One of the best parts of traveling is experiencing delicious foods, fine wines and hearty beers. Amsterdam makes sure to address all aspects. The city is very international, home to approximately 180 nationalities. This means you will find the cuisine just as diverse: Dutch, French, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Mexican, Indonesian, Chinese, Thai and more.
Perhaps it’s your first time in the city or you’re a regular looking for something new; maybe you just moved here and are looking for a little piece of home – every corner of the city has something to offer. Relax on one of the terraces, such as t’ Blauwe Theehuis in the Vondelpark, or step back in time by visiting one of the numerous brown cafes. Dine at one of Amsterdam’s Michelin star restaurants, such as La Rive (one star) at the Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam Hotel or Ciel Bleu (two star) at Okura Hotel.
Even though the restaurant scene is quite international, Dutch favorites are not forgotten. If you’re out for a drink or light snack, give bitterballen a shot. By the sea? Look for fresh fish, herring or kibbeling. Stamppot Andijve is even better when you’re searching for a hearty, wintertime meal. Pannenkoeken (Dutch pancakes) are a great meal, anytime of day - you absolutely must try Pannenkoekenhuis Upstairs. Be prepared for everything and anything on your pancakes.
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