10 Best restaurants for late night dining in Amsterdam



Even for a local it's not easy to find a nice restaurant in Amsterdam that is great for a very late dinner. A lot of locals would name Brasserie Bark when asked for a late night dining restaurant. Especially during the week a lot of restaurants close the kitchen after 9 pm. This list with the 10 Best restaurants in Amsterdam to go to for a late night dinner is the answer to your late night cravings for good food.

Although some cocktail bars like the Tunes Bar at the Conservatorium Hotel serve bites after midnight it's not the full dining experience that you might be looking for. The late night dining scene in Amsterdam is mainly situated around the museum quarter with the concert building and the Nes where all the smaller theaters are located. Or the kitchen of the restaurant is internationally oriented and the hours are adjusted to the land of origin as is the case at: A La Plancha, Bazar and Pata Negra.

The last years other new late night dining hotspots opened the doors in Amsterdam. Modern places focussing on burgers, grill and barbecue dishes and a younger and trendy crowd. Here you can enjoy a juicy burger or other bar food until the early hours.

No matter what you're looking for with the 10 Best restaurants for late night dining in this list you will find what you're looking for. From upscale and classic restaurants to hip and trendy food spots.



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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 Bar & Grill it's all about meat and fish from the barbecue. Here it's all about high quality products so only the best meats and fishes are used. Also great are the affordable wines. Actually... all the food is very affordable. You can enjoy a burger for only � 15,- at Julius. This place is also nice to go to for a family dinner or just a home cooked (or grilled) meal with friends.


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If you're looking for an authentic tapas restaurant in Amsterdam then A La Plancha is one of the best picks. It's located in a small street in the heart of the Jordaan and perfect to go for dinner with friends or your love. It's a small restaurants with a huge bar and only a few seats in the back. Best place to enjoy your tapas is at the bar. The Spanish owners will make sure you have the best evening. Ask them for the recommendations of the day or choose one of the delicious dishes from the display at the bar.


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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 menu or one of the daily specials; either way you cannot go wrong. As the establishment is located in the Albert Cuypstraat, it's a great place to start your morning before you stroll through the market. Bazar is a great place to go with friends for dinner if you don't want to spend a lot of money. Main courses start at only € 9,-! Try to get a table on the upper level; it overlooks the bar.


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Old City Centre/Old Side


 

In the heart of Amsterdam lies Brasserie Harkema. This contemporary, chic restaurant allows you to dine in style. Come by for a fabulous lunch or dinner. The French cuisine, which is traditionally prepared, always incorporates fresh ingredients. Plus, they have a separate gluten free menu, which includes most of their dishes. Make sure to keep well hydrated throughout the meal with the restaurant's very own mineral water. Harkema has its own in-house water purification system. If you're not a fan of mineral water, you can always ask for tap water at no additional cost. When the weather is nice and the sun is shining bright, relax outside in the shade. You'll be seated on the terrace in one of the colorful rainbow-like chairs. Overall, Brasserie Harkema provides a pleasant, delicious dining experience.


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Izakaya, located in the Sir Albert boutique hotel not too far from the Albert Cuypmarkt and Museum Quarter, offers delicious Japanese dishes made for sharing, as well as carefully crafted cocktails and wine ready to compliment any meal. Izakaya, where the name best translates from Japanese as "pub," provides a simple, authentic and welcoming environment; it is the perfect place to relax on the terrace or have an elegant evening out. At Izakaya, you'll experience Japanese dining at its finest. The menu at Izakaya is great. The food is perfect for sharing with the whole table as Asian tapas. The gyosa is very good and a must try!


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If you ask a local in Amsterdam for the most famous tapas restaurant in town they will mention Pata Negra. Although this place is listed in every guide book it's still very popular with both locals and tourists. It's always crowded so don't be surprised if you have to wait for a bit till your table is ready. The menu at Pata Negra is the typical tapas list. Great dishes are the dades with bacon, the salad with blue cheese, albondigas (meat balls) and the calamaris. The dishes are served to the table when ready and Pata Negra is perfect to go to with a group of friends or as a couple. It's located at one of the best shopping streets in Amsterdam, the Utrechtsestraat.


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De Knijp


 

Spend some time seeing the sights near Museumplein or watch a classical concert at the beautiful Concertgebouw. Finish the day with a fabulous dinner at an Amsterdam favorite: De Knijp. Known for both traditional and modern Dutch dishes, De Knijp is a place you will not want to miss. Using only fresh ingredients and products, the menu changes four to five times a year, so you can return time after time and discover something new. The kitchen is also open late, allowing you to stop by for a bite to eat anytime. The atmosphere and service will complete the experience.


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The Butcher


 

The Butcher is the place to dine if you are craving a quality, juicy hamburger. One look at the menu, and your mouth will be watering. The foundation of every good burger is the beef. This burger bar uses Aberdeen Angus beef. To top it off, literally, the chef's use the freshest ingredients and a homemade bun. Some of the sublime combinations include The Butcher burger, with lettuce, tomato, grilled onion & gherkin, The Babaganoush, which is a secret recipe containing mashed grilled eggplant blended with tahini and spices and The Daddy, a big 250 gram burger with Edam cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce and grilled onion. The Butcher also offers other sandwiches, such as The Butcher's Wife Favorite, which is a chicken sandwich with tomato, grilled onion and rocket leaves or The Codfather, with fresh cod, fries and tartare sauce. Enjoy your choice in the modern, chic interior.


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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 the fried scallops St. Jacques and the oyster soup. Better not fill up on appetizers. For a main course, you have a plethora of options to choose from: a half or whole lobster, prepared to your specifications; oysters by the half dozen; grilled salmon with pasta and pesto; stuffed fish soup; grilled prawns with garlic; and so much more. Located in the Museum Quarter, the restaurant is popular among concert- and theatregoers. Brasserie Bark allows visitors to enjoy a dinner before a show or stop by after a performance, as the restaurant has late night dining.


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Rembrandtplein


 

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 and bar scene on this lively street. This cafe restaurant is located next to Bar Paul. Together Bar Paul and Bar Huf are an ode to the Duch photographer Paul Huf. But let's talk foo! The food at Huf is pure and a bit rough. Just like a home cooked meal from your mum. On the menu you will find sausages and Philly cheese steak as well as cheese fondue.


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