 128, 1072 LR Amsterdam, +31 (0)6 2413 2145