Food & Drinks

The One-Minute Cheat Sheet to Amsterdam’s Top Restaurants

A new series for busy foodies from Bloomberg Reserve.

As London's acclaim grows as a restaurant city, globalization and people's interest in ingredients has meant that smaller European cities have been taking their place as culinary destinations and hubs of innovation as well. In a new series, Bloomberg Reserve's Peter Elliot takes a whirlwind food tour to find the best places to eat right now.


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High up in the cozy eves of a warehouse looking out over the harbor, this restaurant's Dutch cuisine is natural, delicious and not too fussy. Don't miss the exceptional wine list.


De Kas

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A world-class kitchen in the middle of extensive greenhouses make this one of the best choices year-round. Well situated for tourists and business.


Restaurant C

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A bustling, fun modernist bistro where almost everything is prepared using the techniques of molecular gastronomy, minus the overserious nonsense. Possibly the best burger in Europe.



It's claim to fame is a Josper oven, which when used right, both bakes and grills food—a worthwhile gimmick which does wonders to steak and fish. Comfortable seats, a view over the gardens, and a great private room make this the business-spot of choice.


Cafe Kadijk

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The tradition of the Rijsttafel—a buffet of Dutch and Indonesian inflected dishes—can be cumbersome. Here it's simplified. Try the pumpkin and paprika soup.

From the January issue of Bloomberg Reserve, a Bloomberg Briefs publication.

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