10 Restaurants in Amsterdam To Get The Best Bang For Your Buck

Amsterdam is home to an assortment of establishments, from small family-owned eateries and street-side vendors to elegant brasseries and Michelin star restaurants. Depending on what you like, you have plenty of options to choose from. From traditional flavors and classic cuisine to creative twists and modern flares, the city offers just about every cuisine from around the world.

Looking to share a delicious meal without breaking the bank? 10Best is here to help you discover the best wallet-friendly places in the city to enjoy a tasty meal or snack. If you are looking for something quick and easy, visit one of the butchers or bakeries for a homemade sandwich. Stop at one of the street vendors or fish shops for fresh herring. Make sure you order pickles and onions on the side. Have a euro or two handy? Insert a coin into the wall at the FEBO and grab your food. Kroket and frikandel are two typical Dutch snacks. One of Amsterdam’s open-air markets, such as the Albert Cuypmarkt, is perfect if you want to concoct a meal of your own. You’ll find an assortment of fresh produce, fine meats and cheeses, as well as tasty treats.

However, if you want to have a sit-down meal, there are several budget-friendly restaurants to pick from. The specials, such as “special of the day, week or month,” are usually the most cost effective. Moeders, for instance, offers hearty servings at a reasonable price. Check out the whole list below.

The Stadskantine is a great place to meet with family or friends for a cheap, casual meal. Stop by morning, noon or night. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with a croissant, boiled egg and fresh juice or yoghurt...  Read More


Since 1997, Foodism has been serving healthy, flavorsome cuisine. The menu rotates frequently and often features dishes with a bit of Mediterranean flare. Some of the classics include zucchini stuffed with mushrooms, topped with goat cheese; a...  Read More

Oud Zuid

La Falote offers a three-course special for only 15.50 EUR. The menu can change daily and includes soup, a main course and dessert. The restaurant makes sure to provide the best of the season. For instance, stews are popular in wintertime, while...  Read More

Eating out should be a delicious and enjoyable experience, but one that does not empty your wallet. At Azmarino, you get the best of both worlds. Azmarino is an East African restaurant, serving Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine. Here, your hands...  Read More

Old City Centre/Old Side

Guests are in for a pleasant surprise at Van Kerkwijk. The restaurant is located near Dam Square, a great location to stop by for lunch, dinner or a quick snack. You may have no idea what to expect, as the restaurant does not have a fixed menu,...  Read More

You cannot go wrong with pizza. It's a tasty meal suitable for lunch or dinner. Pair it with a glass of prosecco and you've got a great combination. This is the concept at Pizza Bakkers. The pizza, cooked in a wood oven, has a thin, crunchy...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District

When you need a fun night out and a little home cooking, make your way to Getto. Getto features a wide range of international cuisine. All the options are affordable and absolutely delicious, which can make it hard to choose. Appetizers start at...  Read More

Old City Centre/New Side

Cafe 't Gasthuys is one of those places that is perfect for any occasion. Located in the center of Amsterdam on the Grimburgwal, the cozy brown cafe welcomes a wide range of guests, including students, theatergoers and tourists. The menu is...  Read More

Central Canal Ring

You will find many appetizing goodies at Goodies. Whether you stop by for lunch or dinner, one look at the menu will make your mouth water. Goodies serves a variety of delicious, cost effective dishes. Plus, all the ingredients are fresh and...  Read More

Give your Mom a break from the cooking and the cleaning and take her to Restaurant Moeders. Moeders, which literally translates to "Mothers" in English, is the family restaurant in Amsterdam, especially for Mother's Day or your Mom's birthday....  Read More


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