Top 10 Restaurants For a Great Meal Near The Amsterdam Cruise Port

Dining out provides the perfect opportunity to receive a taste of the country’s culture. Plus, everyone needs to eat. However, travelers have little time to explore a city when they arrive by cruise ship. Therefore, 10Best has put together a list of the best restaurants near the cruise port, so you do not need to travel far to find a delicious bite to eat. You can taste the fine flavors the city has to offer, relax in a pleasant atmosphere and, depending on which restaurant you choose, enjoy a gorgeous view.

Restaurant Zouthaven, housed in the Muziekgebouw, is located right next to the cruise passenger terminal. Zouthaven serves sustainable seafood and offers an absolutely stunning view of the IJ River. Stop by for lunch on a sunny day or make arrangements for dinner before a concert. If you are searching for a more casual atmosphere, visit Hannekes Boom. Hannekes Boom is situated right along the waterfront and has a huge terrace. You can even request a picnic to go. Restaurant Fifteen, also near the cruise port, serves family-style Italian. The restaurant, which is based on Jamie Oliver’s original concept in London, even trains young adults to be successful hostesses and chefs. Pier 10 is situated directly behind Centraal Station and offers tasty seasonal favorites. Whatever restaurant you settle on, you are certainly in for a treat.


Old City Centre/New Side


Restaurant Tomaz, located near the Spui, is a comfortable restaurant. Inside, lovely lamps and wooden accents welcome you. Outside, the terrace overlooks the Begijnhof gate. Around lunchtime, you'll find sandwiches with cheese, Dutch veal...  Read More



Underneath De Appel arts center is a restaurant unlike any other in Amsterdam. The restaurant loves to serve seasonal, local products and even grows its own herbs. The chefs sometimes even experiment with interesting ingredient combinations. The...  Read More

Old City Centre/Old Side


Van Beeren, just a few steps away from Nieuwmarkt, is perfect for a casual meal out. This cozy little restaurant serves delicious food. Van Beeren sets the mood as soon as you walk in. Sit down at one of the wooden tables and dine by...  Read More

Old City Centre/Old Side


The Hemelse Modder serves exquisite entrees, each one bursting with fresh, pure and natural ingredients. The restaurant's focus actually revolves around the ingredients. The emphasis is on sustainability, namely where the ingredients originate....  Read More

Pier 10


From the outside, Pier 10 doesn't look like much. The restaurant is located directly behind Centraal Station, right on the IJ River. It is easy to miss, as it is surrounded by constant activity. Don't be fooled, though. Inside the atmosphere is...  Read More



Head down to the Westerdok for a pleasant meal at Bickers aan de Werf. The restaurant is characterized by its wooden ramps and furniture, creating a rustic yet warm, comfortable atmosphere. Bickers aan de Werf serves a delicious, seasonal menu....  Read More



If you are looking for a fast yet absolutely fabulous meal, visit Restaurant Fifteen in the Pakhuis. This stylish, comfortable restaurant is based on Jamie Oliver's original Restaurant Fifteen concept in London. The idea is to educate those...  Read More



Melt away the stress of the day at Hannekes Boom. Enjoy a cold beer along the peaceful waterfront with friends or family. Make sure to secure a spot on the beautiful terrace. Find a seat at one of the numerous picnic tables or lounge on one of...  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



Zouthaven, located in the Muziekgebouw, is an impressive seafood restaurant with a beautiful view overlooking the IJ River. Chef Martin Keus and his team aim to create delicious dishes using sustainable fish and simple preparation methods. The...  Read More


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