So, you’ve hopped on one of my tours, and now you’re hungry for some local Amsterdam grub, right? Well, I’ve got the scoop on some fantastic places to satisfy your taste buds. After all, biking through this beautiful city builds up quite an appetite! Let’s dive into some top-notch dining spots:
Speaking of variety, Foodhallen is the place to be. With over 40 stalls, they’ve got you covered, from Indonesian delights to Mexican fiestas and Japanese treats. You’ll definitely find something to tickle your taste buds here. Be sure to check out Bar Bukowski for some mouthwatering burgers and fries or Bar Bao for a taste of Asian street food.
If you’re in the mood for something more high-end, Waterkant is where you want to be. This Michelin-starred gem not only offers exquisite dishes but also boasts stunning views of the IJ River. Their menu is all about modern European cuisine with a local twist. Don’t miss their roasted turbot with fennel or the succulent lamb shank with spring vegetables.
Looking for a cozy Dutch experience? Hannekes Boom, a traditional Dutch brown café, has got you covered. They serve up classic Dutch dishes like bitterballen (yummy fried meatballs) and frites (golden French fries). It’s comfort food at its best.
If you’re in the mood for a laid-back beach bar, head over to Pllek. With a fantastic view of Westerpark, it’s a great place to relax. Fresh seafood and cocktails are the name of the game here. Try the grilled fish with lemon or their famous lobster roll.
Locals and tourists alike flock to Noorderlicht, a place that’s all about sustainable, seasonal dishes. The roasted cauliflower with truffle or the lamb shank with wild mushrooms are must-tries
For a modern take on Japanese cuisine, you’ll want to hit up Restaurant Jun. They’ve earned themselves a Michelin star, and their menu boasts dishes like foie gras with yuzu and wagyu beef with black truffle.
Feeling thirsty after your bike tour? Brouwerij ‘t IJ, a brewery and restaurant in a charming windmill, offers a wide variety of beers. Pair your brew with Dutch and international dishes for the perfect combo.
Roest Amsterdam is a laid-back spot tucked into a former industrial building. They grill up some fantastic meats and seafood, complemented by a selection of craft beers.
Looking for a taste of traditional Dutch cuisine? Moeders is where you want to be. Classics like herring, mashed potatoes, and apple pie are their specialties. It’s not just the food; it’s the friendly atmosphere and home-cooked goodness.
Another Michelin-starred gem, ‘t Zwaantje, takes French cuisine to a whole new level. Foie gras with black truffle or lamb shank with wild mushrooms will have your taste buds dancing. Plus, it’s located in a beautiful canal house, so you’re in for quite the experience.
That’s just a taste of what Amsterdam has to offer.
Special Note From Bill
So, you’ve probably hopped on one of my bike tours, and by now, you’ve probably discovered that the world looks a little different from the seat of a bike. The wind in your hair, the charming streets of Amsterdam under your wheels, and that uncontainable smile on your face—yep, that’s the magic of Bill’s Bike Tour.
But you know what’s even cooler? Once you’ve experienced the city from the saddle, it’s like a refreshing reset button for your mind and senses. All those worries, schedules, and to-do lists? Poof! They magically disappear, and you’re left with pure Amsterdam delight.
Now that you’re all blissed out from our fantastic ride, why not keep the good times rolling? It’s time to explore the culinary gems of this city. Those charming streets you just biked through? They’re lined with amazing restaurants and eateries just waiting for your visit.
So, as you cruise down memory lane, don’t forget to check out these fabulous restaurants I mentioned earlier. They’re the icing on the Amsterdam cake (or should I say, stroopwafel?). From Foodhallen’s diverse offerings to Waterkant’s Michelin-starred magic, you’re in for a treat. And when you savor those delicious dishes, you’ll wonder if you’re still dreaming from your bike tour.
Trust me, this city’s got a lot more to offer, and I’ve got you covered when it comes to biking. But for the finest dining in Amsterdam, these spots should be next on your list.
Until we meet again on the bike paths,