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25 nice places for having lunch in Amsterdam


If you are in Amsterdam and you want to have lunch, where do you go? On this list of 25  nice places to have lunch in Amsterdam you will find a nice lunchroom.

The list

1 Jacob Staring at Jacob

A tough brunch tent with tough food. As the waffles with grilled chicken and spicy sauce. Irresistible. You have a hangover? Here you need to be. But also for healthy food.
Jacob van lennepkade 215

2 Vinnies Deli

A real treat for people who likes healthy food. The salads are always fresh and tasty and the bread with toppings equally. And we haven’t even talked about the coffee and sweets…
Haarlemmerstraat 46

3 De Wasserette

At a corner in the middle of the Pijp you will find de Wasserette and it is packed weekends after weekends. It is also such a damn fine spot to watch people on a square that is bustling.
Eerste van der Helststraat 27

4 The Breakfast Club

All-day-breakfast, that’s what you expect at The Breakfast Club and that is what you get. Ideal if you come out of your bed late. Even at 4 pm here is still yoghurt, pancakes or a fried egg.
Bellamystraat 2

5 Rijks Restaurant

Everything, but then everything is dilicious and the dishes are all works of art. Chef Joris Bijdendijk knows what everyone wants. Tip: drink a coffee in the garden cafe, the ‘ Jardin des Tuileries ‘ of Amsterdam.
Museumstraat 2

6 G’s Really Nice Place

Cool people hiding here in the weekends, during the brunch hours. They stay a long time at the small but fine terrace and enjoy also a bloody mary – where G’s is known for.
Linaeusstraat 88

7 Restaurant de Plantage

Visit this place! Not only the building is fantastic, the food is so yummy. It doesn’t matter what you order. Make a reservation, otherwise you stand in line. But even then: it is worth waiting.
Plantage kerklaan 36

8 Lavinia Goodfood

A small tent hidden on the Kerkstraat. Just a living room, with salads of forgotten organic vegetables and cakes without gluten and sugar. And tasty juices.
Kerkstraat 176

9 Bufette van Odette

This is always on the list. Okay, it is always chock full and crowded. But the eggs and the salad bar are like nowhere else.
Prinsengracht 598

10 Bar DK

Brand new, this drink and lunch spot. They have especially exciting snacks and wines for later in the afternoon. But the lunch is also very tasty. Spending a day here is absolutely no penalty.
Tweede Helmersstraat 26

11 Pluk Amsterdam

Also farm fresh and also one that is going to make it. Pluk is a new coffee & lunchbar / interior design shop, which serves healthy dishes. Very cosy and nice.
Reestraat 19

12 Beter & Leuk

Paleobrood, gluten-free pizza, fresh soups? Exactly, another healthy toko. But a very good one. For which you must visit it for: the pies.
Eerste Oosterparkstraat 91

13 Canvas op de 7e

Lunch on this huge nice roof terrace with amazing view is simply a must.
Wibautstraat 150

14 BAK

They are here for a while, but before they settled here permanently, Bake cooked throughout Amsterdam. Now they serve both lunch and dinner and here you can choose between 3 or 4 course and let they surprise you.
Van diemenstraat 410

15 Morgan & Mees

Oh, what are we happy with Morgan & Mees. A real mega fine place to be. Lots of sunshine during the day on a small terrace and that is scarce in Amsterdam.
Second Hugo de Groot Street 2

16 Coffee & Coconut

Good food, nice people, perfect coffee: what more do you want?
Ceintuurbaan 282-284

17 Izakaya

For when you just don’t feel like to eat a salad or a sandwich. There serve spicy seafood noodle soup and rice bowls and you can choose for a beef or chicken and some Japanese snacks. Sounds good? Is it too.
Albert cuypstraat 2-6

18 Stach

It is most common as a healthy takeaway, but you can also sit and eat at Stach on the Van Woustraat Stach. What you definitely should order? The Meatball with truffle mayo!
Van Woustraat 154

19 Paper Planes

There are not many good lunch spots right in the Centre of Amsterdam. Paper Planes is one: in the middle of the Rokin, a hipsterhangout with Chesterfield sofas and indoor plants.
Rokin 81

20 Juice Brothers

Besides extremely healthy juices they have here also salads, for example with Kale, for real healthfreaks.
Van Woustraat 151

21 Croissanterie van Wou

Here you will find authentic Moroccan pancakes, which people prefer every day. Especially when they have been in Morocco. You know, with those holes (Beghrir) or the crispy (Lemsemen). All pancakes and biscuits are freshly prepared by the Moroccan family who prepares it in the kitchen.
Van Woustraat 177

22 Venkel

For a good salad that is prepared with love, you go to Venkel. What a huge amount of different combinations!
Albert Cuypstraat 22

23 Hotel V

We say one thing: flammkuchen! Correct. That razor-thin pizzas that are actually no pizzas. In the lobby of Hotel V you order them.
NES 49

24 Art Deli

Art Deli is a cool Art Gallery, creative meeting point and a cool lunch spot in one. This place, which you would expect in New York or London, is situated in a beautiful building in the Centre of Amsterdam and serves ‘ culture bites ‘. Niceness!
Rokin 93

25 Scandinavian Embassy

Most people come here for the sublime coffee, but the lunch menu with Scandinavian influences is also certainly not wrong. Light, healthy dishes especially stand out. Order for dessert the carrot cake, a taste sensation!
Sarphatipark 34


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