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Vegan Food in Amsterdam

Vegan Food in Amsterdam Terra-Zen I just visited Terra Zen again in Dec 2019 and had my favourite item on their menu, the famed Crispy Roti Wrap. The ‘crispy’ is fried home pressed tofu. It was superb, the nuggets were slightly crispy on the outside, the veggies, cooked to perfection, and bursts of flavor throughout….

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December 30, 2019

Dutch Food in Amsterdam

Dutch Food in Amsterdam 2023 update – unfortunatly Greetje is closed at the moment, I am hoping they reopen so am leaving the post here. Let’s see in the spring!   This post is a work in progress, there are a number of restaurants that I still have to try and add to it but…

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December 28, 2019

Indonesian Restaurants in Amsterdam

Indonesian food in Amsterdam My aim with this post is not to try and cover all Indonesian restaurants in all areas but to give a cross section from fancy dining to take away that I have tried a few times and think are great. With the restaurants I always try the ‘rice table’. This is…

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December 22, 2019

Best savoury snacks in Amsterdam

Best Savoury Snacks in Amsterdam Vet – Best bread rolls in Amsterdam Vet is a great quality butcher in the heart of Amsterdam’s old town on the Zeeedijk. It sounds odd in English… vet. Actually it also sounds a bit odd in Dutch too as it means ‘fat’ but it is just a family name….

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December 8, 2019

Best sweet snacks in Amsterdam

Best Sweet Snacks in Amsterdam Winkel – The Best Dutch Apple Pie On the edge of the Jordaan district, on a beautiful square in front of the Noorderkerk (Northern Church) is a cafe called ‘Winkel 43’ famous for its apple tart, it’s got to be tried! Generous portions, oven warm, coarsely chopped apple, a dollop of…

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December 8, 2019

Breakfast in Amsterdam

Breakfast in Amsterdam One of the things I love about travel is eating out and I prefer it if each meal is a great meal. I also tend to do a lot of walking on tours as well as just exploring on my own so breakfast is a really important meal for me. I try…

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December 4, 2019

Cool Squat Restaurants In Amsterdam

COOL SQUAT RESTAURANTS IN AMSTERDAM Squat restaurants have a special place in Amsterdam. Many buildings were squatted in the 70s, 80s, and 90s because they were empty and abandoned. The communities that squatted the buildings often run an informal restaurant, all done by volunteers and not for profit. DE PEPER De Peper is a lovely example of one of these and you can see the philosophy behind the place in the photo above. The food is vegan and organic. For the starter and main course you pay between 7€ and 10€, depending on what you can afford, you decide. Dessert costs 1.50€ and beers are 2.50€. When I went the food was delicious, the starter was a white miso and light vegetable soup and the main course was a seitan and pumpkin pie with white beans and mushrooms and salad….

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November 28, 2019

De Belhamel – French – €€

De Belhamel is a long-established and much-loved restaurant in Amsterdam and I don’t know why it took me so long to eat there. Well, I did today and it was fabulous. It is the kind of place you can really push the boat out and have a superb – and to be fair pricey –…

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August 16, 2018

Singel 404 – Lunch Cafe – €

The sandwiches here are legendary for their tastiness and size.  Singel 404 has been around for about 20 years and is cozy and unpretentious and a great place for a quick, filling tasty lunch. They have a small mezzanine level and a couple of cute little tables outside in the summer.  It is located at…

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September 20, 2016

Loetje Centraal Station €€

Brilliant to find that the quality of steak is the same here as at the original Cafe Loetje near the museums.  Loetje Centraal Station could not be easier to find, it is in the pretty white building directly opposite the main entrance to Central Station, about 20 meters walk.  There is a wide long terrace…

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June 3, 2015

Cafe Loetje €€

I’m on a quest to find the best steak in Amsterdam and Cafe Loetje was recommended to me by my 85-year-old Dutch teacher who lives nearby. It was indeed excellent. Of the 2 steaks pictured, the big chunk (whole and sliced open) is the large portion and the plate with 2 pieces is the smaller…

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April 16, 2015

Nyonya Malaysian €

I have walked past Nyonya daily for ages and noticed it but never ventured in until it was featured on that goldmine of local foodie info, Patricia Jacob’s blog Amsterdam Bites To Die For!  I had what she had so if you want a more eloquent description click the link just mentioned otherwise it was…….

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March 18, 2015

Cafe De Klos – Best ribs & chicken – €€

Hell yeah. De Klos has 2 things I am addicted to… Smoked chicken and UNSMOKED ribs (in my opinion the smoked ribs are way too salty). You get half a smoked chicken, warm and a salad & bread for about 18€. The unsmoked ribs come with salad and bread also. You get 3 slabs of…

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October 16, 2014