Homestyle Restaurants in Amsterdam: Comfort Food, Family Style

It seems that there are two major trends when it comes to eating out in Amsterdam. A new style of luxury dining in a trendy restaurant and the more homestyle restaurants. At the homestyle restaurants the food is pure and delicious and almost like it's home cooked. Often the food at the homestyle restaurants is comfort food or served to share with the whole table. Last year a lot of new restaurants in the homestyle categorie opened the doors. And they're always super busy. Often because the menu is well priced and the vibe is relaxed. Those restaurants are perfect to go to on a week night if you're up for an easy dinner. Another great advantage of homestyle restaurants is that you can always stay there for a few drinks after dinner.

The best new restaurants that serve homestyle food are Julius Bar & Grill, Bar Brouw, Huf and Boca's Park. They're all super trendy and affordable. The food is comfort food with delicious dishes like pulled pork, braised veal or meat platters to share with the whole table. 

For a homestyle breakfast or lunch with a sandwich and cheese or meat it's fun to go to the Bakkerswinkel. You will feel at home immediately. Also fun: they serve breakfast for two!

In this 10 Best list you find 10 of the best Homestyle restaurants in Amsterdam where the vibe is laid back and the food is great.


Western Canal Ring

Arabic food is great for shared dining. This kitchen also has a high comfort food level! It's pure and gives you the feeling of a home cooked meal. Beyrouth at the Kinkerstraat in Amsterdam is one of the best Lebanese restaurants in town. It's a...  Read More

Walk into a world of food at the Bazar. The building, once a church, features high ceilings and is full of color, character and beauty. The restaurant serves North African, Iranian and Turkish food, where you can choose a delicious dish from the...  Read More

Fa Pekelhaaring is one of the best restaurants in Amsterdam to have a home cooked Italian meal in a trendy interior. This restaurant is always fully booked so make sure you go early or make a reservation. The interior of the restaurant is a fun...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District

Start your morning right by enjoying a mouthwatering breakfast at the Bakkerswinkel. The Bakkerswinkel, translated to The Bakery in English, is a cozy café that will make you feel welcome the second you step inside. The aroma of baked goods...  Read More

Central Canal Ring

Amsterdam may not seem like the most likely locale for 'Nuevo Mexicana' fare, but Rose's proves otherwise. This popular eatery serves terrific south-of-the-border cuisine and dishes up a good measure of conviviality as well. Along with a host of...  Read More

If you're looking for a cheap and cozy place to go for dinner with the whole family Boca's Park is a great pick. This cafe style restaurant is located at the foot of the Sarphatipark. This park is one of the smallest and most beautiful parks in...  Read More

Julius Bar & Grill

Julius Bar & Grill is a new restaurant at De Pijp where once the restaurant Witteveen used to be. Julius Jaspers the co-owner of Julius Bar & Grill is a famous Dutch TV chef and had different restaurants in Amsterdam before. At Julius...  Read More


The Reguliersdwarsstraat was once the heart of the gay scene in Amsterdam. Now there are many cool and trendy restaurants. Of which most are owned by restaurant and club entrepreneur Casper Reinders. Huf is the newest addition to the restaurant...  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