This chic, new restaurant overlooks the Tropenmuseum and is only a short walk away from Oosterpark. It’s spacious interior is furnished in hardwood and is separated into a comfortable dining area that parallels a long, enticing bar. Enormous windows line its walls and at night Louie Louie transforms into an intimate space illuminated by elegant lighting. Its menu centers around contemporary dining and offers a fine selection of meals inspired by international cuisine. Octopus and ribeye steaks are served on a skewer and can be enjoyed alongside a large pitcher of sangria.
Restaurant de Kas
De Kas is located inside of a large greenhouse that once belonged to Amsterdam’s municipality. The restaurant grows its own herbs and vegetables, ensuring that its food is fresh and organic. Guests can order from a set menu that is based on the restaurant’s current harvest, and De Kas’ chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian options. Its meals are inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, using basal ingredients to create light, exciting flavors. Dinner can be enjoyed inside of de Kas’ magnificent dining room or outside in its herb garden.
Named after Jean-Michel Basquiat, this restaurant’s bar and dining room is decorated in graffiti that pay tribute to the street artist’s enigmatic work. Slogans and poems by Basquiat are printed on the restaurant’s walls, meticulously recreating the artist’s distinctive handwriting. By day the restaurant serves brunch, complete with poached eggs and BLT sandwiches, while at night its menu changes to street food, offering unique twists on Indonesian and Turkish staples. Classic cocktails are also available as well as local and imported beers.
The name of this restaurant translates into English as beer garden. This title is well-deserved, considering de Biertuin’s fine selection of local and imported beers and its beautiful, covered terrace. The restaurant has Brouwerij ’t Ij beer on tap alongside international favorites like Brooklyn Ale and Brewdog Punk IPA. Its kitchen focuses on BBQ food, offering several types of delicious burgers and slow-cooked chicken with fries. Dutch pub food is also available including homemade bitterballen and frikandal.
📍Linnaeusstraat 29, +02 066 509 56
This rooftop restaurant is part of Amsterdam’s popular Volkshotel. Dinner is served on the seventh floor and guests can enjoy amazing views across the city as they eat. Canvas’ menu is deliberately minimalist and allows guests to choose from delicately seasoned meat or fish dishes accompanied by organic vegetables. Canvas is also a club, and on the weekends, guests can enjoy fine dining followed by cocktails and music.
Vijf Nul Vijf
Vijf Nul Vijf is an Asian fusion restaurant that serves an eclectic mix of Thai, Indonesian, and Japanese street food. It’s menu is divided into small sushi-sized dishes, larger street bites, and generously sized curries. Many of these dishes are vegetarian or vegan and tofu can be ordered as the base for main courses. The restaurant has a minimalist, open floor design, and a welcoming atmosphere. Take-out is also available while guests who eat inside of the restaurant can try one of Vijf Nul Vijf’s imported beers or spirits.