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Inside Restaurant de Kas | © Jacob Bøtter / Flickr
Inside Restaurant de Kas | © Jacob Bøtter / Flickr

The Best Restaurants In The East of Amsterdam

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The east of Amsterdam is rapidly becoming one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods. This district moves at a more relaxed pace than its neighboring De Pijp or De Wallen. Its unique atmosphere is complimented by several beautiful parks as well as its bustling Dapper Markt. The borough is particularly multicultural and has an impressive roster of restaurants that cater to a wide range of tastes.

Louie Louie

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.

📍Linnaeusstraat 11A, +02 037 029 81

Inside Louie Louie | © Marleen Wellen

Inside Louie Louie | © Marleen Wellen

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.

📍Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, +02 046 245 62

Restaurant de Kas’ greenhouse |© Miriam Lueck Avery / Flickr

Bar Basquiat

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.

📍Javastraat 88-90, +02 037 083 34

Bar Basquiat's terrace | © Tom Coggins

Bar Basquiat’s terrace | © Tom Coggins

de Biertuin

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

Brouwer 't Ij beer | © Naiserie / Flickr

Brouwer ‘t Ij beer | © Naiserie / Flickr


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.

📍Wibautstraat 150, +02 026 121 10

The view from Canvas | ©  Chris Wormhoudt / Flickr

The view from Canvas | ©  Chris Wormhoudt / Flickr

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.

📍Insulindeweg 505, +02 035 853 88