Delicious Meals at Jordaan's Best Restaurants

The Jordaan is known for its calm tree-lined streets, peaceful waterways and picturesque historic canal houses. By day, the Jordaan provides the perfect opportunity to sit on a terrace along the water, but by night, this area turns into a cityscape fairytale. The soft glow of the lights reflects off the water, creating a romantic atmosphere for an evening stroll. Moreover, the neighborhood is home to some quality restaurants. Come with the love of your life, your family or your friends. Whether you are a die-hard foodie or just looking for a lovely meal out, this charming neighborhood is sure to please.

Several restaurants use seasonal, and often regional, products. Bordewijk, for instance, incorporates local products, fresh fish and seasonal game into their menu. If you want something international, Divan serves Turkish cuisine, while Toscanini is known for its authentic Italian dishes. La Oliva, on the other hand, has the best pintxos in town. For a laid back atmosphere, try De Reiger, which is one of the oldest pubs in the Jordaan, or Café de Prins, which is popular with both locals and tourists. If you’re looking to enjoy romantic evening with your significant other, head to Proeverij 274. Burgers Patio is the best choice in the summer months, as they have two outdoor seating areas. Want to leave the decision making process to someone else? Visit Café Daalder. This restaurant offers a three, four, five and six-course chef’s menu.

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Everyone is welcome at Café de Prins. Located in the Jordaan, with a wonderful view of the Westerkerk and Anne Frank House, Café de Prins is a great place to soak up some sun on the waterside terrace when weather permits or warm up after...  Read More

As the name suggests, Burgers Patio has a pleasant outdoor seating area, which is perfect for enjoying the warm, summer months. The space is decorated with elegant vines and lush, green plants. You can also sit on the front terrace, if you...  Read More

With an open kitchen and cheerful atmosphere, Balthazar's Keuken is the home-like dining room of the Jordaan. Factor in the accommodating staff, and you'll instantly feel at ease. This laid back restaurant offers a tasty three-course menu that...  Read More

Chef Guillaume de Beer offers a terrific three-course menu for 34.50 EUR per person. If you have a larger appetite, would like to try a few more flavors or just want to take your time and enjoy every last bite, you also have the option to order...  Read More

If you are looking to share a delicious meal with your significant other in a romantic environment, look no further than Proeverij 274. Situated close to the Westerkerk and Anne Frank House, this cozy restaurant overlooks the picturesque...  Read More

After you take a stroll through the Jordaan, have dinner or a drink at one of the oldest pubs in the neighborhood, De Reiger. The building dates back to 1896. While you start with a drink, perhaps a refreshing beer from the tap or a house wine,...  Read More

Amsterdam and Turkey have a long relationship, which is one reason you will find so many Turkish food options in the city. It can be hard to choose which restaurant to try. Plus, many of the establishments only offer takeaway, which usually...  Read More

Enjoy delicious French cuisine in a contemporary environment. Located near the Noordermarkt, Bordewijk uses regional products, fresh fish and seasonal game. Therefore, the restaurant always produces savory, tasteful dishes. Start with an...  Read More

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La Oliva Pintxos Y Vinos
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Dining at La Oliva Pintxos Y Vinos in the Jordaan will make you feel as if you've left Amsterdam and traveled to Spain. The restaurant serves the best pintxos in town, as well as other delightful dishes from Northern Spain. Go with a group of...  Read More

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If you're craving authentic Italian cuisine, head to Toscanini in the Jordaan. This quaint, relaxed restaurant, which has been around since 1985, is sure to satisfy. Savor the wonderful creations, including the homemade breads and pastas....  Read More


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