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De Belhamel – French – €€

De Belhamel French Restaurant Interior

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 – meal or pop in and have a casual lunch at regular prices. I did both!

The location is spectacular, it is a south-facing building on the lovely Brouwersgracht, looking down the Herengracht. This type of view in Amsterdam is exceptionally rare, there are only 13 houses on such junctions and this is, I believe, the only restaurant. There is a terrace for fine days and inside is split level maximizing the lovely and romantic view. The decor is art-nouveau, rare in Amsterdam, and rich and cozy.

Pictured above are what I’ve tried so far. Every mouthful was delicious!


Tranche of tenderloin and duck liver and puff pastry filled with a ragout of porcini mushrooms – €20

Terrine of foie gras – €19

Belhamel Lunch Plateau – A combination of our lunch dishes including a velouté of peas, a baby potato salad,
marinated prawns and a mini sirloin carpaccio – €17

Salad of organic chicken with bacon, pine nuts and a crostini from the oven with Comté cheese
and an avocado dressing – €14


daily 12h00 to 16h00


Sunday to Thursday: 17h30 to 22h00

Friday & Saturday 17h30 to 22h30

Reserve online or phone: +31 (0)20 622 1095

Open 7 days a week