Dining in de Pijp is an absolute dream. The neighborhood’s narrow streets are lined with cosy restaurants that effortlessly combine delicious food with outstanding service. Moreover, its distance from Amsterdam’s bustling city center ensures that its nightlife moves at a more relaxed pace meaning that eating out in de Pijp is always pleasantly relaxing.
Although Little Collins is mainly known for its delightful brunch menu during the evening its charming dining room transforms into an intimate restaurant. Its meals are infused with international flavors and designed to share. These small, elegant dishes can be paired with a selection of classic cocktails or a bottle of organic wine.
📍 Little Collins, Eerste Sweelinckstraat 19F, Amsterdam +31 20 673 2293
The Butcher keeps things simple and lets its menu speak for itself. Its dining room is deliberately minimalist and is styled after an American cafeteria complete with stainless steel seats. The Butcher serves amazing artisan burgers topped with melted Edam cheese, bacon and truffle sauce. It also fries up beer battered cod with crispy chips and mushy peas.
Pho 91 is a chic Vietnamese restaurant tucked behind the Albert Cuyp Market. The menu draws from Southeast Asian street-food and most of its ingredients are locally sourced. Its selection is purposely limited in order to ensure that its food is extra-fresh and delicious. Pho 91’s chefs have perfected bun noodle salad and serve the meal in huge ceramic bowls.
📍 Pho 91, Albert Cuypstraat 91HS, Amsterdam +31 20 752 6880
While beer might be Café de Punt’s main draw its bar is attached to an amazing rustic kitchen. Most of the café’s menu revolves around traditional Dutch cuisine infused with seasonal delicacies. Its chefs’ pizzas are a particular favourite among locals and are served with a bottle of delicious chilli olive oil.
📍 Café de Punt, Tweede Jacob van Campenstraat 150, Amsterdam +31 20 6734251
Vegetarians in Amsterdam have been enjoying de Waaghals‘ exquisite meals since 1981. The restaurant has a rotating menu that changes every two weeks and uses locally sourced seasonal vegetables. De Waaghals tries to keep everything organic and only buys its stock from ethical suppliers. All of its meals are vegetarian and many are completely vegan.
📍 Restaurant de Waaghals, Frans Halsstraat 29, Amsterdam +31 20 679 9609
This beautiful Arabic restaurant is housed inside of an enormous renovated church. Its dining area is spread over two massive floors that are covered in extravagant motifs and stained glass artwork. Bazar’s couscous dishes are absolutely delicious and the restaurant also offers many other traditional Middle Eastern meals. Famously, its waiters carry orders on huge silver platters that they keep elevated above their heads.
📍 Bazar, Albert Cuypstraat 182, Amsterdam +31 20 675 0544
De Pizzabakkers brings refined Italian cooking to the heart of de Pijp. The restaurant serves several delicious antipasti dishes and its pizzas are based on time honed Italian recipes. The dough is prepared daily by Pizzabakkers’ chefs and baked with the utmost care and attention. After dinner guests can enjoy a glass of de Pizzabakkers’ homemade limoncello or a prosecco cocktail.
📍 De Pizzabakker de Pijp, Eerste Sweelinckstraat 16HS, Amsterdam +31 20 752 7850
Le Restaurant provides a high-end dining experience inspired by French cuisine. The restaurant serves a large tasting menu that is regularly changed in order to accommodate seasonal ingredients. All of its meals are expertly prepared by experienced chefs and exude sophistication. Le Restaurant also has an amazing wine cellar and purchases most of its bottles directly from France.
📍 Le Restaurant, Tweede Jan Steenstraat 3, Amsterdam +31 20 379 2207