10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Amsterdam That Will Certainly Make a Splash

Good seafood can be hard to come by. Not in Amsterdam, though. The city’s close proximity to the sea shows you have come to the right place. Amsterdam offers a diverse selection of establishments, from casual eateries to upscale and elegant dining. If you are in the mood for fresh, sensational seafood, you are guaranteed to find whatever you are looking for – lobster, oysters, salmon, mussels and everything in between.

10Best has outlined the best seafood restaurants in town. In the broadest sense of the word, seafood is truly their specialty. Restaurants, such as Lucius and Visaandeschelde, serve a wide variety of fish, crustaceans and shellfish. Restaurant Red, on the other hand, makes it easy for their patrons: lobster or beef. Restaurant Nevy and Café Restaurant Stork, both situated on the IJ River, offer a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful view. For a more casual dining experience, try The Seafood Bar. You do not need a reservation; you can just walk in. If you are a night owl or are just looking for a bite to eat after a theater performance, head to Brasserie Bark for some late-night seafood. All of these restaurants offer nice wines, the perfect complement to your meal.

When it comes to seafood, Waves will certainly make a splash. Situated near Leidseplein, a square home to many nightclubs, bars and theatres, Waves is a great place to start your evening out. Begin your meal with one of the appetizing starters,...  Read More

Since 1967, Restaurant Sluizer has offered flavorful traditional and seasonal dishes. It is a great restaurant to have a classy evening out or enjoy a dinner before a show. Awaken your senses and order one of the tasty appetizers, such as the...  Read More

Brace yourself for a divine meal. From salmon to sole and swordfish to deep-sea crab, Brasserie Bark offers an extensive variety of seafood. The restaurant respects the seasons, ensuring the seafood is of the highest quality. Starters include...  Read More

Many seafood restaurants in Amsterdam are relatively upscale and require a reservation. However, The Seafood Bar provides a casual and comfortable atmosphere that invites anyone to stop by for a bite to eat, anytime. You do not need a...  Read More

Old City Centre/Old Side
Photo courtesy of Bridges Restaurant

Prepare your taste buds to experience fish at it's finest. By sticking to the basics – only adding a few natural ingredients – and selecting the best fish currently in season, Restaurant Bridges brings out the fish's core character and...  Read More

Amsterdam - North
Café Restaurant Stork
Photo courtesy of Restaurant Stork

Dine along the IJ in an old industrial warehouse and enjoy some of the best seafood in Amsterdam. Perfect for seafood lovers, vegetarians and every palate in between, Stork boasts many mouthwatering dishes: delicious oysters, succulent lobster,...  Read More


At Restaurant Nevy, guests can simultaneously enjoy sensational seafood and a superb view. Nevy is located on the Westerdoksdijk, peacefully overlooking the IJ River. The restaurant is bright and airy by day. At night, the soft lighting creates...  Read More

Central Canal Ring
Restaurant RED
Photo courtesy of Restaurant RED Amsterdam

If you love surf and turf, Restaurant Red is one place in Amsterdam you will definitely not want to miss. Rediscover the pleasure of food; Restaurant Red definitely provides a distinct dining experience. You can choose from lobster or beef...  Read More

Further Afield

Chef Michiel Deenik's motto is, "a day without good food is a day lost." You will never lose a day at Visaandeschelde. Order from the a la carte menu or select one of the three, four or five course dinners. The menu fluctuates with the seasons...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District

Without a doubt, Lucius' specialty is seafood. The name "Lucius" is derived from Esox Lucius, the northern pike scientific name. The lifestyle of this fish also provided inspiration for the restaurant's philosophy, that fish is delicious and...  Read More


Meet Jessica Lipowski

Jessica has fallen in love with the Netherlands. She moved in 2011, seizing an opportunity to live abroad, a long-time dream.

In May 2016, she published a non-fiction book, "Flavors of...  More About Jessica

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