The Dutch like to keep their lunches simple. Nothing says “let’s eat” more than a broodje (Dutch for sandwich). The lunch, served cold, usually contains a variety of nutritious, hearty breads and an assortment of toppings, such as ham, cheese, lettuce, and tomato. The Dutch also enjoy some warm dishes. Toasties, which are toasted or grilled sandwiches, and a warm cup of soup, such as ertwen (split pea) soup, are quite popular especially in the winter months.
Therefore, break up your day with a bite to eat. Put the shopping or sightseeing on hold and take a moment to have a little lunch. 10Best has put together a list of the best places to rest your feet and replenish your energy.
At Singel 404, select any sandwich under the sun. They have about every topping you can imagine. Head over to Café Nielsen’s for a club sandwich, or stop by Soup en Zo if you’re a soup lover. You’ll be in heaven. Want to enjoy lunch with a view? Make your way to the third floor of the Kalvertoren and discover Blue; it provides a 360-degree panorama of the city. Have lunch at Hannekes Boom and surprise yourself. The menu changes daily. Plus, you can relax along the water. If you really can’t stop shopping, try Latei. Everything (well, almost everything) is for sale, even the tables and chairs. Whatever you choose, you’ll be blown away by the tasty creations Amsterdam has to offer.